SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarMaker Interactive, a leading developer of singing games, including iOS apps StarMaker and The Voice: On Stage, today announced that it is celebrating 10 million hours of singing and engaging with its apps – a milestone reached with just half as many users. With more than five million app downloads, users have collectively spent the equivalent of 1,000 years singing chart-topping hits, with Kelly Clarkson's "Already Gone," The Band Perry's "If I Die Young," and One Direction's "Gotta Be You” coming in as top favorites. Singing these famous melodies with their iOS devices, StarMaker users have sung 20 billion notes making StarMaker Interactive the number one iOS singing game in the iTunes App Store.
"The surge in iPhone and iPad use, combined with the popularity of singing competitions like The Voice, has made it possible for StarMaker to create mobile apps that place attainable stardom into the hands of aspiring singers and consumers anywhere,” said StarMaker president and co-founder Nathan Sedlander. “Our apps let members of our community enjoy and celebrate music on their own terms – whether they want a private experience or one they share with their friends via the app or Facebook.”
StarMaker is also feeding its customers’ passion for celebrating music with friends and family through its recent partnership with Philips to introduce a Wireless Microphone and Bluetooth Speaker that, paired with the iPad app, becomes a karaoke machine, available at Apple Stores worldwide for $179. StarMaker also collaborated with The Voice, the leading televised singing competition, to launch The Voice: On Stage which became an instant hit.
“These milestones reaffirm something we’ve always believed: many people like the idea of singing their favorite song, and somewhere other than a karaoke bar, their car or the shower,” continued Sedlander. “We’re solidifying the role of singing apps as major players in the music technology industry, and reiterating our personal commitment to providing a superior singing experience that can turn any music fan into a star in their own right.”
About StarMaker Interactive
Founded in 2010, StarMaker Interactive (www.starmakerstudios.com) is a San Francisco-based music games developer and publisher with three titles available on the iOS platform. The flagship StarMaker app is free to download enabling users to sing the hottest tracks, share recordings online and even battle with friends or singers all over the world through weekly contests within the StarMaker community. Users can earn tokens to unlock their favorite chart-topping pop songs or access the app’s extensive music catalog by purchasing a VIP subscription for as low as $1.99 per week. StarMaker Interactive has maintained partnerships with The Voice, Disney, Universal Pictures and Philips Electronics.