Former Beats Music CEO Launches Singing Competition App
Former Beats Music CEO David Hyman has launched yet another music tech endeavor; this time it’s Chosen, a singing competition app in the vein of American Idol and The Voice.
The free app -- which is currently in the beta, invitation-only stage -- is designed to allow users to either karaoke or lip sync along with songs. Later, they have the option to edit both the audio and video components of their performances. From there, players can share their performances on Facebook, YouTube and the like.
However, users don't have to sing to play the game. They also have the opportunity to judge the performances of other users by recording and submitting their critiques. Others can, in turn, then judge those critiques.
“The real innovation is turning spectators into participating judges competing to show their expertise in music,” Hyman told TechCrunch. “The net result could be a global scalable talent filter.”
While American Idol and The Voice contestants stand to win recording contracts, Chosen winners could land a slot at this year’s Bonnaroo as one of the festival's many performers or even an all expenses paid trip to the event.
Interested users can request an invitation to Chosen at the app's official website.