Syncofy Berlin, Germany
Syncofy is a modern music search and discovery application specifically designed for music industry professionals. Syncofy are building a centralized marketplace for music licensing, that lets music users search for music cues and then license them directly from the music provider, "hassle free" without a middleman. Syncofy aims to bring musicians and commercial consumers of music together, thus eliminating the time consuming and often negotiation intensive process between the creator of music and their consumers through third parties. The platform itself is simple to use and focuses on semantic search capabilities and one-click licensing, yet it implements and leverages complex methods of machine learning and predictive analytics.
Smule San Francisco, CA
A social network for making music. Smule has launched a number of popular, music-themed mobile apps, including Sing! Karaoke, Guitar, Ocarina, Magic Piano, and I Am T-Pain. Now it’s turning its website into a social network that it calls Smule Nation, highlighting performances from across all of its apps. The apps have always emphasized sharing. Now, with Smule Nation, the company can highlight the best performances across all of its apps. The website includes a section for the most popular music across the network, as well as the company’s curated picks. If you find a performer you like, you can visit their profile page to see other performances and follow them to get updates when they add new content. Those performers, meanwhile, get a unified presence for their work across the various apps, and if they want to share content, they can now just share a link.
Cadenza Boston, MA
An orchestra in an app! Play your favorite concertos, sonatas, and chamber music while Cadenza actually listens to you and accompanies you with recordings of real musicians. With you as the soloist the Cadenza orchestra fits your playing in real time. Why use Cadenza? You get the full sound of the music you’re playing, including all the parts played by other musicians. You improve faster and gain deeper understanding of the music and your collaborative role in it. Record your part mixed with great orchestras and chamber musicians, effortlessly synchronized to your way of playing. Listen to your recordings to gain insights that help you refine and improve your musicianship and artistic vision. Share your recordings with your teacher and your friends. Play with Cadenza every day and help yourself grow and enjoy music-making more than ever.
Songdrop London, UK
Songdrop is a place to store, play and share the music you stream online. You can create mixes with songs from all different websites like YouTube, Soundcloud, Vevo, Pitchfork and lots more by using the Drop It button. The whole internet is your record collection, and Songdrop is your online record player.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that enables its users to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds. One of the key features of SoundCloud is that it lets artists upload their music with a distinctive URL. By allowing sound files to be embedded anywhere, SoundCloud can be combined with Twitter and Facebook to let members reach their audience better. SoundCloud distributes music using widgets and apps. Users can place the widget on their own websites or blogs and then SoundCloud will automatically tweet every track uploaded. SoundCloud depicts audio tracks graphically as waveforms and allows users to comment on specific parts of the track (also known as timed comments).