Three Women Entrepreneurs Release Music App
Women in Maryland start Mobile App to help people find live local music
BOWIE, MD, January 30, 2018 — There is a new way to find live local music! Three Maryland women recently released an app called Musique Live. This app was the result of a brainstorm by two of the founders, Kathi Wilson and Tamera Campbell, who were trying to find somewhere to go dancing on a Saturday night. “We were going from venue website to venue website, trying to find someplace to go – we realized that it was too much work to find live music to see – we knew there had to be a better way,” states Tamera Campbell.
That was when they called in Tara Wilson, their developer. A graduate of NYU with a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Cornell Tech, she wrote the app and also created the event scraping technology and the database. One of the youngest ever graduates of Cornell Tech, Tara represents a new wave of women app developers in what has long been a male dominated field.
The app lists all of the live music shows playing in the area, which start from closest to the users location and moves outward to a distance of 50 miles. The app utilizes videos to help users decide what to see and allows searching by artist, venue, genre and price to find the best fit.
The iOS app was released in April of 2017 and the Android version was released in December of that year and the apps have grown to 1,000 users through word of mouth and a lot of promotional live music show visits by the ladies. “We knew we were on the right track when we started visiting bars and talking to people who said that they need this app,” said Kathi Wilson.
Currently the app covers venues in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia but the ladies are interested in expanding coverage to move up the East Coast in the near future. As Tara Wilson said, “This is an exciting dynamic, working with an all woman team to create an app. We are looking forward to seeing where it takes us.”
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