華納音樂集團推出數百萬美元的加速基金

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  • 華納音樂集團推出數百萬美元的加速基金

      201811/0807:17
    ◎華納音樂集團推出了WMG Boost,這是一個種子投資基金,旨在支持音樂產業中的創業成長和創新。數百萬美元的基金將投資於錄製音樂和音樂出版的早期及鄰近階段的初創公司;已經過A輪融資階段的初創公司可被考慮獲得最高達100萬美元的投資。

    ◎華納音樂集團數位長Ole Obermann表示「WMG Boost就是在音樂生態系統中培養想法的多樣性,特別是在音樂與科技之間的交匯點。這基金使我們能夠支持有想法的創業者,更多地了解新興商業模式,並為幫藝人創造更多機會而投資。」

    ◎WMG Boost將涵蓋技術與音樂行業相交節點的各個領域,包括AI、區塊鏈、虛擬實境、手機遊戲和語音識別。除了獲得種子基金之外,被選中投資的公司還可獲得WMG的音樂產業專業知識。華納音樂集團之前有收購Songkick和投資Landr及Pexeso等音樂相關科技初創公司的經驗,並且是Techstars Music的創始會員。

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    Warner Music Group has launched WMG Boost, a seed investment fund to support entrepreneurial growth and innovation in the music industry. The multimillion dollar fund will invest in early stage startups within and adjacent to recorded music and music publishing.

    "WMG Boost is all about nurturing the diversity of ideas within the music ecosystem, especially at this meeting point between music and tech," said Ole Obermann, Chief Digital Officer, Warner Music Group. "This fund enables us to support thoughtful entrepreneurs, learn more about emerging business models, and invest in the creation of more opportunities for artists."

    WMG Boost will cover the spectrum of places where technology intersects with the music industry including AI, blockchain, virtual reality, mobile gaming and voice recognition. In addition to seed funding, portfolio companies will have access to WMG's music industry expertise.

    Warner Music Group has some experience in acquiring (Songkick) and investing in (Landr and Pexeso) music related tech startups, and is a founding member of Techstars Music.

    Startups in the pre-revenue through Series A stages can be considered investments for up to $1 million.

    "We are interested in a wide array of concepts across the spectrum of technology's intersection with the music industry, from discovering new artists to creating music and promoting it. We regularly review and work with technology companies that leverage AI, blockchain, music creation, virtual and mixed reality, mobile gaming, voice, and more!"

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