Verizon Press Release
Madonna Goes Mobile With Timbaland, Justin Timberlake And Verizon Wireless To Debut Exclusive Underground Remix Of 4 Minutes
Mobile-Only Track Produced by Timbaland.
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEWBURY, UK Verizon Wireless today announced it has teamed up with Madonna, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake to deliver the mobile underground remix of Madonnas highly-anticipated debut single 4 Minutes from her upcoming album HARD CANDY. Available exclusively in the U.S. to Verizon Wireless V CAST Music customers and internationally to Vodafone customers, 4 Minutes is the first single from Madonnas 11th studio album for Warner Bros. Records. HARD CANDY is scheduled for international release on April 28, 2008, with the U.S. release the following day.
Starting today, the underground version of the song is available to Verizon Wireless customers through V CAST Music as a full-song download, ringtone and ringback tone. This exclusive Madonna track produced by Timbaland, Verizon Wireless mobile producer in residence, and featuring Justin Timberlake is available for download to Vodafone customers in Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the UK. This extraordinary remix was created on the Verizon Wireless mobile recording studio bus in New York City last month, following Madonnas induction ceremony into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Fans who download the full-song, ringtone or ringback tone of Timbalands exclusive mobile underground remix of 4 Minutes through Verizon Wireless V CAST Music service will also have a chance to win a barcoded ticket to the exclusive Madonna performance on April 30 at New Yorks famed Roseland Ballroom. Lucky winners will receive tickets on their mobile phones, which will admit them and one friend to this exclusive show.
HARD CANDY is the follow up to Madonnas CONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR which debuted at number one in 30 countries and has sold more than 8 million copies to date. HARD CANDY has been described as a brilliant up-tempo collection of 12 songs in which Madonna remains ensconced in club mode, but this time adds an urban hip-hop beat in collaboration with musical partners Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes, and Nate Danja Hills.
Working with Madonna and Justin on this underground mobile remix has been a lot of fun, said Timbaland. With Verizon Wireless, we are able to create and distribute music straight from the studio directly to fans as well as give them access into our creative process behind-the-scenes.
As Madonna is one of the most iconic artists of our time and Timbaland is one of the most influential producers of today, we are undeniably excited to team up with them, as well as Justin, to deliver this exclusive remix to our customers, said Ed Ruth, director of digital music for Verizon. Together with Vodafone, we will set a new precedence for the global release of a song, with a combined reach of hundreds of millions of fans across the globe via their cellphones.
Madonna, a multi GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, cultural icon, world-renowned stage performer, video visionary, childrens book author, director, and documentary filmmaker, has sold 200 million albums in the course of her unprecedented two decade-plus career and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10, 2008.
In addition to Madonnas original 4 Minutes track, co-produced by Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and Nate Danja Hills, and the underground mobile remix available on Verizon Wireless V CAST Music and Vodafone, exclusive video footage of Madonna, Timbaland and Justin Timberlakes mobile remix recording session is now available on Verizon Wireless V CAST Video service.
For more information on how to download Timbalands mobile underground remix of 4 Minutes, fans can text MADONNA to 8933. For more information on V CAST Music from Verizon Wireless and the companys mobile producer in residence program, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com/music.