Singapore-based social music creation platform BandLab has seen fast-moving growth over the past few years, supercharged by the excitement from musicians and creators, investors, and the development team at BandLab – and with good reason. Since the announcement of 30M BandLab users in March 2021, BandLab has continued its upward trajectory, today announcing a milestone of 50M users on the platform, creating, collaborating, sharing, and listening to music from other creators.
As BandLab celebrates their growth, they also want to acknowledge and help grow creators as they take the next step in sharing their music and acquiring necessary resources to further themselves and their music as a business in the form of a new initiative, Creator Grant. This grant will total $60K USD, and will be awarded to select individuals on BandLab, who have shown great growth and resourcefulness in their efforts to reach new musical heights.
“Our goal with Creator Grant is to support and further creator development by giving funds for them to invest in their own creative process,” says BandLab CEO & Co-founder, Meng Ru Kuok. “We see this potentially funding production equipment or a new instrument, social ads or a marketing campaign. There’s absolutely no obligation from BandLab as to content ownership, we are just truly here to support the creator in their journey.”
BandLab’s Creator Grant will kick off its inaugural year with 5 creators. Recipients include 14-year-old viral TikTok rapper Cl4pers, one of the most forked creators on the BandLab platform, producer MJbeats, Tracklanta winners Ilene and TWIN, and the YouTube content creator behind BandLab rapper reactions KngWilo.
BandLab services artists through every stage of their creative journey with tools designed specifically to aid pain points: from song inspiration guided by AI-powered SongStarter to end-to-end capture and mixing through BandLab’s own DAW, Mix Editor. As an end-to-end resource for the DIY musician, creators come to BandLab for high quality music tools, but also to connect and collaborate with others from all around the world.
“We set out to democratize music creation and give people with interest in creating music the opportunity to do so and to thrive while doing it,” says Kuok. “We feel we’re still just getting started, but are extremely proud of having brought 50M people together to enjoy the music making process.”