Back in October I wrote about a startup named Splice. Producers can use Splice to collaborate on songs, easily syncing it to their DAW (digital audio workstation) of choice.
FindMySong is a startup with a similar idea, but this platform can easily be used by any musician – not just those making electronic music.
FindMySong allows musicians to create profiles to highlight their work, and then search through profiles and tags to find potential collaborators for songs.
Musicians can also set up pages for their musical projects and audition other musicians through the page.
Once the members of a project have been established, they can use FindMySong’s cloud file sharing system to share project files, or group messaging to stay in touch. The file sharing system prevents files from being accidentally overwritten.
FindMySong also features split sheets that allow members of a project to easily negotiate and confirm copyright splits. For now, this tool is just a basic way for musicians to come to an agreement. Vince Fong, FindMySong’s co-founder, says they are looking into ways to improve this tool — such as possible integration with performance rights organizations.
Vince also says a few independent labels are considering setting up collaboration opportunities for their artists on FindMySong.
FindMySong currently has 3,000 users working on 300 projects. They recently won the SF MusicTech Summit Startup Innovators Challenge, which has boosted their user base.
For now, the service is completely free. Vince says they want to build their ecosystem before focusing on monetization, and their current level of funding allows for this.
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