There is not really a social type network for finding music collaborators. Sure there is SoundCloud and Facebook, but there is not really a niche network to find people to play with. However, we just came across an interesting project: Soundslates. Soundslates is in the midst of an Indiegogo Campaign to fund their network. We had a chance to ask the Soundslates team a few questions about their music collaboration network:
What does Soundslates do?
We provide a platform for online music collaboration, helping musicians to find each other, collaborate worldwide, and get better revenues.
Why did you build Soundslates?
Musicians often lack contacts, and don’t earn enough from their music, we are aiming to help them to solve those problems.
How is Soundslates different from what is currently available?
Our platform is a combination of a website and a desktop app, which makes it unique.
Both products features many details and 1000’s of working hours have been invested in it, we believe that this platform is one of the most advanced solutions for music collaborations.
One of the key advantage of our tools is the flexibility, for example the Soundslates website can be suited for almost every musicians, from amateur to professionals.
Same for our digital studio, which can be downloaded in few seconds from anywhere, and since it is cloud based, you’ll find all your projects even when you are not in the studio.
Tell us your founding story. Was there an “ah ha” moment?
I’m an amateur musician myself, i was always in need of other musicians to work with me on my music, but i could never find the right ones.
At one point i’ve started to search online for a solution, but didn’t succeed…
Once the idea just came, to create a platform dedicated to musicians, where anyone could find people to work with, music to buy and more, it was 2.5 years ago.
Tell us about your founding team and their backgrounds.
Our team is composed mainly of C++ software engineers, they are very competent and are doing great work!
One of them, which has done the audio engine of our digital studio, has worked at “Native instruments” in the past, which is one of the famous company in music software market.
What’s the next step? What are your short-term goals?
We have started a crowd-funding campaign on indiegogo.com in order to be able to complete our software.
The campaign is essential for us because it would allow us to invest much more time and efforts into the finalizing steps of our software.
Where can people find out more?
Soundslates website (in Beta now)