SPIN Media, the premiere resource for music discovery and a leading voice in music journalism for more than 25 years, today announced its SPIN Play App for iPad is now available on the App Store. The app, developed by BottleRocket Apps, gives users access to premium editions featuring 60+ streaming songs and 30+ streaming videos, along with the kind of forward-thinking, authoritative editorial content on which SPIN has built its brand.
With this launch, SPIN is giving consumers the option to purchase an annual subscription using Apple’s recently announced subscription service. An annual subscription to SPIN’s iPad edition is available for $7.99 through In-App Purchase. Subscribers will receive monthly notifications when a new issue is available for download, and the subscription will automatically renew every year at the same price unless the customer chooses to cancel. Single issue downloads are also available through In-App Purchase for $1.99, beginning with the inaugural issue.
The SPIN Play App is free to download and includes a steady feed of news and reviews delivered directly from SPIN.com. Each premium edition, starting with March’s ‘Next Big Things,’ enables consumers to watch exclusive performances and hear music by artists as they read about them, as well as seamlessly stream music by the bands they already love or discover on SPIN Play.
Exclusive content for the first edition includes songs from Black Lips and Odd Future member Mike G, as well as original performance and interview videos of SPIN’s “˜Next Big Things’ Lykke Li, Odd Future, Smith Westerns, Tame Impala, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Hayes Carll, DOM and MNDR.
“SPIN Play is a completely new way to access and discover music, while reading the high-quality authoritative journalism that has been the hallmark of the magazine for more than a quarter century,” says SPIN editor in chief Doug Brod. “It isn’t just the magazine or the website reformatted for iPad, it’s a totally immersive experience. Plus, we’re excited to offer our readers a simple, one step way to enjoy a full year of SPIN and all of its content, taking advantage of Apple’s new subscription service.”
The SPIN Play App also supports Apple’s recently launched AirPlay feature, which allows users to wirelessly stream music to any compatible stereo or docking station in their home.
The launch of this app is the latest step in SPIN’s evolution into a cross-platform media company that includes a 450,000-circulation magazine that reaches 2 million readers each month and a website that has 850,00 unique visitors and 4 million page views per month.
The SPIN Play App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore. An annual subscription is available for $7.99 through In-App Purchase. Single issue downloads are also available through for $1.99 through In-App Purchase.