The pre-authorized original music sampling platform Tracklib added $ 12.2 million in funding in a round led by the Sony Innovation Fund.
In addition to Sony, funding comes from existing investors, including WndrCo and Jörg Mohaupt’s Bridford, as well as new investors, including a former NBA player, actor and music producer. Baron Davis.
“An incredible tool for creators,” said Davis. “It’s drugs for me as a creator and a DJ. It gave me the confidence to work on my own projects and release some of my music. I can listen to samples, see what others have put out there and vibrate on Tracklib.
The catalog includes over 100,000 original recordings from over 400 record labels / publishers, including Isaac hayes To Mozart and jazz artists Bob james. Tracklib samples were used J. Cole, Phantogram, Mary J. Blige, Lil ‘Wayne, DJ Khaled, and BROCKHAMPTON
Tracklib will use the funding to develop its community and enable original collaborations between producers and artists. Tracklib recently announced partnerships with producer Frank Dukes, Bob James and Isaac Hayes.
“We are delighted to see interest from investors, existing and new, in supporting Tracklib’s vision to unleash creativity by creating a better way to sample for millions of music creators,” said the CEO Pӓr Almqvist. “Original music snippets are an integral part of how artists and producers create music, regardless of genre, and we have been pioneers in connecting these creators with important music catalogs in a way simple, legal and affordable. “
Bruce houghton is Founder and Publisher of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank and is Senior Advisor to Bandsintown which acquired both publications in 2019. He is Founder and Chairman of the Skyline Artists Agency and Professor at Berklee College Of Music.