Geojam launches Emerging Artist Program to reward fans and support emerging artists
It’s refreshing to see tech startups making positive impacts in the world. Yesterday, we wrote about Songclip, a San Francisco, California-based tech startup that is working in partnership with the music industry to properly protect and monetize music IP thereby opening up a new $5 billion marketplace for music in apps. Songclip is the first Social Music API, offering a SaaS technology platform for integrating licensed music on social and digital platforms.
Songclip is not the only startup helping creators, musicians, and songwriters getting rewarded for their hard work. Geojam is another social music community that connects fans, artists, influencers, and brands. In fact, Geojam is the first rewards-based music platform where every action earns points that can be redeemed for personalized experiences and customized merchandise.
Never before has there been a more authentic and direct way of uniting artists and fans. Geojam enables artists to transform the way they connect, market, and share their music to significantly expand fan bases and drive new revenue streams. By providing innovative technology, compelling infrastructure, and dynamic marketing reach.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles-based Geojam app launched its Emerging Artist Program which will give up-and-coming artists access to the platform and its technology to provide curated experiences, merchandise, and new accessibility to expand their fanbase. This inaugural program is by application only and the accepted artists will receive direct support. The dedicated Emerging Artist team at Geojam will help develop these artists through internal resources to help increase visibility, build existing and new fan engagement, and ultimately create new revenue streams for these artists.
“We created Geojam to be the ultimate fan engagement platform to connect artists and fans from all walks of life. This initiative gives the same opportunity for emerging artists, as established artists, to expand their fanbase and be discovered by music fans worldwide and connect with those fans through unique experiences they can earn in our Jam Shop,” said Sam Krichevsky, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Geojam.
“I absolutely love this app because it allows artists like me to have our music heard by new groups of people, which is the main reason that we make music in the first place. I am so excited to meet new supporters and get my name out there to new listeners!” says participant Meggie York, who is a singer-songwriter with 100K average monthly listeners on Spotify.
“Geojam is so innovative and so supportive of me and other upcoming artists! Connecting with them is a dream come true! I thought this pandemic would be the biggest blow to my music career, but they have definitely turned things around,” says Shining Rae, a participant of the program and co-writer of many platinum-selling and Grammy-winning hit songs.
“As a rising artist in the electronic music scene, Geojam offers me opportunities to connect with my fans in more genuine ways than I’ve ever been able to before. It’s the perfect tool to help push your brand to the next level and is unlike any other music app currently available for artists. I’m really excited to create some experiences with Geojam and my fans as well as promote some upcoming label signings that I can’t speak about just yet!” says Jeff Osimitz. Jeff’s music has seen support from Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, and many more.
Founded in 2019 by Jean McCabe, Nir Golan, Rob Arbittier, Sam Krichevsky, and Sarah Figueroa, the woman-led Geojam blends the community of a social media platform and the fun of music streaming to create the ultimate fan experience. It is the 1st app that allows users to earn points for streaming the music they love, and those points can be redeemed for curated experiences with their favorite entertainers. Since launching in October, fans have won the chance to be on a billboard with rapper Machine Gun Kelly, play video games with Rich The Kid and have a video call with the apps Executive Advisor, Mariah Carey.