This music start-up has received funding from Quincy Jones

Music tech startup Jammcard has received a new $1 million funding round raised from legendary Quincy Jones among others. Called the ‘LinkedIn for musicians,’ Jammcard is an invite-only social network for music professionals.

It provides “vetted pros” for those in need of musicianship, and exclusive, members-only events. Assembling live bands for the likes of Gwen Stefani, Zedd, Maren Morris, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jason Derulo and Grace VanderWaal, have been its successful musical matches.

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Said Elmo Lovano, founder of Jammcard: “I’m honored to have Quincy on the Jammcard team. I love that he’s continued to push jazz and real talent forward, and I can’t wait to see where our working relationship leads. Quincy’s endorsement excites me on another level, and I will use that fire to continue to work as hard as I can to grow true value for the professional music community.”

Jammcard also curates a monthly live event, the JammJam, which has included a takeovers of Capitol Records. The company also boasts partnerships for original content with the Grammys and YouTube.

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“I’m excited and supportive about what Jammcard is doing for music professionals,” Jones said in a statement provided to Billboard. “Jammcard elevates the industry in new ways, from connections and new opportunities, to helping represent themselves in a freelance world.”

In addition to Jones, the company says it has a variety of angel investors and entertainment industry figures who contributed to this latest funding round.

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