SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver, the most popular portal site in South Korea, announced on August 22 that it would launch a mobile web service called Musician League, an open platform for musicians, which makes mobile users now listen to new songs and communicate with musicians through the platform.
The company has applied a card view user interface to the system, drawing more visitors’ attention and making it easy to use. In addition, by clicking ‘My Like It’ button to a song or a musician, mobile web site visitors can listen to all songs they want to enjoy without searching for one by one.
Musician League is an arena for musicians to share their own songs with wider audiences, receiving fervent responses from them whose songs are hard to be introduced to the public. A variety of musicians from indie singer-songwriters including Big Baby Driver, Long D and Lee You-lim to students studying popular music have participated in the league. Within only three weeks after launch, 670 bands have already uploaded about 1,700 songs. Musician League also plays a role as a communicator for musicians and fans to interact with each other by posting comments.
The portal site is also planning to launch a Best League service only for popular musicians in Musician League.
“We opened the service in advance because the website received much more favorable response than expected,” Woo Seung-hyeon, a manager in the company said. “An increasing number of musicians have enjoyed participating in Musician League, promoting their songs by social networking,” he added.
A musician who wants to join can visit the website and take part in Musician League. After an authentication process, she can upload her songs and make the webpage of her own.
By Veronica Huh (firstname.lastname@example.org)