Largest Music Collaboration Network Vampr Announces Free Sync Representation
App Launches New Publishing Division on May 14, 2020
LOS ANGELES - May 2020 - Award-winning music collaboration app, Vampr announces the addition of a free Publishing Sync Representation feature. The new offering gives independent musicians the opportunity to have their music submitted to brands, commercials, adverts, video game developers, and film/TV producers for soundtrack consideration. Vampr Publishing’s sync representation is revolutionary, in that there are no upfront costs for the artist, it is non-exclusive, and provides a game-changing 75% royalty to the artist on placements. The unique streamlined submission system is also the simplest to use in the market.
Already the world’s largest social collaboration platform for young artists, the company is positioned to quickly build a diverse and rich catalogue to offer a one-stop shop for anyone looking to find the perfect sync track. Josh Smith, who joins Vampr from Music Gateway, leads the new publishing division from the company’s recently established London office. With years of experience in music tech startups, Smith’s goal is to push the independent music industry forward and improve the commercial potential while lowering the barriers to entry for artists.
Founded by Australia’s The Music Network’s 30 Under 30 Power Player, Josh Simons, and multi-award-winning songwriter/guitarist and tech entrepreneur, Baz Palmer, the award-winning app is home to over half a million users and is active in every country. Vampr has helped fledgling musicians broker over 5 million connections worldwide.
“As independent musicians and songwriters who spent years building a catalogue of works, Baz and I have experienced both the financial upside in having someone represent our works but also the struggle in finding someone to represent that catalogue without paying upfront before we were offered a more traditional publishing deal. Vampr Publishing offers a risk-free and cost-effective solution for fledgling artists whose catalogues may otherwise be missing out on sync opportunities,” says Vampr CEO Josh Simons.
Announced at New Orleans MusicTech conference NOLA, Vampr outlined their plans to expand their social network to include a music publishing sync platform as their first major play since closing one of 2020's biggest crowdfunding campaigns in the world. The campaign saw over 1,150 fledgling musicians buying stock in the company, in a round that raised over 1 million dollars for the music startup.
Launched in 2016, Vampr is a location-based social and professional mobile platform that facilitates music discovery, networking, and communication between musicians, music industry professionals, and music fans. The company has been recognized in 10 awards from various industry leaders including being named in Apple’s Best of Year and winning the SF MusicTech Summit.
The company has raised 2 million dollars over three funding rounds, including investments from advisory board members Matt Adell (former Beatport CEO) and Nick Feldman (founding member of the band Wang Chung, and later a Warner Music exec).
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