BandLab has announced the first recipients of the company’s new US$60k Creator Grant initiative which has been launched to celebrate the company’s growth and ‘to acknowledge and help creators further themselves and their music as a business’.
BandLab CEO & Co-founder Meng Ru Kuok said, ‘Our goal with Creator Grant is to support and further creator development by giving funds for them to invest in their own creative process.
‘We see this potentially funding production equipment or a new instrument, social ads or a marketing campaign. There’s absolutely no obligation from BandLab as to content ownership, we are just truly here to support the creator in their journey.’
BandLab’s Creator Grant has five winners in its inaugural year: 14-year-old viral TikTok rapper Cl4pers, one of the most forked creators on the BandLab platform, producer MJbeats, Tracklanta winners Ilene and TWIN, and the YouTube content creator behind BandLab rapper reactions KngWilo.
Meng Kuok said, ‘We set out to democratise music creation and give people with interest in creating music the opportunity to do so and to thrive while doing it. We feel we’re still just getting started, but are extremely proud of having brought 50M people together to enjoy the music making process.’
Any BandLab creator above the age of 13 worldwide can be selected to receive the grant. Visit the BandLab website for more information.