Here is some information about another startup, smsTunes.com:
A summary of your startup:
smsTunes.com is an online music service that lets you find lyrics, videos, karaokes and song samples for songs added to your SMSTunes song list. You can add songs playing on the radio by just sending a text message, you can play karaokes for the Hot 20 songs and more.
What is your business plan?
We don’t have any yet.
Why did you start this website?
We created the original service for ourselves, but soon our friends started asking about it and we decided to launch a website that everybody could use. But the main reason was that I couldn’t find the benefits we provide on any other site, and it was fun, so we decided to move forward.
How are you planning to market it?
Well, initially, a heavily internet campaign, you know, web 2.0 site reviews etc, but this has proven to be not as easily as I thought, but we keep trying.
Why is it different than your competitors?
These are some of the exclusive features that we offer:
1. Online video-karaoke experience without any software installation:
Everybody loves a good Karaoke. However usually you need special software or even hardware for this. SMSTunes lets you enjoy karaokes for your favorite songs right from your browser. At SMSTunes you will find Karaokes for all music tastes, there is always an up to date list of Karaokes for the Hot 20 songs. Even if you don’t find the Karaoke for that special song, you can create a new Karaoke through the online SMSTunes Karaoke Creator.
2. Automatic retrieval of videos, lyrics, video-karaokes, ringtones, song samples and online music stores:
All this content is retrieved, if available, whether you are adding songs using your mobile or using our website.
3. FM Radio station integration (U.S. Only)
Listening to a song on the radio? You can add it to your SMSTunes account by just sending a text message with the FM radio station (e.g. 973). You don’t need to know the name of the song or artist. More than 2000 stations are currently supported.
4. YouTube integration:
You can use your webcam to record yourself singing a cappella, lip synching or dancing. Your video will then be available at smstunes.com as well as uploaded to YouTube.com.