Swedish Music Startup IA Starmony Raises $ 3.5 Million Enables Users to “Create and Release a Global Hit in Minutes”
Swedish music technology company Starmony has raised US $ 3.5 million from Brightly Ventures, Bonnier Ventures and Acecap as well as a group of music industry angel investors, as well as existing investors Luminar Ventures, Max Ventures and Almi Invest.
ANew angel investors include music veteran Jonas Siljemark (ex Warner Music) and Ola Håkansson (TEN Music Group).
Starmony promises to allow users to create hit songs using only their voices.
According to an explanatory video (see below), users record themselves singing or rapping, then using AI, the app will analyze the vocal sound and provide “several complete professional musical productions ”to these voices“ in one minute ”.
The company says it has built a network of professional producers to create these productions.
Once artists have recorded their vocals and chosen their production style, they can edit the different sections of the song (intro, verse, chorus, etc.) and add effects.
The final track can then be distributed to music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify from within the app.
Starmony CEO and Co-Founder Jan Nordlund Says App “Enables Anyone With Talent And A Smartphone To Create And Release A Global Success in a few minutes”.
The company explains that the royalties generated by the streams are shared with both the music producers behind the productions and the artists who record their voices.
Starmony’s iOS app, currently released with a waitlist, will now see its beta user testing has been extended, followed by a consumer release early next year.
“The Starmony App enables anyone with a talent with a smartphone to create and release a worldwide hit in minutes, drawing on the work of top professional music producers combined with cutting edge audio technology and the latest AI technology. “
Jan Nordlund, Starmony
Jan Nordlund, CEO and Co-Founder of Starmony, said: “The Starmony App enables anyone with talent and with a smartphone to create and release a worldwide hit. in minutes, drawing on the work of top professional music producers combined with top-notch sound technology and the latest AI technology.
“Essentially, your mobile becomes a full-fledged music studio, with pprofessional music producers and your own label.
Daniel Zangger, COO and Co-Founder, added, “We did some test versions of full songs on Spotify and Apple Music made by the first beta. testers from all over the world in different genres, such as rap, dance, pop and reggaeton with amazing results in the Starmony Allstar playlist on Spotify, you can judge for Yesourselves.
“Starmony can transform musical creation and enable virtually anyone to produce great songs. “
Jonas Siljemark said: “I have worked in the music industry for over 30 years and I know how difficult it is to create great music and then access those closed music networks executives and producers.
“Therefore, most artists and great music makers never get the chance to show their talent to the world. Starmony can transform music creation and let virtually anyone produce gbeautiful songs.
“We are impressed by the team with their in-depth knowledge and level of innovation in music creation and technology.”
Katja Bergman, Brightly Ventures
Katja Bergman, General Partner, Brightly Ventures, said: “We are impressed by the team with their in-depth knowledge and degree of innovation in musical creation and technology.
“As the creation of social videos and video content multiply each year, the demand for original content is also increasing. music; we are excited about the creative format that Starmony enables; A talented singer-songwriter can pproduce original music as easily as short videos on social video app. creativity in such an inspiring way; Pperhaps nothing less should be expected from the country which created by both Abba and Spotify! “Music trade around the world