Tag: Music

Now that dismissive wave of your hand can do more than express your opinion of the song, it can change the tune

Local startup OnTheGo Platforms knows gestures. They spend all day, every day, thinking about gestures. And how waving your hands, pointing at things, and making motions can help you interact with devices around you. Their latest effort ensures that you can dismiss that song playing through your car stereo with the greatest of ease. Read More

Keeping the dream of the 90s alive in Portland: RCRDBOX hearkens back to the music clubs of yesteryear

The box business model. Take a box. Shove some delightful thematically related stuff in it. And send it to subscribers once a month. There are any number of flavors of this sort of thing. But there’s still a ton of opportunity in the market. And Portland’s RCRDBOX is looking to carve out its own little part of that market. Read More

Viva la Vevo: Portland startup Vadio unlocks massive licensed music collection with Vevo partnership

Portland startups are known for being a bit humble. But one Portland startup has been taking that to extremes, quietly building up an impressive list of customers and partners. Now, they’re ready to share a little of that progress. Today, Vadio announced their partnership with Vevo, one of the largest licensed collections of music videos on the Web. Read More

REMINDER: Signalfy launch party at Holocene, Wednesday evening *cough* open bar *cough*

It’s always nice when new startups come to town. It’s even nicer when they offer to buy you a drink. And that’s what’s happening Wednesday, April 17, at the Signalfy launch party. Read More

Even more rock & roll: CASH Music opens hosted platform for public beta

Portland’s CASH Music started with a simple idea: create a platform that allows musicians and labels to more effectively promote themselves without having to pay others. Like WordPress, but focused on the music industry. Read More

Get in on these mix and match magical electronic musical instruments

Here’s some breaking news: Portland loves it some Kickstarter. Oh wait. That’s pretty obvious. But I’ve got to say, the way folks are using the service—and the amazing stuff they’re building—is a constant source of inspiration and awe. Take for example one of the latest successful projects, Molecule Synth. Read More

Like music and tech? Well for that, you’ll need Bandwidth

When it comes right down to it, tech is as creative of an industry as any. So it comes as no surprise that, in a day and age where tech is becoming more and more accessible, that other art forms are beginning to crossover and merge with it. Music is a great example. Read More

The Portland Sessions: Capturing amazing musicians playing sets in Portland

Sometimes, it dawns on me—and amazes me—how much technology improves access to creative content we might have missed. Access to musicians is just one obvious example. Read More

Code monkeys rejoice: Geek music icon Jonathan Coulton swings by Portland

When it comes to geeks making music, few people are more recognizable than Jonathan Coulton. And he’s got quite a range. Thing a Week broke new ground in music distribution, “Code Monkey” has become an anthem for an entire generation of developers, and his rendition of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” could be considered a pop masterpiece. Read More

Boombox + recycled vintage luggage = Case of Bass, pure Portland awesomeness

Okay. I’ll admit that this might be stretching the “tech startup” focus. But come on? A boombox? Made out of a vintage piece of luggage? How awesome is that? That’s right. It’s very awesome. And techie enough to make the cut.

Introducing Case of Bass. Read More

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