Newzik, a Paris, France-based digital sheet music company, raised €3m in funding.
Backers were not disclosed.
The funding aims to:
– foster international ties with musical institutions, particularly in the United States;
– continue to develop unique, multi-platform products and revolutionary functionalities based on artificial intelligence.
Founded in 2015, Newzik provides a digital platform that enables professional, student and amateur musicians to work remotely with a benefit in terms of productivity: fewer prints, fewer boxes sent by mail, fewer copies, better communication and, above all, fluidity in sharing musical content.
Newzik’s technology is founded on three main pillars:
– a cloud-based library: download or purchase scores and build a digital library;
– professional working tools including an annotation palette, automatic or foot-switch page turning and audio recording;
– collaborative spaces to share annotations and scores in real-time based on the Google Docs model.
The company works in cooperation with leading publishers (Carl Fischer, Universal Edition, Schott Music, etc.) and counts renowned institutions such as the Vienna State Opera and the National Orchestra of the Ile-de-France among its clients. Its iOS application, available on the App Store, is already used by tens of thousands of musicians. Premium access is available via a subscription.