Smule, the awesome music iPhone/iPad app company, has just acquired Khush, the folks behind LaDiDa–you sing, it generates a beat–and Songify–you sing/talk/make noise and it turns the sound into a song.
I love these folks because they’re leading a social movement to bring the world closer together through social music. Everyone can share the gift and that’s why I’m a founding advisor and investor.
“In working with this new technology, there seems to be the ability to bring about a new kind of creative consciousness: with it, we can connect people around the world who didn’t know each other previously and may never have had the chance to know each other. Now they have the opportunity to connect through music and creativity.”
Ge believes firmly that the desire to create and express exists inside everyone: it’s about finding ways to draw it out.
“It just takes the right conditions to unlock people’s inherent creativity. I want people to feel that playing music is as easy as picking up the phone,” he said passionately.
The new social movement is not just about the here and now technology but rather about technology that’s connecting the world, Ge says. His work perfectly demonstrates that when you align your passion with a higher purpose, anything is possible.
Watch the video version of my interview with Ge Wang below–he demos both the Ocarina and the awesome Magic Piano iPad app!