NomadPlay by Digital Music Solutions Expands to Asia

Renaud Capuçon, NomadPlay's ambassador. Music Press Asia.

Renaud Capuçon, NomadPlay's ambassador. Music Press Asia.

After launching a scale-up fundraising campaign of over €4.2 mil in 2018, NomadPlay a music platform known to ‘gamifies’ instrument practice is now expanding to Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Amidst the pandemic, the app promotes virtual learning and claims to give ‘any musician, from beginners up to professionals, the opportunity to play along with famous orchestras, singing along with prestigious choirs, or even playing a duet with virtuosic instrumentalists.’

The app’s creativity lies in its algorithm developed internally by the engineering team at NomadPlay that separates sound input sources. And technologically, makes it possible to isolate any instrument from a live or studio recording, giving users the ability to silence that instrument’s track and subsequently play in the place of the original musician. 

Having triggered investments by Crédit Mutuel Innovation, Banque des Territoires, groupe Caisse des Dépôts, and renown violinist Renaud Capuçon, the app available in the French, German, English and Chinese language is aimed at going full force. Its latest collaboration with music publishing houses include Éditions Henry Lemoine, Gérard Billaudot, Pierre Lafitan and Outre Mesure in France, as well as the Production d’Oz in Canada.

“NomadPlay is a digital tool for musicians – students, teachers, professionals and amateurs alike – who are looking for ways to rehearse wherever they want.” Clothilde Chalot, NomadPlay CEO.

Today, the company of 10 employees has prestigious partners: the French Culture Ministry, Music Moves Europe (European Commission), Paris&Co, LINCC, Yamaha, Bösendorfer, Selmer, Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, the CIC-Michel Lucas Award, RIFFX – Crédit Mutuel, the Orange Foundation, Lyon’s International Chamber Music Competition, the EPFL and the Claude Nobs Foundation.

Its latest award received include Madame Figaro’s 2020 Business with Attitude award in the “knowledge” category, the ArtTech Prize 2018 (Geneva), Paris Innovation Grand Prix in 2017.

In 2020, NomadPlay is also part of the Keychange Programme led by Reeperbahn Festival, PRS Foundation and Musikcentrum Öst, and supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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