VentureBeat Features Norm’s NEW “ShoutOmatic”

Shoutomatic could sell you a personal shout-out from 50 Cent

Give it up. When was the last time your shout-out was actually a shout-out? You tweeted it, or you put it in your Facebook status, or you Foursquared it, right? Well, there’s a new service in town called Shoutomatic that is bringing the noise back for those needing to represent. And, in addition to your friends, you could get a personal shout out from your favorite artist.

Long Island, N.Y.-based ShoutOmatic describes its product as “audible-tweets.”

<Please read full story at VentureBeat>


Norm Levy and Team Launch ShoutOmatic: New Audible-Tweet Technology

Norm Levy launches an exciting free new service to allow anyone to audibly “Shout-Out” what is on their mind! While 140 characters of text is fine for a mono-tone, no emotion “readable” message, ShoutOmatic allows you to use your own voice, tonality and emotion to say what you want in an “audible” message.

The uses of ShoutOmatic are endless: here are just a few examples
– Anyone who wants to be “heard”, can simply Shout via ShoutOmatic and their voice will be posted for all to hear. The Shouts can be shared and heard on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, blogs and beyond…
– Our brave service men and women can Shout to their loved ones back home that are craving to hear their voice
– Announcers can use ShoutOmatic to share their commentary
– Celebrities can use ShoutOmatic to bond closer with their Fans and share any information, at any given time; every day, every week, every month.
– Artists and Band Members can use ShoutOmatic to “Shout-Out” to their Fans about upcoming gigs, album drops, TV appearances, collaborations, charity events, etc etc.
– Use ShoutOmatic while you are traveling to “Shout” back home
>>> You can even Shout-Out from a WiFi enabled airplane from 30,000 feet in the sky!
– Use ShoutOmatic to share current events, sports events, new music discovery, and, well, just about anything you want to “say”.

All you need is a microphone or webcam connected to your computer or laptop to “Shout”.

ShoutOmatic is NOW available for everyone that wants their voice to be heard: Start Shouting NOW:

Artists and band members that would like their “Shout-Outs” to be streamed and featured on Beyond.FM, please let me know: email me.

New Technology for Musicians to Shout-Out to their Fans

Beyond.Fm has been a different type of music destination since its inception.  Beyond.FM was built by Norm Levy, Chuck D,  DJ Johnny Juice, DMC, Michael Levy & Jim Robert.

Rather then become just another music site claiming to be the “end-all, be-all”, Beyond.FM honed in on being a very clever, timely tool for the Musician to use for promoting its “brand.”

Musicians can now, for the first time ever, give audio “Shout-Outs” to their fans directly to their Facebook pages and Twitter followers!  Within the artists’ profile on Beyond.FM, they get a very simple interface to record “Shout-Outs” on demand, at any time.  They can Shout-Out once an hour, once a day, once a week, or at any time they so desire.

They have 30 seconds for each “Shout-Out” to share with their Fans anything they would like to say;  including upcoming events and gigs, new album drops, where to buy their music, behind the scenes stories, gossip, etc.

New “Shout-Out” mechanism for Artists to audibly Shout-Out to their Fans on Facebook and beyond…. literally;-) http://Beyond.FM

Bono Says PE Should Roll Right Into Rock Hall

Bono Gives Chuck D World Tour Advice on U2 Private Jet 1992
Bono Says PE Should Roll Right Into Rock Hall
Since artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first recording, many of the influential figures of mid-1980s hip-hop are only now beginning to be recognized.

“Public Enemy, for instance, needs to go straight in,” Bono said. “That’s as important a moment as the Beatles. It changed popular culture for the next 25 years, and it was important as the Beatles.”

Chuck D continues to be instrumental at creating a very cool music destination with Norm Levy http://Beyond.FM

My Brother & Biz Partner, Michael Levy to be on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday AM Feb, 3rd


Michael Levy, VP of Media Street has been asked to be on “Fox & Friends” this Tuesday to discuss the important issues of how small business can fund their growth without the help of a bank.

Michael will be a guest on Fox & Friends, along with Richard Eitelberg of Hartsko Financial to share their insights and experiences on this critical and timely issue.

While Media Street counts on Hartsko Financial for “Purchase Order” financing, the company still has tough “financial woes” ahead in attempts to reach their growth potential by affording expenses such as hiring the proper caliper of people, inventory, product development, advertising and professional public relations to name just a few.

With its new social media sharing platform called LifeGoRound, hailed by the COO of Facebook as a clever and cool way to enjoy your Facebook photos, Media Street is experiencing dramatic growth and is looking for financial backing beyond the “Purchase Orders” . However, without the Purchase Order financing in place, Media Street would have been forced to shut down prior to “Holiday Season 2009” by turning away all of its orders.

Norm’s Bro and Biz partner, Michael Levy interviewed by The New York Times in Print & in Video

Michael Levy, whose firm makes digital frames, said that after the financial crisis, his traditional bank refused to finance a big order he received.

When the Banks Don’t Lend

With banks timid about lending, small businesses, such as Media Street, have turned to unconventional lenders like Hartsko Financial Services, which provides high interest short-term loans to small and midsize companies. Coverage begins on the front page of todays Business Section, Sunday, January 31st, 2010.

There is also a Video of the segment:

There is also a New York Times Blog of the “Print” Article

The New York Times – Personal Tech – Reviews Norm’s products

Picture This: One Frame to View All Your Photos
Thursday, January 28th, 2010, Business Section page B10

Norm Levy has created new social and photo sharing platform called  “LifeGoRound”  that serves as a stand-alone content portal as well as feeds the content to its eMotion Social Connect digital frame, and to any other “WiFi” connected frame and device…

Please read the entire story in Thursdays’ (January 28th, 2010, page B10) Personal Tech Section of the print version of The New York Times, or view the article on The New York Times web site here: