New Yorker brings innovative violin to gooimusic

mygooi names Yut Chia to music channel’s advisory board

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 19, 2015)

Yut Chia, who gooimusic’s creative director Jared Freiburg says does things with a violin that have never been done before, has been named to the YouTube channel’s advisory board, Freiburg said. Samples of Chia’s work are available on gooimusic (

gooimusic ( is mygooi’s disruptive and creative YouTube channel presenting innovative music from around the world.

“Yut is one of the most talented and professional musicians I have ever worked with,” said Freiburg. “His sense of musicality is unparalleled. He is a great addition to our advisory board because of his unique style of contemporary playing that goes beyond his considerable classical capabilities. He is becoming a notable source of entertainment and really encapsulates what gooimusic is trying to spread across the globe.”

Freiburg said he was introduced to Yut by mygooi’s Viral Development Officer, Johnny Krohn, who heard the New Yorker playing in a subway. “His talent was obviously gooi, so I was convinced I needed to play with him,” Freiburg said. “We got together early one morning and jammed.”

Chia, 22, plays as “Yut and the Hot Four.” “The Hot Four are the violin strings,” he says, “When I do a performance it’s different people, different set up, etc. We work hard to create amazing music, shows, etc. We love performing, and we plan on being one of the biggest instrumental groups in the world!” His Facebook page is

Chia says he seeks to make people interact with the music he plays. “When you go to a classical concert you have to sit down, be quiet. When I play, I want people to dance, feel free in clap in the middle of a piece, scream, basically feel the music and interact with it.
“The role of gooimusic is to spread amazing music like mine to all the people in the world and show them something amazing.”

While Chia’s music is strictly instrumental, he uses electronic back tracks and beats he creates. “I infuse Electronic Dance Music with the violin.”
Chia began playing violin by taking private lessons. After his first year, he self-taught for a few years before attending Queens College (City University of New York) to perfect his technique.

About gooimusic

gooimusic  is a YouTube music channel dedicated to the disruptive and the new. Starting with a jazz sensibility, it brings together genres and introduces talented performers and composers from all over the world who are creating revolutionary sounds.

About mygooi

mygooi™ is an energetic brand platform that is digital, creative, disruptive and global. Its portfolio of emerging products sizzles with IC/DC (Innovation and Creativity/Disruption and Community). mygooi’s utility and purpose are to bring people together with innovative digital products. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chennai, India, mygooi lives where the sun always shines and has as its mission to Go Where the Life Is.™

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Is Advertising on Snapchat Worth the Cash?

An article on Adweek reported that advertising for one day on Snapchat costs $750,000, which tops even the price of advertising on YouTube’s masthead by $250,000/day. Considering YouTube brings in more than 1 billion users each month, compared to Snapchat’s 30 million users, many ask the question if it’s worth it. What are your thoughts?

Could Science Explain Your Favorite Songs?

Today’s post was written by Kaci Young, intern at Mygooi.

Remember that song you listened to 50 times a day for a week straight? The one that when it came on the radio, you couldn’t help but immediately break out your embarrassing dance moves or aim for the notes you should’ve left unsung. We’re talking about the songs you still somehow know all the words to years later.

A good song is more than just a catchy jingle and solid lyrics; some argue that science can explain what makes a good tune stick.

According to a CNET study combining science and technology, subjects were recruited to play a game measuring how long it took people to remember the name or chorus of up to 1,000 popular songs dating back several years.

Another study by UpVenue explains that there might be 4 key factors that extremely catchy songs have in common. They contain detailed musical phrases, pitch changes in the chorus, male singers, and songs where male voices were uniquely high in range. Good or bad, we still can’t get those songs out of our heads!

So what do we do with this information? Our very own Agents of goo spent hours researching our top 15 most-annoyingly catchy songs too.

#15 “Blue” –Eiffel 65

No, not the color blue! The one about the guy that lives in a blue world all day and all night, and everything he sees is just blue like him inside and outside. The guy with the blue house, the blue little window, and the blue corvette because he ain’t got nobody to listen to. Remember? Duh.

#14 “Mickey” –Toni Basil

We’re not talking about Mickey Mouse here. We are talking about the one crush you had back in your high school days. Yes, his name was Mickey. You remember because he was oh-so-fine that he blew your mind!

#13 U Can’t Touch This –MC Hammer

The perfect song when you feel on top of the world because of your fresh new kicks. It perfectly describes the unstoppable feeling you get when – and what else can we say but – no one can touch this! He’s been blessed with a mind to rhyme.

#12 “Witch Doctor” –Cartoons

What’s the magic word? No, not abra cadabra or open sesame. It’s ooh eeh ooh ah aah ting tang… walla walla bing bang. So, try that when you’re locked out of your house, casting a spell on your worst enemy, or fighting off a wicked sorcerer.

#11 “Livin’ La Vida Loca” –Ricky Martin

Let’s all follow the girl that’s living the crazy life, because who doesn’t to be admired by Ricky Martin??

#10 “Baby One More Time” –Britney Spears

Fighting with your boyfriend? Going through a breakup with unresolved feelings? Britney says it all for you.

#9 “Beat It” –Michael Jackson

We love this gooi classic! We dare you to try out some of Michael’s sweet moves, and then share with us on Facebook!

#8 “Barbie Girl” -Aqua

That one song you never fully really realized what the lyrics actually meant… Oh well, no one really likes Barbie anyway. Good thing it’s only a phase!

#7 “Macarena” – Los Del Rio

C’mon, you couldn’t forget the dance if you wanted to!

#6 “We Are The Champions” –Queen

What did you win when you sang this? We hope it was a million dollars and that you’re feeling generous.

#5 “YMCA” – Village People

Now that you’re done with the Macarena, keep workin’ it at the YMCA. Move those arms!

#4 “Livin’ On A Prayer –Bon Jovi

PREACH. We all have those moments.

#3 “Eye of The Tiger” –Survivor

We just can’t help our feet from tapping or walking with a little edge in our step when we hear this song.

#2 “Mambo N0. 5” –Lou Bega

We’re not judging, but that’s a lot of women!

#1 “Wannabe” –Spice Girls

Ladies, did you ever have a sleepover where you watched the movie and then danced and sang to this song? For all you men out there, don’t be ashamed if you did too.


Facebook has done it again

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the past few years, we’re sure you’ve heard the stories of childhood friends being reunited or even long-lost pets/personal items being returned to rightful owners with help from sympathetic social network users.

But this one really takes the cake.

In a time period where screenshots of actresses in YouTube clips are often accompanied by NSFW tags, it’s refreshing to see one with such a happy ending.