We are very excited about working with VoodooVox as their technology is a perfect fit for WeMix and it enables members of the community to instantly broadcast their work
NEW YORK & ATLANTA (PRWEB) June 17, 2008
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USER GENERATED MULTI-GENRE MUSIC WEBSITE WEMIX ALLOWS ANYONE TO 'DROP A FLOW' FROM ANY PHONE AND BROADCAST IT TO THE WORLD THANKS TO PARTNERSHIP WITH VOODOOVOX
WeMix.com, a creation of Grammy Award Winning Artist Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Disturbing Tha Peace Entertainment, Inc. and MegaMobile TV, announced today that it has teamed up with VoodooVox to implement its MyVox Voice API onto the WeMix site.
This new application allows the WeMix artist community to use any phone as a microphone, and lay down original vocals, tracks, and beats — anyplace at anytime — and instantly broadcast original content recordings worldwide. Any user can call in from any phone and record their demo or freestyle rap Ludacris to hear. See http://www.wemix.com/voodoovox to sample the WeMix experience.
For decades, digital tools have made it easy for musicians to record themselves from home studios to software suites like Protools. Now WeMix and VoodooVox are taking music recording to a new level and taking advantage of the ubiquitous item most everyone owns these days – a mobile phone. The partnership allows artists to lay down their beats and vocals over the phone and allows for instant broadcasting of original content worldwide.
"VoodooVox has seen many great applications developed with our MyVox Platform, and WeMix is the perfect example of innovation in voice," said J. Scott Hamilton, President and CEO of VoodooVox. "Working with Ludacris and WeMix have allowed us to become part of a revolutionary way in which a new generation will express, educate and entertain through music."
"The old way of making records is a thing of the past. A&R, marketers, the radio game, million-dollar videos, predictable producers — this system makes it really tough for new blood or new ideas to rise to the top. Using WeMix allows new artists to get their voice heard," said WeMix Founder Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges.
"We are very excited about working with VoodooVox as their technology is a perfect fit for WeMix and it enables members of the community to instantly broadcast their work," stated Matt Apfel, co-founder of WeMix. "From the beginning, our goal at WeMix has always been to provide a place for musicians to be heard, to collaborate with others, and to help generate awareness for artists who otherwise would not get recognized. VoodooVox extends our ability to do this through the phone, which allows us to capture impromptu content that would previously been lost. We look forward to working with VoodooVox and to integrating these original submissions into our rapidly growing and highly diverse music collection."
VoodooVox™ has developed MyVox, a technology platform that easily turns any phone into a microphone. MyVox's free API makes creating and deploying voice-enabled web- and mobile-based applications and widgets easy.
VoodooVox also provides a monetization solution for Developer applications by playing a short audio ad at the beginning of each call to MyVox. This keeps the calls free to consumers, and offers a revenue model for monetizing calls created by developer applications.
VoodooVox is an advertising, technology, and services firm that has created an international marketplace for In-Call Media. The company enables the creation and delivery of interactive audio media into the massive telephony market. VoodooVox has developed technology that combines web marketing techniques with the unique qualities of the phone network.
The company's proprietary In-Call Network Exchange (ICNx) provides the mechanism for call publishers to bring their telephony applications to the network and instantly access a robust advertising market. Advertisers, in turn, enjoy simplified access to hundreds of millions of calls from a diverse network of call publishers through the ICNx.
VoodooVox is backed by venture capital investors such as Apax Partners, Steamboat Ventures (an affiliate of The Walt Disney Company), Softbank Capital, and Village Ventures.
WeMix.com is a music-creation community and user-generated record label that enables unsigned singers, rappers, songwriters, musicians and producers to be heard and get discovered. Artists who join the WeMix.com community and upload their creations have the potential to sell their work directly to the consumer. Top-performers can also become eligible to have songs produced by Ludacris, thereby opening up an entirely new way to launch a career outside of the traditional music hierarchy. Please visit http://www.wemix.com to learn more.
About the Founders of WeMix
Ludacris is a world-renowned musician, collaborator, actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The two-time Grammy award and SAG winner has sold over 20 million records and is the recipient of numerous other awards and nominations. Ludacris' 2006 hit Money Maker from his CD Release Therapy hit #1 on the Billboard pop chart. His other 2006 hit single Runaway Love gained wide critical acclaim and a #2 charting position on the Billboard 100 chart. Ludacris has produced and performed with over 45 artists including Alicia Keys, Usher, Ciara, Quincy Jones, Kanye West and Mariah Carey. His guest appearance on Fergies' 2007 single Glamorous, hit #1 on the [Billboard] pop chart. Ludacris has also appeared in numerous films and television shows including Crash, Hustle & Flow, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Saturday Night Live and Law & Order SVU. His films have generated over $100 million in box office proceeds. Finally, through his entertainment company, Disturbing Tha Peace, Ludacris boasts artist sales of over 20 million including Chingy, Field Mob, Shareefa and a host of up and coming artists on his roster.
Matthew Apfel has 15 years of experience as a format creator, producer, development executive, and writer. In 2007 Apfel established MegaMobile TV, LLC, a multi-platform content studio creating formats for TV, web, mobile phone, and video game. As founder of MegaMobile, Apfel supervises the company's creative direction and content production. WeMix is MegaMobile's first of many planned formats. Prior to forming MegaMobile, Apfel was the Vice President of Development for True Entertainment, Endemol's New York production company. Apfel was also the creator and co-executive producer of Gastineau Girls, a hit docusoap that ran on E! about Lisa and Brittney Gastineau, mother-daughter 'celebutantes' living in New York City. Apfel also previously served as a head writer on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, where he supervised writing and content creation during the show's first two seasons on ABC Television. He also managed an ancillary team that produced home CDs for Millionaire, which sold approximately 1 million units.