We had the utter pleasure of interviewing Mr. ‘Byron Morgan‘; CEO of the US (Norfolk, Virginia)-based start-up “VinylMint”.
“VinylMint” is a real-time collaboration platform for musicians anywhere in the world.
Below is the full interview that we have conducted with Mr. ‘Morgan’ regarding his start-up company “VinylMint”;
1. What is it exactly that you do and what “VinylMint” is all about?
Vinylmint is a virtual recording studio for users to create sound recordings without the necessity of recording music in the same location, and enables this through the use of both cloud-and-mobile based applications.
The inclusive collaborative environment enhances the creative experience ultimately providing our users efficiencies in speed, cost, and productivity (time).
2. When has “VinylMint” been founded? And what stage is “VinylMint” currently at?
Vinylmint was founded in May of 2011 after Byron Morgan left Universal Fontana/Kedar Entertainment Group, where he was an Associate Director of Marketing.
Vinylmint is currently in an early access period closed to a select community of musicians, engineers, and developers to begin building a sustainable ecosystem of music enthusiast.
3. What is “VinylMint”’s business model and how does it work?
Vinylmint charges a monthly subscription fee for each of its clients based on their productivity and storage space desired.
Enterprise subscriptions will be sold at a discount to educational and religious institutions based on the number of users, and sold at a bulk rate to music distribution companies.
4. How did your team meet? And who in your team does what?
Our team met through various tech meetups, special projects for the City of Norfolk, and hackfest in Silicon Anchor.
Byron currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Zack Miller is Vinylmint’s President.
The technical teams consist of Mike Provance, an experienced technologist who serves as our technical advisor, Jeremy Johnson the Chief of Product Design, and Jeff Muller the Chief Technical Officer.
Ryan Mounaime, Chief Marketing Officer, executes the marketing strategy and public relations efforts.
5. What, exactly, makes you different from existing options, what will make your product and/or service stand out in the marketplace? In other words what’s unique about you and what’s new about what you make?
Vinylmint is built for individuals, music talent, enterprises, and academic institutions.
Vinylmint delivers a social recording utility for on-the-go users through both web- and mobile-based apps.
Vinylmint’s open application programing interface (or API) functions as the collaborative front-end for the users.
Web 2.0 functionalities create a real-time environment for users and encourage music fans to engage their favorite artist.
The site uses a searchable sound library and collaboration queue to match recording users together and music consumers with their music preference.