Re: [newtech-1] Music Industry

From: Jonathan V.
Sent on: Monday, March 3, 2008 11:43 AM
On Mar 2, 2008, at 1:04 AM, Yuriy Krylov wrote:

> My first startup was in offering social networking and online  
> career management services to music professionals [masked]).  We  
> hosted some great networking events in midtown while building out  
> the Beta.  Team fell apart before we could launch - I'm still  
> sitting on a well thought-through, well branded product.  Still  
> have some solid grass-roots connections.  Would be very interested  
> in getting closer to that space again.
>
> Jonathan, what's going on with Roadsound? Is it permanently tabled?

FindMeOn has been taking up 100% of my bandwidth for the past two  
years, so I haven't been able to get back to RoadSound aside from  
some patent responses.

I hope to get it back up & running soon though  - the market is  
finally getting ready for collaboration + syndication.  I've been  
working on licensing/implementa­tion deals to use the engine in other  
areas with similar PR issues ( ie: film, publishing, etc ) that will  
fund contractors to fix it up.

We had the whole thing running and stable, it just had a clunky  
interface and the coding couldn't scale well -- at last refactoring  
it was ~380 tables in postgres , and many 'simple' sounding searches  
for data would require 12 table joins ( ah, the benefits of offering  
a system for giving versioned meta-data and media with customizable  
views ) -- that's not an issue for speed or anything, but even using  
comprehensive views, the DBA role was nightmarish  to add or modify  
features.  We were focus-group testing it with a bunch of major &  
indie bands, labels & pr-firms and they all loved it.  What's not to  
love though?  We took 'manage 4 sns sites' to 'manage 1 feed' (now  
that would be 20 sns sites), we integrated their data streams  
together, and we offered ways to host websites, widgets or power your  
flash sites with up-to-date data.  We were just too early -- If we  
worked on that app in 07 instead of 04/05, we would have had 10MM in  
funding.   Instead we heard "but there's myspace!"


// Jonathan Vanasco

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