Express your love with music, InstrumentChamp will help you!

Written by Lars Willner on . Posted in Blog, Music Artist, Music Student, Music Teacher, Product News, Team

So do you have a date tonight? Why not express your love with music! If that is too much too early, you can still express your love for music and perhaps in a year it is time for that ultimate love song on Valentines Day.

Love-songs

You don’t know how to play music? Don’t worry, InstrumentChamp is now here to help you. And lucky for you, it is now available to download for free. Learn to play music with a real music game!

Billboard just made a ranking of Top 50 love songs of all times on Billboard Top 100. You can read the whole article and ranking here. BILLBOARD TOP50 LOVE SONGS OF ALL TIMES

Here is the top five love songs from the list! What’s your favorite love song?

Crowdfunding Campaign 100%

Written by Lars Willner on . Posted in Blog, Music Artist, Music Student, Music Teacher, Product News, Team

After launching the equity crowdfunding campaign during the technology conference Slush in Helsinki 12th of november, we reached 100% after only 30 days last friday. 25 people from across northern europe has signed up become ambassadeurs and new shareholders, and invest a total of SEK250000 (EUR40000).

The team is extremely proud, happy and excited to get this kind of backing and trust and are eager to help make the world play music together. We are now preparing for 2014 which will be a big year for the company, and we hope that you want to join the mission.

Magnus Willner, co-founder of InstrumentChamp playing the game together with his oldest son.

Magnus Willner, co-founder of InstrumentChamp playing the game together with his oldest son.

InstrumentChamp got a bit of press coverage the last week for you to read. Most in swedish but Hackney Gazette in London also made an interview during the christmas event in London.

Press coverage
Hackney Gazette: 11/12 (ENG)
DI Newspaper article friday 13/12 (SWE)
DI online article 14/12 (SWE)
DI podcast – “Osynliga handen” 14/12 (SWE)

Crowdfunding Campaign until Christmas: Now 58%

Written by Lars Willner on . Posted in Blog

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way…christmas is around the corner and the christmas spirit is increasingly present around us. Don’t know if that is part of our success, but we are now up to 58% of the goal of raising SEK250.000 with equity crowdfunding. Chances are that the campaign will be fully signed and closed before Christmas! So if you want to be part of a music revolution, join our mission today to make the world play music!

Join us now, click here: INSTRUMENTCHAMP ON FUNDEDBYME
Join us today and help inspire and empower the next generation music superstars. Become a part of InstrumentChamp family!

Join us today and help inspire and empower the next generation music superstars. Become a part of InstrumentChamp family!

Equity crowdfunding is a new way for entrepreneurs to engage with the community and fund new companies. InstrumentChamp is working with the crowdfunding platform FundedByMe, and they have some great information and articles about how it works: https://www.fundedbyme.com/nb/learn-more/

Don’t hesitate to contact me or Magnus if you have any questions:
lars@instrumentchamp.com +4745517645
magnus@instrumentchamp.com
/The Willner Brothers and the InstrumentChamp Team

Hack-a-tree event in London with the music city of Oslo, Nordic Connection and the borough of Hackney.

Written by Lars Willner on . Posted in Blog

Just back in Oslo after a few days in London, or more specifically in the Borough of Hackney which is perhaps the heart of London Tech City. InstrumentChamp was part of the Oslo delegation celebrating the longstanding friendship between the city of Oslo and London. This year had a focus on the emerging Music & Tech scene in Oslo and the London counterparts. Friday was spent hacking an alternative christmas tree, and it was later presented by Johan Brand from Nordic Connection, Deputy Mayor of Oslo, Mr. Hallstein Bjercke, and Mr. Andrew Sissons from the London borough of Hackney. The tree was lit by Mr.Bjercke attempting to play Jingle Bells on InstrumentChamp, the tree reacts on the surrounding sounds and will light and flash depending on your pitch and volume. Watch the video below to see it live:

Deputy Mayor of Oslo, Mr Hallstein Bjercke opening speech and Mr. Andrew Sissons from the Borough of Hackney.

Deputy Mayor of Oslo, Mr Hallstein Bjercke opening speech and Mr. Andrew Sissons from the Borough of Hackney.

The event also contained a pitch session for a number of startups from Norway (including InstrumentChamp) and hosted an expert panel discussing how music and technology is strengthening cultural and commercial bonds. The norwegian music festival By:Larm is more and more becoming the north european version of SXSW, the famous cultural festival/conference in Austin, Texas for music, film, technology and interactive media. By:Larm is already an established international arena for the music industry, and together with IKT Norway it is now introducing By:Larm Interactive as a core part of the program.

In connection with By:Larm Startup Norway is hosting a special event called Startup Weekend Play, that will help you develop your business ideas within music, technology and gaming. You can connect with the event on facebook, register and get a very attractive early-bird price: STARTUP WEEKEND PLAY (FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE)

Thanks to Johan Brand from Nordic Connection for a great initiative and event, also the city of Oslo, IKT Norway, Oslo Teknopol and Hackney House that made it all a reality.