This is the continuation of the interview with Kailash – the first part was posted here.
MUSIC & YOU
When did you become interested in music?
I started loving music ever since I could understand it.
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?
Nope, unfortunately I have zero musical talent. Also I’m glad there isn’t a video on YouTube.
Musical likes and dislikes? Favorite artists?
Songs Likes: “For the First Time” – The Script
Song Dislikes: Can’t think of any.
Favourite Artists: 1974 AD, James Blunt, John Mayer, Eminem, Kanye West, MJ Continue reading
Kailash Subedi from the novel music recommendation service RecooMe (which was featured on MusicKO last week) was kind enough to put up with me for a whole interview. The answers to the first part of the interview are below; the second part of the interview is here.
Full Name: Kailash Subedi
Tell us a little about your startup. How was it conceived? What are its most distinctive features in your opinion?
The world we live in is a very social world. It’s quite evident that people do things and buy things based on what other people (mainly friends) do and say. A lot of times my friends tell me verbally to listen to a song that they think is really good. But by the time I get to a place where I can listen to the song, I don’t remember what it is. Or often, I’ve had my friends say “I can’t believe you have this song on your iPod”.
I felt like we needed a place where friends could recommend songs, and create a playlist for each other. Furthermore, most of the time we discover new music by seeing what others are listening to. RecooMe allows users to follow others to see what they are listening to or recommending.
The most distinctive features of RecooMe are that it is a super easy-to-use service, and the fact that users are able to post a complete and playable song just by entering its name. This saves time – people find nothing but songs that can be played on the site.
What was the original launch date?
RecooMe is quite young since the BETA launch date, was May 1st
What has been the response so far? In which countries has it been more successful?
The response has been quite good. We’ve had a lot of visits from the US and Canada, and some European visitors as well. Most recommendations so far have been English but there are some international songs being recommended, too. Continue reading
We all know the place to look for playlists online is Last.fm, but those who want to try something a little bit different are well-advised to give this website a try.
RecooME is a social network for the sharing of music and songs. Here, people can recommend these songs they can’t get out of their heads. And these recommendations are what give this site its edge, as people not only follow each other around and see what they are listening to, but also rate what others have shared.
The objective of all this sharing and rating is to eventually let people figure out which the best songs within any given genre are. The idea is that the playlists arrived at on RecooME are nothing but a vivid snapshot of the tastes of people at the moment in time they were created. Continue reading