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Gobbler & Box Unveil Partnership, Provides More Tools For Cloud-Based Collaboration

6a00d83451b36c69e2016760fed845970b-800wiRecently at the AllThingsD’s D10 conference in Southern California, Los Angeles-based Gobbler announced that its cloud-based backup and collaboration tool for musicians would integrate with Box’s enterprise content sharing platform. Available later this year, the Gobbler and Box integration will offer a wide array of online collaboration options by linking Box’s content sharing tools with Gobbler’s infrastructure design. 

The Gobbler and Box integration will enable users to securely store, collaborate on, and share large media projects via the Box and Gobbler clouds. Musicians and media creators of all types will have additional tools for sharing and collaborating on their projects in much the same way as enterprise users. Gobbler will enable Box users to find those important files located on their computers and then upload them to Box, where they can manage tasks, leave comments and collaborate.

Here are some of the expected features:

  • Gobbler will scan your entire workstation to quickly locate and upload documents (spreadsheets, documents, presentations, etc.) into Box.
  • Media files securely stored in the Gobbler cloud will appear in the user’s Box account.
  • From Box, users will be able to organize and share files (no matter how large).
  • Gobbler will automatically update documents on Box with the latest versions from anywhere on the user’s hard drives.

“The needs of enterprise customers and media creators are increasingly starting to overlap,” said Chris Kantrowitz, Gobbler CEO. “We see a huge opportunity to create a purpose-built cloud solution that bridges the gap between these two worlds. Box is one of the most trusted names in enterprise collaboration and content management, and integrating the Gobbler experience with the Box platform provides media creators with a powerful way to quickly and securely share their most valuable assets – their creations.”

The integration will also expand the reach of Gobbler’s suite of media-focused sharing and cloud services to Box’s 11 million users, 8,000 developer partners, and 120,000 businesses using its products globally. Joining Gobbler on stage during D10 was Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend, who announced his seat on Gobbler’s Board of Advisors looking to bring an artist's perspective to their efforts. 

As more and more musicians and producers are finding their creative counterparts via the Internet, this integration can help make a musician's online collaboration efforts much simpler, more effective, and more organized. Expect more from the Gobbler / Box partnership to come later this year. 

Hisham Dahud is a Senior Analyst for Hypebot.com. Additionally, he is the head of Business Development for Fame House, LLC and an independent musician. Follow him on Twitter: @HishamDahud

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