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"WisBusiness: the Podcast" with Max Fergus, CEO of LUM

WisPolitics.com

"WisBusiness: the Podcast" with Max Fergus, CEO of LUM by wispolitics

8mins

16 Sep 2021

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Innovate 608: Max Fergus - LUM

Innovate 608

LUM provides emerging musicians a platform to upload and share their original music. Max Fergus discusses how he helped build the fast-growing social media app from the ground up.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

25mins

5 Aug 2021

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The best music you’ve never heard with LÜM CEO Max Fergus

Soundcore Stories

In our commitment to support grassroots musicians, we’ve integrated LÜM - an ad-free music streaming service for emerging artists - directly into the Soundcore app. LÜM CEO, Max Fergus, reveals all.

31mins

13 Jan 2021

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Max Fergus of LÜM

The Manny Gumina Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is Max Fergus. As you’ll hear, he’s the CEO and a co-founder of LÜM, an app for artists and music tastemakers to discover new music and support one another. Max wants the University of Wisconsin – Madison to become an incubator for entrepreneurship fueling Madison to become the next hub for startups. He and his team have big plans, and it started with a decision to develop LÜM in Madison instead of heading to New York to begin an investment banking career after undergrad. Max has made bold moves so far in his budding career, and you can too if you’re willing to do your research and work hard.He makes an announcement for LÜM on the podcast you won’t hear until Monday in a press release so tune in for a sneak peek. Links to download LÜM and resources Max talks about in the podcast are in the show notes. Please enjoy!Show Notes:The Secret by Rhonda ByrneDownload LÜM: https://lum.fm/ LÜM Instagram LÜM Facebook LÜM LinkedInFind Manny:Email:  mannygumina@gmail.comInstagramLinkedInBlog

1hr 3mins

13 Dec 2019

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Ep. 173 - LUM's Max Fergus on Disrupting the Music Industry

Inside Outside

Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, talks with Max Fergus, Founder and CEO of LUM, a music streaming app rooted in the discovery of emerging music. Brian and Max discuss disruption, entrepreneurship, trends, content creation, building a team, and corporate startup collaboration. Read the interview transcript at insideoutside.ioBrian Ardinger: Inside Outside Innovation is the podcast that brings you the best and the brightest in the world of startups and Innovation. I'm your host Brian Ardinger founder of Insideoutside.IO a provider of research, events, and consulting services that help innovators and entrepreneurs build better products launched new ideas and compete in a world of change and disruption each week will give you a front-row seat to the latest Thinking, Tools, tactics, and Trends and collaborative Innovation. Let's get started. Welcome to another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. I'm your host Brian Ardinger. We are excited to be live here from Milwaukee at Fall Experiment today. We have another amazing a guest Max Fergus. He is the founder and CEO of a company called Lum. Welcome to the show Max. Max Fergus: Thank you so much. Brian looking forward to it.  Brian Ardinger: Let's get started. You've just got off stage to talk a little bit about your business and some of the new disruptions that are going on in the music industry. Let's start there. Tell me a little bit about Lum and what are you seeing in this crowded space of music? Max Fergus: You know the truth is that when most people talk about music disruption, they write it off right away. There's a lot of corpses in the music industry, especially when it comes to emerging music. We've seen a lot of companies over the last five years try to create what a lot of people would call Spotify clones that just focus on emerging music. But the truth is that for the large part corporate and mainstream music is better than emerging music. If we are just trying to give these emerging artist a better chance to survive, if we give them the average fan or the end user the same experience that they're going to get on Spotify and try to compete with algorithms that none of us can compete with, we're not going to be able to do anything for the fan and we're surely not going to help the artist. So the truth is and what Lum is rooted in is looking at the technology that exists all around the world that's currently empowering content creators. That use streaming technology and putting that technology into music streaming for the first time, and that's really what Loom is all about.  Brian Ardinger: Let's talk a little bit about your background. So as a Founder, it's always interesting to me to have an interview with entrepreneur and say how did they get to this space? I know you have a diverse background you spent some time in China, I did as well, and I'm interested in finding out a little bit about how that nugget of the problem that you saw out there and and the experiences that you brought to the table, gave you the decision to say, let's start this company. Max Fergus: Yeah, the truth is that most people think that when you start a company in college you either start it around booze or music? And so we already had a little bit of a disadvantage there because people automatically assume that we were starting another College startup, especially coming from a place like Madison in which case booze and music are both very prevalent. But the truth is that we didn't start Lum. With the understanding that we were going to do music right away. We looked at industries that were growing rapidly like streaming like music streaming and made our decision based off the ones that were the most likely to be disrupted and music streaming was really powerful because it hasn't just been growing really really far in the past. But it's growing exceptionally fast right now and it's going to grow even more so over the next 10 yearsRead the interview transcript at insideoutside.io

