I’ve been working in the music industry as a music producer/engineer for almost 20 years now. Back in 2013 I was working on Armin van Buuren’s “This is What it Feels Like” at Wisseloord Studios. Together with Vincent, my business partner, I noticed that these days the music industry is all about online collaboration. A few weeks later we were developing an online collaboration platform for musicians. In the process of doing research we wanted to upload our unfinished song to see what would happen once it was out there. We figured there was no way we could prove that it was ours once it had been uploaded. In the end we decided not to upload the audio file. I remember thinking to myself “wouldn’t it be great if we had a tool that could log the time of creation so we have immutable proof we made this music?” At that moment, MySoundsafe was born.
We started our intense research and expanded to the team with Olaf, the blockchain expert. He developed a way to build it like it has never been done before. Then came Anouk who brought a lot of marketing knowledge, and soon became a partner in the company. Later on, Lianne joined the team to keep everyone on the same track. She also has a solid track record in scale-ups and in finance. Our most recent member is Luc, with a strong legal background and the talent to translate our complex message to the music industry.
If you would like to know more about MySoundsafe or would like to know more about me, please feel free to send me an email at arjen(at)mysoundsafe.com or check us out on social media.