Project Music Tech Accelerator Begins Accepting Applications
There are many tech accelerators offering help to early stage startups, but none focus just on music. Project Music Accelerator run by Nashville's Entrepreneur Center is the exception.
Nashville's Project Accelerator is entering year two with a new round of applications. Music tech startups in social media, big data, content monetization, hardware, distribution, engagement and others from around the globe will be invited to apply for the accelerator program starting September 1st.
Nashville Entrepreneur Center will host Project Music‘s Year 2 Kick Off Event on Wednesday, September 2 from 5:30 -7:30 at their offices at 41 Peabody Street.
The 2015 Accelerator program launched eight new music-tech startups covering everything from audio quality to distribution that have collectively raised over $2 Million in funding.
Last year’s inaugural class included 20-something Channing Moreland of artist booking platform EVAmore and Marcus Cobb of musician-connecting site Jammber, who has been starting creative businesses for sixteen years. “The business concept doesn’t have to be as fleshed out as you might expect. The idea’s relevance and contribution to innovation in the music industry are more important – as is the EC’s belief in the character and experience of the applicant,” says Program Director
Six to eight applicants will be selected to participate in a three month high intensity bootcamp at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Each startup will be awarded a minimum of $30,000 investment.
“Building artists’ careers occupies most of the entertainment business executives' time. It doesn’t allow much bandwidth to solve immediate and long term structural issues for the industry at large,” explains CMA Board Member and EC Master Mentor, Joe Galante. “Project Music helps tackle these issues by introducing new music-centric companies led by Entrepreneurs. Their passion to build solutions without being burdened by day to day legacy issues is important to changing the game.”