MSCLVR Interview Series #053 with Mike Schiano, Co-founder, SongMeanings.com!
This episode of the podcast is featuring Mike Schiano – cofounder of SongMeanings.com – one of the largest and longest standing lyric websites with a focus on community conversations around what song lyrics mean to you, the listener!
I love this conversation with Mike for quite a few reasons but I will just list these 3 and you will be able to infer the rest I trust when you hear the conversation :
1 – Mike and his co-founder Brian Adams began working on Song Meanings back when they were in high school and this business (with all of its successes and pitfalls) has been at the core of a life long friendship of two partners who operate remotely but remain conjoined by their passion for what they have built…it resonates with me personally because my partner in MSCLVR.com and I have a similar story.
2 – Mike, for the most part, is a self-taught software engineer…combine that with the fact that he had enough discipline in high school and through college to stand up a business (one related to music no less) that, in many ways foretold of two phenomena that would eventually dominate the Internet – it’s worthy of acknowledgement.
3 – The phenomena that Mike and Brian tapped into – perhaps too early – were “Social” (before the waves of Facebook, Twitter, etc) and “User Generated Content” (ahead of the rise of sites like YouTube)
Mike is on LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-schiano-2326442b/
Check out Song Meanings : http://songmeanings.com/
Referenced in the show – “The Outline” interview w/ Mike : https://theoutline.com/post/2199/the-story-of-songmeanings-the-best-lyrics-site-on-the-internet?zd=1&zi=ruqatoef
Music Credit: Panthurr – https://soundcloud.com/panthurr
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