American Media Services Interactive Partners with Music Industry Giant, Al Bell To Launch Digital Platform and Products

December 16, 2008

By BusinessWire

CHARLESTON, S.C., BUSINESS WIRE —

American Media Services Interactive (AMSi) announces that it has partnered in digital initiatives with former owner of Stax Records and president of Motown, Al Bell. Credited with shaping the American music scene for over 50 years, Bell has taken his experience in music and the business of music and joined with AMSi to tap emerging media platforms including digital streaming and an on-line presence.

Al Bell is famous for recognizing talented artists as well as creating sounds that connect. With his partnership with AMSi, Bell launches Al Bell Presents: The Website and Al Bell Presents American Soul Music, a robust music site featuring a wide range of Soul, R&B, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Neo-Hip-Hop, Neo-Rap, and Neo-Soul. American Soul Music launches automatically when visitors go to www.AlBellPresents.Com; the online channel also can be heard at AMSi’s music website, www.TheRadio.com.

‘Designed with a contemporary-retro look and state-of-the-art functionality, Al Bell Presents: The Website was built by our technicians to provide users a number of audio and visual features,’ said Charles Andrew Whatley, president of AMSi. The site incorporates an online radio experience as well as an artists section with bios and general information on dozens of soul, R&B, blues, and gospel artists. Other features of the site include artist interviews, videos screenings, and an ‘Underground’ page for new music from unique and up and coming artists and musicians.

‘Each individual element of the website has an intrinsic value crafted to attract corporate co-branding and sponsorship opportunities,’ said Reed Bunzel, chief operating officer for Al Bell Presents. Al Bell Presents American Soul Music, an online music streaming platform will provide soul, R&B and blues programming. ‘Mr. Bell used his 50 years’ experience in the radio and recording industries to develop a sound unlike that heard on any terrestrial or internet radio station,’ said Bunzel. ‘Listeners have already found the station and are providing positive feedback as our ‘time spent listening’ stats demonstrate a near-unanimous love for the channel.’

Subsequent to designing the site and the online station, AMSi also will offer the Al Bell Presents brand and sound to other online and digital businesses including custom music streaming opportunities. For more information about Al Bell Presents or the services of American Media Services Interactive, contact Charles Andrew Whatley at 888-697-6630.

About AMSi

American Media Services Interactive, LLC, launched by the founders of American Media Services, LLC, is a digital media firm whose services include leading edge solutions for emerging media, engagement strategies for audio/video streaming, customized and branded music channels, HD radio formats, content management systems, custom application development, website programming and design and corporate/retail ‘Store-casting’ at point-of-purchase. Visit www.amsinteractive.com.

Contacts:

AMSi
Laurie Rudd,
Public Relations
252-714-5377; lrudd@ams.fm
or
Charles Andrew Whatley
888-697-6630 ext. 149; awhatley@ams.fm

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