CINCINNATI, Ohio (April 15, 2016) –Hive, a music discovery and distribution platform that helps the best, undiscovered artists reach large, new audiences faster than ever before, announces the launch of their app in the App Store today.
Hive’s launch follows their recent graduation from UpTech’s 5+1 accelerator program in March of 2016. Hive was selected as one of eight startups accepted to the Covington-based accelerator’s fourth cohort. The launch also follows partnerships formed with blogs, artists, and organizations in the music industry.
Can you think of a special moment in your life that you associate with a specific song? Whether a song from a summer playlist, or from a special time in your life, these songs bring back awesome memories. It is every musician’s dream to help create and enhance these special moments for listeners through their music. Unfortunately, the majority of artists struggle to share their music with the right audience, and are never heard.
Hive’s mission is to make sure the right listeners find every artist who deserves to be heard. Hive brings you new songs with the swipe of a finger. Music is delivered in 30-second clips to help you quickly find songs you love and drop the ones you don’t.
Every time you swipe right on a song, you send it to 6 additional random users to share the love and help new artists get discovered. Due to our unique sharing method, you will only see songs recommended from other users with similar music preferences.
Every song you like goes into your Hive playlist for you to listen to the full song, whenever and wherever you want (with no annoying ads).
Hive gives you a huge playlist of brand new music. Find the next star and listen to what’s trending before it’s available on other music platforms.
Are you an artist? Hive is the best distribution tool for independent musicians, allowing you to reach a huge network of music-lovers instantly. If you make great music, our users will share it on Hive and you will reach thousands of new fans, simply by uploading your songs. We will then provide you with real-time data on who is receiving your music, and how they are engaging with it. This will help you do a better job defining your audience, booking shows, and getting signed to a label.
UpTech is metro Cincinnati’s premier accelerator for data-driven startups. The intense, 5+1-month accelerator program guides participant startups through areas of business development that range from marketing and fundraising to market research and pitching the company to both investors and clients. For more information on UpTech, please visit uptechideas.org.