The music industry has witnessed numerous talented artists that have spearheaded the entertainment industry, including the launch of streaming platforms and music sharing websites. Now, the launch of the music platform, Gemtracks, is another significant step in the industry to allow musicians to collaborate in the digital world.
Launched by the British-Australian songwriter, producer and DJ, Jesse Neo, the music platform has already garnered a lot of attention, having been featured on NBC and ABC.
Jesse Neo is popularly associated with his electronic and dance music that have received radio plays and countless dazzling reviews, having been featured in RESPECT Mag and The Huffington Post. However, the creative veins in him have edged him to try his hand on several other genres too, including hip hop, rock and jazz.
Despite being a fulltime musician working with a publishing company, Jesse realized early on that filling in piles of paperwork and attending meetings have been eating into his creative time. There were also many occasions where he had to take time off his art to clarify small, technical queries including where his files were stored and what he meant by “go back to the previous folder.”
It was these laborious tasks that made Jesse realize the need for technological innovation and eventually lead to the creation of his startup, Gemtracks. Initially, Gemtracks was designed as a space to share his own unused beats, but it soon gained interest from several producers and indie artists.
Gemtracks is essentially a marketplace for musicians to buy and sell beats, like the way a traditional record label would hire songwriters. The only difference is that Gemtracks allows the musician to work on a freelance basis, set their own terms, and expose their work to thousands of customers each day. Most importantly, all the transactions and legal aspects are done automatically.
The most interesting aspect is that the beats that are sold come with full copyright. This means each beat can only be sold once. Music producers are able to list their completed tracks on the website, or set up a profile for clients to contact them manually.
Already, Beowülf, I.Y.F.F.E, Taylor Carroll and Milana Leybovich, who have previously worked in companies such as Warner, Sony, Universal and Disney have been showing a lot of interest in the music platform.
There are already several indie artists have used beats purchased from Gemtracks in their own songs, and have in total garnered more than 2 million streams in total.
Apart from the numerous beats across numerous genres, there are also insightful tools and guides to help budding artists develop their image, such as a band name ideas generator and the difference between EP and an album.
“It always amazes me what technology can do for humankind,” Jesse concluded. “Being a savvy person, I am glad to have this chance to use technology to change how music is created.”
So, if you are looking to buy beats online, make sure you head over to Gemtracks now.