Music

Today we bring you Plug.DJ Co-Founder & CEO, Alex Reinlieb. We discuss user acquisition, scaling issues, and get a great glimpse (and receive some invaluable lessons) into the challenges and inspiration behind Plug.DJ’s rocketship growth.

Some big news for local startup Plug.DJ and their user-curated music sharing platform. By partnering with Javelin Venture Partners for their $1.25M seed round, they’ll be looking to support future product developments to grow and provide support for international growth.

“Rap and hip-hop artists are some of the most fit and health conscience people”, according to Feel Rich CEO, Shawn Ullman. Well, if you listen to the radio or turn on MTV and VH1, all you will hear and see is the bling, sex, and drug promoting side of hip-hop. Long time hip hop fan and business executive Shawn Ullman, remembers when rap and hip-hop told a more positive story to its fans and in his own words, he wants to “take it back to it’s roots” by creating the Feel Rich Network.

Music lovers rejoice! Earbits is now available for both the iPhone and iPad. No ads, commercial-free, and available worldwide. What else can you ask for from a music app like Earbits? How about listening to the amazing group of musicians playing over Earbits airwaves.

AdRev has been administering music copyrights and monetizing millions of YouTube videos for over two years. They have partnered with major recording labels such as Universal Pictures and Warner/Chappell Production Music. AdRev has claimed and monetized over 10 million YouTube videos for larger parties.

Music streaming services are either full of ads that interrupt the flow of music or have a premium service to hear the latest and greatest songs without interruption. Even with all that cash flow, the listeners only hear bands from big labels and the smaller indie bands are pushed away and forgotten. It’s hard for smaller labels to get any radio time and to have their name known in the music world, thus they have less resources to grow from. Earbits wants to fix those problems for listeners and small-time bands by recreating the music streaming service.

Next SoundCloud has launched to the public in a move that will allow lovers of music across the world to discover and connect with the largest community of music and audio creators online.

The world’s leading social sound platform said Next SoundCloud is out in private beta and open for public use as the world’s only platform of the kind.

Hours after the panelists debated the future of content distribution at the Silicon Beach @ USC conference, across campus at the Annenberg Innovation Lab a remarkable product demo was taking place by Coincident.TV . A technology that will surely revolutionize how viewers interact with content and television in the very near future. Coincident has created a platform that will allow storytellers and producers to create robust second screen stories on the fly that incorporate video, images and other web content. The implications of what types of new interactive experiences can be made utilizing this technology are phenomenal.

Thanks hologram technology of which we’ve only seen like this in Star Trek or Science Fiction movies, we got to enjoy Tupac being back for one night…