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Amplofi is an early, early-stage startup touting itself as the way the music industry will revolutionize itself. The company’s central premise it’s pushing is that the music industry, online, is spread across too many virtual communities: Last.fm, MySpace, Bandcamp, Facebook.
So the solution, then, is to create … another online music platform.
While Amplofi hasn’t launched yet, the idea behind it is still intriguing. Its website claims that it has “pioneered the first Autonomous Management Platform,” something that presumably breaks through the barriers in the music industry by creating “a community in which everyone can interact seamlessly, in one place, to virtually shake hands, share information, and manage their careers.”
That’s the element of this that seems worthwhile: the notion that a band should be able to get in touch with venue owners or producers easily, without going through a manager, or that musicians should be able to sell tracks directly to fans. (Bands gotta get paid. After all, gas and beer don’t buy themselves.)
Take a look at Amplofi’s Indiegogo campaign — the startup is trying to raise $15,000 to help with its launch — which lays out in detail the philosophy behind constructing such a site.
Watch Amplofi’s Indiegogo video: