Tag: Music

Discogs is 20 years old

Part of my inspiration to start documenting what I saw happening in the Portland startup community more than 13 years ago were those companies that were doing amazing things that no one was talking about. Like Discogs. Which was definitely one of those inspiration points for me. And so it’s with a great deal of nostalgia that I share that Discogs has now turned 20. In 2020, at that.

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Whatcha listening to…? New Portland startup matches folks with similar musical tastes

Music, by its very nature, creates community with artists attracting fans and followers. And, under previous circumstances, concert goers. In real life. In venues. But none of those fans have that opportunity to spend time with likeminded folks in a concert venue. So what if they could connect over their appreciation of an artist or band virtually? Meet Feel With Me.

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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

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