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Number8 and Gigstarter win Buma Music meets Tech Awards

Number8 has won the Buma Music meets Tech Award, which includes a cash prize of €5,000.-. Gigstarter won the Buma Music meets Tech Public’s Choice Award. They received the awards from jury chairman Ralph Simon during Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, which was co-organised by Buma.

Buma Music meets Tech Awards
The jury was looking for the concept that goes outside the box looking at the current music industry standards, and judged the entries on innovation and added value. Jury chairman Ralph Simon (Mobilium, GB) and jury members Jeroen van Erp (Fabrique), Todd Hansen (SXSW), Monique van Dusseldorp (TedEx), Chris Carey (Media Insight Consulting) and Kirsten van Houten (Buma/Stemra) decided that the entry from Number8 best fulfilled these requirements.

Jury: "The 2016 Buma Music meets Tech Awards reflected a high standard of originality, very modern, commercial thinking and creative ways  of expanding the wider  music- and live industries.

The winner Number8 was judged to have just edged above strong competition but took the concept and contextuele relevance to a new plane."

The public could vote for their favourite start-up using the #BMMT16 app. The start-up that had received the highest rating, Gigstarter, won the Buma Music meets Tech Public’s Choice Award.