Revibe Music is Ready to Launch
March 2, 2020
BATON ROUGE - The Revibe Music app launched to the public February 29, 2020. It is available first on Apple’s TestFlight and should be available on the app store in March. Revibe Music is currently only available on iOS and works best with a premium Spotify subscription.
“We are very excited to give Revibe Music to the world,” said Kayne Lynn, chief executive officer of Revibe. “We’ve been working on the app for two years and will be releasing an Android version and Apple Music integration soon so that everyone can stream all of their music in one place.”
A launch party celebrating the release will be held Friday, March 13, at The Varsity featuring DJ Cmix with special guest Cypress, Kidnap, DariusThaSagittarius, and Kizzle Crook. Tickets are available at https://revibe.tech/pages/launch-party.
Revibe was first conceptualized in the fall of 2017 by Kayne Lynn while studying at the E. J. Ourso College of Business at LSU. In spring 2018, Revibe was used as a class project for four different entrepreneurship courses, including one where Lynn met his eventual business partner, Riley Stephens. Revibe later acquired office space in the LSU Student Incubator at Innovation Park the following summer. In August 2018, Lynn and Stephens formalized their co-founding partnership and things started moving. They pitched Revibe at the Get Started Louisiana Pitch Competition in November and were awarded Fan Favorite. In April 2019, they won the LSU Venture Challenge Grand Prize of $12,000.
“Revibe solves a real problem for independent artists in the ever-changing streaming environment,” said Kenny Anderson, executive director of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. “It has been exciting to see Revibe move from concept phase to a useable product. I can’t wait to see where this student company goes!”
Revibe Music allows people to connect a premium Spotify subscription and stream Spotify, YouTube, and Revibe’s catalog all through one app. Users can search all music in one place, make playlists with songs from various sources, and use one queue. Revibe automatically imports a user’s Spotify library and allows users to create a Revibe and YouTube library. YouTube songs stream the music video while playback but cannot stream while locked due to their Terms of Service. Revibe plans to add Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Prime Music, and more throughout the next few months as well as an Android version. Revibe Music is free and will always remain free. To utilize all the features, however, users will need a premium Spotify subscription. Without a premium Spotify subscription, users will still be able to access the Revibe and YouTube libraries for free.
Revibe Artists is an all-in-one dashboard for independent artists. The dashboard allows artists to host music for users to stream on Revibe Music, distribute tracks to premium services like Spotify, sell merchandise, collaborate with other artists and market their music. Revibe Artists launched earlier this month with only the hosting feature and already has 60 artists on the platform. Revibe Artists is a freemium subscription model. For just $14.99 a month, artists can access all features and keep 100% of their revenues, benefiting artists by allowing them to start their music career with no upfront costs and retain 100% of all revenues once they begin making money.
About Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute
The mission of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute is to promote and foster entrepreneurial practices through education, outreach and research. An integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, the SEI utilizes its various programs and other means to address the challenges of entrepreneurship and to positively impact students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana and the nation. A generous donation by LSU alumni Emmet and Toni Stephenson made the continued development of the college’s entrepreneurship institute possible. For more information, visit the SEI website or call 225-578-0313.
E. J. Ourso College of Business