17mins

12 Nov 2019

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Ep. 173 - LUM's Max Fergus on Disrupting the Music Industry

Inside Outside Innovation

Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, talks with Max Fergus, Founder and CEO of LUM, a music streaming app rooted in the discovery of emerging music. Brian and Max discuss disruption, entrepreneurship, trends, content creation, building a team, and corporate startup collaboration. Read the interview transcript at insideoutside.ioBrian Ardinger: Inside Outside Innovation is the podcast that brings you the best and the brightest in the world of startups and Innovation. I'm your host Brian Ardinger founder of Insideoutside.IO a provider of research, events, and consulting services that help innovators and entrepreneurs build better products launched new ideas and compete in a world of change and disruption each week will give you a front-row seat to the latest Thinking, Tools, tactics, and Trends and collaborative Innovation. Let's get started. Welcome to another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. I'm your host Brian Ardinger. We are excited to be live here from Milwaukee at Fall Experiment today. We have another amazing a guest Max Fergus. He is the founder and CEO of a company called Lum. Welcome to the show Max. Max Fergus: Thank you so much. Brian looking forward to it.  Brian Ardinger: Let's get started. You've just got off stage to talk a little bit about your business and some of the new disruptions that are going on in the music industry. Let's start there. Tell me a little bit about Lum and what are you seeing in this crowded space of music? Max Fergus: You know the truth is that when most people talk about music disruption, they write it off right away. There's a lot of corpses in the music industry, especially when it comes to emerging music. We've seen a lot of companies over the last five years try to create what a lot of people would call Spotify clones that just focus on emerging music. But the truth is that for the large part corporate and mainstream music is better than emerging music. If we are just trying to give these emerging artist a better chance to survive, if we give them the average fan or the end user the same experience that they're going to get on Spotify and try to compete with algorithms that none of us can compete with, we're not going to be able to do anything for the fan and we're surely not going to help the artist. So the truth is and what Lum is rooted in is looking at the technology that exists all around the world that's currently empowering content creators. That use streaming technology and putting that technology into music streaming for the first time, and that's really what Loom is all about.  Brian Ardinger: Let's talk a little bit about your background. So as a Founder, it's always interesting to me to have an interview with entrepreneur and say how did they get to this space? I know you have a diverse background you spent some time in China, I did as well, and I'm interested in finding out a little bit about how that nugget of the problem that you saw out there and and the experiences that you brought to the table, gave you the decision to say, let's start this company. Max Fergus: Yeah, the truth is that most people think that when you start a company in college you either start it around booze or music? And so we already had a little bit of a disadvantage there because people automatically assume that we were starting another College startup, especially coming from a place like Madison in which case booze and music are both very prevalent. But the truth is that we didn't start Lum. With the understanding that we were going to do music right away. We looked at industries that were growing rapidly like streaming like music streaming and made our decision based off the ones that were the most likely to be disrupted and music streaming was really powerful because it hasn't just been growing really really far in the past. But it's growing exceptionally fast right now and it's going to grow even more so over the next 10 yearsRead the interview transcript at insideoutside.io

17mins

12 Nov 2019

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Ep. 173 - LUM's Max Fergus on Disrupting the Music Industry

Inside Outside

Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, talks with Max Fergus, Founder and CEO of LUM, a music streaming app rooted in the discovery of emerging music. Brian and Max discuss disruption, entrepreneurship, trends, content creation, building a team, and corporate startup collaboration.Brian Ardinger: Inside Outside Innovation is the podcast that brings you the best and the brightest in the world of startups and Innovation. I'm your host Brian Ardinger founder of Insideoutside.IO a provider of research, events, and consulting services that help innovators and entrepreneurs build better products launched new ideas and compete in a world of change and disruption each week will give you a front-row seat to the latest Thinking, Tools, tactics, and Trends and collaborative Innovation. Let's get started. Welcome to another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. I'm your host Brian Ardinger. We are excited to be live here from Milwaukee at Fall Experiment today. We have another amazing a guest Max Fergus. He is the founder and CEO of a company called Lum. Welcome to the show Max.Max Fergus: Thank you so much. Brian looking forward to it. Brian Ardinger: Let's get started. You've just got off stage to talk a little bit about your business and some of the new disruptions that are going on in the music industry. Let's start there. Tell me a little bit about Lum and what are you seeing in this crowded space of music?Max Fergus: You know the truth is that when most people talk about music disruption, they write it off right away. There's a lot of corpses in the music industry, especially when it comes to emerging music. We've seen a lot of companies over the last five years try to create what a lot of people would call Spotify clones that just focus on emerging music. But the truth is that for the large part corporate and mainstream music is better than emerging music. If we are just trying to give these emerging artist a better chance to survive, if we give them the average fan or the end user the same experience that they're going to get on Spotify and try to compete with algorithms that none of us can compete with, we're not going to be able to do anything for the fan and we're surely not going to help the artist. So the truth is and what Lum is rooted in is looking at the technology that exists all around the world that's currently empowering content creators. That use streaming technology and putting that technology into music streaming for the first time, and that's really what Loom is all about. Brian Ardinger: Let's talk a little bit about your background. So as a Founder, it's always interesting to me to have an interview with entrepreneur and say how did they get to this space? I know you have a diverse background you spent some time in China, I did as well, and I'm interested in finding out a little bit about how that nugget of the problem that you saw out there and and the experiences that you brought to the table, gave you the decision to say, let's start this company.Max Fergus: Yeah, the truth is that most people think that when you start a company in college you either start it around booze or music? And so we already had a little bit of a disadvantage there because people automatically assume that we were starting another College startup, especially coming from a place like Madison in which case booze and music are both very prevalent. But the truth is that we didn't start Lum. With the understanding that we were going to do music right away. We looked at industries that were growing rapidly like streaming like music streaming and made our decision based off the ones that were the most likely to be disrupted and music streaming was really powerful because it hasn't just been growing... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

