TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--We’ve significantly updated KUVOTM, our free club culture entertainment service, to create a specialised community-based social network for dance music. Since its launch in 2014, KUVO has provided a web and mobile-based platform for sharing the playlists of club DJs in real time and assisted with the fair distribution of royalties to electronic music artists all over the world. With the new features in its updated version, KUVO aims to help energise local club communities by matching clubbers and DJs through the power of the music.
DJs can now post their videos and mixes on KUVO*1 and, in turn, use the community-based social network to promote themselves to fans who may be interested in going to their next gig. Now it’s easy to hear performances by your favourite selectors and find out when and where they’re next playing live. Use the various new filters and map feature to find parties and events you like the sound of, either in your local area or a city you’re planning to visit. The new KUVO provides a one-stop hub for discovering new music.
DJs can also benefit from using KUVO – promoting themselves by sharing their mixes and details of their upcoming performances with local clubbers, their friends, and people who enjoy the genres of music they play.
The easiest way to prepare mixes for sharing on KUVO is to record them via our professional performance software, rekordbox dj (ver 5.2 or later), using the Live Playlist feature that automatically saves playlists with time stamps. This feature is also enabled when using NXS-GW, the network gateway hardware created for KUVO in 2014, which can be installed by nightclubs. The NXS-GW transmits information about the tracks DJs are playing in the venue to performing rights organisations (PROs) to assist with the fair distribution of royalties to artists. Tying in with the Association for Electronic Music’s Get Played, Get Paid campaign, this helps to support electronic music artists with no additional costs for venues, DJs or clubbers.
*1 Video and audio that a KUVO-user DJ has posted to YouTube or Mixcloud.
KEY FEATURES OF KUVO (KUVO APP AND KUVO.COM)
1. Club Map: filter event information by your favourite genre and check-in information from venues
Use the Club Map, our dedicated map for clubs and event venues, to find places where DJs and friends you follow on KUVO are checking in or events that match your preferred genres. Search for clubs that suit you based on variables such as profiles of DJs who play there and past DJ mixes/playlists from the venue. Even in unfamiliar places, such as holiday destinations, you can find venues that play the music you love.
2. Discover: find new music and DJ mixes
Find mixes posted by DJs playing in your local area. Or select another city to discover DJs, parties, events and new clubs.
Listen to mixes from DJs around the world. Recent posts with high ratings are recommended to you.
My Feed mode
See more personalised information, such as mixes posted by DJs who you follow. When people you follow mark a mix as a favourite, you can share that information and listen to the mix.
When you’re listening to a mix on KUVO, you can see the playlist if it’s been shared by the DJ, plus information about the DJ’s upcoming gigs. This means you can use KUVO to not only discover new music, but also clubs and parties that match your musical tastes.
KUVO App Specifications
|Compatible OS||iOS 10 or later|
* Disclaimer: specifications and price are subject to change.
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About Pioneer DJ
Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. is the subsidiary of Pioneer DJ Corporation responsible for sales and marketing in North, Central, and South America. For more than 20 years, Pioneer DJ has been a market leader in the design and production of innovative DJ equipment and software. The company works closely with DJs and clubs to deliver next generation products that inspire and shape the global dance music community and has recently launched a new range of musical instruments for production and live performances. Its portfolio includes brands such as TORAIZ, Pioneer Professional Audio and Pioneer DJ Radio, as well as social platforms KUVO and DJsounds. Pioneer DJ Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. The company is led by Chairman Yoshiaki Ide, and CEO and President Akio Moriwaki.
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