Official.fm Raises $8 Million To Expand D.I.Y. Musician Platform
Yesterday Hypebot called Geneva based Official.fm one of the 10 Smartest Startups At SF MusicTech. Now Official.fm has announced that they've received an additional $8 million in funding to build what they call "the world’s most advanced do-it-yourself platform for music creators & content owners". No source of the funding was named. What is Offcial.fm?
Official.fm enables content creators and owners to upload their music and assets once and spread it to download stores and other music services global music services. The site also offers widgets, tools and analytics. A new API is aimed at improving music discovery through partnerships like Shuffler.fm.
Long term: "We’ll launch premium accounts in the coming months, giving you access to new ways for you to live off of the music you create & control."
A noble goal in a space with a lot of competition.