News May 14, 2019

BIGSOUND Tech is looking for the next Daniel Ek

BIGSOUND Tech is looking for the next Daniel Ek

Tech will return this year, putting tech entrepreneurs working on products for the music industry centre stage.

One success story is Love Busk which allows music fans to watch live streams of performances through their smart devices.

In May R&B singer Stan Walker will use LoveBusk to launch his new EP Faith, Hope, Love with a streamed live performance and donating 5% of every ticket sold to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation

Said the platform’s founder and director Brett Hlywa, “When we were looking to officially launch LoveBusk beta phase, we knew BIGSOUND was the place.

“With great support from their team we were able to put a brand launch together with Ella Hooper that was widely attended by some of the industry’s key players.

“LoveBusk has been very grateful for the platform and support of BIGSOUND.

“Being part of the inaugural Tech Showcase was a great opportunity to connect with other start-ups and get some great advice from industry leaders,”

Prysim, which provides end to end gig management has, since its showcase two years ago, has been accepted into the first Creative Startup Accelerator Collider after meeting one of its founders through their BIGSOUND Tech mentorship.

Another success, from the 2018 event, is I Heart Songwriting Club, whose founder / CEO Francesca De Valence states, “As a direct result of showcasing in 2018, I Heart Songwriting Club has not only doubled its membership, but we have been supported by many peak bodies around Australia.

“It allowed us to travel interstate to present our product and platform to hundreds more songwriters, plus the unprecedented access to enthusiastic and support mentors who continue to shape the connections and learning opportunities for our business.”

Past mentors at BIGSOUND Tech included Philip Vafladis (chair of business innovator Innovoys), Peta Ellis (River City Labs), Paul Niederer (equity-based crowdfunding expert) and Terry Gold (Techstars incubator MD).

Applications are now open, head here.

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