SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, UberConference announced that it has re-released its popular conference call hold song "I'm on Hold," with a new rendition by YouTube phenomenon Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox. With over 517,000 YouTube subscriptions, the group was challenged by UberConference to reimagine the song in as many musical styles as possible, and they came up with -- count 'em -- ten, including jazz, hip-hop, bluegrass, and even reggae. The Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox performance of "I'm On Hold" can be viewed here.
UberConference continues to find unconventional ways to engage its users. This tribute to hold music is yet another detail that enhances its user experience (UX) and gives a creative edge to teleconferencing. Co-founder Alex Cornell's original version of "I'm on Hold" has been UberConference's default hold music, surprising and delighting users since the company's launch and win at TechCrunch Disrupt in May 2012. Its catchy, tongue-in-cheek lyrics about waiting for others to join a conference call resonated with customers and livened up the conference calling experience for anyone joining a call early.
"Both design and creativity are incredibly important in creating a great user experience--small details can have a huge impact," said UberConference CEO and co-founder, Craig Walker. "'I'm on Hold' was a small finishing touch that Alex came up with over a weekend, but it turned out to be really important to our users because it makes the UberConference experience better even before the call starts."
Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox are known for reworking 21st century pop hits -- from artists such as Miley Cyrus and Beyonce -- in a variety of vintage styles. This is the group's first mashup of genres, and will now be the default hold song on UberConference calls. While all UberConference users can choose between a number of default tracks (including Cornell's original version), Pro users have the ability to upload custom hold music.
Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox released a brand new album this week entitled "Grandpa Style" and will also be on tour this summer in the Northeast United States and Europe. See more of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox's amazing arrangements at YouTube.com/ScottBradleeLovesYa.
UberConference fixes all the broken and outdated aspects of traditional conference calling, making it a more productive business tool, and transforming an industry that hasn't seen real innovation in decades. UberConference gives a visual interface to every conference call so callers can know who's on a call and who's speaking at any time, in addition to making many other features, such as Hangouts integration, easy-to-use with the click of a button. Built by the teams that brought Google Voice and Yahoo! Voice to tens of millions of users, UberConference launched in 2012 and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. The company was named one of the San Francisco Business Times' "Best Places to Work" in 2014. Learn more.