The music business, long known as a pioneering sector when it comes to the DIY business model has embraced the appcatch.com marketplace as a revolutionary tool for disseminating new material to fans and creating a groundswell of support for new artists.
Along with the push from independent artists, there are several small, independent labels using the free mobile app market to introduce new artists, tout mp3 releases, and share promotional schedules.
Given the new paradigm in the music business, where an artist, song, or mashup going viral is now the pre-cursor to major label attention, several already established artists have also taken advantage of the available technology to visualize, create, and then publish their own mobile apps on appcatch.com.
Kim Sozzi, a dance-pop artist from Long Island who recorded for Columbia Records, was one of the early adopters to the appcatch marketplace, first creating her mobile app with appsbar.com and then sharing it with her expanding fan base on appcatch.
"We empower artists to bring their music, videos and other content to the public but also let them create an interactive fan club, a tour schedule with notices and reminders and G.P.S. directions to concerts," said Scott Hirsch, founder of both appcatch.com and the free app builder appsbar. "Now we are even enabling discography, and letting fans buy music from the artist iTunes account right through the app."
Miami-bases hip hop star Trina has also used appcatch to advance her independent career. The performer, who came to prominence with an unforgettable cameo on Trick Daddy's "Nann" uses her app to show video, post tour schedules, and sell her music.
"Apps offer musicians a richer, fuller way to communicate with their fans and the ability to monetize it," said Hirsch. "We have had hundreds of bands and artists join and launching their apps with the service since we opened the appcatch market in June. We are giving real value and it's totally free of charge to the musicians and their fans."
Appcatch.com has created a new paradigm in the way medium and small businesses compete in the mobile marketing space. For companies with minimal marketing budgets, little or no tech know-how, and an indomitable DIY spirit, tools like the free app marketplace at appcatch.com have leveled the playing field.
Appcatch was developed as free app market for users of the DIY app builder appsbar.com and has expanded to include all app developers who wish to see their projects in the global distribution channel. By making appcatch open to all app builders and app lovers, the company has furthered its goal of truly democratizing the app building and app user experience. Users can upload any HTML5 app that has been developed or download any app in the appcatch app market for free. By design, appcatch is device and operating system agnostic, so HTML5 apps from appcatch are available to operate on Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Windows Phone.
Join now and start downloading your favorite apps or uploading the apps you've developed and immediately share them with your social networks. Do you have an app idea but not sure how to get it from the idea stage to completion? Use the free app builder at appsbar.com and upon completion your app will automatically be included in the dynamic new appcatch marketplace.