After our launch in February, Sharetapes received a lot of buzz! Check out some of these online write-ups:
"This start-up had the best 6 second pitch at SXSW" - Mashabe
"Cassette cards re-vamp the retro mix-tape" - PSFK
"The mix-tape for the digital world" - Tech Guide
"The nostalgic act of creating mix-tapes for your loved ones will definitely give you a blast from the past" - Design Taxi
"The mix-tape is back with an oh-so-digital twist!" - Time Out
"Mixtapes return: thinner, lighter and now with NFC" - The Gadget Guy
"Aussie start-up bringing mixtapes to smartphones" - Music Feeds
"These transportable, shareable and fashionably retro cards are awesome for bands or DJs hoping to connect their music with fans" - Concrete Playground
"The NFC tag-based service is designed to bring back 'a little of the magic' of sharing a mixtape" - NFC World
It's about that time of the year when you wonder where the last half of the year went! 2013 has been a pretty hectic time around the Sharetapes office, so much so that we forgot to write about our adventures at SXSW.
Austin packs out every year with more on than is possible to see (this could be due to the parties...) We caught some epic gigs and saw some great talks. We spent hours trying to find out about a rumoured secret Daft Punk show, and had some fun putting up these larger than life Sharetapes throughout Austin.
With lots of new products and sites making their big début as SXSW, Sharetapes managed to come away winning Mashable and Now This News' 6 Second Pitch award!
Here's the magic Vine:
And this is our snippet from Now This News:
What's most important to take back from SXSW is the people you meet and the and memories you make along the way. Check out this video below...
Sharetapes had the honor of featuring the brand with upcoming hip hop sensation Mitch Littlez. Alongside the Harlem MC and manager Matt McClary, we attended The Wake Up Show Rap Battle on Shade 45s #SwayInTheMorning at Sirius XM's studios in New York.
Mitch's flow stood out, a potent mixture of classic raw lyrical grittiness perfectly fused with an updated modern twist, very much like Sharetapes themselves! Keep your eyes peeled for more from Mitch Littlez, a child prodigy who has morphed into a young MC that many are calling the next biggest thing in hip hop. For the latest music, news, shows, and other updates on Mitch Littlez, please visit http://www.mitchlittlez.com
The Sharetapes crew where recently contacted by Parisian artist Benoit who enlighted us on some very cool work hes doing, funnily enough with tapes! check out his site for more info on just what is possible with old tapes*
Check out more of Ben's work at www.facebook.com/Benoit.Jammes.Artworks
(* talented artist required)