Digital Music Stand - Hacking-4-Muzik

Integrating Music with Technology in a weekend long event, developing software for a revolutionary digital music stand.
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Robert Jandura-Cessna
Technology
New York, New York
United States
2 Team Members

 

Robert Jandura - Cessna, Founder and Director of Product Development at IMUZIK LLC located in the Syracuse Technology Garden.

Your backing will enable my team to host an event called Hacking-4-Muzik in NYC. It will allow us to attract the nation's top programmers, software developers, graphic designers, and techy musicians, who will gather to create innovative software and accelerate the public launch of the MyMuzik Stand.

The MyMuzik Stand is a portable, 20" touchscreen music stand that will eliminate paper sheet music and the hassles it creates. It will allow hands-free page turning, touchscreen annotating, and online storage of your sheet music library so that you’ll never lose a page again. It is not only for the individual musician but will be a game changer for organized ensembles as well, because each stand can be wirelessly connected to allow real-time sharing of annotations and other information.

The hardware and business side of things is really coming together – I’ve got a great board that’s helping me orchestrate manufacturing and logistics. My company is also the pilot project for a new business acceleration program called CEO Ventures, run by the local economic development organization. They’ll be providing us with incredible services and business support in the coming year.

The last major hurdle is software. I have a small but incredibly talented and dedicated development team, and they’ve been working around the clock to push forward on our ambitious timetable. Hacking-4-Muzik will help us accelerate and meet that goal.

The 54-hour coding marathon will take place in one of NYC's business incubators near Times Square, building upon the success of December 2011's Syracuse Hacking-4-Muzik. At the end of the weekend, the newly formed teams will showcase 'the fruits of their labor' to a panel of judges and community members. Exemplary teams will receive prizes for their work, and individuals who fit our culture and work standard will be offered a place on the MyMuzik team. 

The explosion of creative output from NYC Hacking-4-Muzik will propel the MyMuzik Stand toward a successful 2012 launch. Software is the last milestone for making digital music stands a reality, and this event is important to its success. Our $13,500 event budget includes space rental, prizes, food, and other expenses necessary to attract the best and the brightest. As a young, high-growth startup in our development phase, we have boundless potential, but short term cash is tight. Your help will enable us to stick to our growth strategy and bring that potential to fruition as quickly as possible.

Our goals are truly ambitious, but with your help, we can achieve them. Please pledge what you can!

REWARD NOTES

All of our rewards are IndieGogo exclusives. The software beta is a good example; we are not planning to publicly offer PC software as a stand-alone product. Even if we change our minds, the closed beta will be accessible only to insiders and backers.

Likewise, those who pre-order one or more MyMuzik Stands through this page will always be first in line -- even if there's a long waiting list! 

Finally, all rewards are CUMULATIVE, if you wish them to be. For example, if you pledge $650 for a MyMuzik Stand, you may also request membership to the Development Google Group. (There will be space in the backer survey to indicate this.)

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IMUZIK LLC is located in the Technology Garden of Syracuse, New York.

Makin some MUZIK!

Pledges here! :-p

Robert Jandura - Cessna, Founder and Director of Product Development at IMUZIK LLC 

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  • $5USD
    MyMuzik key-chain!

    Receive a MyMuzik key chain and access to the Imuzik Google Group (opt-in). Join in discussions with fellow music and technology enthusiasts who support the MyMuzik Stand! Biweekly exclusives written by myself and other company employees and executives, featuring behind-the-scenes anecdotes and updates that you won't find on the website and other public outlets.

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    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $21USD
    T-shirt and inside access

    Receive a free MyMuzik tee shirt, key chain, and insider access to the limited-release PC software beta! Be the first to see the next big thing in music-display software, and shape its development as we improve it for the MyMuzik Stand public release. You will also receive thank you recognition on the MyMuzik Stand website.

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  • $50USD
    Unlimited Sheet Music Acess!

    Unlimited sheet music downloads from our growing, affiliated archive, for three years. Includes access to the limited-release PC software beta so that you can preview the complete MyMuzik experience.

    0 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $100USD
    Direct access

    Direct access to our software developers via the limited-membership Development Google Group (no more than 75 non-employees). Includes access to the limited-release PC software beta. Post your thoughts on features and problems in a forum where you know one of our core team will see it right away, and where every message receives an individualized response.

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    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $650USD
    Free Digital Music Stand

    You will be the first to receive a FREE MyMuzik Stand - a 20" inch touchscreen digital music stand with on board versatile software.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $1,000USD
    Become a sponsor!

    Sponsorship recognition at this and all future Hacking-4-Muzik events. Your name or organization will be prominently featured on our program, documents, keepsakes, and future Hacking-4-Muzik promotional materials.

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    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $1,200USD
    2 Free Digital Music Stands

    Receive TWO MyMuzik Stands from the initial production run. Give one to a friend and enjoy collaborative networking and real-time annotation sharing.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $5,000USD
    Your named engraved

    I'll engrave your name or organization somewhere on the back plate of the MyMuzik Stand in its first year of production.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2012
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