Canadian Musician - May/June 2017 - Page 74

TECH TOOLS Jammber is designed to streamline and simplify the process of music rights holders and musicians getting paid. The platform is designed to manage the entire music production process, keeping track of everyone involved, making sure the work flows, letting collabo- rators sign off on important steps digitally, and helping labels and artists file forms correctly in minutes. Jammber captures data about the creation of a song at the studio level, giving credit to the creative individuals. It tracks all credits and payments, creates metadata from the first day of the process, notifies all collaborators when certain tasks are due or completed, and allows them to digitally sign off on paper- work. It operates on a per-month subscription model with Basic, Plus, and Professional subscription tiers. www.jammber.com. Bandbiz is designed to help musicians keep track of the money they earn and spend, from merchandise and CD sales to inventory and more. Users can update income and expenses at any time, distinguish between band money and personal money, and keep track of the siz- es and quantities of numerous merchandise items, and view financial reports. Subscribers can also manage multiple bands or projects, invite band members to collaborate, and synchronize calendars. It operates on a yearly subscription model and is available for Apple and Android devices or online. www.mybandbiz.com. MusicianFinder.com is an online database of musicians, bands, vocalists, producers, and engineers and aims to help them find each other. Created by Musicplayer.com, this free service is meant to help musicians looking for a group, or a group looking for a new member, either permanently or temporarily. It can also be used for more informal jam sessions or to find producers and engineers for a recording project. It is now launched in North America and will expand to Europe and the U.K. in the coming months. www.musicianfinder.com. 74 • C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N With headquarters in Canada and the United States, Songistry is the product of extensive research and development by record producer and song- writer Justin Gray and supported by technology entrepreneur investor Curtis Serna. The platform facilitates collaboration, community, and metadata management and provides a marketplace for music professionals worldwide. It is designed to simplify songwriters’ music workflow and manage their song storage.