We thought of this idea when we were all singing along on a road trip to Yosemite. A few of us couldn't remember the lyrics to "Gangsta Party" by 2Pac, and we thought it would be great to have a lyric sing along application in our car.

What it does

It leverages connected car technologies (in car infotainment systems) to allow fans to connect with artists in multiple ways: first to enable karaoke sing alongs and second to allow for fans to discover artist happenings based on their geolocation data.

How we built it

Modern web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and the TiVo & Lyricfind APIs. Future plan is to extend to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and also to enable handsfree voice control using Microsoft Cognitive Services​.

Challenges we ran into

  • Communicating meta-data ID's between different API's (for example the isrc ID)

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Syncing lyrics with timestamped music

What we learned

There is a lot of potential to synergize between the music industry and tech industry.

What's next for Caraoke

  • Ability to record passengers singing in the car
  • Media opportunities for fans to engage with artists based on geolocation data analytics
  • More songs to karaoke on
  • Voice control
  • Fun animations
  • And more!

Built With

  • tivo-&-lyricfind-apis
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