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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Blend.io was the first and still the best…way before Splice and this.
FYI this is only free for the first 10 projects….
the co-founder claims it is 100 percent free
This is in the middle of the page, right below where it claims to be “Completely Free”
Up to 10 projects, completely free
We set out to disrupt the way music is created today. We think you’ll love making music with our community – so we’re giving you up to 10 projects on FindMySong absolutely for free. Take advantage of our entire range of features with no restrictions
The website is awful. One page garbage. Whoever made this thing a trend needs spanking. Why are website designers so lazy these days?
Hey give this site a try, this is how it should’ve been done.
If a website doesn’t look good, is not always the designer fault, you have to get into consideration the time framing, the budget, the developer resources, technical problems due to restricted developer resources, budget and time also affects the final result. No one wants to work for free, would you? and this is not a one page template website, its a really complex back end work which can take most of the budget, but I guess unless you are a experience designer or developer you don’t use to know this things. The easiest way is to blame the designer.
Damn man, i need to seriously find some time to delve deep into programming and coding, another possibly huge tech start-up servicing musicians and artists that could make a ton of money!
This is the place to be and looks like it will subsist for some time to come! Making tools for creators, mostly hobbyists or dreamers, having multiple income streams from them, even if it’s a free platform for now, and of course topping it off with massive data reaming of both the artist and their fans and the artists and fans friends and their friends etc. etc. Toss in a nice little cloud based business and booya, what a way to find some money in music, genius stuff boys genius stuff, congratulations!
Why the hell bother with making music? * Billions of artists in the world and yet still only a handful of tech start-ups to service their needs.
You can get much better connections through your ASCAP/BMI/SESAC rep. Don’t be SO lazy that you can’t send an email.
How is this any different form Indaba Music ca. 2007-2010??
There is no service that can solve the dependency issue (plug-ins, mapping unique file-paths to samples, etc.) yet. Dropbox imo is still the best and easiest option, even if it isn’t ideal.
Nina, Do you not feel musicians are as keen to collaborate across-mediums (film, photos) rather than within music solely?