Recognising the strain that COVID-19 has put on the global music industry – halting tours, cancelling festivals and limiting access to recording studios and equipment – a team of music industry professionals have come together to launch Sound Travels, a new remote hire platform for skilled music workers.
Sound Travels operates as a database for musicians and producers to promote their skills, as well as themselves. Unlike remote hire platforms like Fiverr or Upwork, Sound Travels is designed specifically with music professionals in mind; created by musicians and for musicians.
Since launch, the platform has seen over a hundred user registrations, with several credited for their work with high-profiled artists from Beyonce, Maroon 5, Patti Smith, Hans Zimmer, and Miley Cyrus.
In future, the platform will be expanded upon to feature a comprehensive list of vetted job opportunities; tutorials on home recording; and a list of COVID-19 relief resources.
The all-female team behind Sound Travels consists Shruti Kumar (composer, producer, arranger, and conductor), Emily Retsas (bassist for Phoebe Bridgers, Kim Gordon, and Fiona Apple), Prudence Rees-Lee (cellist and web developer), and Laura West (artist, designer, editor).
Sound Travels was devised as a solution to counter the impending financial dangers that were warned by the Musicians’ Union – which stated that “90% of those working in the industry have already been affected, with job opportunities down 69% compared to the same period last year.”
Learn more about Sound Travels at soundcantravel.com
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