News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 8, 2014

Indiana startup launches social music player at SXSW

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Caktus Music Inc. has announced the release of Caktus, the first true social music player, for iPhone.

Using a fully integrated music player, Caktus allows users to share exactly what they are listening to and where in real time.

Users can then look on a simple, map-based interface to see what their Facebook and Twitter friends are listening to and where.

A pin is dropped on the map every time a song is played.

Caktus can also be used by artists to connect with fans, offering musicians the chance to share what music inspires them.

Co-founder Keith Williams grew up in Rosedale.

The company is taking the opportunity to officially launch during South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, this weekend. For more information, visit