Fledgling music producers seeking platforms to sell their beats and musicians looking for platforms to find new fans can now do so with Nigerian startup Caketunes.
The music oriented startup formerly known as Musiccloud which was launched in September turns producers into online merchants, while also allowing artists to sort by beats with an advanced algorithm detecting a user’s taste.
Upon sign up, all users of Caketunes are offered a unique page where their uploaded content are displayed. Users include visitors who come to discover good, unusual music of a wide variety of genres you may not find online anywhere else are on Caketunes “Discover” page.
Co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO), Ability Elijah revealed that Caketunes was formed after the team discovered a huge gap in the African music space, with music producers forced to post free beats online to gain work or sell their wares on social media.
According to Elijah, “Beats are very costly, whether offline or online, in Africa, and good producers are also hard to find. We’ve solved that problem with affordable pricing already.”
Caketunes has a store of custom beats first-hand for hit result. It also has qualified producers working around the clock and dedicated to provide clients with satisfactory guaranteed beats.
It also claims to have the largest catalogue of song writers in Africa.
Speaking on other features Elijah said that Caketunes gives users the ability to comment, rate or like tracks. This he said would then help in the discovery process for outstanding talents.
Though based in Nigeria, Elijah said Caketunes is Africa-focused, and also targeting countries like Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
On the reason for going Africa, the Co-Founders said, “it’s due to much request from artiste from Ghana and Kenya”
The startup is which is currently self financed has 20 producers and 500 artists registered who have so far uploaded over 80 beats and 800 songs.