Quincy Jones Joins Jammcard $1M Funding Round To Expand ‘LinkedIn For Musicians’
Quincy Jones has led a $1 million seed funding round in music tech startup Jammcard. The music industry professionals network has been called the "LinkedIn for musicians" by Forbes.
Jammcard connects the music community via an invite-only social network for vetted pros and exclusive, members-only events. The app is credited with assembling live bands for Gwen Stefani, Zedd, Maren Morris, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jason Derulo and Grace VanderWaal. In addition, Jammcard curates a signature monthly live event called the JammJam, which have included takeovers of Tower Records and Capitol Records.
This summer, the Los Angeles-founded collective expanded to Atlanta and Nashville.
“I’m excited and supportive about what Jammcard is doing for music professionals, Jones said in a statement. "Jammcard elevates the industry in new ways, from connections and new opportunities, to helping represent themselves in a freelance world. Thank-Q!” – Quincy Jones
“I’m honored to have Quincy on the Jammcard team. I love that he’s continued to push jazz and real talent forward, and I can’t wait to see where our working relationship leads. Quincy’s endorsement excites me on another level, and I will use that fire to continue to work as hard as I can to grow true value for the professional music community,” says Elmo Lovano, founder of Jammcard.
Earlier this year, the app won Best UI/UX at the Good Design USA Award. Jammcard also has partnerships for original content with the GRAMMYs and YouTube. The network currently has plans in motion for continuing development in other major music cities across the United States.
For more information on Jammcard, visit jammcard.com.