Could Indaband Be the Ultimate Social Network for Musicians?

A new social media app, Indaband, has arrived to enable musicians and vocalists to collaborate and make music with people all over the world.

The app is designed to make those who usually play an instrument solo feel like they’re part of a worldwide band.

Indaband allows users to record a video of themselves playing an instrument, and others can stitch videos of themselves playing additional instruments on top of the original recording. 

This creates a truly collaborative musical experience transcending geographical boundaries. 

Users can unleash their creativity by recording audio or video snippets, layering harmonies, adding rhythms, and blending their talents to craft unique compositions.

Indaband is the brainchild of CEO Daniel Murta, CTO Andrews Medina, Head of Engineering Helielson Santos, and Design Leader Emerson Farias, who conceived the idea while working together at a legal tech company called Jusbrasil. 

Their shared passion for music and the desire to continue making it collaboratively during the pandemic lockdowns inspired the creation of Indaband.

Unlocking Musical Expression

Showcase your music or collaborate with other global musicians on Indaband
Showcase your music or collaborate with other global musicians on Indaband. Image: Indaband

Getting started on Indaband is simple and accessible. All you need is:

  • A pair of headphones
  • A smartphone to record yourself

Once you have those, you can:

  • Upload pre-recorded audio or video files as new tracks to kick off a collaborative session.
  • Open the app’s built-in recording booth to lay down your parts on top of someone else’s existing recording.
  • Record and mix unlimited video tracks in different sessions using the app’s multi-track video studio, experimenting with various instruments, vocals, and effects.
  • Share your musical creations with the vibrant Indaband community to gather feedback and inspire others.

Music creation is very hard and involves complex software. So, the whole idea was to redesign this process from scratch and make it simple and out of your smartphone,” Murta told one of the leading Tech websites.

The idea was that we would unlock musical expression to a different level to make it simple to collaborate and co-create music.

Encouraging Collaboration

Indaband has made it easy to create curated music and collaborate with fellow musicians on your smartphone
Indaband has made it easy to create curated music and collaborate with fellow musicians on your smartphone. Image: Indaband

Indaband keeps you engaged by notifying you whenever someone collaborates on one of your tracks. It shows how contributors added their unique flair and contributions.

  • The app offers a wealth of features to enhance your musical journey and connect with like-minded artists worldwide.
  • Discover incredible songs and jam sessions through daily curated playlists diving into genres like rock, jazz, hip-hop, and EDM.
  • Engage with the community by liking, commenting, and reposting videos to your followers.

As Murta explained, “We want to be known as a place where the musical community flourishes. There is no place for musical communities right now. So the idea is to be known for that, and our strategy is to make it easy to create, and allow everyone to join the creation process.”

There is also an upcoming “Circles” feature that promises to take Indaband’s social aspect to new heights, empowering you to:

  • Build your own communities within the app
  • Potentially host live events
  • Offer paid content from established creators (virtual lessons, masterclasses, exclusive collaborations)

AI-Powered Music Creation

Indaband leverages the power of artificial intelligence to elevate your music creation experience:

  • The AI Track Separator can isolate individual instrument tracks or vocals from full songs with a single tap, allowing you to create karaoke-style tracks or remix only specific elements.
  • The app automatically detects and displays chords and lyrics for any uploaded session, making it easy to learn, sing along, or practice specific parts.

How the Platform Was Realized

Indaband raised $7 million in seed funding in late 2021 from several angel investors.

They included Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, former Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro, as well as prominent Latin American VC firms like Monashees, Astella, and Upload Ventures. 

The app is free and available on iOS and Android, inviting musicians worldwide to join the collaborative revolution.

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