Spotify promises artists revenue through streams. However, a band needs 1.5 million (Spotify) streams each month to make a minimum wage. Beginning artists hardly benefit from streaming platforms, while they especially need an extra push. Volareo, a smart speaker, solves exactly that problem.
Nick Yap came up with this speaker, which you can control with speech and enables you to ‘tip’ artists. Yap is also one of the founders of Travis, the translation device that lets you speak sixty languages. He also devised ROCKI, a gadget that turns amplifiers and stereos into a wireless music system.