Music collaboration tech developer Splice has acquired Indaba Music. Indaba is an online music community of more than a million creators. Indaba’s Founder Dan Zaccagnino and CEO, JJ Rosen, a former Sony exec, will join Splice’s executive team, bringing along eight team members. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Founded 12 years ago, Indaba has been a pioneer in online music collaboration, including remix competitions with high-profile artists and contests for licensing placements with major brands including Jack Antonoff, Usher, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Glasper, Red Bull, X-Box and Sony Electronics. Splice says they will build on these competitions and offer other activations designed to help musicians create and collaborate.
Rubber Tracks Free Sample Library
Splice will also maintain and expand the Rubber Tracks Sample Library, which Indaba Music created in partnership with Converse in 2012. The catalogue has over 40,000 royalty-free samples, loops and stems, contributed by legendary musicians including members of The Roots and Earth Wind & Fire, world class instrumentalists who have collaborated and performed with artists like Michael Jackson and Jack White, and popular contemporary artists like Dev Hynes and Machinedrum.
“We founded Indaba Music to connect musicians in new ways and accelerate their creativity with creative content and opportunities. Splice shares that vision and has the resources and team needed to bring it to the next level," stated Dan Zaccagnino, founder of Indaba Music and now the Head of Content at Splice.
“Indaba has a 12 year track record of creating opportunities for musicians to gain exposure, work together in ways that elevate their craft and their careers, and make the creative process more connected,” said Steve Martocci, co-founder and CEO of Splice. “Indaba Music, combined with Splice’s technology and market position, will give musicians today unprecedented opportunities to unleash their creativity.”