BandLab Acquires Composr, Announces Key Hires and Positions for Future Growth
BandLab, the first global, cloud-based platform for iOS, Android and the web where users can create, collaborate and share their music, today announced that it has acquired Composr, a European-based iOS and web music-making service, and has expanded its leadership team with a digital music veteran.
BandLab’s acquisition of Composr will bring in both new users and talent to the growing company. Composr is an iOS and Web music collaboration app company founded by Nick den Engelsman, who joins the BandLab team.
“Aligning with BandLab will give Composr’s community of users powerful new features and functionality and will accelerate Composr’s mission to help musicians record songs socially. I’m really looking forward to joining this particular band!” said den Engelsman.
Meng Ru Kuok, BandLab’s CEO and co-founder, said: “We are excited to work with Nick to expand the BandLab community and to bring our creative audio tools and capabilities to Composr’s community of users.”
BandLab also announced the addition of Fred McIntyre, who joins the company as its Chief Marketing Officer to strengthen growth and innovation for BandLab. He comes with a strong track record of building and leading digital music businesses at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Last.fm, CBS Radio, AOL, Winamp, Spinner.com, VIBE & SPIN. McIntyre has also worked closely with a number of leading digital music startups including 8tracks, Mixcloud and SoundHound.
Kuok said: “Our goal has always been to have a global presence. In adding Fred to our leadership team, I believe we now have the right strategy in place to be able to make that a reality. We have a very active community of users all around the world, constantly producing new music. So Fred’s experience in growing music communities makes him the perfect fit for BandLab.”
“More people are making more music today than at any point in history, and this shift is having a profound impact on how people interact with and around music”, said McIntyre. “BandLab is building the platform for the future of music, and it’s a privilege to be part of the team bringing this to life.”
BandLab is a free, all-in-one (iOS, Android and web), cloud-based social platform that simplifies the process of making music. Its global community of musicians and fans work to create and collaborate on music, which can be shared across the global community. BandLab is part of BandLab Technologies, a connected ecosystem of brands covering musical instruments and accessories, web/mobile/social applications and commerce. The company’s collective expertise in software and hardware development—combined with an ability to connect directly with consumers through both digital and physical touchpoints—puts it in a unique position to shape the future of music. For more information, please visit www.bandlab.com