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8 Promising Music Tech Startups Demo At 2014 Music TechPitch 4.5

MusictechpitchThis year's edition of Music TechPitch 4.5 takes place in London April 8. This event typically features music tech startups that are at a more developed stage than one finds at incubator demo days. While all are likely interested in additional funding and deals may be made, Music TechPitch 4.5 presents itself as an opportunity to get introductions and start conversations rather than close deals.

Music TechPitch 4.5 is similar in some respects to events like Midemlab's startup & app developers competition. It gives music tech startups that are past the launch stage and showing real promise a chance to get additional attention, network and meet new investors.

This year's event takes place April 8, 6.30pm, in Ernst & Young’s offices in 1 More London Place, SE1 2AF.

Music TechPitch 4.5 Presenting Startups

This year's crop of presenters includes:

ALV Royalty Software – a cloud service performing royalty statement calculation and centralising metadata management

Blitzr – reunites all the music media, data and services in a single user-friendly interface – audio-streaming notifications, stories and music to mobile and wearable devices

Exaget – delivers targetable, measurable and interactive audio ads to drive revenue for radio and music broadcasters

MeetandJam – a social network for musicians and a booking/calendar system for rehearsal and recording studios

Metable – a metadata and asset management platform, providing tools for labels, publishers and managers

Music Gateway – a music industry platform streamlining the way users get connected and conduct business on a global scale

Nagual Sounds – an interactive musical instrument, which tracks the movement via 3D camera and translates the data of the movement into music

And here are the panel of judges who "will discuss the viability, growth potential, and revenue model of each business idea, providing constructive feedback on the business model and the pitch":

Bruce Elliott-Smith, Business Development Director at Venture Capital Platform, CEO of electronic music company ArchangelUK, as well as a Grammy-winning song-writer for amongst others Kylie Minogue

Tom Frederikse, partner, Clintons

Julia Hawkins, Digital Strategy Manager, Universal Music UK

Phil Hope, Managing Director, Cutting Edge Group

Steve Lewis, Steve Lewis Services, previously founder of Stage Three Music sold to BMG Rights

Francois Planquette, Music Product Manager, Orange Group

Justin Prichard, Director – TMT Corporate Finance, EY

Chaired by Ashley Elsdon, Palmsounds

Additional highlights include a keynote presentation by Steve Lewis and a maker demo by Mark McKeague, co-founder of Dentaku.

The evening's winner, based on the judge's voting, will have the "opportunity to participate in a growth meeting arranged by EY, the professional services firm, in order to discuss potential growth, support and investment opportunities."

An audience favorite will also be chosen.


Hypebot Senior Contributor Clyde Smith (@fluxresearch) posts music crowdfunding news @CrowdfundingM. To suggest topics about music tech, DIY music biz or music marketing for Hypebot, contact: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.

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