Steve Case Launches Online Music Service 'Qloud'
November 2, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
Former AOL Chief STEVE CASE's REVOLUTION LLC has formally launched a new online music service -- QLOUD (pronounced "cloud"). With one million registered users and 120 million recorded plays in less than three months, QLOUD's "My Music" application built on FACEBOOK's platform is already the second-largest music application on the social utility.
CASE is joined by a number of online and music industry luminaries as investors and board members in QLOUD, including the founder of ISLAND RECORDS, CHRIS BLACKWELL; DAVE GOLDBERG, who most recently headed YAHOO! MUSIC; the former head of AOL's online music properties, JIM BANKOFF; TED LEIONIS, Vice Chairman Emeritus of AOL and Chairman of REVOLUTION MONEY and music industry executives PAUL VIDICH, formerly EVP/Strategy and Business Development of WARNER MUSIC and TOM RYAN, formerly Global SVP/Digital and Mobile Strategy of EMI MUSIC. QLOUD was co-founded by former AOLers TOBY MURDOCK and MIKE LEWIS.
"Although there are hundreds of music sites, QLOUD provides consumers with unparalleled choice, control and convenience," said CASE. "QLOUD enables people to conveniently listen to the music they love while also helping them discover new music through their friends. We're delighted to be partnering with a 'supergroup' of legends from the music and Internet industries to take music -- and social networks -- to a whole new level."