UniqueSound (Techstars NYC'15) raises 1m$
UniqueSound, the marketplace where professional content creators directly connect with 1000+ curated music composers, has announced today that it has raised $1M in a seed fundraising with Felix Capital, Foundry Group Angels, ISAI and angel investors such as Tobias Peggs, Frederic Montagnon and Denis Hennequin.
UniqueSound answers the need and opportunity to supply professional content creators, such as ad agencies, brands, video platforms, video game studios and video producers, with a one-stop-shop platform for their music needs. Content creators can hire composers for custom music or search the ready-to-use-music of those composers.
The platform is already used by early adopters such as Vice Media, TBWA or Verizon.
“Most content needs music, but there was no central place to find and hire music composers. The access to composers was blocked by middlemen that had no interest in directly connecting composers with buyers. While composers struggle to find job opportunities and to sell their work, content creators also struggle to find talented composers and to license quality music. At UniqueSound, we connect composers with buyers so that they can collaborate and do repeat business together. This fundraising will give us the chance to connect the huge market for content makers and the great talent in the UniqueSound composers network,” Romain Cochet, UniqueSound CEO.
Since March 2015, UniqueSound has proudly welcomed some of the most gifted music composers in the world. “UniqueSound has really helped solve a big part of the puzzle when it comes to becoming a media composer, finding clients and letting them find you.” Clark Rhee, a composer who has worked with US Postal and Roominate through UniqueSound. See the projects here.
Paul Strachman, investor at ISAI: “Uniquesound offers a unique platform to match music composers to content creators looking for music and sound. The team has already onboarded more than 1,000 top composers and ISAI is excited to support their efforts in the US and in Europe as they continue to build tools to help music composers serve this growing market.”
UniqueSound will use the funding round to expand its team in NYC and Paris, develop the sales and build a product that will make the workflow between composers and content creators easy.
Antoine Nussembaum, Investor at Felix Capital added “we believe that Uniquesound brings a unique solution to content creators who need music. We have been impressed by the team’s fast pace in adding great talents on the platform and are delighted to back Uniquesound’s expansion plans.”
UniqueSound was founded in Paris in September 2014 to answer the need and opportunity to supply professional content creators, such as ad agencies,brands, video platforms, video game studios and video producers, with a one-stop-shop platform for their music needs. UniqueSound, which graduated from NUMA Paris in December 2014 and Techstars NYC in April 2015 has grown to over one thousand curated composers. The company, which won Midem Startup contest in June 2015, today employs 5 people.
Marketing materials (logo and screenshots): Marketing materials UniqueSound
Examples of composers’ profiles
Our Manifesto http://wp.me/p5WaWZ-ek