The Alchemists Collective is excited to share three music investment opportunities with you from Synkio, Turtle Cell and MixLuv. Please review a brief synopsis of each company. Investment decks for each business are available upon request.
I've known and worked with Ben Perreau for many years. He is launching
, a marketplace and workflow for advertising agencies, film makers and games developers to license music (a $3.5bn industry). Using Synkio, clients such as Google, Apple, Droga5, Publicis, WPP and Vice are able to directly license from the professional music community. The Synkio community has access to over 20,000 of the world's biggest managers and artists as well as independent composers and producers who can produce custom music, or provide 'sync' licenses to their existing work. Synkio's platform makes this whole process easier and takes care of all the contracts and admin, so that creative people can focus on their job.
Synkio also has designs on the creative economy at large (a $30bn+ space), and with music and audio as it's first vertical, has ambitions to enable a new kind of on-demand, cloud-based creative workforce to work directly with brands.
Ann Arbor-based TurtleCell LLC is a mobile accessories company focused on the integration of retractable headphones and other innovative utility features in protective cases. Their plan focused on simplifying mobile technology usage-specifically, addressing untangling earbuds when you've taken them out of your pocket and/or purse before making a call or listening to music on your phone.
The cord extends a full 42 inches, and the case cleverly incorporates a toggle switch of sorts that lets you switch over to speaker as needed. There's also an integrated microphone and three sets of earbud tips.
John Ousby worked for me at BBC Radio and is the Founder of MixLuv. MixLuv is poised to stand out among the competition in an emerging field that is becoming known as 'Social Music Collaboration'. They provide a cloud software platform that allows musicians, engineers, and songwriters the ability to collaborate, create, and manage their world of music online.
MixLuv is seeking out partners that have a passion for creativity and a background within the music field that also have strong business acumen. Their business model has been developed not only to provide an innovative method and service for content creators, but is aligned financially with a solid return rate for the business itself and the investors.
If you or others in your network are not interested in exploring these investments further, but would prefer to invest in your own personal music training, we hope you will also consider music education at the Detroit School of Music.
Detroit School of Music
DSM has a some exciting announcements to share:
- Anyone interested in adopting a student can do so for $100 per month which in turn will provide weekly private music lessons, books and sheet music.
- An Annual Open House will be held on Sunday, August 23rd from 1PM-4PM. Stop by for refreshments, raffles, meet-the-instructors, free trial lessons and the option to purchase fall lesson packages for an exclusive (one-day-only) discounted price!
- DSM is always eager to accept donations of instruments in any condition.