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New competition for Apple Music?

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LSU student creates music streaming app

Revibe, LLC is a new music streaming app created by LSU college student Kayne Lynn.

It all started when Lynn and his friends grew dissatisfied with Apple Music and SoundCloud. “I’ve kept a list of business and app ideas on my phone, and one day while in my Entrepreneurship 2000: Innovation and Creativity class at LSU, I noticed that three separate ideas on my list were all musicrelated,” Lynn said.

The creative juices started flowing. “I realized there just wasn’t a good music solution on the market, and that’s where the idea for Revibe started,” Lynn said. “Revibe is a solution to stream underground and commercial music in the same app, with a fullservice artist portal that allows underground artists to remain truly independent.”

The Beta version of the app should be released in Spring 2019. “We are currently accepting Beta testers through the sign-up form on our website at www.revibe.tech,” Lynn said. “I’m excited to see the fruition of over a year’s work when the app is released.”

Putting feet to their idea didn’t come easy. “The hardest part has definitely been the programming,” Lynn said. “For the first while, I was teaching myself to program and trying to create the app by myself. While I was able to create nearly all the features I wanted, I knew that it would be impossible for me to continue as the only person involved.”

Lynn made a smart move and linked up with Riley Stephens, a junior computer science major at LSU. Stephens has since taken over the programming side. “Since then, we’ve made so much progress,” Lynn said.

Another unique feature of Revibe is that users aren’t charged a fee. “We will make our money by the artists,” Lynn explained. “We don’t charge users – we’re going to offer services for artists on the back end.”

Lynn applied for the Get Started Louisiana Competition at the beginning of October 2018 and recently received word that Revibe had been selected as one of four finalists from over 60 applicants. “This was a huge moment of success for Revibe,” Lynn said.

To learn more about the app, visit their website at https://www.revibe.tech. You can also find Revibe updates on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @revibemusic8.

– Betsy St. Amant Haddox

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