By Glenn Peoples – via Billboard.biz
Songza announced Wednesday the close of a $1,500,000 convertible note led by Amazon.com, Deep Fork Capital and Metamorphic Ventures. The latter will join Songza’s board of directors. The round had a long list of strategic partners, shortened here to include Troy Carter, William Morris Endeavor, 1-800 Flowers, NBA star Baron Davis, 24/7 Real Media co-founder Geoff Judge and Google Managing Director of U.S. Sales John McAteer. And Songza announced a lengthy list of additions to its board of advisors, including Mark Eisenberg (former EVP of Global Digital Business and Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Sony Music Entertainment) and artist manager Julius Erving Jr.
Its competitors will be more interested in the user metrics: over 2 million new users added in the U.S. and Canada (where it launched last week) since June 1 and 2 million unique US users served in July.