Virgin teams up with musicMagpie

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After the announcement earlier this week of a new partnership with Ring Automotive, there's even more good news for the Marussia Virgin Racing team today as we announce that we've teamed up with musicMagpie.

musicMagpie is a free-to-use website, the number one its field, that allows its customers an easy way to make money from their unwanted CDs, DVDs and Games. It has had great success in the UK and is now expanding globally; the most recent lauch has been in Germany. As well as pleasing customers, the company is also attracting industry recognition and the two founders, Steve Oliver and Walter Gleeson, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award for their innovative way of recycling music, films and games.

The musicMagpie logo and branding will be featured on both drivers’ crash helmets for the remainder of the 2011 Formula One season and from the Canadian Grand Prix onwards it will also appear on the nose of the MVR-02.

Andy Webb, CEO, Marussia Virgin Racing, “I am delighted to welcome musicMagpie to the team as an official partner. It’s an innovative, exciting, forward thinking and fast growing company leading the way in online businesses. The musicMagpie service and brand is perfectly aligned with our values and we look forward to having them on board.”

Timo Glock, Race Driver #24: “I’m thrilled to be working with musicMagpie; a new and exciting online company which has taken the UK by storm. I am sure musicMagpie will have the same effect in Germany enabling everyone to scan their unwanted CDs, DVDs and games to see how much money they can get for them.”

Steve Oliver, CEO, musicMagpie: “musicMagpie is extremely excited to become a Marussia Virgin Racing team corporate partner at this significant stage in the team’s development. Technology drives everything we do and our partnership with Marussia Virgin Racing team demonstrates this core value. In the UK and Germany we offer our customers a simple and quick way to make space and earn extra money from their unwanted CDs, DVDs and Games. We look forward to this partnership increasing our brand awareness globally through on car branding, a social media drive, online video development and above the line activity. Everyone at musicMagpie wishes the team the best of luck in the Championship this season.”