Dublin, Ireland (PressExposure) August 01, 2014 -- A crowdfunding campaign has opened its doors with the ambitious aim of creating a purpose built platform where talented songwriters and composers can connect with established artists.
Songwriter Connect combines moniker with meaning, connecting talented song writers, composers and artists with chart topping, successful, current artists within their vicinity. The platform will help newcomers to the music industry to kick-start their careers, access opportunities that many wait a lifetime for and improve with expert help in the form of song reviews, insider tips and tricks, discounted access to a top songwriting tool and special deals on essentials such as instruments, software and classes.
The team behind Songwriter Connect has over a decade's worth of experience within the music industry. All crew members have worked with a range of artists with credits including managing singers in the pre-selection stage of the Eurovision song contest, chart topping bands and a Grammy and Emmy nominated composer.
The Indiegogo campaign aims to raise $20,000 to fully develop the Songwriter Connect website and app. The site, which is currently in beta testing, is open to investors and talent wanting to join as writers or singers. Applicants of either the song writers or singers package are entitled to professional reviews of their compositions, song writing opportunities, access to online courses, digital media kits sent to established contacts, the digital release of a single and a personalised press release.
After filling out a free application form and sending 2 songs successful applicants can use the site to browse artist listings and bid for a recording session with a popular artist. Nine bidders are then selected. Those that are not accepted are still able to access the full site to develop their talent with access to a pioneering song writing tool utilised by the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger and Beyonce.
The site was founded by songwriter, music producer and artist manager Christian Erhardt , marketer Mylene Besancon and accountant Seamus McGiff who specialising is the music industry. Using the trio's network of contacts, Songwriter Connect is able to work in close partnership with other managers of artists such as The Coronas, Milky Chance and the highly respected, Master Writer. Master Writer was founded by Barry DeVorzon, the composer of Mary J Bilges' mammoth hit, 'No More Drama'. The tool is used by the likes of Gwen Stefani, Babyface and 16 times Grammy Award Winner David Foster, whose credits include names such as Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez, which means those looking to get a foot in door, can tap into industry-leading expertise.
Christian Erhardt, CEO and Co-Founder of Music Connect Ltd says, "We're very excited by the launch of our crowdfunding campaign as this is the first step towards helping more new and unsigned artists to access the support, tools and professional mentoring they need to write, record and succeed. It's always been incredibly hard to get a foot in the door of the music industry but, we firmly believe there is a lot of talent out there and there is a lot of interest in mining that talent - the two just need a place to meet. We created this concept to create a central location where creative and innovative new artists and producers and writers could meet."
He further explains "The website will launch for all crowdfunding supporters in November/December of this year. We will then have a beta testing phase of about 4-6 months with those songwriters. We aim for 3 established artists recording sessions within that time frame and of course countless upcoming artist's sessions. Our first established artist session will be with a chart topping band from the British Isles. Their biggest success to date was a number 2 hit single in 2012. They repeated that success in 2013 with a top 20 single. They are putting together an album and will use Songwriter Connect to source some of the songs".
To find out more and to invest in the campaign, visit http://www.songwriter-connect.com.