Mayk Raises $ 4 Million to Help Fans Become Music Creators
Mayk.it raised $ 4 million to join the Startup Parade on the premise that fans want to be music makers too.
Co-founders Stefan Heinrich Henriquez, former head of global marketing at TikTok and chief marketing officer at Cameo, and Akiva Bamberger, former software engineer at Snap’s Spectacles, announced a $ 4 million funding round.
Investors include Greycroft, Chicago Ventures, Slow Ventures, firstminute, Steven Galanis, Randi Zuckerberg, YouTuber Mr. Beasts’ Night media, Spotify first CMO Sophia Bendz, Cyan Banister, T-Pain and music industry veterinarian Zach Katz.
Mayk.it hopes to be the Canva for composing and sharing music.
Here is the pitch:
Create original songs for streaming or social media.
Collaborate with our team of professional producers to create fully personalized songs on our virtual studio!
Still in beta, May it has yet to release user statistics.
“I’ve been thinking about music since being at TikTok, and I was really thinking about building something on my own, but it took me another year to finally have the courage to do it,” Henriquez told TechCrunch . “Then when the pandemic started I think so many people were thinking like, ‘What am I doing with my life? “”
Bruce houghton is Founder and Publisher of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank and is Senior Advisor to Bandsintown which acquired both publications in 2019. He is Founder and Chairman of the Skyline Artists Agency and Professor at Berklee College Of Music.