What am I Missy


Broadway vs. nightclub; LyricFind iPhone app

What Am I Missy? Episode 18

Innovation series by Meliza Solan Surdi
April 25, 2009 | Comments (17)
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/83c

Detroit-based WaTunes wants to help artists get to the next level. How? This week, the online music distribution service, added social networking and commerce features like artist profiles, discovery & sharing of music, friends, video channels and the ability to purchase ringtones from favorite artists. Of course there's already MySpace, which is the dominant social network for musicians.But there's a difference between the sites.MySpace is "broadway" and WaTunes is the "local club", where it's easier to get noticed. The site is for the "up and coming" and unknown musicians. As a musician, I know the music business is one of the hardest to break into. Maybe WaTunes will be a place that gives some struggling artists a break.

See: A sneak peak at WaTunes' new features

Do you ever have a tune stuck in your mind while you're standing in a long line for coffee... or just walking down the street? But you get frustrated because half the time you're singing since you really don't know all the lyrics at all. LyricFind has the answer. The lyric-search startup just launched an iPhone app which means you can't stumped while you're on the go.

See: LyricFind launches Facebook and iPhone app

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Kevin Rivers, on April 25, 2009

EXCELLENT SHOW MELIZA!!! This definitely caught me by surprise. I'm definitely going to be blogging about this!!! I also like the story about LyricFind. I can truly see the LyricFind concept to be very powerful for mobile applications. :D - Kevin

Lorenzo Carver
Lorenzo Carver, on April 25, 2009

Great show! Liked the Mariah Carey sample also :)

Makell Bird
Makell Bird, on April 25, 2009

Watunes is on the come up! And Missy is giving these other female news droppers a run for their money ;)

Mitos Suson, on April 26, 2009

Hi Missy! Love watching you and your episode. Glad Watunes are giving unknown artists a break. And LyricFind...no more excuses to lala.... :)

Jennie Francisco, on April 26, 2009

good Job, Meliza!! the report was fun and concise. I will definitely be using the LyricFind soon.

Rene M
Rene M, on April 26, 2009

Hello Missy,

When will we see you sing Meliza?

Nick Ballantyne
Nick Ballantyne, on April 26, 2009

Mariah doesn't have nothing on You!

Darryl Ballantyne
Darryl Ballantyne, on April 26, 2009

Awesome show! But then again, I'm biased...:)

Julian Lorentz, on April 27, 2009

Hey! This is perfect. I just spent an embarrassingly long time searching for lyrics. You're great.

Kevin Rivers, on April 27, 2009

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for tuning into the show. I find that WaTunes & LyricFind will have a compelling story to tell. I know that on our end, we're definitely moving forward to provide a unique service to independent musicians and the fans. :)

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