Headphone Start-up LSTN Announces Strategic Relationship with INgrooves

Press Release - January 23, 2013

Socially Conscious LSTN Produces High Quality Headphones Made of Reclaimed, Exotic Hardwoods While Providing Help to Hearing Impaired Children Worldwide

 (LOS ANGELES, CA)       Los Angeles-based start-up LSTN, a designer and producer of high quality headphones made of reclaimed exotic hardwoods, announced today that INgrooves CEO, Robb McDaniels, will be joining its Advisory Board.  Additionally, INgrooves has made a minority investment in LSTN and will provide access to its breadth of artist and music relationships and technology expertise.

LSTN’s unique high quality headphones are made of exotic woods, including beech, cherry and ebony.  The wood is reclaimed from furniture manufacturers – pieces too small for a cabinet, but big enough for headphones.  The wood chambers produce a warm sound that music lovers of all genres are responding to with great enthusiasm.

Each time a pair of LSTN headphones or ear buds is purchased, the company makes a donation to give the gift of hearing to a child via a partnership with SoundSeekers, who puts mobile hearing clinics in villages throughout Southern and Eastern Africa and India, custom fitting hearing aids for children in deaf schools and treating them on the spot.  LSTN was founded last year by music industry veteran Bridget Hilton.

“I’m a huge believer in LSTN,” said INgrooves founder and CEO Robb Mcdaniels.  “Bridget has created a great product – the quality of sound these headphones generate is simply amazing and will appeal to audiophiles around the world.  She’s also found a way to create a socially and environmentally responsible product that gives back to hearing impaired children.  This is exactly the kind of company INgrooves wants to be involved with and we have high hopes for our partnership with LSTN.”

“I’m very encouraged by the attention our product has received from the music industry and the national press,” said Hilton, who formerly did marketing for Universal Music Group.  “Our partnership with Robb and INgrooves will help us assemble the infrastructure we need to build a major music company dedicated to helping others around the world.”

More information on LSTN headphones can be found at www.LSTNheadphones.com.

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