While we are busy developing the beta version of tamanguu.contacts and making tamanguu known to the music industry, we have experienced a lot of positive and motivating experiences in the last two months. A new press release is available here for current events:
The still new Kiel-based start-up tamanguu is gaining increasing recognition in the German music industry. The most important industry magazine “MusikWoche” recommends tamanguu on the front cover of its magazine. Well-known industry experts continuously register for the beta phase starting in spring.
tamanguu was founded in April 2017 to create an advanced Software-as-a-Service platform for artist management that significantly supports and improves the work of musicians, artists and label managers. tamanguu’s Guided Management software platform, which provides the user smart action recommendations based on best practices and the individual behavior of the user, meets tamanguu’s self-conception as a digital assistant.
In December, tamanguu was awarded the 1st place of the Founder’s Cup KielRegion, in which 35 startups from Schleswig-Holstein competed against each other. The year 2018 started with another highlight! In issue 03-18 of the „MusikWoche“, the leading magazine for the music industry in Germany, MusikWoche does not only dedicate a detailed article to tamanguu, but also presents the startup on the front cover as one of three focus topics. The start-up also runs a German and English blog with articles on networking and artist management. In a recent video interview, the artist manager Eva Ries answered questions on the topic of networking, who, among other things, has been in charge of the management of RZA, the head and main producer of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, over the last 25 years.
Since the autumn of 2017, interested people have been able to register via the homepage for the beta period starting in spring. In these last few weeks, this has already been done by numerous German and international managers and artists - including managers of the major labels such as Universal Music and Sony Music as well as of successful artist management companies and music publishers.
In spring 2018, the first module, tamanguu.contacts, will launch into the beta phase. This module is a smart tool for networking and relationship management. Although it is designed to meet the needs of the music industry, the features show that this tool is of great interest to everyone for whom a strong network has a high economic relevance; especially founders/entrepreneurs and self-employed people. This relevance for other industries is also confirmed by the list of registered beta testers according to tamanguu co-founder Dr. Johannes Ripken: “We are very pleased with the large number of beta registrations from renowned people from the music industry, but we continue to see new registrations from, for example, founders, event location managers, influencer managers and other entertainment industries. Nevertheless, the music industry is still our primary focus!”
tamanguu’s founders can look back on many years of professional experience: Dr. Johannes Ripken as an experienced expert from the music industry (e. g. Universal Music, as an artist manager, doctoral thesis and book publication on artist development); Wolfram Schroers, an expert in software and iOS development with international experience at the MIT in the USA and in Taiwan, as well as with the successful entrepreneurs Susanne Arpe-Darwisch and Michael Arpe from the think tank ma design GmbH & Co. KG.
If you aim for making the most out of your network, please register as tamanguu.contacts Beta Tester on our website!