Quincy Jones is the latest investor in a new startup that is described as LinkedIn for musicians.
Jammcard is an invite-only social network for musicians that allows producers, musicians, and other music pressionals to connect one-on-one.
The social networking app has been responsible for funding backup bands for stars like Zedd, Maren Morris, and Gwen Stefani. The network also spins exclusive events to its members called ‘JammJamms,’ where pressionals can network in person.
Quincy Jones joined the social network’s latest round $1 million.
“I’m excited and supportive about what Jammcard is doing for music pressionals,” Jones said. “Jammcard elevates the industry in new ways, from connections and new opportunities, to helping represent themselves in a freelance world.”
Jammcard kicked f its online presence last year with an fice in Los Angeles, but the rapidly growing social network now has locations in Atlanta and Nashville.
Both these fices have hosted JammJamm events featuring musicians from each these cities.
Quincy Jones has been a successful music producer for decades, with his life’s work now the content a documentary called Quincy. The documentary premiered at the most recent Toronto International Film Festival and details Jones’ ten hectic life and schedule.
The new documentary will be available to all Netflix subscribers for streaming on September 21st.
It was written and directed by Quincy’s daughter, Rashida Jones, with help from documentarian Alan Hicks. The two-hour documentary features 85 year-old Quincy describing his early life growing up in Depression-era Chicago. Jones’ teen years were spent playing jazz before traveling to Paris for classical training.
Jammcard was founded in 2013 by Elmo Lovano as a network designed solely for vetted music pressionals. Jones’ participation in this round funding is obviously a vote confidence for the young company.
Will more famous musicians or producers be on board for the next round funding?