gBETA Musictech

gBETA is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage startups. Each program is capped at five teams, and requires no fees and no equity

gBETA Musictech is powered by Capitol Records and gener8tor. The program works exclusively with startups building music-related products, services and content. This includes technologies related to sourcing, recording, production, distribution, marketing, touring, licensing and streaming as well as any technology or process innovations that could serve any component of the music industry.

 
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Fall 2018 Programs

Applications are open to startups from anywhere in the world. Five companies will be selected for the gBETA Musictech Fall 2018 program taking place at Capitol Records Tower in LA.

Three additional musictech companies will be selected to participate in an existing gBETA program of their choice in one of the following cities: Beloit, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, or Minneapolis. These companies will receive the same mentorship and programming without traveling to LA.

 

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Participating Companies Receive:

  • Access to a community of entrepreneurs and industry experts from the gener8tor and Capitol Records networks.

  • A formal relationship with at least 2-3 mentors with relevant expertise.

  • Introductions to the sponsoring organizations' networks of successful entrepreneurs, music industry experts, angel investors, venture capitalists, technologists, acclaimed producers, songwriters, and influencers.

  • Individualized coaching and mentorship from the experienced gener8tor and Capitol Records teams.

  • Access to $1M+ in deals and perks from vendors like SoftLayer, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk and Microsoft.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

gBETA Musictech works exclusively with startups building music-related products, services or content. This includes technologies related to sourcing, recording, production, distribution, marketing, touring, licensing and streaming as well as any technology or process innovations that could serve any component of the music industry.

Do startups need to be located in LA to apply?

We accept applications from startups across the globe. However we do require that at least one founder from each startup be located in LA for the duration of the program. Additionally, gBETA is reserving three spots throughout its existing Fall 2018 programs for musictech companies. Accepted companies can choose their preferred city from the following: BeloitCincinnatiDetroitIndianapolisMadisonMilwaukee, or Minneapolis. These companies will receive the same mentorship and programming without traveling to LA.

What stage do I need to be at?

gBETA accepts companies from napkin stage through post-revenue.

What kind of commitment do you need from me?

The weekly commitment is two, hour-long team meetings, a two-hour "Mentor Swarm," and an hour-long "OpenBETA" lunch. During the last week and a half, we need flexibility for full days of investor and accelerator pitches.

Free program? What's the catch?

None! Thanks to the support of Capitol Records and gener8tor, this program is 100% free to participating startups! In lieu of any fees or equity, Capitol Records reserves a participation right to invest in participating startups’ next financing round.

 

If you are interested in learning more, sign up for Office Hours
or contact gBETA Musictech Director, Adrienne Palm.