Music Tech Pitch 4.5 takes place in London today and is held in partnership with Clintons, the law firm, and EY, the professional services firm. We are also proud to be supported by our media partners MediaTainment Finance, Music Business School, Rockol and StrategyEye.

Music TechPitch 4.5 is a platform to enable startups specifically within the music-tech industry from all across Europe to showcase their business proposition to a relevant wider audience, including VCs, music industry professionals and experts, journalists, as well as other aspiring and successful music and tech entrepreneurs. This pitching event is a unique opportunity to build more awareness, receive productive feedback from an expert panel, and network with key music-tech industry players.

Keynote presentation:
Music TechPitch 4.5 will feature a keynote by industry veteran Steve Lewis, who was an instrumental part of making Virgin Music Group into a billion dollar business. Steve was MD of Virgin Management and deputy MD of Virgin Records. And, as MD of Virgin Music he saw it become the UK’s top independent publisher. Following the sale of Virgin to EMI, Steve became the CEO of the Music Division of Chrysalis Group, which he left to found Stage Three Music, the first private equity backed music publisher. Steve and his co-founders successfully exited Stage Three Music in 2010 via a sale to KKR/BMG Music Rights.

Maker demo:
New for this Music TechPitch 4.5 will be a maker demo following the keynote. We will hear from Dentaku co-founder Mark McKeague, who will demo Ototo and instruments, and share his maker journey. Ototo is at an interesting stage of development, having just gone into manufacturing.

Following the keynote and maker demo, 8 music-tech startups from across Europe will present their business ideas and revenue models during a three-minute pitch followed by a five-minute Q&A by a panel of judges.

The panel of judges will discuss the viability, growth potential, and revenue model of each business idea, providing constructive feedback on the business model and the pitch. A winner will be selected by both the judges and by audience vote.

The winner of Music TechPitch 4.5 will get the opportunity to participate in a growth meeting arranged by EY, the professional services firm, in order to discuss potential growth, support and investment opportunities.

Pitching startups:

  • ALV Royalty Software
  • Blitzr
  • Capsule.fm
  • Exaget
  • MeetandJam
  • Metable
  • Music Gateway
  • Nagual Sounds

Judging panel:

  • Bruce Elliott-Smith, Business Development Director at Venture Capital Platform, CEO at ArchangelUK, Grammy-winning song-writer for amongst others Kylie Minogue
  • Tom Frederikse, Partner, Clintons
  • Julia Hawkins, Digital Strategy Manager, Universal Music UK
  • Phil Hope, Managing Director, Cutting Edge Group
  • Steve Lewis, Steve Lewis Services, previously founder of Stage Three Music
  • Francois Planquette, Music Product Manager, Orange Group
  • Justin Prichard, Director – TMT Lead Advisory, Ernst & Young

Chaired by Ashley Elsdon, PalmSounds

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