Distance is no more a boundary to collaborate with musicians from different corners of the globe. Today, a number of online platforms offer independent musicians an opportunity to connect with each other and collaborate to produce the next big hit. With just a couple of clicks, you can find a songwriter, singer, music programmer, drummer, bassist, and even a DJ to take your project to the next level.
Here are five best platforms you need to check out now to collaborate with other musicians.
Started in 2015, ProCollabs is an exclusive ‘members only’ online music collaboration service that offers a platform for artists, songwriters, producers, and audio engineers to socialize and produce original music. Whether you are in need of a guitar riff, lyrics for chorus or background vocals, this is the site you can rely upon. The platform even offers you flexibility in managing your collaboration projects with the help of features like split-sheets, digital audio protection, member forums, live chat, and personalized profiles. You can even earn money as an artist, musician, engineer or producer by selling your unique musical skills and talents to project owners and songwriters.
Kompoz has been one of the leading platforms for online music collaboration for over a decade. It offers a lot of options and a distinctive user experience. Much like other players in the market, Kompoz allows you to either audition for other projects or create your own. Additionally, the site offers Community and Groups pages where you can share your work, discuss about your future projects, and even engage in forums about softwares, genres, instruments and tutorials.
BandLab is not just another collaboration platform. It is a sort of DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) that enables mobile collaboration among musicians on-the-go, thus differentiating itself from the rest. The platform’s cloud-based collaboration tool works on almost any operating system, be it a laptop, tablet or even a smartphone. To make the most of this platform, all you need is a good quality audio interface and the right skill set.
Going on the lines of BandLab, Soundtrap is yet another awesome platform through which you can either compose and produce your own melodies from scratch or enter an already created project with your creative process and make it better. It comes loaded with features including Antares Auto Tune, Priority Mixing and Automation alongside hundreds of professional quality instruments and loops.
If you ever wanted a collaborative platform that focuses more on the networking phase, then Blend is your go-to-tool. With features like News Feed, Contests, and Marketplace, it is more like a ‘Facebook’ for music collaboration. On the news feed, you can post a tip, ask a question, and request your peers to contribute to your project. While you can check out works by other musicians, you can also publish your projects and get valid inputs to improve them.
From portals that help in networking and collaboration to platforms that enable music producers to work together in a cloud based DAW, the above five portals are the best we could find so far. We shall keep on updating this list as and when we come across something new in the sector. Keep watching this space for more fun.
PS: If you know any other online platform for music collaboration, please let us know in the comments section below. We would love to have a look at it.