In an exciting development for Drumap, we are thrilled to announce that we have been selected as Music Innovators by Music Tech Europe Academy. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to pushing the boundaries of music education and technology. In this blog post, we will delve into what Music Tech Europe Academy is, what it means for Drumap, and how this achievement reflects our dedication to revolutionizing percussion and music education.
Music Tech Europe Academy: A Pan-European Acceleration Scheme
Music Tech Europe Academy is a pan-European acceleration scheme dedicated to nurturing music-tech innovators, startups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of The European Union, it is a collaborative effort led by Music Innovation Hub (Italy) in partnership with Media Deals (Germany), Technoport (Luxembourg), Meso Events (Greece), and Barcelona Music Tech Hub (Spain).
The primary objectives of Music Tech Europe Academy are:
- Create bridges between music-tech professionals, market players, and investors, fostering long-term relationships for smart and strategic business opportunities.
- Fostering Entrepreneurship, Music Tech Europe Academy strengthens the ecosystem of music-tech innovators in Europe, leveling the playing field between tech-savvy entrepreneurs, artists, and the music industry.
- Equal Opportunities for music-tech companies and professionals from diverse backgrounds and geographical areas, making it easier for them to raise funds and pilot their products at scale.
The program selects 10 European startups annually that utilize innovative technologies such as AI, VR, AR, 3D Audio, Blockchain, and more to address contemporary challenges in the music ecosystem. These startups undergo a 7-month acceleration period, gaining access to mentorship, networking opportunities, investment pitch sessions, and a supportive community of digital innovators and music professionals.
What This Means for Drumap
Being chosen as Music Innovators by Music Tech Europe Academy is a significant milestone for Drumap. It validates our mission and the impact we’re making in the music-tech space. Here’s what it means for us:
- Recognition of Innovation, that acknowledges our innovative approach to music education through our flagship app, Drumap. With over 150 thousand drum samples and percussive rhythms, Drumap has become a Grammy Academy awarded app that supports music preservation. It empowers both beginners and experienced musicians to create, share, and learn drum beats and rhythms across various genres, such as marching band (Drumline), rock, samba, samba reggae, jazz, west-african, and others.
- Expanding Horizons. Drumap’s inclusion in Music Tech Europe Academy program allows us to connect with music-tech professionals, market players, and investors on a European scale. This exposure will enable us to explore collaborations, partnerships, and growth opportunities that can benefit our global community of drummers and percussionists.
- Accelerated Growth. The mentorship, networking, and investment opportunities provided by Music Tech Europe Academy will help us accelerate our growth and enhance our offerings. We are committed to continuously improving Drumap and making it an even more valuable resource for our users.
- Diverse Perspectives. Music Tech Europe Academy’s focus on diversity and inclusion aligns with our values. We believe in building tools that bring value to any music genre, and with over 100 thousand rhythms for different percussion instruments, Drumap reflects our commitment to inclusivity and diversity in music education and percussion.
Our deepest thanks!
Drumap is honored to be chosen as Music Innovators by Music Tech Europe Academy, and we are excited about the possibilities this recognition opens up for us. As we continue to develop Drumap and our Drum Coach app, we remain dedicated to providing innovative, inclusive, and high-quality music education tools for drummers and percussionists worldwide.
We are grateful for the support of our community, and we look forward to sharing our journey with you as we embark on this exciting chapter in our mission to revolutionize music education.