James Fontana (SongVote) – Interview (Part 2)

by Emilio Pérez Miguel on May 8, 2010

I’d like to share with you the “Music & You” segment of my interview with James Fontana from SongVote. This is the last part of the interview that started here.

PART II

MUSIC & YOU

When did you become interested in music? What was the first album or single you ever purchased?

I’ve been interested in music for as long as I can remember. I remember saving my money in the early 80’s for a “Ghettoblaster” that was the term in America back then for a Jambox.  The first tapes I purchased on my own were Tears for Fears, Cyndi Lauper and Starship.  My, how my taste have changed a bit, except for Cyndi, Her music still takes me back to good memories.

Are you in a band yourself, or have you been in a band in the past? Is there a clip on YouTube or elsewhere we could watch?

No, that for sure is NOT my talent.

Musical likes and dislikes? Favorite artists?

I find myself listening to a lot of down-tempo beats like Kaskade and zero 7, but I enjoy all music from Steely Dan to Beyonce.

If you had to name the song that moves you the most, what would it be? Can you pinpoint the reason why?

The one song that moves me the most is Warning Sign by Coldplay.  I think this song is so amazing and simply beautiful.  For me, it will never get old.

Is there a song that – to you – captures the spirit of your startup and what you have set out to achieve? What would it be?

Journey!  Don’t stop Believin’

Here is what Sums us up – Songvote’s mission is to connect people by reflecting the diversity and similarity of musical tastes of the group.  People can express their taste in music with votes; explore and affirm the votes of friends and strangers; and collaborate on a playlist for a party, event, or anytime users want to create a musical democracy.

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