The yearlong program is led by Country Music Association and Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Charleston, SC (March 21, 2018) — The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association (CMA) welcome Charleston-based music technology startup AndMe.TV into the competitive 2018 Project Music Portfolio program. Project Music Portfolio is a year-round, industry-leading entrepreneurship program designed to accelerate the success of growth-oriented music-minded startups.
“It’s exciting for CMA to directly support innovation for our music industry through Project Music,” says CMA Chief Marketing Officer Damon Whiteside. “Our mission is to expand Country Music globally, and these inventive and forward-thinking individuals are a key to the future of our business.”
Founded by Cori Banyon, AndMe.TV is reinventing the way celebrities connect with fans. The easy-to-use, web-based video platform enables musicians to host virtual meet-and-greets and interactive talk shows with a live audience from any device, anywhere, at any time.
Says Banyon, “As a lifelong music fan, I’ve waited hours in line, entered contests, paid extra money -- you name it -- to get to know my favorite musicians off the stage. I saw a huge need for a better and more accessible meet-and-greet experience. AndMe.TV helps artists create fan experiences unlike any other, and gives fans around the world direct access to the artists they love.”
Using interactive video technology, AndMe.TV enables fans to “get in line,” join the virtual stage, and meet their favorite artists face-to-face. AndMe.TV launched in 2017 with a focus on musicians; eventually, the platform will expand to include celebrities and influencers from all industries.
Banyon is one of thirteen entrepreneurs selected for the program, joining startups from Amsterdam, San Francisco, Boston, and beyond. Over the course of 2018, these companies will receive on-demand support and a music industry immersion, as well as connections to industry leaders and expert mentorship. Banyon, who is also part of the Harbor Entrepreneur Center Cohort 9, will remain in Charleston, making regular trips to Nashville for programming and events. Project Music kicks off the first week of April.
About AndMe.TV: AndMe.TV is a new media network changing the future of fan engagement. The easy-to-use, web-based platform brings the experience of a celebrity talk show to any device, at anytime. With features like high-quality video streaming, fully-customizable screens, and virtual production teams, AndMe.TV makes it easier than ever to create exclusive, interactive content and connect with audiences around the world. To learn more, please visit https://andme.tv/. Fans interested in meeting their favorite artists can sign up for the waitlist at: https://andme.tv/.
About Project Music: Based in Music City, Project Music is the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s leading action to foster innovation in the ever-evolving music industry, a core business vertical in Nashville's economy. To meet the unique needs of music-minded entrepreneurs, the EC is providing a year round music-entrepreneurship focus that brings music, tech and business leaders together to nurture startups desiring to grow music industry revenue. Project Music was developed in partnership with the Country Music Association. www.projectmusic.co