In April, social music making platform BandLab revealed that it raised $65 million in a Collection B spherical, with a post-money valuation of $315 million.
In the present day, Singapore-based BandLab has introduced a milestone of fifty million customers on its platform, up from 30 million customers in March 2021.
Along with in the present day’s person quantity replace, BandLab has additionally introduced a brand new initiative referred to as the Creator Grant.
This grant will complete USD $60,000, and shall be awarded to pick people on BandLab, who the platform says “have proven nice progress and resourcefulness of their efforts to succeed in new musical heights”.
BandLab’s inaugural Creator Grant will see an preliminary 5 creators profit from the initiative.
Recipients embody 14-year-old viral TikTok rapper Cl4pers, producer MJbeats, Tracklanta winners Ilene and TWIN, and the YouTube content material creator behind BandLab rapper reactions KngWilo.
BandLab is the flagship product of BandLab Applied sciences, a division of Singapore-based Caldecott Music Group (CMG), which additionally owns Vista Musical Devices and NME Networks, which counts publications reminiscent of NME, Uncut and Guitar.com amongst its roster of manufacturers.
The BandLab Applied sciences division additionally contains professional-level digital audio workstation, Cakewalk.
BandLab Applied sciences, the Singapore-based mother or father firm of music making app BandLab rebranded as Caldecott Music Group (CMG) in December.
BandLab’s Collection B spherical was led by Vulcan Capital, the multi-billion-dollar funding arm of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, with participation from Caldecott Music Group and K3 Ventures, a enterprise capital agency that was an early backer of tremendous app Seize and tech large Bytedance.
“WE GOT DOWN TO DEMOCRATIZE MUSIC CREATION AND PROVIDES INDIVIDUALS WITH CURIOSITY IN CREATING MUSIC THE CHANCE TO TAKE ACTION AND TO THRIVE WHEREAS DOING IT.”
MENG RU KUOK, BANDLAB
“Our aim with Creator Grant is to assist and additional creator improvement by giving funds for them to spend money on their very own inventive course of,” mentioned BandLab CEO & Co-founder, Meng Ru Kuok.
“We see this doubtlessly funding manufacturing tools or a brand new instrument, social advertisements or a advertising marketing campaign. There’s completely no obligation from BandLab as to content material possession, we’re simply actually right here to assist the creator of their journey.”
Added Kuok: “We got down to democratize music creation and provides individuals with curiosity in creating music the chance to take action and to thrive whereas doing it.
“We really feel we’re nonetheless simply getting began, however are extraordinarily happy with having introduced 50M individuals collectively to benefit from the music making course of.”Music Enterprise Worldwide