TuneCrank – Interview (Part 2)

(Check the first part of this interview here)



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

The Beatles, Ace of Base, Counting Crows, Wu Tang all in the same memory haze…

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?

Let’s not go there.

Musical likes and dislikes? Favorite artists?

Johnny’s Body
, Kingston Hughes, Felix, Jack Trainer and Bend to name but a few! Continue reading

TuneCrank – Interview (Part 1)

The first interview in a month that will see a fair share of them (some coming from unexpected angles… just you wait and see) finds me talking to the TuneCrank team.

TuneCrank is a startup I featured way back in November. It lets you discover new music and then share it with others. But there’s no need for you to listen to the story for me – the team responsible for it is going to tell you everything below…

Full Name: The TuneCrank Team
Age: Infant
Startup: TuneCrank
Position: VPs TuneFinding




Tell us a little about your startup. Where did the idea come from? Was it developed after any particular incident or negative experience either you or someone in your team had with the music industry?

We just love music. And upon finding something awesome we’re like “Man, where can I get some more of this?” Simple as that. Find great tunes and show them to the world. Then the world can take it from there.

What are its most distinctive features?

Clean. Open. User-friendly. Unlimited upload.

What was the original launch date?

No real launch date. Soft launch was in the latter half of 2010. Not sure we’ve actually launched yet. Haha.

What has been the response so far? Which countries are you focusing on the most?

The world. Seriously. Anywhere. Tuvalu.

What features can we expect to see implemented in future revisions?

We’re working on playlists or fav-lists for TuneLovers. Continue reading

TuneCrank – Letting Independent & Unsigned Artists Spread Their Music

Name: TuneCrank
URL: http://www.tunecrank.com

The meet-and-greet tradition upon which the music industry operates is a necessary evil… or is it? Websites like TuneCrank are here to bring that hegemony down.

In general terms, this site lets just anybody upload his tunes and have them streamed to whomever is willing to give them a good listen. The process is wholly free, and what TuneCrank aims to do is give just everybody a chance to be discovered, in a framework in which there are no favoritisms of any kind. On TuneCrank, all that matters is the quality of what you are uploading, not whose back you are scratching. Continue reading