Innovance Client Musicianlink Enables Real-Time “Jamming” Over The Internet

A new startup, MusicianLink, is poised to bring a revolutionary new service to the millions of people around the world who play a musical instrument. MusicianLink’s low latency internet music collaboration system will be the first commercial solution to enable real-time musical interaction over a standard broadband internet connection. Musicians will be able to plug a standard instrument into their computer, find other musicians around the world, and jam together in real-time with the end result sounding like they were all in the same room.

MusicianLink’s technology is based on research done at Stanford by Professor Chris Chafe, the director of Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and Co-Founder of MusicianLink. Professor Chafe has successfully demonstrated a proof of concept and has held frequent demonstrations of musicians collaborating across the country via the internet. Musicianlink will create a consumer application based on this technology, including a social networking component to allow musicians to find and connect with new collaboration partners.

While at Stanford’s OTL, I managed professor Chafe’s invention portfolio, and I have been serving in a consulting capacity with the founders of MusicianLink. I have helped define the products and services to be offered, form initial strategy, write the business plan, and have served as an advisor on intellectual property, and technology licensing issues.