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Spotify and Official Comedy Launch Groundbreaking Comedy App Utilizes Spotify's Extensive Comedy Library; App Includes Top Comedians Like Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK and Aziz Ansari

NEW YORK, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Spotify and Official Comedy announced the launch of a new app featuring the first of its kind curated comedy audio library. The Official Comedy app aggregates Spotify's extensive comedy database and offers listeners an organized assortment of entertaining programming.

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The app includes top performances, such as Jerry Seinfeld's "I'm Telling You For The Last Time," and Aziz Ansari's "Dangerously Delicious," along with material from Louis CK, Mike Birbiglia, Kevin Hart, Jeffrey Ross and many others. Official Comedy, a division of Bedrocket Media Ventures, is the leading online media destination for all things funny. The Official Comedy app is now available for free on Spotify by searching for 'Official Comedy' in the App Finder.

"The Official Comedy app on Spotify gives our users access to a customized comedy experience that is just as extensive as our music experience," said Ken Parks, Chief Content Officer, Spotify.  "We are thrilled to be working with Official Comedy to provide fans with humorous content in a new and innovative way."

"By joining forces with Spotify, we are going to impact digital comedy like never before," said Brian Bedol, founder and CEO of Bedrocket Media Ventures. "This app will change the way we all access our favorite comedians and performances and take the experience to a whole new level."

The Official Comedy app, curated and edited by Official Comedy, will provide playlists that focus on key themes from various performances.  Sample playlists include:

  • Who Doesn't Love A Good Sex Scandal?
  • We've All Got Royal Baby Fever!
  • We Go Together Like Booze And Pills
  • We All Have Some Family Members We'd Like To Hide
  • It's All About the Benjamins! Wait, Is It Hamilton?
  • Why Is This Freaking Dog Humping My Leg?
  • Hollywood's Dirty Little Secrets
  • Somehow We Make The Environment Funny

New comedians and playlists will be added regularly.  The full list of comedians available at launch includes:

Aziz Ansari, Todd Barry, Mike Birbiglia, Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Louis CK, George Carlin, Margaret Cho, Billy Connolly, Bill Cosby, Ellen DeGeneres, Christian Finnegan, Jim Gaffigan, Kevin Hart, Mitch Hedberg, Bill Hicks, Pete Holmes, Anthony Jeselnik, Anjelah Johnson, Matt Kirshen, Artie Lange, Steve Martin, T.J. Miller, John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt, Russell Peters, Monty Python, Brian Regan, Chris Rock, Joe Rogan, Jeffrey Ross, Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins and Daniel Tosh.

The Official Comedy app is available at: http://open.spotify.com/app/officialcomedy

About Spotify
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 20 million tracks.  Our dream is to make all the world's music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it.  Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.

Spotify is available in 28 markets: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland and Mexico, with more than 24 million active users, and over 6 million paying subscribers.

Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than half a billion US dollars to rights holders, and aims to drive another half a billion US dollars to rights holders during 2013. Spotify is already the second biggest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe (IFPI, 2011) and the biggest and most successful music streaming service of its kind globally.

ABOUT OFFICIAL COMEDY:
Official Comedy (www.officialcomedy.com), a division of Bedrocket Media Ventures, is a leading online media destination for all things funny.  Created in 2012, as one of the premiere YouTube partners, Official Comedy curates the best in comedy videos, while offering original programming and newsworthy parody videos, including web series, sketches, pranks, animation and standup from some of the world's top comedians.  Follow @officialcomedy@bedrocket and visit Bedrocket.com for more information.

Spotify Contact:
Graham James
(917) 319-7936
graham@spotify.com

Official Comedy Contact:
AJ Sarcione
(646) 564-3417
aj@bedrocket.com

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