It was fantastic for our founder Luke Rynne Cullen to appear on the What It's Like Podcast presented by Lucy Norris. The conversation details how to start a startup, secure initial funding, bootstrap product development and notes on best practices for founders.
As a freelance violinist and former auditor of the storied Trinity Orchestra, Luke Rynne Cullen had difficulty finding gigs. Whether he was trying to get booked for a wedding or a sold-out festival, he didn’t have the contacts, struggled to access the market and found himself wondering ‘why there wasn’t a one-stop shop for musicians’.
Luke Rynne Cullen was facing an awkward situation. He and a group of other musicians had just wrapped up playing at a wedding and were handed the envelope with their cash payment for the gig. However shortly afterwards the violinist realised that the money was €200 short of the agreed fee.
Using the platform, musicians can set up customisable profiles that can be used as an affordable, low maintenance alternative to setting up individual websites. Musicians can also link their social media pages to their profile and display their audio and video content from SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube.
Applaud.live, the Irish online live-music booking enterprise that empowers musicians to make a living from performing.
A new online gig booking platform for musicians and venues has launched in Dublin.
Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has announced that a total of 175 jobs have been planned over the coming years following the approval for financial support for a number of small businesses and start-up businesses in the county.
Applaud’s mission is to help musicians make a living from performing through its technology solutions.
Soon to launch our automated website with an end to end bookings management system, Applaud currently provides access to an exhaustive directory of musicians, a secure payments solution and customisable profiles.