“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
What's the problem here?
YouTube™ and SoundCloud™ have hundreds of millions of active users and endless awesome content to stream but discovering that content and creating playlists can be a cumbersome and tedious affair.
Not to mention all the
YouTube commercials you're forced to watch.
Oh.. and forget about mixing YouTube and SoundCloud content together into a playlist!
...that is until the
project came along.
FMGEM makes it child's play to discover awesome content from SoundCloud and your favorite video sites. FMGEM makes it super fun and easy to create and share playlists... almost as if by magic!
The FMGEM project represents over 10,000 hours of development time that led to the innovation and integration that is FMGEM. Only FMGEM enables you to create, share and enjoy commercial interruption free YouTube & SoundCloud playlists. Please read on to discover why FMGEM is a project worthy of your support and involvement!
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Help FMGEM break on through to mobile and the masses!
The FMGEM desktop experience is in final public beta.
Help us go the distance and finance mobile development.
FMGEM is a revolutionary streaming music and video web app that runs right in your browser and is powered by YouTube™, SoundCloud™, Vimeo™, DailyMotion™, Discogs™ and the Aol On Network™!
FMGEM makes it easy to create streaming playlists on the fly that you can share with the world. Wherever there's a browser you'll find your FMGEM playlist library waiting for you. We might add that this short description merely scratches the surface of what FMGEM is really all about. But the bottom line is...
FMGEM is almost ready to take on the world. We say, "almost" because we still have two challenges remaining!
Challenge #1: Help the world discover FMGEM.
Challenge #2: FMGEM seriously needs to GO MOBILE!
In the words of one FMGEM user, "FMGEM is a game-changer." When you support our campaign you'll be helping FMGEM achieve its goals in three key ways.
- Mobile apps for both the iOS & Android platforms as well as an HTML5 mobile website
- Marketing and promotion
- Beta testing and feedback
With your support you'll be helping FMGEM finance the development of its mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms. You'll also be helping FMGEM create an awesome HTML5 mobile website. Now that we are close to perfecting our web app the next logical step is to create an insanely awesome mobile experience for FMGEM users!
Your contributions will also help fund the continued development, marketing and promotion of the service. When you contribute to our campaign your help goes way beyond mere financing.
As an FMGEM beta member you will directly influence the development of both our mobile and web apps as we prepare for our public launch next spring. You will play a critical role in the evolution of the FMGEM revolution.
You see... FMGEM is not just an idea...
FMGEM is an active service with a passionate community.
Thousands and thousands of beta users can't be wrong! FMGEM is a game changer!
Don't take our word for it.
See what real beta users have to say about...
"I've been following the site/application from the start. I love it - very easy to fall down a YouTube rabbit hole with this. Good luck!" -u/filmbooks
"Thank you again for such a wonderful service. I wish you the best." - u/godfelice
"I started using it on day 1 of that post and love it. It has changed immensely since its launch but really love the new look." - u/StringyCarpet07
"Love the site and have been there since day 1. Keep up the awesome work!" - u/TheWayOfTheFuture
Why support FMGEM?
When you support FMGEM you'll be joining a growing community of beta users, many of whom are almost as passionate as the FMGEM team itself.
The FMGEM beta community, affectionately referred to as "gemsters", has been instrumental in getting FMGEM this far. When you become a gemster you'll be supporting FMGEM in the realization of a bold vision. A vision of...
A vibrant global community centered around awesome content.
FMGEM's mission is to help you discover great content that is being streamed, mixed, discussed and voted upon by the FMGEM community.
Innovation #1: Access billions of videos and sounds from YouTube, SoundCloud, Discogs, DailyMotion, Vimeo & AOL.
Innovation #2: Make it ridiculously easy to create, save and share playlists.
The FMGEM playlist library in all its glory. You'll wonder how you lived without it!
Innovation #3: Create the social features that make discovering great music, videos and playlists intuitive, exciting & easy!
