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750,000 connections for revolutionary music app
VAMPR, the groundbreaking app for music professionals seeking global contacts, has surged past 750,000 connections in just 12 months.
The LA-based start-up announced the phenomenal growth benchmark as it continues to expand and diversify industry categories and music genres on its iOS and Android platforms.
The multi-award-winning app has created a new virtual meeting place for musicians, producers, arrangers, videographers, venue owners, music teachers, film music supervisors and much more. Hundreds of thousands of once isolated individuals are making global strides with the swipe of a finger.
“The impact of Vampr has already exceeded our expectations,” says co-founder Josh Simons. “Our dream was to lower the barriers of entry into the music industry, help people find their tribes and fast-track their careers. We're seeing it come true every day, all over the world, and we've only just started.”
Vampr is an ingeniously designed social platform for musicians and related professionals to showcase their talents and locate like-minded players. Seamless integration with YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook and Twitter puts a showreel, database and audition facility in the palm of your hand.
Kanye West’s Grammy-winning producer / engineer Anthony Kilhoffer says, “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.”
TuneCore’s Kevin Cornell highlights the proactive opportunities for musicians. “In an industry that’s all about making connections, with Vampr, your next musical collaboration could actually be a swipe away.”
UK-born Simons has the business of music in his blood. His grandfather ran Universal Music, signing household names including Tom Jones. Josh’s own indie-pop project, Buchanan, has released two studio albums and clocked over one million Spotify streams.
Australian musician, producer and technological entrepreneur Baz Palmer is the other half of Vampr’s founding team. Best known as guitarist with iconic rock band Hunters & Collectors, his other app successes include live music portal SoundHalo and social video start-up, Kombie.
Vampr users in 169 countries include A&R executives on both sides of the Atlantic, established hit songwriters, video directors and venue operators — and of course, the resource they’re all looking for: the bedroom musicians who comprise the next wave of world-conquering talent.
From hard rock to classical, lifelong studio professionals to untapped singer-songwriter talent, Vampr is joining simple dots in a once impenetrable universe.
Winner of SF MusicTech Summit Startup Competition 2017
Silver Medallist, App Idea Awards 2017
Top 3 Finalist Innovator Xchange Awards, G'Day USA 2017
Winner Judges Award and Audience Choice Award, Digital LA pre-GRAMMY Startup Pitch 2017
Winner of Audience Choice Award, Silicon Beach Fest 2016
Vampr is available as a free download for iOS and Android devices at