College of Charleston jazz student develops app to connect local music community (via Post and Courier)

Brandon Brooks doesn’t graduate from the College of Charleston until next month, but the enterprising musician can already call himself a business owner.

After participating in the college’s first semester-long Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Technology, or ICAT, program in the spring, Brooks was able to realize his idea for a program that could essentially be the LinkedIn for local music communities in Charleston and across the country — maybe even the globe.

Called JYVE, the program is a smartphone app that musicians can use as a platform for promotional materials like photos, music samples and videos. Ultimately, it will function as a GPS-enabled tool that artists can use to find other musicians nearby, which could come in handy when piecing together bands for gigs around town.

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