A group of musicians is launching a brand new app on the market, set to shake-up the music industry. Described as the first “audio social network” Cosound is designed to make it easier for individuals to gain record deals as well as jobs within the music business and ensure that they can get their music out there. —
Intended to disrupt the music space, it is hoped that the app will give musicians everything that they need to succeed in a $10bn market that is constantly growing, even without the support of a record deal.
Found and CEO, Ben Rees explains:
“Too often, the inexperienced are exploited and success depends more on luck than talent. That doesn’t seem right to us. We believe everyone deserves a chance to develop and showcase their talent.”
“Cosound has been designed to provide a simple but stylish peer-to-peer experience with no middleman, where talent and services can be directly exchanged, shared and bought, whatever the musical genre.”
The team behind Cosound are aware that 2020 has been an incredibly challenging time for the music history. Due to the pressure of the pandemic, the live sector has been put under a lot of strain. Now more than ever, musicians are struggling and the team argues that government support is failing to reach the most vulnerable. They note that the UK chancellor has even advised that music makes “strongly consider retraining for another profession.”
Ben believes that there is an alternative. He says:
“We want to make a career in the music industry more viable by enabling users to generate income from all their skills. It might be a session guitarist who’s also a web designer, or an accountant who manages artists. With a multi-layered profile, it all counts, and users can set up as many revenue streams as they need. We want Cosound to empower users to get tooled up, skilled up and ready for business so that they are always in control of their own career”.
“We really wanted Cosound to be the go-to app for anyone wanting to build a career in the industry and didn’t want it to be “just another social network”, that’s why our team have focussed on building tools specifically designed for audio sharing and remote collaboration.”
The team behind the new app are behind in Bristol and secured a pre-seed round of funding from seasoned tech investors. In 2009, the company was also named as one of Virgin’s Startups of the year. Since hitting the market in early 2020, the social network now has thousands of active members from across the globe. The team behind Cosound are excited to start offering more products and new advanced features through the years ahead.
“We’re the only wholly peer-to-peer platform in the independent music market with this powerful 360-degree offer, and the technical capability to deliver it,” Ben explains.
“With Spotify’s recent confirmation to quadruple the volume of music it distributes in the next 18 months, we believe the opportunity is here and the future for independent artists is very bright”.
More information about the app can be found on the business website. Alternatively, the team can be contacted directly using the information below.
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