In my first ever interview showcasing the start-up Whyd, Gilles Poupardin, the co-founder and CEO discusses his goal of evolving music curation experience that connects fans (not unlike twitter) with their respective artists. Spotify, Deezer, and Pandora are three globally dominant online music streaming platforms that have not only impressive UI design but a massive following – millions tune in daily.
Whyd caught my eye for one reason – it has an incredibly un-daunting and slightly underwhelming interface. It’s like test-driving a first car with fewer bells and whistles but it still drives like a Ferrari. Not to make this sound like a review– I make a final note that having a ‘feed’ of recently listened to tracks by ‘followers’ was a necessary and albeit expected component to the platform.
A huge part of the success of online music streaming is the socially and globally connected platform despite the free and relatively affordable service offered (that’s always a plus).
I have to say– chatting with Gilles was a pleasure and I hope we get more interviews. Feel free to comment below if you want are interested in seeing more Paris entrepreneurs showcased on the Rude Baguette!
Don’t forget to be there at the Nov. 15 launch of Whyd. Follow @whyd on twitter and the blog.
Update: Whyd is invite-only! Just for RudeBaguette you can get my special invite here.
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