Preparando Los Nuevos Webisodes

•October 10, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Esta semana comenzamos a grabar la primera serie de ficción producida por Hoodiny Entertainment para Cyloop, que en formato de webisodes comenzará a verse antes de fin de año en A modo de anticipo, conseguimos algunas fotos para espiar un poco de qué se tratará todo ésto.

Por lo pronto, descubrimos a sus protagonistas, Tito y Marcos, durante el primer día de grabación. El director testea algunos ángulos de cámara para una escena con Marcos en su dormitorio; mientras Tito escucha atentamente las consignas del equipo de producción.
Un día más tarde, Marcos y Tito tuvieron una cita íntima, pero esta vez no se trataba de ninguna de las bellísimas mujeres que habitualmente los rodean; sino más bien de un no tan sensual cocodrilo.
Al menos el reptil no pide zapatos ni carteras y le basta con su propia piel!


•October 9, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Te invitamos a conocer la primera de nuestras nuevas páginas dedicadas a contenidos exclusivos generados por nuestro equipo de producción. “Detour” es un nuevo show, que en formato de webisodes, te muestra a tus artistas favoritos en la intimidad de sus tours y giras. Entre ensayos, pruebas de sonido, y afinación de instrumentos; nos enfrentamos al miedo escénico y los nervios, para introducirnos en los camerinos y encontrarnos con el lado menos visible de los artistas cuando se presentan en vivo.

Visita ya la página de “DETOUR” en Cyloop, para disfrutar webisodes exlcusivos de consagrados como Beto Cuevas, Belanova, Bullet For My Valentines, o Motion City Soundtrack, entre muchos más!

¡Daniel René en Cyloop!

•December 4, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Daniel René, quien encontró fama con el grupo MDO, se ha estado enfocando en su carrera como solista.

El nos visitó recientemente, y pasamos un buen rato entrevistandolo y creando su pagina en Cyloop.


We Do Good Things, Too

•December 3, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Last month, we celebrated Hands on Miami day. It’s a day when thousands of people get together to volunteer at schools and other places that need a helping hand.

The Miami Cyloop team (almost all of us, anyway) participated in this year’s event. We joined other volunteers at a local school, where we built patio furniture and landscaped a portion of the school grounds.

Here we are, being all kinds of hard-working do-gooders:





Burnie, the Miami Heat’s mascot, took a special liking to us. But can you blame him?

Cyloop in the News!

•November 14, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Yesterday was a big day for the Cyloop team. We were featured on the front page of the Miami Herald, in a great article by Bridget Carey about our site and the work we’re doing to connect artists and fans in a way that, quite simply, does not exist anywhere else.

Here’s the article in its entirety.

Social streaming: music’s new business model?

The music industry loses billions each year on pirated music, so labels are constantly looking for new ways to hold on to their business — even offering music for free.

Soon, you’ll be able to hear the entire music catalogs of labels like Warner and EMI for free, without commercial interruptions, on a social networking site called, headed by Argentine-born Demian Bellumio, began life as, a social network website geared toward Hispanic musicians. The company changed its name to Cyloop in August with goals to expand globally, including English-language offerings. On Monday, announced it had signed deals with heavyweights like Warner and The Orchard, which distributes the music of about 6,000 independent labels.

Members can stream as much music as they want and create playlists to save and share with other members. The catch: You have to be logged in to to play the music. And, forget about downloading the songs to your computer.

The partnership is a new chapter in the evolution of the music industry, as labels are experimenting with new technologies to make up for money lost on in-store album sales and from illegal downloads.

”We want Cyloop to not only be a site but be a platform that powers the music labels,” Bellumio said.

Bellumio, 31, said he expects to close a deal with Sony and Universal before the end of the year.

Cyloop allows users to create custom playlists based on the music the site features, and it allows artists to upload and promote their own music.

Cyloop is home to many independent Latin artists; English-speaking artists include Wilco and comedian George Lopez. With a staff of about 70, the company builds profile pages for artists and expects to have 100,000 artist profiles by the end of the year.


Unlike other sites such as, Cyloop users cannot create their own content. That makes Cyloop more attractive to advertisers, who don’t want their ads next to potentially risqué content, Bellumio said.

The site is supported by on-screen advertisements, but there are no audio commercials interrupting the music. Billboard now sells the ads for Cyloop in the United States. The record labels split the ad revenue with the site, a new business model for the labels, Bellumio said. Major sponsors include Microsoft and Ford.

Monday’s announcement included the news that will now run the music channel of, Spain’s leading Internet portal. With roughly 17 million unique visitors a month, according to Bellumio, Terra’s traffic can bring a nice boost in advertising revenue to the 1-year-old site.

Bellumio wouldn’t reveal Cyloop’s traffic numbers, but said the target is at least 5 million registered users by next year. As of now, 40 percent of Cyloop’s traffic is from the United States.

Music downloads and subscriptions are a $1 billion industry, said David Card, an analyst with JupiterResearch. The biggest successes in the digital music business, he says, “are the 99-cent singles that you can play on your iPod.”

But downloading isn’t growing fast enough to keep up with declining CD sales. Global piracy of recorded music has cost the United States $12.5 billion in economic output and 71,060 jobs annually, according to an August report by the Institute for Policy Innovation.

”If you are a record label or publisher, you need to tap into multiple revenue streams,” said Card.

But Card said it is too early to guess if this new model will save the industry or match the revenue from digital downloads. And he is skeptical about Cyloop’s plans to profit off advertisements.

”Right now no one is spending any money on digital audio ads,” Card said. “There’s no guarantee that anyone will see those ads whatsoever.”

Bellumio, a former vice president of corporate finance for Terremark, said he doesn’t expect the company to be profitable until next year. The company has so far raised more than $11 million in venture capital financing.


The next step for Cyloop is to explore how to get involved in the mobile phone market, Bellumio said. It already started filming webisodes in its new video studio in Miami Beach.

He said he plans to use the studio for filming music videos and eventually create a live-audience Latin music show, similar to MTV’s TRL.

For artists themselves, social networking sites have become critical to promoting themselves, even if they don’t make any money.

Jason Calleiro, 27, who toured for years with the band Glasseater, said he depended on online message boards for marketing and communicating with fans.

His new Miami-based social networking site,, which launches in a few weeks, will offer artists the chance not only to give away free music downloads, but also to communicate tour dates with fans and sell merchandise — the real moneymaking paths.

”I definitely think the industry needs to rethink ways of getting income,” Calleiro said.

¡Felicidades a los ganadores del latin GRAMMY!

•November 9, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Cyloop felicita a todos los ganadores del Latin GRAMMY, especialmente a:

Jesse & Joy

Ricky Martin

Calle 13

Laura Pausini



¡Alex Ubago Visita a Cyloop!

•November 2, 2007 • Leave a Comment

El otro día tuvimos el placer de pasar un rato muy divertido con Alex Ubago. Como buen profesional que es, aun que no se sentía bien, de todas maneras nos tocó unas canciones. ¡Nos encantó!