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SongHi.com appointments

Music game maker joined by former EA man Thomas Westerberg plus Carl Costa and Jori Virtanen.

SongHi Entertainment Ltd is a startup company that launched a music making game, SongHi.com, last June in Finland. The company is enjoying a hefty tailwind, and has recently hired more experienced professionals with impressive track records in both business and game industry. SongHi.com will launch internationally this October in both Nordic and Baltic areas.

Thomas Westerberg has been appointed as Director of Global Sales, and will coordinate the international launch of SongHi.com. Mr. Westerberg worked as the CEO of Electronic Arts (EA) Finland, and will now bring his knowhow of game industry to play in full force. Mr. Westerberg also wields considerable knowledge from the business world – he has worked as CEO for such multinational brands as Coca-Cola and British-American Tobacco, with wide ranging multimarket responsibilities. In addition, Mr. Westerberg has worked as director level roles in marketing and sales at L'Oreal and Braun.

Carl Costa has been hired as Regional Director of SongHi Entertainment, and will coordinate his theatre of operations from the company's London office. Mr. Costa will be responsible for SongHi.com in the United Kingdom, and when the company further expands, other territories as well. Mr. Costa has spent ten years in executive roles for mobile media, gaming and advertising giants, most notably as the VP of Sales EMEA for Enpocket.

Jori Virtanen has been named as the Head of Community Management. He will be responsible for global welfare of user communities, and game development based on consumer feedback. Mr. Virtanen has a decade of experience in gaming media, including working as the editor-in-chief for Gamereactor, the largest video game magazine in Northern Europe.

More information:

SongHi Entertainment Ltd, CEO Juha Hynynen, Mobile. +358 40 500 1046, email: juha.hynynen@songhi.com

SongHi Entertainment Oy, PR Manager Minna Lahti, Mobile. +358 40 8322 113, email: minna.lahti@songhi.com

SongHi.com – The Music Game to Fame

SongHi.com combines making music with a variety of social gaming activities. In SongHi, everyone can make their own music, whether or not they know anything about notes or playing music. All you need is a computer with an internet connection. You can make music alone or together with your friends. You can also listen to and rate other users’ songs and hope for a quick rise to the top of the charts. When your song is done, you can download it as an MP3 file onto your computer, send it to your friend’s mobile phone or post it on Facebook, Youtube and other social media. SongHi.com is truly a community for music lovers.

SongHi Entertainment

SongHi.com was created by a group of Finnish professionals from the realms of music, IT, mobile technologies, virtual world creation and social media. SongHi Entertainment was founded in 2007 and currently employs 21 people. More information: www.songhientertainment.com and www.songhi.com

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