New team member. Jyothirmayi RK joined us yesterday as Content Writer. As we mentioned in the last post, the content writing firm we had engaged for developing artist bios wasn’t delivering to our expectations. We finally decided to reduce our dependence on them. Analyzing the 70s . Compared to the 00s, 90s and . . . → Read More: Mavrix Monthly Update August-2011
Steve Jobs wrote a piece called “Thoughts on Music” a few years ago. If you haven’t read it, please do.
It’s amazing how dated this post reads, even though it was written just 4 years ago. Think about it – Just 4 years ago Steve Jobs proposed that DRM be abolished and DRM is . . . → Read More: What I Learnt From Steve Jobs’ “Thoughts On Music”
“Discovery vs Search” may be a much-discussed topic in tech circles but it’s still not understood very well by people who use these services. I’ve tried to explain the objective of music discovery in our About page, and I still get questions about it.
So when I saw this question posted on Twitter, I thought . . . → Read More: Discovery vs Search
A month of revisit. One thing about starting a new venture is that you figure things out on the go. Early on we made some decisions about the attributes we would catalog against each song. After spending a few months of analyzing Bollywood music, we got pretty good at our job. We also . . . → Read More: Mavrix Monthly Update July-2011
Life experiences (especially early ones) inspire the musician’s music and the entrepreneur’s business. John Lennon used song-writing as an escape from a troubled childhood. Richard Branson started a school newspaper when he got frustrated by rigid school rules and regulations. Success for both musicians and startups come after a lot of hard work and learning . . . → Read More: Musicians Are A Lot Like Technology Startups
Mavrix Monthly Update – What we were up to last month. . . . → Read More: Mavrix Monthly Update June-2011
We finished cataloguing information for 2 decades of Bollywood songs, from current day to 1991. Good news – We were making good progress! Bad news – We have to started listening to the songs from 1980s – probably the worst ever to come out of Bollywood. Please excuse our team members if they’re . . . → Read More: Mavrix Monthly Update May-2011
Mavrix update for April, 2011 . . . → Read More: Mavrix Monthly Update April-2011
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the role of serendipity in recruiting our Technical Architect. I did not reveal his name because he was still serving the notice period but I am glad to report that he joined us today.
Meet Thejesh (or Thej as we call him) – the mystery . . . → Read More: Found! The Missing Piece Of The Puzzle! (Meet Our Tech Wiz)
During the first few weeks of our productive work at Mavrix, we did not set any goals for ourselves. This was simply because the work we were doing was very different from anything anyone of us had done before. There was no baseline information on effort, productivity, duration, etc. for this kind of work . . . → Read More: Setting Employee Goals In Startups – Our Story