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Vampr

Bring live streaming to the world's largest professional network for creatives

What Investors Say

Managing Partner, RZN8 Capital LLC
LEAD INVESTOR
Invested $215,000 this round + $400,000 previously
We’re excited to return and lead another round for Vampr, especially on the back of their recent wins, tremendous growth and product innovation since closing their last round. Success in any business requires execution and a team led by a driven Founder. I’ve done a lot of due diligence, reviewed more apps than I can remember and met many interesting people in the online music networking space. I have become convinced that CEO Josh Simons has the requisite knowledge, personal experience, passion and determination to make Vampr succeed in a field which has enormous opportunity and upside.

What Friends Say

Anthony Kilhoffer 4x GRAMMY winning producer and longtime engineer for Kanye West. Former manager of Travis Scott and frequent Kid Cudi collaborator
With Vampr I can quickly flick through and discover the next generation of songwriters and producers, and filter by location. It wasn’t this easy before.
Matt Adell Former CEO of Beatport and Vice-President of Napster. Multiple exits under his belt with 20+ years experience working at the intersection of music and tech
Music is something best made together. Vampr brings people together to inspire, create, collaborate and grow. It’s just what great musicians need in this disconnected digital world.

In the news

Vampr raises a further £570,000 to expand social-professional network for artists
February 23, 2021
Vampr has announced a further £570,000, taking its total investment raised to £1.9m. The US-based music start-up has also opened a London office. In an oversubscribed crowdfunding round, the company raised the maximum permitted in a 12-month window with over 2,000 investors, as the company draws up plans for its upcoming Series A round.
7 Equity Crowdfunding Offerings to Buy This Week
December 16, 2020
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Pandemic fuels shift to crowdfunding, boosts start-up businesses
December 11, 2020
Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter have been around for years and have raised about $4 billion globally since 2000. Last month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced it will let crowdfunding campaigns raise up to $5 million, up from $1.07 million previously.
Airship Journeys Powers Massive Conversion Gains for Brands Across the Globe
October 28, 2020
Customer engagement company Airship today detailed the amazing success three brand marketers have achieved using Airship Journeys to more quickly and easily improve the business impact of cross-channel customer journeys. The customer journeys these marketers have optimized have driven double- and even triple-digit percentage performance improvements over baselines established by control groups.
Vampr eyes more global growth with two fundraising initiatives
October 15, 2020
Los Angeles-based multi-award winning Australian music startup Vampr takes a significant step in its growth with two financial announcements this morning. The US$9.6 million company announced support from the Angels & Entrepreneurs Network, founded by best-selling author and digital marketer Neil Patel. The $577,000 round is being led by Kentucky-based venture firm RZN8 Capital.
Vampr To Further Aid In Music Discovery And Connection With New Pro Service
July 24, 2020
Vampr, an app that aids in music discovery, connection and collaboration, will unveil its new Pro service on Aug. 14. On the heels of announcing its publishing division that assists members with free sync representation, Vampr Pro's August launch will allow users new features and more accessibility to music distribution for a monthly fee of $4.99.
Facebook launches Collab, a mix-and-match app for making collaborative music videos
May 28, 2020
Facebook's internal R&D group, NPE Team, is rolling out yet another new app today called Collab after having just launched a new group audio calling app, CatchUp, on Tuesday. With Collab, the focus has now returned to video, and specifically, the concept of watching, mixing and matching o...
Vampr Raises $520K in Crowdfunding to Be a 'LinkedIn for Creatives'
January 31, 2020
