YouSpin App Offers New “Spin” on the Classic Jukebox

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Vikki Lampton

“It’s about making connections through music,” said Adell Hendon,  UMKC alumnus and creator of YouSpin, a socially interactive app that allows customers to select their own music to play on a local bar jukebox and vote for a song.

 “There are a lot of slow nights at bars, and a lot of times the music isn’t up to par for some customers,” Hendon said. “I had to figure out how to change this.”

In November 2010, the idea for YouSpin was born and the app was finally released June 21. Hendon is now marketing his app to local businesses throughout Kansas City.

“This app is not only for bars,” Hendon said.

He said he hopes to be able to expand his business to include bigger venues and private parties as well.

From classic rock to hip-hop to jazz and even reggae, this app offers a wide variety of popular music and also offers the option for the consumer to submit more music ideas by email.

“This is ideal for incorporating the local and independent artist that is not yet signed to a major music label,” Hendon said. “It gets their music out there.”

Hendon can be found at Czar Bar every Wednesday from 8-11 p.m. the bar is one of the first local venues to facilitate the YouSpin App.

 “YouSpin is a startup company, so we are always looking for bright, young and enthusiastic people to help push the company and its vision forward,” Hendon said. “I encourage everyone to follow his or her dreams just like I did.”

YouSpin is available free of charge for download on Apple App store and the Android Market.