A few months ago I announced the launch of the Music Industry Blog StartUp Showcase, an opportunity to give early stage music start-ups much needed exposure. We had an excitingly large number of entrants with a refreshing diversity of offerings and business models. After whittling down the applicants to those who met the entry criteria we have more than 20 start-ups that will each be assessed across eight key areas, namely:
- Product Idea
- Business Model
- Competitive Positioning
- Market Need
- Strategic Vision
Today I am proud to announce the stellar panel of judges who are already busy judging the start-ups, namely:
- Martin Goldschmidt, Chairman of the Cooking Vinyl Group.
- Davin McDermott, Director and Head of Music at RSM Tenon
- Keith Jopling, Leading Music Industry Consultant
The judges bring a wealth of experience and expertise and you can view their complete bios here, in the StartUp Showcase section of this site.
We will be announcing the winners of the StartUp Showcase later in July.