Brooklyn-based Music Skins, which provides pop art to the masses by way of their handhelds, will join the team of sponsors for Ticket Summit to be held on January 13-15, 2010, at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.
Music Skins creates vinyl protective covers for electronic devices, from MP3 players to laptops and much of what is in between. As the name suggests, content weighs heavily in the popular music world, with photos, album art and logos of numerous artists on the site, but there is much more. Customers also may choose from urban magazine and record company logos, illustrations from various artists, photos of their favorite model, and even images of President Barack Obama. A recently added feature allows buyers to customize their skins with personal photos or art.
In addition to the company’s retail side, Music Skins provides its product as a customizable promotional item for corporations. Skins can be ordered for a promotional event or other show, allowing a company to spread its brand far and wide in a compact but visually striking and durable format.
What makes the two year old company unique, according to President Vince Bartozzi, is in the Music Skins’s vast licensing agreements.
“What makes us different from other companies is that we license imagery. We have everything from the Beatles to Bob Marley. We can take a Beatles album and put [it] on our vinyl skins,” Bartozzi told TicketNews. The company also has an agreement with Live Nation which allows them access to a significant amount of licensed imagery for their skins.
The upcoming Ticket Summit is the first for Music Skins, and Bartozzi is happy to be involved with the conference. He is looking forward to participating, providing some promotional items at the show and interacting with new companies.
At the Summit, Bartozzi plans to focus on the promotional and branding benefits his company can provide clients, and he hopes to connect with those attendees who might have an interest in developing promotional skins for their needs.
“We have a variety of platforms that we could integrate with companies like Ticketmaster or StubHub, those types of set ups, [with] the ability to offer other products alongside with tickets. [We intend to] meet similar companies that do what Ticketmaster and StubHub do, offering integration and revenue sharing opportunities. We handle most of the integration, most of the set up. It’s a nice benefit to our partners, an opportunity to make money in an area they haven’t made money before.”