Vampr, a networking platform for musicians, just announced it closed on a seed round bringing the company's total funding to almost $1.2 million, including more than $500,000 in equity crowdfunding. "Our success has always been tied to the strength of our community - and in many ways the community owns the platform," founder Josh Simons told Built In.
Xtina Jewell: Ain't No Supermodel - BIG/SOUND
January 23, 2020
What inspires your music? I'm usually inspired by stories - I'll get a cue from a film I'm watching, or have an experience that I want to preserve. Sonically I'm most inspired by classic rock, jazz, EDM, lofi pop, experimental/dream pop. How did you start your recording caree
Melek yatırım platformu Angel Effect, ABD merkezli Vampr'a yatırım yaptı
January 21, 2020
Melek yatırım platformu Angel Effect, yılın ilk yatırımını Amerika merkezli Vampr'a yaptığını açıkladı. Melek yatırım platformu Angel Effect, yılın ilk yatırımını 2015 yılında başarılı müzisyenler Josh Simons ve Baz Palmer tarafından hayata geçirilen Vampr'a 9 milyon dolar üzerinden yaptığını açıkladı. Müzisyenlerin birbirleriyle tanışmaları için bir ortam sağlayan Vampr'da bugüne kadar 5 milyon bağlantı kurulmasına olanak sağlandı.
From Instagram to Insta-Rich: Turning Your Network Into Your Net Worth - Raging Bull
January 15, 2020
They say it's not what you know but who you know. And they're right! It wasn't that long ago that I was sitting on the couch in my dad's living room, watching Shark Tank and thinking, "Someday, I'm gonna pitch my company to Mark Cuban."
Melek yatırım platformu Angel Effect, ABD merkezli Vampr'a yatırım yaptı - egirişim
January 13, 2020
Erken aşama, yüksek büyüme potansiyeli içeren girişimlere yatırım yaparak gelişmeleri için sermaye, tecrübe ve aynı zamanda global ağlara erişim sağlamak ve melek yatırım kültürünü yaygınlaştırmak üzere kurulan Angel Effect yılın ilk yatırımını Amerika merkezli Vampr'a 9 milyon dolar üzerinden yaptığını açıkladı. Sizlere Angel Effect'in ilk kuruluşunu paylaşmıştık.
Calif consumer privacy law can affect businesses across U.S.
December 21, 2019
NEW YORK -- If the thousands of Californians who use Josh Simons' app for musicians demand next month that Vampr delete their personal information, Simons will be ready to comply. The social network company expects to be one of many businesses nationwide subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act, a law that takes effect Jan.
California consumer privacy law may affect businesses across U.S.
December 18, 2019
NEW YORK - If the thousands of Californians who use Josh Simons' app for musicians demand next month that Vampr delete their personal information, Simons will be ready to comply. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE The social network company expects to be one of many businesses nationwide subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act, a law that takes effect Jan.
California consumer privacy law can affect businesses across U.S. starting January 1
December 18, 2019
If the thousands of Californians who use Josh Simons' app for musicians demand next month that Vampr delete their personal information, Simons will be ready to comply. The social network company expects to be one of many businesses nationwide subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act, a law that takes effect Jan.
Check out Rae Khalil’s Music
December 5, 2019
“Girlfried” – Rae’s debut project is produced by her best friend and frequent Collaborator, Jared Rubens. Rae and Jared met through “Vampr” – (Tinder for Music). “Girlfriend” was created out of frustration with the music industry – created with absolutely no budget out of Rae’s bedroom in Torrance – while simultaneously dealing with the complexities of falling in love with a woman.
APRA AMCOS sponsors innovative music networking app, Vampr
October 15, 2019
APRA AMCOS sponsors innovative music networking app, Vampr The Vampr app helps artists discover, connect and collaborate with musicians, the music industry and music lovers alike. Think of LinkedIn, but for the creative community. Vampr has already built a network of more than 450,000 users in 190+ countries accounting for over 4 million professional connections.
China Moon - Nebula (New Music)
September 24, 2019
It happens a lot; band sends email requesting we check out their music, we check out the music, and then (if we like it) we create a piece of writing in response to it. Sometimes, like when China Moon's debut single "Nebula" is that aforementioned music, it inspires a big reaction from me, such as:...
