SingShot Hits a High Note with New Personalized Features: Online Karaoke Site now includes Videos, Photos, “Top Recording” Ratings and RSS Feeds
SAN FRANCISCO – September 18, 2006 – SingShot Media, a Web-based entertainment service that enables people to listen to, rate and record karaoke-style musical performances online, today announced new features to SingShot (www.singshot.com) that further enhance the experience of singing in cyberspace. SingShot now enables users to upload photographs and video clips to add original content and personality to their music; engage in friendly competition with other members by highlighting the top member recording of each song, and receive a variety of information through RSS feeds.
After recording their own version of a song, singers can upload a photo that will appear in the playback window or, by using the photo and video hosting site Photobucket , can upload multiple photos and video clips for display. Recordings with customized pictures or video are marked with a special icon on the website.
To offer special recognition to the immense array of talent online, SingShot now highlights the top recording for each song. As a member prepares to record their own version of a song, a special box displays the member and corresponding recording rated as the best performance to date.
Finally, SingShot offers the ability to obtain informational updates through RSS feeds. Members can receive updates when new songs are available, or if another SingShot member they’ve marked as a “favorite” records a new song. Users can also receive information about new comments on their own recordings and that of other members, including updates on the most recorded songs and top members. In addition to RSS, updates can be received via email.
SingShot boasts a number of other features that make it easy for members to share recordings and integrate the SingShot experience into the way they live and play on the Web. SingShot users can embed their recordings into their profiles on blogs, MySpace®, and other social media sites, and add keyword tags to their recordings.
Anyone using SingShot can record their own versions of popular songs; can listen to recordings by other members; and rate and comment on the best singers and recordings for free.
SingShot was created by SingShot Media, a San Francisco-based startup that provides an online entertainment platform that enables people passionate about music and singing to connect and interact with each other, and get feedback from the world at large. The company was founded in 2006 and is backed by Trans Cosmos Investments, among others.