(Hypebot) — Muso has raised $1 million in a seed funding round that will be used to accelerate the growth of its two-sided live music marketplace.
Founded in 2018 by co-founders, Jeremiah Siemianow, Brandon Crimmins and Alan Jin the Australia based startup helps up-and-coming local musicians find and book live gigs while enabling venues to discover access new talent.
The funding round was led by early-stage investment group Investible as well as Alberts Impact Capital, Unified Music Group and several angel investors.
Jeremiah Siemianow, co-founder and CEO of Muso, said: “We started Muso after realizing there was a real disconnect between musicians and venues on a local level. Many venues struggle to find musicians and DJs, while musicians end up wasting time and energy securing gigs and chasing payments.
“Live music is hard to organize, especially if you’re not networked or if you’re time-poor. Because of this, we realized there was a massive lost opportunity for local live music. We found that if we made live music easier to organize, more venues would begin hosting it, in turn creating more opportunities for musicians,” Siemianow added. “We’re thrilled to be working with a group of investors that cover a broad range of expertise and experience. The deep music industry pedigree of Alberts Impact Capital combined with the firepower from Investible’s early-stage fund and network is something we’re incredibly excited about.”