Helping companies find the right music
Here at Audiocrowd, we are passionate about sharing royalty free music with creators across the world. We would like to contribute to making it easier to find high quality yet affordable music for content creators and enable companies to use great and varied music in their projects without legal doubts and qualms.
Helping musicians to monetize their music
On the other side of the coin, being a composer is a competitive business (as some of our team know from first-hand experience) and we aim to help give an opportunity to composers to make a living with their work.
Good to know: we are a Bootstrapping Startup, meaning as such we do not rely on foreign investors and call our own shots. That gives us freedom to decide freely about our products and we are dedicated to always compensate our composers fairly.
Our goal is to become the best marketplace for musicians and speakers around the world. We want to help our artists market their talent easily and sustainably.
Our contribution to the climate
Our contribution: 1% of total revenue
Removing CO₂ from the atmosphere plays a crucial role in combating climate change, which we now want to push. From every purchase at audiocrowd, a portion of the revenue goes toward expanding new CO₂ removal technologies.
Why we make a contribution
At audiocrowd, we believe that businesses can play an important role in combating climate change. We are proud to make our contribution to a livable future.
audiocrowd is member of Stripe Climate
No company can stop climate change on its own. That's why Stripe Climate brings together forward-thinking companies around the world to bundle and amplify demand for CO₂ removal.
Early adopter for innovative technologies
New technologies are usually expensive at the outset. Early adopters like audiocrowd help to reduce the cost of promising CO₂ removal solutions and advance their development and application.
The predecessor platform of audiocrowd went live in 2009 under the name "addloops". On this platform, it was possible to license and download around 250 tracks.
After 3 years on the market, the addloops founding team split up and the platform was taken offline.
Second round: With an improved concept, better music and a retreaded and specialized music store platform, Alex, one of the former addloops founders, takes a new approach to launch a sustainable and user-friendly marketplace for GEMA-free music. The after work hours and weekends will be used to develop the new platform from now on.
After long nights and many iterations, the time has finally come. The new platform launches under the name audiocrowd and is very well received by both musicians and customers. Audiocrowd continues to be developed and optimized after hours and on weekends.
A lot of feedback and also good music reaches us. This year is all about organic growth and optimizing processes. We are laying the foundation for our platform to grow.
We can reach more and more musicians and customers with our marketplace. Many new products make the jump to our platform: sound packages, albums and sound effects.
The after-work project is slowly turning into a real full-time project - the years of work are now paying off. In addition to redesigning our office space, we continue to expand our popular product and introduce our music subscription for agencies and content creators. For the first time, we are also supported in our growth by an excellent online marketing agency.
A dream comes true: an after-work project without outside capital has become a full-time job. And that's not all: This year, audiocrowd has been joined by new employees for the first time: Sophie, Fredrick and Timon are working remote first for audiocrowd from all over the world. Together we will make sure that audiocrowd can mature to the best product in the Royalty Free Music sector.