Entrepreneurship is a passion to follow what you love and this is what 4 BITSPilani students did. For independent artists to compose good music is not enough, getting a producer, a nice label and money on top of that is essential. Co-founders of Tune patrol being amateur musicians themselves, wanted to help Independent Musicians and artists in reaching out to masses and thus Tune Patrol came in.
Tune Patrol is a music discovery platform that allows Independent artists, Bands Musicians to list their songs and albums. One can just record their original compositions in a studio and upload the music. In order to maintain the quality of the sound only studio recorded songs are allowed with minimum bit rate of 128 Kbps. One has to drop a request of getting featured and rest all will be taken care by Tune patrol team from designing to uploading.
Users can simply go to Tunepatrol.com and listen songs or can login with the Facebook account and can share the preferred song or Artist within their social network. Categories like Metal, Pop, Blues, Rock etc are present to navigate and find genre of your interest.
Founded by Brijesh Bharadwaj (CEO), Saurabh (COO) Gupta, G Karthik (CTO), Pronoot (VP-BD), site was launched in Nov 2012 in Beta version. Team raised INR 1.5 lacs initially from their in Campus Accelerator and from a Startup contest in MDI Gurgaon. Further they secured a corpus of USD 20,000 from Angel Investors Consortium and GITP a Singapore based Angel firm.
Portal which officially went live in March 2013 has 100 artists listed with more than 350+ songs. With 2000 visitors a week, 18,000 + songs has been played in the past six months on the portal.
Team Tune Patrol plans to cash in the opportunity by helping artists sell their music online. The feature will be rolled out by this month end, where users can buy songs or albums online. Out of the total cost for each song purchased, 70% will be shared with the Artist with 30% remaining with Tune Patrol. In future company might also look to make money from Merchandising and Show tickets. In terms of Competition Oklisten, Musicfellas are two close players who are working in the same space but services like Gaana.com, Saavn and Flipkart’s Flyte are too competing in the space of fulfilling the appetite of users for online music.
As per our analysis site is easy to use, engaging UI, nice navigation among categories, quick load time and responsiveness and nicely integrated Social networking. But for users who are looking to listen any label music (Bollywood, Punjabi etc ) it can be disappointing as portal only offers music by independent artists and bands.