On Saturday, November 25 the Minnesota Gophers football team will face off against the Wisconsin Badgers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The game promises to be an exciting border battle, but we think the halftime show with the Gophers Marching Band will be equally interesting. That’s because Ion Concert Media has been asked to create video content for the halftime show and project it on the stadium jumbotrons using our Muséik software.
The show, which will be a celebration of the good work being done by several student organizations on campus, will be accompanied by short video clips set to the music and projected in sync with the band’s performance.
We are extremely excited at the opportunity to drive video in a large stadium environment. The software has successfully projected 4k video and delivered extremely sophisticated syncs in the past, but it has never been deployed in such a large venue. This experience will bring us just one step closer to our goal of driving all the digital media in the biggest arena shows.
If you are in town and looking for some great entertainment Saturday afternoon you can still find tickets online at this site.
Telling our story is hard. Of course there is a story about our revolutionary software and the change it is bringing to live event production. But then there is also a story about how we have set out to develop the world’s first Netflix® style content library for producers of live shows. And there is also a story about opportunities to create profitable new content for that library.
Smashing all of that into a five-minute pitch sounded like a great challenge, and we are always up for a challenge!
So when we heard about a new Shark-Tank like business competition in the Twin Cities that required us to pitch our company in front of a panel of five judges we said, “why not?”
On 11 October company CEO Scott Winters and CTO Dr. J. Allen went head-to-head with three other finalist companies. We delivered our new pitch and answered questions from the judges. In the end, we were awarded first place, which came with a cash prize and a bundle of professional services.
We are grateful to the folks who organized the Fast Track Challenge and to the judges for this honor. We got involved just to see if we could tell our story in a meaningful way in under five minutes; being awarded first prize is a welcome bonus.
After the competition Charles Shannon, VP at the private equity firm Equus Holdings and a Fast Track Challenge judge said it best.
“You have proven you have a viable business in an attractive market. Now you just need to grow.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Muséik was created as a tool to drive video playback in sync with live performances by bands and orchestras in an artistic way. It has been in the market for over a year now and has generated strong praise.
Behind the scenes we have been quietly testing the software as a tool for driving audio files: piano accompaniments for choirs, full band accompaniments for show choirs, and backing tracks for rock bands. The testing has gone very well and we are pleased to report that Muséik has performed beyond our expectations as a Digital Accompaniment Tool.
This spring we installed Muséik in several choir programs for some real world testing. Based on that positive feedback Ion recently announced a full public Choral Accompaniment Beta program that will run now through December 2017. All types of choral ensembles are welcome to participate, including traditional choirs from elementary grades through college, church choirs, community choirs, show choirs, and even musical theater productions.
To see the software being used as a Digital Accompaniment Tool and for more information on the Choral Accompaniment Beta program visit the Ion Concert Media Website.
After several weeks of hard work we are pleased to announce that the new ionconcertmedia.com went liver earlier today. Huge thanks to J Anthony Allen (CTO), for migrating the new site not once but twice during the process.
We think the new site provides more information organized in a better way. The Ion Content Library saw the most change with the addition of Muséik subscription memberships, automatic tiered pricing for content, online ordering, and improved search functions.
We hope you like the changes and welcome any feedback you care to give. Thanks for visiting our new site. Please stop by often, we will be adding new content on a regular basis.