Sonic Pollen amps up new network for Latin America’s musicians and venues

Originally envisioned as an incubator for artists and musicians, Valparaiso based Sonic Pollen is Chile’s first social network dedicated to the administration of music shows and booking musicians.

Sonic Pollen could be considered the Latin American version of Gig Maven which over the course of 3 years reached nearly 2 million registered users and 20,000 venues. It was acquired by Reverb Nation in August 2011.

On February 5, 2012, Sonic Pollen successfully raised their first round of funding for $20,000 USD, from FONDART. They are currently working on tweaking their alpha version and integrating feedback from beta users (It launched today)!!!

Administered by the Ministry of Education, FONDART (Development Fund for Culture), is a source of state funding, which aims to contribute to the development of arts and culture of Chile.

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MUSTACH: Music startups host first meeting in Santiago, Chile

Chile’s music startup scene have decided to toot their horns a little louder. Today is the inaugural meeting of MUSTACH, a new way of connecting entrepreneurs related with the music industry in Chile,  allowing them to share experiences and stay updated about local projects.

Organized by Félix Barros Ribalta (Sonic Pollen and Growly Grow cofounder), today is the first time that music startups have access to know what’s new in the local industry. The event is going to be held at 6:00pm on Café Innovo — Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins #2229, Santiago (Metro República station). Continue reading