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A social platform designed for musicians, songwriters and engineers to easily collaborate, create and manage their world of music.
A social platform designed for musicians, songwriters and engineers to easily collaborate, create and manage their world of music.
357 backers pledged $51,950 to help bring this project to life.
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MixLuv | Make it. Mix it. Share it.

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Inspired and conceived by musicians, engineers and industry veterans, we have taken some of the biggest real life struggles in the modern day music production process, and developed a platform to bridge these gaps.

We set out to create a place where people anywhere could get access to a global community to write, compose and produce songs together. There are many challenges in this process and our mission is to offer a comprehensive collaborative musical exchange and production management system.

What is MixLuv?

There are three core areas that define our platform:

COLLABORATION | Users post their talents, services and requests to the global community. Once signed up, members communicate through search, messaging, and audition music tracks to build their perfect mix.

 Here's a quick prototype demonstration of a first time user signing up and music post to the community. 

CREATION MANAGEMENT | Our design uses version control and change management techniques adopted by several innovative software communities. The audio track management and storage solution keeps stakeholders informed of all aspects in the production process. Educational components of collaboration layer into this method.

 LABEL LOGISTICS | Our label offering allows users involved to secure registration, publishing, licensing and appropriate royalty allocation. Our network of independent and industry contacts aid in distribution, promotion and marketing.

This has been an amazing journey so far. Now we need your help to get MixLuv into the hands of musicians around the world. Hitting our funding goal will allow us to cover initial costs for our Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and deliver to you in 2015. This MVP will allow you to:

  • Post your talents and services directly to the global community.
  • Search, request, and audition song components to help build your perfect mix. 
  • Explore and contribute to a variety of music projects. 
  • Connect with other artists based on geographic location, musical style, instruments, influences and involvement in the community. 
  • Retain and share your content easily with an audio track management system to better organize your ever expanding cloud of storage. 
  • Use our simple rights handling and publishing system to ensure appropriate publishing allocations.

Join the MixLuv community now and help build the ultimate social music collaboration tool!

Update - 21st October - MixLuv release first song! 

This real world collaboration includes an all-star lineup of musicians including, former EMI-Caroline recording artist and NYC songstress Lachi, Gary Nesta Pine of Wailers fame, award winning singer Shea Rose, Scott Sharrard from The Allman Brothers band, Omar, and other artists from across the globe. full details here

Thanks to Kicking It Forward for their support

Risks and challenges

Our team has worked together on successful consumer facing projects over the past eight years, involving the development of a widely adopted global audio streaming platform and integrated streaming advertising solutions. Our experience is within consumer software platforms and solutions that scale and appeal to the mass market audience. Scalable SaaS platforms development is something our core team is well versed in.

While we are pursuing a full time CTO, our CEO Ray Archie is serving as interim CTO, and are utilizing our core counsel of technology advisors that have prominent backgrounds in technology and software engineering. These technologists have led successful enterprise platform development at companies such as, CBS Radio, Nortel, Moda Operandi, Etsy, Echonest and NOMI.

We are in discussions with a variety of third party development shops and have been finalizing MVP design, and are looking to move into active development upon funding. Once in active R&D, our head of Product has a solid track record of managing feature and scope creep, and has worked professionally for some years utilizing agile development methodologies and practices.

Having spent over a year conceiving this product, and validating our theory in real life through actual music collaboration, we are confident we have the people, process and tools in place to make this a reality.

Make no mistake, the disruptions that have impacted the music industry’s revenue and consumer engagement models this century have been substantial. Notwithstanding these facts, there is a large growing opportunity within the market at a time where connectivity, communications, mobile device distribution and platform engagement are all rapidly increasing reach and consumption.

We have a PR Agent that we have partnered with that has helped us align our launch strategy, and have already begun our media announcements. Read more: http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/133998/mixluv-com-s-collaboration-platform-to-be-kickstar#ixzz3EvVvFomh

Along with press strategy in place, we have an early, yet sizable and growing social presence where we continue to pump out fresh content on a recurring basis. Lastly, as music is an experiential medium, we plan to be at many upcoming live music events, including CMJ, ACL and another November date TBD in New York City, of which all strategically fall in the middle of our our Kickstarter campaign.

Due to the change in the pace of music releases, distribution outlets, and readily available engineering software, there is an increasing demand for central management of cloud music collaboration.

There are certain competitors that are beginning to make a splash in this space offering social collaboration and discovery, and seek to connect users through community forums. Our design pushes further to the heart of the issue and incorporates change management and version control techniques that the competitors lack. We have also designed our system to allow you to take a future forward position around artist rights, specifically the songwriter’s share allocation with our label offering.

These two components of our platform deviate from any other competitors offerings. The lack of a feature rich solution available in the market, our industry experience, network and contacts, provide a strong outlook for our product.

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    LOVE + THANKS – That's what we feel for your pledge + a Thank You on our website – www.mixluv.com – for helping us create a musical collaborative launchpad for the world. By the way, Any amount is appreciated.

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    MIXLUV MUG - 16 oz white mug with the MixLuv logo - just like the one on our homepage!

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    EARLY BIRD LITE - With this Early Bird special, get 2 Years of our Lite Membership. Savings of $20 off $50 retail value. Plus: LOVE + THANKS.

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    LITE MEMBERSHIP - If you missed Early Bird Lite, don't worry! Get 2 Years of our Lite Membership. Savings of $10 off $50 retail value. Plus: LOVE + THANKS.

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    FOUNDERS CLUB LITE – Welcome to the club! Get sneak-peek product updates and awesome Kickstarter-exclusive swag – a MixLuv Sticker + Jon Contino designed T-shirt – to show off your undying support to the MixLuv revolution. Sizes S, M, L, XL. PLUS: 5 Year LITE Membership.

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    EARLY BIRD PRO - With this Early Bird special, get 2 Years of our Pro Membership. Savings of $100 off $250 retail value. Plus: LOVE + THANKS.

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    PRO Membership - Missed the Early Bird special? It's all good - get 2 Years of our Pro Membership. Savings of $50 off $250 retail value. Plus: LOVE + THANKS.

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    FOUNDERS CLUB PRO - Welcome to the club! Get sneak-peek product updates and awesome Kickstarter-exclusive – a MixLuv Sticker + Jon Contino designed T-shirt – to show off your undying support to the MixLuv revolution. Sizes S, M, L, XL. PLUS: 5 Year PRO Membership.

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    Dinner with a Founder - Have a great dinner with a co-founder in either NYC (Ray Archie) or Dallas (John Ousby). (Travel not included)

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    YOUR SONG - as a MixLuv featured collaboration. We'll secure award winning pro musicians (bass, drums, guitar, and vocals), internationally re-known recording producer, and studio time - and we will make it happen. This includes production, tracking, mixing, and mastering. Please add $200 per additional musician. Savings of $1250 off $7500 retail value. Plus: EARLY BIRD PRO.

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