What is Jammber and why is it needed?
I recently had the privilege of interviewing Marcus Cobb, CEO and co-founder of Jammber, at First Rule studios. This is the first of a 4-part series on what Jammber is, why is it needed, and how it looks to disrupt the music industry.
Jammber is the premier team workflow and payment automation platform for the entertainment industry whose mission is to enrich the lives of people in the entertainment industry by providing technologies that empower and enhance the creative process. Jammber places itself at the intersection of commerce and data for the music industry as an online platform which optimizes the team projects, paperwork and payment aspects of the business.
Cobb saw the need for this platform after many conversations with frustrated session musicians. Even though music related work is a $10 billion a year industry, over 40% of the workforce has trouble with payment. It can take months for some artist to receive pay for gigs they have worked on because of the failure of the industry to digitize their payment and paperwork process.
Jammber provides a solution in technology-enabled SaaS offerings which greatly streamline the music business. Jammber simplifies project management, payment tools, and facilitates workflow with unprecedented expediency. Data from these services powers a talent search portal, providing independent talent providers with opportunities for new, revenue-generating projects.
Keeping the creative process in mind when developing technology for artists is extremely important when working at the cross-section of commerce and craft, explains Cobb. In the technology industry everyone seems to be talking about “speed” and “access”, but at Jammber the focus is on “vision” and “art”. The strength of Jammber is having all the metadata in one convenient place, without encroaching on the creative process.
Stay tuned for more about this exciting new platform.