Chromatik is a digital music platform company that has recently launched a web and iPad applications to help users learn how to practice, record, and collaborate on music with friends. Chromatik raised $2 million in funding from pop artist Bruno Mars, Learn Capital, Kapor Capital, 500 Startups, Launchpad LA, MuckerLab and several other angel investors. Some of the angel investors that participated in this round are in the music industry like Jeff Ayeroff, Dr. Jennifer Snow, Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence, Stephano Kim, Brandon Creed, and Josh Levine.
Chromatik helps musicians, maintain their collection of sheet music and lead sheets. It also allows the musicians to record themselves and share recordings with other people. The startup was founded by Matt Sandler around a year and a half ago. Mr. Sandler is a professional saxophone player and taught at the L.A. Unified School District and at UCLA. He had A&R roles at Capital Records and KROQ. Chromatik co-founder James Wicker is a former lead computer science at Adobe. He sold his last startup Navisware to Adobe in 2005.
“The way we perform and collaborate on music has not fundamentally changed since the days of Bach and Beethoven,” stated Chromatik CEO and co-founder Matt Sandler. “Musicians don’t need another Guitar Hero for real instruments or sheet music gimmick. They need tools that work as hard as they do. That’s why we’re building Chromatik to bring the best resources to all musicians.”