Viberate continues to tread on its path towards the end game – that is to offer any musician on the planet the opportunity to open a profile for free and start offering gigs to event organizers in exchange for crypto coins such as Bitcoin, Ether, or their very own Vibe.
Viberate’s co-founder UMEK talks about the beginnings and the vision they’re after:
“We started as a simple DJ ranking service because we wanted to know where I rank in terms of online popularity, compared to other DJs. The site took off and after a year we had 30 thousand user-generated profiles in the database. We raised some money, employed a really smart team of developers and project managers and we took it to another level. Now we won’t stop until we create a standard, so soon you won’t get anywhere as an artist without having a profile on Viberate. It will become the musical ID for musicians, venues, agents and everyone else working in the live music industry.”
Following their goal to list and map the entire global music industry, Viberate just added 50 thousand music venue profiles and more than 200 thousand Event profiles to its crowdsourced database. Venues and events joined over 120 thousand musician profiles already online. They say they are not stopping here. Soon the service will introduce profiles for booking agencies and event organizers, getting everyone under one roof. The database is open for public, so anyone can add new profiles and artists can claim existing ones.
Vetting a project before the crowdsale is always hard, especially when you don’t get to meet the founders in person. That’s why Viberate’s founders prepared a short video, where they talk about the potential and reasons why they decided to build the platform. The video also features Bitcoin legend, Charlie Shrem along with a couple of other advisors and early backers.