Meet Josh Simons
September 11, 2019
With Vampr, you can find musicians, industry and music lovers near you and build your profile with Soundcloud and YouTube. Users can see common musical interests and make new connections by swiping right on a profile. They can then chat securely with new connections and get started on a new musical collaboration!
Recipe of fun and funk: The Family Recipe focuses on inclusion and unity
September 6, 2019
When guitarist Nathan Hallman and electric mandolin player Will Ruff met through Vampr , a local musician-finding app in 2017, the two knew right away they wanted their music to extend beyond a duo of college students playing in Ruff's living room in Athens, Georgia.
Vampr CEO: "Everyone Wants to Know Why We Didn't Go to VCs"
September 4, 2019
As any "creative" doing the Hollywood shuffle knows, connection is the name of the game. When I randomly connected with musician Josh Simons two years ago, we discussed what you need to be the most successful musician you can be. Simons, who'd just returned from touring with Keith Urban down under, had recently co-founded music startup Vampr .
Vampr shoots past $100k in its equity-crowdfunding campaign
August 29, 2019
Startup Vampr has been around since 2016, as one of the startups hoping to create a 'LinkedIn for musicians' industry-focused social network. It has since raised $900k of funding from angel investors and industry executives, but in 2019 the company is turning to the crowd for more money.
Australia's Josh Simons talks 'muso's equivalent to Tinder' Vampr
July 26, 2019
Fast forward a few years, and the app is making the right tune with the tech community. In early 2018, Vampr earned a nod in Apple's Best Apps of The Year list, and more recently scooped honours at the Lovie Awards in Europe and took home glory at SF Music Tech in California.
Deal To Watch: Vampr - LinkedIn for Creatives
July 23, 2019
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音乐行业的"速配服务"会是一门好生意吗? | 创业观察-商业-中国音乐财经网
September 26, 2018
Vampr not only serves as a platform for connecting musicians. Some users use [the app] to find good music instead of connecting with other musicians. For this reason Vampr is more than just a simple professional network.
Apps: Form a band
August 3, 2018
First, find bandmates. With Vampr you make a profile of your musical tastes and skills, and then swipe, Tinder-style, through other posters, or wait to be contacted. You can chat in-app before agreeing to meet.
Musicians - start your networking!
July 17, 2018
[Vampr CEO] Josh began making his way in the music world as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Buchanan. As their success grew, the band caught the eye of Barry (Baz) Palmer, from the well-known Australian band Hunters and Collectors. Barry and Josh collaborated musically at first, until years later, when Josh came to Barry with the idea for Vampr. The two business partners spent 12 months developing the social network, and from there, the app rose to success. Vampr is rated on the App Store as one of 2017’s top community apps worldwide, and promoted by big-name organisations, like The Huffington Post.
Vampr | PubNub
July 9, 2018
Vampr is a mobile network for musicians – a meet-platform, different from a social/friend platform like Facebook. The main differentiator is professional networking – presenting personnel who fit your search criteria, one by one, with a thumb swipe as the primary mechanism to sift through potential creative collaborators. This approach plainly hadn’t been done when Vampr launched.
Mr Ekow is flexing out in the "Jungle Gym"
June 16, 2018
Mr. Ekow takes it back to the good old days on his new record titled “Jungle Gym”. Over a funky, upbeat backdrop, he delivers lighthearted lyrics with playful flows, laced with child-like optimism. The beat, delivered by Mexican producer Eidan, bounces along with stabbing synths and a groovy bass line that’s sure to get people moving. The two met via Vampr – an app for musicians. Think Tinder but instead of unsolicited pics in your DMs, you get dope music like this.
A new app lets producers set up collaborations wherever they are in the world
May 15, 2018
Launched in April in eight languages, Vampr has made 2,463,700 connections between musicians across 190 countries and is seeking to change the face of the music industry on a global scale.
