Warner Music Launches Rhino on i-mode
Warner Music has partnered with Catalyst Mobile to roll-out Rhino Music Service as an official content offering on DoCoMo’s i-mode menu. The service will provide monthly subscribers – at 315jpy – with search, recommendation, preview, and downloading of individual assets. Other features also include ‘This Day in Rock History’ trivia and ‘Songs You Know Ring Tone Corner.’
According the the companies press release; Acclaimed Japanese music critics Yasufumi Amatatsu, Masakazu Kitanaka, and Nobuyuki Yoshinari will contribute to a “Featured Artists Corner” with their opinions on the artists.
Warner Mobile launched their popular “Wamo Pack” bundle download service with KDDI in December 2005. Now that DoCoMo has finally started to offer a range music-enabled handsets the comapny has naturally moved to offer content on the carriers official menu as well. Andrew Dunbar, GM of New Media for Warner Music Japan presented to Mobile Monday Tokyo in June 2005.