How to Build a Profitable Music App (Legally)
You have an idea for a music app, and now all you need to do is talk to the labels about licensing their songs, build a back-end platform to host them, figure out how to make money, and avoid a lawsuit from the RIAA. Is that all? Developers and music pros demonstrate how to build successful apps that license and host music legally.
The panel will be moderated by Brian Hirsh, chief creative officer of Mirrored Media. Panel participants include: Eric Davich, chief content officer & co-founder of Songza Media Inc, Cindy Charles, president of Cidy Charles Consulting, Frank Johnson, CEO of MediaNet, and Cheryl Lucanegro, VP of advertising strategy & sales for SoundHound.
Mirrored Media connects big brands and big musicians together for mutually beneficial marketing campaigns
SUB: Please describe Mirrored Media and your value proposition.
Lefkovitch: Mirrored Media is an alternative recording label and experiential music marketing firm that creates high impact, enduring lifestyle campaigns fusing together marquee bands with Fortune 500 brands. We help give brands the ability to better reach their target market in a unique way that engages fans and develops lasting relationships between the brand, artist, and fan. Mirrored Media specializes in giving brands an authentic voice through music while supporting artists and giving them the opportunity to gain significant reach and exposure. Our value proposition comes in a three-fold approach by providing services for brands/ad agencies, musicians/labels, and the fans directly.
Funding to Fuel Rapid Growth, Bolster Executive Team
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Mirrored Media, the alternative recording label and experiential music marketing firm, announced today it has secured $500K in venture funding to support the company’s rapid growth. The round was led by angel investor, Vaden Saunders , a serial entrepreneur who recently formed TV and film development company, Death by Development, LLC. In just one year of operation, Mirrored Media has experienced extraordinary growth and profitability. The company also announced the opening of a Seattle office and key new hires to bolster its executive team.
Mirrored Media shot onto the scene this past year with its highly visible lifestyle campaign between top car manufacturer Acura and fan favorite Indie band Metric. The project combined art, music and technology to simultaneously introduce Acura’s new 2013 ILXand Metric’s new album Synthetica.
“Today’s funding news further validates our core business proposition of creating powerful, enduring partnerships that are mutually beneficial for the brands, bands, and fans,” said Justin Lefkovitch, founder and chief executive officer, Mirrored Media. “In an age where consumers are bombarded with marketing messages and brands are intent on discovering the bulls eye target of reaching them, we have created the ideal solution.”
Indie rock band, Metric, hit the road this fall with the Acura ILX. In addition to ILX’s presence at Metric’s national tour, Acura gave some lucky sweepstakes winners VIP tickets to a Metric concert. Winners were driven to and from the concert in style in the new Acura ILX. In addition, winners met the band and received official band merchandise as a part of the promotion.
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Have you seen the Acura ILX Installation car? The innovative Acura ILX is a car that defines technological refinement. Metric’s new album “Synthetica” is set to a sound that blends technology and nature. To highlight this partnership, we took the Acura ILX on the road with Metric and hit several cities across the country.
In addition to the great music that fans heard from Metric and the great experience they had with the ILX, we took with us something awesome, a one of a kind ILX car installation. State of the art projection mapping and LED display lights worked together to give a 3D experience inside the car. Check out the video of this Acura ILX car installation, set to the awesome tunes of Metric!