- Real-time video and playlist feeds enable users to discover new content streamed by the FMGEM Community
- Only FMGEM features “The Gemmies,” a real-time “front page” featuring the most upvoted content by the FMGEM community. The Gemmies is a unique content discovery paradigm enabling users to socially congregate around trending content
- View FMGEM users’ profiles, including their playlists, favorites and followed gemsters
- Easily “swipe" and clone playlists and favorites from other FMGEM users
The FMGEM Discovery tab. Swipe awesome playlists in realtime.
The FMGEM Gemmies. Check out what's trending in the community.
Well that was the wind up.
Here comes the final pitch!
FMGEM is seeking $8,000 USD for development of its HTML5 mobile website and mobile apps for the iOS and Android platforms. FMGEM also needs financing for continued development and promotion of the service.
- We have awesome perks available including gemster hats, shirts, headphones, and best of all...
- Diamond Premium Service packages at a massive discount off our projected retail go live price. FMGEM will be free to the public and advertisement driven but premium users won't ever be bothered by FMGEM banner ads in our web and mobile players
All funders will have exclusive access to all versions of our mobile apps and mobile HTML5 website as well as the ear of the FMGEM development team. This means you will be among the first to go mobile with FMGEM and provide the feedback we need to create the kind of mobile experience that will rock the world!
Awesome gemster perks await!
Other Ways You Can Help
- You can help by spreading the word to your social networks, friends, family and co-workers.
- If you cannot contribute cash at this time FMGEM can put you on our mailing list so that you will be notified when we launch our FREE service to the public.
- Use the IndieGoGo share tools to help get the word out and we will be just as grateful for your social support as we are for your contributions!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is FMGEM legal and are artists compensated?
The answer is an unequivocal YES. As a matter of fact, not only does YouTube actively promote its public API for developers to create sites like FMGEM, YouTube also places banner ads in its embedded player, so that creators can monetize those videos. FMGEM sees none of that money.
That is the profit motive for YouTube to open up its platform to developers. Additionally, YouTube inked deals long ago with all the big labels to end any pesky lawsuits. YouTube is also actively promoting indie artists; providing an opportunity for indies to monetize their art. This is why FMGEM is proud to be "powered by YouTube"; not to mention SoundCloud, DailyMotion, Vimeo and the Aol On Network.
Finally, SoundCloud, DailyMotion and Vimeo enable content providers to choose what is publicly available and how it is monetized. Most artists WANT you to see their content to gain greater exposure for their work and build their followings.
Is FMGEM sustainable?
Our business model is going to be freemium to premium. In other words, once beta is over and our mobile apps are complete FMGEM will be advertisement sponsored.
Users who do not subscribe to our "Diamond Premium Service" will see Google Adsense banner ads in their browser and on their mobile devices. Premium users will only see the ads we have no control over, namely the embedded YouTube banners and the "pre-roll" video ads in some DailyMotion videos.
This is how YouTube and DailyMotion monetize their API content and we are all for everyone being sustainable. That being said; we hope to be very profitable.
FMGEM has a secret weapon. FMGEM spent nearly three years developing a proprietary cloud based architecture on the Amazon AWS platform that is both infinitely scaling, zero maintenance and economical. So we believe when the world gets turned on to FMGEM our revenue model combined with our economical infrastructure will serve to keep FMGEM always growing and innovating.
Who is behind FMGEM?
Len Blumenthal, CEO: is an attorney and entrepreneur originally from New York City currently making his home in South Florida. Len is the creator, spokesman and visionary behind FMGEM.
Cary Abramoff, CTO: is FMGEM's Systems Architect and Project Manager/Lead Developer. Cary is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer in .NET and has over 20 years experience as a consultant, architect and developer. Cary works behind the scenes to ensure FMGEM is always innovating and available to the world 365/24/7.
FMGEM is a labor of love and we want to spread the message around the globe.
When you support this campaign you support the dream to create a worldwide community of music & video lovers!