Playmysong Scores Angel Funding; Launches in NYC
The “foursquare” of music apps arrives in America
New York (-January, 18 2012-) Playmysong announced today it has closed an angel round and launched in NYC. Armed with fresh funding, and a new app in the App Store, Playmysong 1.1 is packed with features that enable users to take control of the music in their surroundings.
Using Playmysong’s app on iOS or from the web, users can remotely play their favorite songs and DJ the music around them while simultaneously posting a check-in update on Facebook and Twitter, similar to the foursquare service, adding a crucial social function discarded by the traditional jukebox relic of days gone by.
“Playmysong’s app creates the social soundtrack to our lives,” said Rami Korhonen, co-founder and CEO of Playmysong, Ltd. “With all the personalization the web affords, no one should be subjected to random, bad elevator music when they can use Playmysong to scan playlists from clubs, cafes, bars, and any other venue, before heading out for a night of fun, or choose the upcoming songs right from their mobile device.”
Playmysong 1.1 features include:
• New home screen – When opening the app, you can instantly open the Remote mode to play songs in nearby Stereos or the Stereo mode to launch your own social jukebox.
• iTunes Playlists – You can now use your existing iTunes playlists in your Playmysong Stereo. Managing what music you have in your Stereo has never been easier.
• Multi-Tasking – You can now use Playmysong Stereo and Remote on the background while you browse the web, read emails, do sports, etc.
• User Images and Shout Outs – Facebook-connected users now have their Facebook profile pictures as their Playmysong profile pictures. You can also add shout outs while playing songs.
“Ultimately, our goal is to have a world full of places where people can have the option to hear music they like together in a social setting while having the power to choose upcoming songs in the playlist with the ubiquitous mobile phones that are increasingly an integral part of our lives,” added Korhonen.
The angel round was led by Lifeline Ventures, which is a Helsinki-based accelerator focused on disruptive start-ups from the web and game sectors. The young company is spreading rapidly and cementing deals with the most popular venues across the US.
Want to partner with Playmysong?
From retailers to restaurants, bars and cafes, anywhere music is an important part of the atmosphere, Playmysong is a powerful new tool to make your visitors have a more engaging experience and to enjoy your services longer. Not only can people remotely choose the songs they want to hear from your venue’s playlist, but they can also share where they are at and what they play to their friends on Facebook and Twitter. In other words, your music loving customers become your marketers across social networks – for free.
The basic service is free and a Pro Stereo is available to check out here: http://playmysong.com/prostereo
Playmysong has reinvented the jukebox for the smartphone era. It’s a free app and web service that allows users to both play songs in social jukeboxes and to host their own social jukebox experience in a matter of seconds. Playmysong’s business model is based on selling premium services for participating venues and brands. Founded in Finland in 2011, the company launched its operations in the USA in January 2012.