Feel the fear: Four entrepreneurs on their scariest moments in business - SmartCompany
May 8, 2018
Success can bring many benefits, but it won’t stop fear in its tracks. From Musk to Branson, even billionaire masterminds say the entrepreneurial journey is one that naturally leads to a lot of hairy moments. We asked [Vampr CEO Josh Simons] to share some of the scariest moments in his career: the times he feared all is lost, the moments that trigger the fear and how they’ve forged ahead.
Bringing in the beats
November 9, 2017
Liuzzi uses an iPhone app called Vampr to make cross-country and global connections. The innovation paid off: Vocalist Dries Laisnez, of Belgium, sings on the track “Close to Me,” with two additional vocalists, Luciano Thomas and an anonymous artist who goes by “No 1 Knows,” from California.
Disruptor Branding: How To Take On A Titan And Win - B&T
October 30, 2017
Innovate or perish, they say. But in this environment, being innovative isn’t enough – not even close. What you really want is to be known as a disruptor. Think of brands like Uber, AirBNB and now, Vampr – they have seriously upset the status quo by taking on the accepted norm, turning it on its head, and recreating it in their own image.
This rock star built a 'Tinder for musicians' and is bringing it to Asia
August 22, 2017
Creating connections is one of the biggest challenges in the business, especially for unsigned musicians... No matter how fragmented distribution channels are, people will always rely on collaborating with other people—from marketing, cover art, sound mixing, to production
3 Apps for Easier Musical Collaboration
June 7, 2017
Vampr is all about the simple joy of playing music with people. It’s as much a social network as it is a music app
The 8 Aussie apps that are changing the music game
May 26, 2017
Need a guitarist to help you finish off your new track? It’ll help you find someone who’s keen to jump on board... while the app can also be used for other purposes like linking up with graphic designers for an album cover
For Former Busker Ed Sheeran and for Other Undiscovered/Unsigned Musicians Today, It's Still About Social Networking & Connecting
May 2, 2017
Vampr gives user-friendly support for all those songwriters, indie musicians, DJs, rappers, folk artists, who are struggling to connect and break into the necessary circles they need to… Yes, there are other music social networking apps but the proof is in the pudding. Well, it’s in the app
Melbourne app Vampr wants to help facilitate collaboration in the music industry - Startup Daily
January 31, 2017
Many popular platforms are constrained by the early 2000s model of boring design, drop-down menus and other stagnant user-interfaces... Melbourne-based startup Vampr has taken inspiration from the contemporary dating app model to develop an app that allows musicians to more easily connect with each other
VAMPR, GiggedIn, Ticket Squad raise as music streaming boom flows to start-ups
December 13, 2016
Barry Palmer [Hunters and Collectors] guitarist, has launched a musicians' collaboration app called Vampr with Josh Simons of Melbourne rock group Buchanan, with seed funding from the seemingly unlikely source of Wang Chung bassist Nick Feldman
Hunters and connectors
October 4, 2016
HUNTERS and Collectors muso Barry Palmer has teamed up with Buchanan Band's Josh Simons to set up an online app for musicians. The duo have created VAMPR, a social networking application to connect musicians for work and social purposes.
Barry Palmer teams with Buchanan Band’s Josh Simons to set up an online app for musicians
October 3, 2016
A social networking application to connect musicians for work and social purposes
Startup App 'Vampr' Sets Out To Revolutionize The Music Industry | LATF USA
July 31, 2016
What if connecting with musicians and music industry executives was only one swipe away? With Los Angeles based startup app Vampr, it is
Interview: Josh Simons on Vampr - the New Collaboration App for Artists - TuneCore
June 8, 2016
From Craigslist flakes to finding out your new guitarist friend hates the genre of music you play, it’s about time independent artists had pocket-based access to a new world of potential musical matches
Vampr app aims to become the musicians' equivalent to Tinder
May 19, 2016
An iPhone app for musicians to make fast and fruitful connections with like-minded collaborators
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