New York – Mobile entertainment distributor Thumbplay said on Wednesday
that it has signed deals with 20 new content partners that will expand the catalog
of music available on its new Thumbplay Music application. The deals with
labels and distributors including Beggars Group, Merge Records, Redeye
Distribution and Tunecore will grow the service’s catalog to more than 8
million tracks. Thumbplay already licensed the four major labels for the $9.99
per month service, which is currently still in an invitation-only beta.