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06.16.2016

CULTURAL START-UP OF THE WEEK: NoMadMusic

Next-up on our online cultural entrepreneur series, the Forum d’Avignon presents: NoMadMusic, an innovating platform for sharing and discovering augmented music, which makes repertoires such as classical music, jazz, or music of the world more accessible.   

What is your project/idea/start-up?

NoMadMusic, which started in 2014, wishes to include music into innovation, thanks to interactive contents. Thanks to its label (albums which received prizes from Télérama, les Inrocks, Diapason…), NoMadMusic made partnerships with prestigious artists, and developed a creative and funny app in order to create a loyal community, with strong interactions between the audience and the artists. NoMadScore, digital app for musical creation, was launched at the end of 2015 as a beta test version through an online composition contest, connected to the national Orchestral of Ile de France. The app will be offered in events or pedagogical versions, from rock to classical music, depending on the targeted audience. 

What is your current challenge?

Stimulated by the creation of its first CDI and the calls for projects awarded by the Orange Foundation and the festival Normandie Impressionniste, the company Digital Music Solutions needs funds for its development and research department, and to continue the development of NoMadScore, thanks to the feedback from the users of the beta version. The main goal now is to sell the app, in 2017. Digital Music Solution is also looking for support and mentorship from entrepreneurs of the French Tech Culture, to fulfil its ambition. 

What does being a cultural entrepreneur mean?

Being a “cultural entrepreneur” in 2016, it means refusing to see in the expression a guilty oxymoron and to be delighted by the new possibilities to see culture as a real laboratory for experimentation. It also means disrupting the codes to better understand and appropriate them, and constantly questioning your work. If there is one thing we learned since we started this adventure, it is the value of users’ feedback. Questioning your model to be as close as possible to the public’s expectation, and be connected: enterprising culture is a team work! 

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The web series : we’re interviewing cultural start-ups – Contact us!

As part of its web series on cultural entrepreneurship, the Forum d’Avignon is proud to present each week exciting stories on cultural start-ups.

This project is part of the Forum d’Avignon’s on-going work, in line with its 2015 agenda, on the ‘hybridization of economic models in cultural and on the manifesto on cultural entrepreneurship in creative industries (to be published soon).

To participate and promote your cultural start-up on the Forum d’Avignon’s website: please send to the address forum-avignon.org@orange.fr:

  • A photo (website/founders/logo) in HD
  • A video link presenting your project
  • A short answer (2-3 lines, in English and French) to the following three questions:

                        - What is your project/idea/start-up?

                        - What is your current challenge?

                        - For you, what does it mean to be a cultural entrepreneur