Young Entrepreneur Creates a Multimedia Music App Part music magazine, part discovery engine, the free iPad app Groovebug pairs downloaded music with photos, videos, and reviews.
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Remember record albums packaged with bold cover graphics, liner notes and band photos? Jeremiah Seraphine does … and he misses them.
The former DJ, record producer and performer wanted to turn his passion for old-school LPs into a high-tech experience. "We lost the record-album experience when we moved to digital media," says Seraphine, who recently graduated from Northwestern University. "I wanted to reinvent that."
In 2010, he founded Groovebug, a free iPad app that pairs downloaded music with artist bios, photos and YouTube videos, as well as reviews, magazine articles and links to social media sites. The firm, which bills itself as a music magazine and discovery engine, operates out of 1871, a Chicago business incubator.