Last week I got to meet some other tech startups that are focusing on different aspects of your life as an aspiring musician!
Of course Spotify is the first to come to mind talking about Music Tech in Stockholm, but there is more things bubbling.
Sven Ahlbäck is a professor at KMH – The Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Together with Sven Emtell they have developed ScoreCleaner. It is a pretty awesome tool for you that want to easily record melodies and share it as music notation quickly and hassle-free! Here is a short demo:
The guys at Playwerk has something cool for all you music creators out there. Co-founder Björn Melinder and Fredrik Posse showed me the latest music collaboration tool that they are releasing this year. It is open for beta users so head over to Soundtrap to sign up for a free account.
To put it simple, Soundtrap let you record melodies and arrangements that you very easily can share and invite friends to collaborate. Together you can create a song in minutes, combining the different sound tracks recorded. Easy to use and an uncluttered design makes it very approachable and friendly.
Spotify is continuing to grow and are investing in both service improvements and market expansion, particularly in the US. It is rumoured that they are now seeking new financing, putting the company valuation to a stunning $5.3 billion. The success of Spotify is an inspiration and I hope more entrepreneurs and investors will increase the efforts to develop new digital music solutions and make it available to more people around the world.