For over three years, singer, songwriter, producer and DJ, Jesse Neo has been making waves with his psychedelic electro beats and songs.
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The 23-year-old, originally from Australia, has had his work reviewed in major publications such as The Huffington Post and RESPECT Mag, as well as garnered numerous radio plays across Europe and the US.
Now, the Australian has come up with a new title for himself: a music technologist.
“Having been in the music industry for several years, I noticed a lot of tasks were still being done manually,” Jesse told us. “For example, there is still a lot of paperwork that needs to be completed in order for me to sell one of my songs to a label or a company.”
With this in mind, Jesse upped his profession into the technology world and released the music collaboration platform, Gemtracks.
“A month after I released Gemtracks and placed all my beats there for other artists and companies to purchase, I began making up to $600 a day,” the singer exclaimed.
“My one rule is that all the beats I sell can only be sold once, and the buyer gets the full copyright ownership. I guess this is what made my beats attractive.”
Seeing the success, Jesse turned Gemtracks into a public marketplace.
“A lot of people, especially producers I met while in the studio in Los Angeles, thought the idea of Gemtracks was marvellous,” the self-proclaimed music technologist continued. “So, I gathered a bunch of close friends and decided to turn Gemtracks into a public space.”
Currently there are producers from the USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Germany and Spain. Some notable ones include I.Y.F.E.E, Beowülf, Lucas Gold, Milana Leybovich and William Zarate.
Now, Gemtracks is inviting producers from Hungary to join.
“Even though Gemtracks is an open marketplace, there is a very strict screening process before a producer can list their beats for sale,” Jesse said.
“But I am inviting anyone from Hungary that thinks they have the experience and talent to apply.”
At the moment, the most popular genres are hip hop and pop.
Besides buying and selling beats, the website also lets users hire and collaborate with other freelance musicians such as singers, mixers and instrumentalists. Singers are also able to book recording studios.
“At the end of the day, I want Gemtracks to be the one stop place for anyone in the music industry to meet new people, have all the paperwork and transactions automated, and ultimately, create more music.”
In a hidden section of the website is a jewel of educational resources that those new to the industry would be able to find helpful too. There is a blog filled with tutorials, several databases artists can get inspiration from, and dozens of free loops to download.
If this sounds interesting to you, head over to Gemtracks to buy beats now.