Artiphon, a Nashville, TN-based music creation startup, raised $2M in seed funding.
The round was led by Warner Music Group (WMG), which joined a group of Nashville-based angels.
Following a million-dollar Kickstarter, the company is now expanding its smart instrument platform for the next generation of digital musicians.
Founded in 2011 by Mike Butera, CEO, Doug Provisor, Chief Revenue Officer, and Neal Chapman, Director of Products, Artiphon has made the INSTRUMENT 1, a multi-instrument designed for beginners and pros alike. Patented technology allows users to play multiple instrument styles like guitar, violin, piano, and drums on the same device.
The INSTRUMENT 1 plugs directly into a broad range of software like Apple’s GarageBand on phones, tablets, and computers, extending the playability of music apps beyond the screen.
Artiphon, which has previously raised capital from Steve Case (co-founder of AOL), 500 Startups, and others, is the first publicly announced investment from WMG Boost, Warner Music’s seed fund created to support innovative startups and entrepreneurial growth in the music industry.