I have been using SoundCloud for many years now. As a music producer, it is an excellent tool to upload and share your music with the world. They have great analytics tools too. They help you track who is listening to your music and where they are. It came as a surprise when I recently heard about a possible buyout from Twitter. Both sites have a user base of around 250 million and recent reports have said that more users share SoundCloud links than any other site. Facts such as this have had tech analysts say this is a smart move.
Could Twitter really benefit from a site like SoundCloud? I am not alone in my skepticism. Recent reports have stated that Twitter is not growing fast enough and this sentiment is being reflected in the stock price. As a result, acquisitions that would appear “outside of the box” are being considered. Twitter has been wanting to get closer to the music industry for some time now. In addition, acquiring a company with a large user base will definitely add value and address growth concerns.
I am not quite convinced. For some reason having them as separate entities seems like a more natural fit. Latest reports have said that the deal is currently off, however, anything can happen so keep an eye on this space.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Derrick Pryce (known as Cantaloupe at Tunefruit) is a music producer and keyboard player based in Atlanta, GA. His current release is entitled Kebomusic Presents: The Experience, which is available on iTunes and Amazon. In addition to music, he is very much interested in technology, entrepreneurship and venture capital. He thinks mixing them all up would be fantastic. For more information, check out www.kebomusic.com.
Hey. Look, we’re not all serious Nellies, all the time, over here at Tunefruit. Yes, we watch youtube just like the rest of you. We love cat videos, fail compilations, and all that other silly stuff. So, with that being said, you should really watch this video of a dude playing the William Tell Overture on his teeth.
Straight from California, our latest Featured License comes from eMinutes, produced by the totally killer “explainer video” company, The Buzz Lab.
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The boys (and maybe girls…we haven’t checked, yet) of The Buzz Lab are the brains behind this explainer video, and we think they do a bang-friggin-up job of conveying eMinutes basic message. The Buzz Lab folks are a Los Angeles-based video production and promotion company that produces “explainer videos” for websites, companies, products, apps and extensions.
Their specialty (ours happens to be making veggie burgers…in case you were wondering) is taking complex concepts and simplifying them down to bite-sized motion graphic videos and live action profile videos that are both entertaining to watch and easy to understand. And pretty much, that sort of explains “explainer videos”.