TuneGo, a music discovery platform for emerging artists, has raised $1.2 million from serial entrepreneur Chris Murray and Pasadena Angel investor Kenny Kam. Alongside the funding, TuneGo announced deals with Spotify, Slacker and APM Music as distribution partners and some heavy-hitting producers including Peter Asher, Desmond Child and Ron Dante.
How TuneGo Works
Still in open beta, TuneGo works to connect emerging artists both with fans and music industry insiders. TuneGO Score uses patent-pending algorithmic filtering which combines social activity, crowd-sourced feedback, live event activity, professional reviews and other factors to, the company says, determine an artist’s likelihood of commercial success.
“It’s harder than ever to stand out and be discovered,” says John Kohl, co-founder and CEO, TuneGO. “What’s more, producers and record labels just don’t have the bandwidth to filter through thousands of singles, Facebook posts, tweets and YouTube videos out there to find truly talented artists. TuneGO connects all the dots and put your music in the hands of people that matter most.”
TuneGO’s production team includes Grammy Award-winning producers with a combined $5 billion in retail sales, and over 300 million albums sold, including:
- Ron Dante, producer of Barry Manilow, Cher and Pat Benatar
- Desmond Child, member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame for hits such as “Livin on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Bad Medicine,” who has worked with artists including KISS, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin and others
- Peter Asher, former SVP of Sony Music Entertainment and producer of original and compilation albums from James Taylor, Carole King and Buddy Holly, and more
- John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez, produced and remixed music for artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and the Pointer Sisters
Beta sign up is available here.