17mins

12 Nov 2019

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This Madison Startup Is Revolutionizing How Undiscovered Artists Share Their Music, With Max Fergus And Elijah Isenberger, EPISODE #22

I Love Madison Show

There are always exciting things happening in the city of Madison! Think of the I Love Madison show as your tour guide to all of the great places this city on an isthmus has to offer! If you are looking for great food, outstanding entertainment, outdoor recreation activities, business connections or just a community to call home, look no further than Madison, Wisconsin! On this episode, host Neil Mathweg interviews two Madison Start-up entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing how undiscovered artists can share their music with the world, through a new platform called LÜM. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the “tour” of Madison! The Vlog, the blog, the music minute, and the E-Newsletter...All the happenings around Madison, right at your fingertips It has been an exciting week around Madison, and the team has been diligent about capturing all of the happenings around the city so they can share them with you! We had the chance to interview NFL Legend Donald Driver this week, and plan to share that conversation on next week’s episode + Vlog. If you want to stay current on special events, music programs, and popular spots around the city, check out the I Love Madison website and YouTube channel. Chris Reese hosts the “My Move” segment with guest Josh Erickson Josh Erickson finished his undergrad here in Madison, then moved away to pursue his career. His heart stayed in Madison, though, and eventually led him and his family back to the city. Josh loves sports, so the local softball team provided a great way for him to reconnect with the community. Madison offers an amazing array of outdoor recreation activities, so there is something for everyone, from softball to running to biking and boating on the lake. If you are looking for a few places that capture the culture of Madison, Josh recommends checking out Union Terrace, the Old Fashioned, and the Weary Traveler. The Shake The lake music festival was also on his list, and well as a visit to the capitol building. Streaming, social networking and how it relates to live entertainment Max Fergus And Elijah Isenberger are two entrepreneurs in Madison who are building a start-up that will revolutionize how musicians and fans connect and share content. Live Undiscovered Music, or LÜM, is a music discovery and streaming platform that focuses on giving power to up and coming artists and dedicated music lovers so that more musicians can earn a livable income through their passion for music, and fans can discover that music in a way that does not currently exist. The LÜM platform is based on social networking, which allows the application to increase user to user and user to artist engagement unlike any other music or social media platform. By rethinking the interaction between social media and streaming, they hope that LÜM will eventually become a digital “talent pool” for live entertainment around the world. Outline of This Episode [1:45] Today, Neil Mathweg highlights one Madison Startup that is about to change the music industry! [3:15] Text the words “I Love Madison” to 44222 to get all the links, resources and content from this episode. [3:30] Chris Reese hosts the “My Move” segment with guest Josh Erickson [9:15] Thanks to our amazing sponsors [10:00] LÜM is a Madison Startup that will revolutionize how musicians and fans connect and share content [12:45] How do artists get involved with LÜM? [16:3] Madison is poised to be the next Silicon Valley [18:45] Max and Elijah on why Madison is the perfect city for students and entrepreneurs Resources & People Mentioned Shake The Lake Music Festival The Weary Traveler Dotty Dumpling's Dowry The Old Fashioned Restaurant Terrace at Memorial Union Live Undiscovered Music - LÜM Facebook Text the word “ILoveMadison” to 44222 and get all the updates from I Love Madison! This Episode’s Sponsors: Chris Reese of American Family Insurance Kelly Roettger of UniKern Studio Connect With Neil facebook.com/ilovemadisonshow.com instagram.com/ilovemadisonshow twitter.com/neilmathweg linkedin.com/in/neilmathweg

22mins

17 Apr 2018