You will be entered to win a brand new iPad 2 for following us on Tumblr. Your chances will double if you re-blog this post. We will be coming out of Beta soon and want to thank everyone that that has helped us get this far. The drawing will be held on May 31st and we will be live streaming the event so jump on board before it’s too late!
I can’t tell you how much fun we had at the HomeGrown festival this weekend. This was Crowdtilt’s first official public event and it was a huge success. The music, people, and pets were all top notch and everything we’d come to expect from a good old fashion Dallas gathering. We got to explain what Crowdtilt is to a lot of new people and the reactions were all very positive. It’s really satisfying to see people getting excited about something that we’ve put a ton of effort and energy into. The best part is when you can see the light bulb go on above people’s head about how many different things they could use it for. They were coming up with things we’d never even thought of which was a really cool thing for us moving forward.
Since we were official sponsors we got to meet some of the bands that played and even got to explain the concept to a few of them. Here is a covert iPhone camera shot of James explaining Crowdtilt to one of the members of great band ishi. (I was trying to act like I was on my phone to maintain our “street cred” with the performers. It was an epic fail as he looked directly at me when the shutter sound went off.) Yeah, we’re just really big fans like everyone else.
We were also giving out these sweet little stress balls that are shaped like brains. They were a huge hit with the kids, pets, and law enforcement. I’m guessing the officers would like anything that would help relieve stress. We still got a few left if some of our Tumblr buddies would like to snag one.
We also had a professional photographer shooting all day long so as soon as those are made available I’ll be sure to post them here and on our flickr stream. Once again, thanks to all who came out and stopped by the booth. We got a ton of great feedback and support to help push us even harder through the Beta process.
Do you have a musical gift that needs to be spread to the world or know someone that does? (forward this to them pronto!)
Why not throw up a campaign on Crowdtilt to see if you could get your album funded? It’s so simple to use and you can spread it to all your family and friends through social networks and e-mails with a few clicks. Put a link to someplace they can listen to your tracks (soundcloud) and see if they think you’re worthy enough to rocket up the charts on their dime. If Rebecca Black can become a star overnight there shouldn’t be anything standing in your way. Will you becoming the next Lady Gaga or Black Keys? There is only one way to find out. We are still in beta so start working on your recordings now so you can launch your campaign lickety-split when we open the site up to the public.
We snapped a few photos of the park that the HomeGrown fest will call home this weekend. Crowdtilt will be there allowing people to sign up for our iPad2 giveaway and dropping some knowledge on unsuspecting concert goers.
We finally got an electric drum kit up to the office last Friday. We work really hard at Crowdtilt but believe it or not we play even harder. (Cliché alert!) Did you know that by playing a Phil Collins “In the Air Tonight” drum solo 2-3 times a week can increase office production by 85%? Okay, we just made that up but it really does help relieve some stress banging on these digital skins. There are also plans for throwing up a campaign on our website to acquire some glow sticks so one of our programmers can cut out the lights and do interpretive dance moves to the wicked beats this thing throws down. There is a strong chance an angry medicine man resides in his family tree somewhere. If you don’t have a drum kit and needs some sick beats, check out White Panda at the Green Elephant on May 12th.
If you happen to drive by the Crowdtilt offices in Dallas and see fantastical light movements passing by the window please don’t call the police. It just means we are taking a drum break. Booyah! I hope that last one doesn’t get me fired.