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Abbey Road supports two new tech startups

Posted on: Tuesday 27th of February 2018

abbey_road_red_ar_smAt the Abbey Road ‘Red’ event in Studio Two at the beginning of February 2018, the next two startups joining Abbey Road’s incubation programme were revealed.

Humtap is a Silicon Valley based music technology startup that is pioneering the use of AI to enable consumers, advertisers and content creators to produce original songs by simply humming a melody in their mobile phones. Tamer Rashad, founder & CEO says “like many teens around the world, I dreamt of being a musician. I studied music, then went down a different path professionally before finally coming back to music. I saw Instagram transform our relationship to photography and now video and put everyday users at ease connecting with others through creative visual expression. To bring these qualities to musical expression, and enable unprecedented collaboration between users and artists, we created Humtap.”

Many YouTube videos lack commercial music because creators are concerned with navigating complex copyright laws. Lickd introduces a micro-licensing model which allows creators of videos to select pre-cleared music tracks from the labels with a guarantee that the artist is paid and no copyright claims will be made. As the amount of video online continues to rocket, Lickd is the key to helping both music makers and content creators work together. CEO Paul Sampson says “we’re delighted to be joining such a prestigious and forward-thinking incubator as Abbey Road Red. Innovating in the music industry isn’t always easy and to be able to access the calibre of minds and experience available to us by being part of the programme is an incredible opportunity. We hope to scale the business significantly over the next two years and collaborating with Abbey Road Red will help us no end in achieving this goal.”



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