Listen up Jackson 5 fans! Universal Music Enterprises and EMI Publishing have teamed up with ZOOZ Mobile to launch the ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix app for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. The app, which is out now and costs .99, features five Jackson 5 songs that helped to sell more than 250 million albums worldwide in 40 years: “Dancing Machine”, “ABC”, I Want You Back”, “Mama’s Pearl”, and “The Love You Save”. Fans can use ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix to transform their iPhone or iPod touch into a mobile music studio, enabling anyone, whether they have musical training or not, to remix and re-create their own tracks with beats and samples from the Jackson 5.
The app works by shaking, tilting or tapping the iPhone screen to create and combine Michael Jackson’s vocals with funky rhythmic tracks and soulful harmonies. Your creations can then be uploaded to the web for listening to on ZOOZbeat.com or shared with friends via Twitter, Facebook and other social media. The app is also accessible to the visually impaired using Apple’s VoiceOver feature, available on the iPhone 3GS.
To celebrate the launch of the app, ZOOZbeat is holding a competition, which runs until May 1st, with a cheque for ,500, plus a Jackson 5 hoodie sweatshirt, t-shirt and tote bag and the Michael Jackson three-CD-set, “Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection” for the Grand Prize Winner, with 0, hoodie, t-shirt and tote bag for three Second Prize Winners, and a hoodie, t-shirt and tote bag for 30 Honorable Mention Prize Winners. You can check out the rules and what you have to do to enter at www.zoozbeat.com.