Data aggregation company Soundcharts has completed a €320k ($360k) seed funding round – money with which it says it’s aiming to become “the indispensable tool for all industry professionals”.
Several investors took part in the raise for the Paris-based company, including Thibaud Elziere (founder of Fotolia and the startup studio eFounders: Mailjet, Mention, Front), Guy Messina (former commercial director of FNAC and Virgin Megastore) and Michael Dadoun (founder of Lavasoft and UpClick).
SoundCharts brings together real-time and historical music consumption data from charts, airplay, playlists and social networks, and breaks it down territory-by-territory.
“Soundchart gives meaning to all of this data thanks to an intuitive dashboard.”
David Weiszfeld, SoundCharts
David Weiszfeld, founder of Soundcharts, says he realised the need for real-time artist data from a number of research points when he was Head of International Development for Universal Music France.
“Soundcharts processes, analyzes and archives a mass of information in real-time, and gives meaning to all of this data thanks to an intuitive and ergonomic dashboard,” he explains.
“We provide this data to the various industry players: artists and their managers, record labels, publishers, live producers, and advertising agencies of all size.”Music Business Worldwide