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Websitetastemakerx.com
Blogblog.tastemakerx.com
Twitter@TastemakerX
CategoryGames/Entertainment
Employees
Founded2011
DescriptionA social mobile music platform

Offices

TastemakerX HQ
890 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA, 94110
USA
TastemakerX HQ

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Founder, CTO/CPO
Founder, CEO
Advisor
Mobile Lead
Seed Investor
Engineer

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TastemakerX

TastemakerX is where music lovers can do what they most want to do with music online: discover, listen to and share their tastes. With TastemakerX, people can discover music by exploring other people’s curated artist Collections, listen to and engage with their collected Artists on Spotify, Rdio, Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, Songkick, Twitter, Instagram and other services. Let’s face it, finding music should be fun and easy, but it really hasn’t been since the days of “High Fidelity” where Jack Black and John Cusack worked in that hipster record store eons ago. Like those record store clerks, DJs on college radio stations, friends, great music critics and bloggers who thrust music upon us with a passionate urgency, TastemakerX is about people turning people onto music

TastemakerX 2.0 for iOS 7 and Web launched on September 18 2013.

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SXSW: Find new bands with TastemakerX

Added: 6/19/12

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Above: TastemakerX Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/9/12
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TastemakerX

Websitetastemakerx.com
Blogblog.tastemakerx.com
StageLive
Launch DateMarch, 2012

TastemakerX is social gaming platform for music fans. The game encourages players to discover new artists, trends and inspiration; compete against other tastemakers; and share experiences through geo-tagging, commentary and photo sharing. TastemakerX was founded in 2011 by Marc Ruxin and Sandro Pugliese and is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. Investors include Guggenheim Partners, Baseline Ventures, True Ventures, AOL Ventures, Tekton Ventures. Angel investors & advisors include John Battelle, Marc Geiger, Andrew Anker, Mich Mathews, Michael Kassan, Ian Rogers, Paul Bricault, Ted Rheingold and Mike Lazerow.

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Sources

  1. TastemakerX, The App For Hipsters Who Totally Heard That Band First, Raises $1.8M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. TastemakerX Raises Another $1.25M To Position Itself As “Fantasy League” For Bands (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. http://www.tastemakerx.com/press_center/press_releases_v02 [edit]
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