New York, NY (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
Upfront, a new startup which builds private networks for the top artists and influencers in the world, was recently awarded a far-reaching patent (Patent #8667075) covering paid mobile content. Titled “System and Method for Implementing a Subscription-Based Social Media Platform,” the patent covers live broadcasts, SMS messages, emails, voice calls, and more content delivered in a private, paid social media and fan club ecosystem.
This past December Upfront launched its first subscription-based network for deadmau5. With over 75,000 FREE and PREMIUM (paid) members, live.deadmau5.com provides deadmau5 an exclusive platform to connect with his fans and share premium content including live broadcasts, music, photos, videos, private chats, and more. Live.deadmau5.com allows deadmau5 to connect with fans in a private spam free and ad free community like no other social media platform. In addition to deadmau5, Upfront has created private networks for Deepak Chopra, Hillsong United, Maxwell, and many other artists and leaders.
"I am grateful for Vincent Tuscano (Co-Founder & CTO) and his development team for this innovation. The patent covers a broad range of mobile features for our artists and brands. This will continue to strengthen our position as a market leader in the category of paid content and subscription based platforms. It also enables us to accelerate our business for the Upfront platform and the custom solutions we are going to be providing influencers all over the world,” states Ray Lee, the Co-Founder & CEO of Upfront.
A combination of piracy, spam, hate, and ads on most of the popular social networks have made it increasingly difficult for artists, leaders, and brands to connect with their fans and share exclusive content. “More and more, we hear from the top influencers of the world that traditional social networks, while great for them to connect with the whole world, are inefficient at building relationships with true fans. Even more, artists are searching for ways to build residual income online and our new patents really protect our belief that private premium networks are what’s next,” says Shaun King, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Upfront.
Learn more about Upfront by visiting BeUpfront.com, searching “Upfront” in the App Store, or visiting live.deadmau5.com.