Soundcloud, Songkick, Next Big Sound, Discovr, Urturn and Jamplify are just a few of the star startups to have been honoured by Midemlab in recent years. Who will join them next February? Check out their descriptions and demo videos in the three playlists – one per category – below. Then place your bets!
Music Discovery, Recommendation and Creation category
Muzieo is a mobile-based on-demand music social discovery service that rewards music fans with concert tickets for playing what they love; Moodsnap is an image-based music streaming app that claims to make choosing what to hear as easy as knowing how you feel; Nagual Dance is a gesture-based musical instrument that captures 3D data via a camera; Jukely is an iPhone/web app that matches its users with concerts to go to, and friends to go with, based on their collective music tastes; Sound Wand is a mobile app which makes it possible to perform and compose with electronic instruments using natural gestures; Soundwave allows you to see what your friends, family and favourites are listening to around you in real-time, via a mobile social network; Indiloop gives anyone the opportunity to remix music from their favourite artists and “feel like a DJ”; Music Gateway is a management tool for collaboration and rental services for music professionals; Cubic.fm connects Deezer and Spotify within a single global network; and Blitzr aggregates music via a semantic search engine and an intelligent crossmedia player.
Marketing & Social Engagement category
Feature.fm provides monetisation for streaming services while giving artists with a cost-effective way to circulate their music and increase their exposure; Lalilala proposes singing challenges between friends (video in French); Starlize uses predefined 15-45 second templates which allow its users to make fan-made music videos; Noise Fish is a one-stop shop where artists, musicians, producers and the entire music industry ecosystem can connect, generate work and discover new talent; Lisnr listens to the sound around consumers to deliver relevant content intelligently via a mobile audio platform; FanPic is an engaging digital marketing tool based on a massive 360º image of a crowd; Rushmore connects fans directly with the artists they love; Hello Stage is a new online community for classical music professionals; VidRack captures video content from your website visitors by placing a record video button anywhere on your website; and Tunespeak helps bands and artists engage and grow their fanbases on a loyalty-focused platform.
Direct to Consumer Sales and Content Monetisation category
Kicktone makes it easy for bands to sell music to their fans, and for fans to share music with their friends; Screenburn is a VoD platform which enables artists to sell video content directly from their Facebook page; Capsule.fm creates an audio narrative from your online content (video coming soon); Metable is a cloud-based metadata and asset management platform which provides rightsholders with the tools to efficiently manage their catalogue; Weezic builds a virtual and customisable orchestra from a paper score to accompany the musician, turn pages, and highlight mistakes in realtime; Bandstand enables artists and bands to take control of all sides of their output in one mobile app; 3Plet provides a digital publishing solution and platform for music and visual artists to jointly publish, share and monetise their music and art on mobile and connected devices; Pulpix allows artists to create online premiere screenings of their music clip videos; 10tracks is a cloud music storage and streaming service which allows owners of large music collections to enjoy their music anytime, anywhere, across any device; and SongSpot enables its users to customize the continuous background music for their business (website in French).
These 30 startups will pitch to our expert jury from next February 1 in Cannes. Good luck to all! Find out more about Midemlab here.