Motown Accelerator Fall ’19 artists Asante, Charity, Kaleb the Intern and MYNA perform, and gBETA Musictech startups pitch!
Motown Accelerator x gBETA Musictech
Join us for a joint showcase of the very first Motown Accelerator artists and gBETA Musictech Detroit startups.
There will be five, five-minute startup pitches with 15-minute sets from the four musicians to follow.
6PM: Happy Hour
7PM: gBeta Musictech Startup Pitches
8PM: DJ Set
8:30PM: Motown Accelerator Artist Showcase
9:30PM: DJ Set
Featuring: Motown Accelerator Artists asante // Afrobeats
“drop money” | Instagram Charity // R&B Soul
“More Cake” | Instagram Kaleb the Intern (producer) // Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B
Writings on the Wall | Instagram MYNA // R&B, Dream Pop
“Bad Time” | Instagram gBETA Musictech Companies // Yerko Sepulveda Backbeat BackBeat Technologies LLC manufactures portable, wearable subwoofers to help musicians feel the music they are playing. BackBeat gives artists an immersive and epic live performance and practice experience. BackBeat is on pace to generate $250,000 revenue in 2019 and has been on stage with Katy Perry, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and several other top tier artists. CrowdFreak offers aspiring artists a digital platform to discover opening act performance opportunities for national headlining artists. CrowdFreak secures opening act slots via promoters and venues, then allows artists to compete to perform or directly purchase those opportunities on CrowdFreak.com. Linking talented artists to these on-stage opportunities provides consistent revenue for event promoters, increases the overall quality of the shows and increases ticket sales. CrowdFreak has placed over 6,500 aspiring artists on stage, is growing at 20% month-over-month, and last month achieved $22,000 in topline revenue. Fourtifeye’s cloud-based, data aggregation platform utilizes machine learning to deliver predictive insights about an artists social media performance, distribution strategy, delivery platforms and overall performance based on data collected from digital tools they use everyday. A simple interface helps artists and their teams quickly and easily understand their audience and make data-driven decisions about things like touring locations, release dates and ad spend providing practical assistance throughout an artist’s creative arc. We are currently working closely with Capitol Music Group and 4 Michigan-based emerging artists on a manual beta. // Ryan McGreal-Miller Jazzdaq Jazzdaq creates the fantasy football platform for music. Today, it is easier than ever to create and share music, but more difficult to compete for listeners. Jazzdaq gamifies music discovery through in-app competitions, incentivizing music fans with cash prizes and rewards for discovering and promoting emerging songs. This promotion allows musicians to reach a wider listener base through Jazzdaq enabled network effects. Jazzdaq is currently in private beta mode and was recently accepted into the Ann Arbor Spark Accelerator. // Isaac Lymon Raxplay RaxPlay is an interactive music service and platform. Raxplay uses VR/AR to take music and turn it into interactive, gamified experiences. Raxplay released a beta earlier this year and has designed demo experiences in partnership with Capitol Music Group and Bose this year. About gBETA Musictech
gBETA is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage startups. Each program is capped at five teams, and requires no fees and no equity.
gBETA Musictech is powered by Capitol Records, gener8tor, Motown Museum and TechTown Detroit. The program works exclusively with startups building music-related products, services and content. This includes technologies related to sourcing, recording, production, distribution, marketing, touring, licensing and streaming as well as any technology or process innovations that could serve any component of the music industry.
More… About Motown Accelerator
Motown Musician Accelerator’s 12-week program provides coaching, mentoring, industry networking, and grants to cohorts of four musicians and/or bands. It ends with a showcase, where the artists perform for music industry professionals, supporters and community members.
Motown Musician Accelerator is generously funded by community members who believe that a growing music scene is important to Detroit’s cultural vibrancy. Our partners include: