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  • share + discover music with other music heads
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  • share in the coalition's revenue and other music perks
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our mission

Connect people through music and build enduring value for those who make it.

“The computer can’t tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what’s missing is the eyebrows.”‍
— The late, great Frank Zappa on the inherent humanness of music.

Music has been a fundamental part of human life since time immemorial, pivotal to the way we form culture, convey feeling, and identify with one another.

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Emotional exchanges and connections that happen through music remain irreproducible by anyone besides humans: chance conversations at record stores, the sweaty camaraderie of a punk show mosh pit, thanking an artist to her face, and conversely, hearing from a fan that your music means something to them. Add to that the power of human-to-human music discovery — the whispered lineage of “my god, have you heard this yet?” These are those eyebrows.

But we live in an era where the convenience of tech shouts louder than our friends. Streaming platforms promise listeners personalization but the tradeoff is isolation. By obscuring other people’s behavior in their platforms, they remove opportunities for shared meaning. They remove the human element that’s so inherent to music.

Streaming isn’t going anywhere, though, at least not for a while. Billions of people stream music every day, so we’re helping it evolve.

We’re building a community layer on top of streaming platforms where we can find each other through the music we love. It’s meant to be the connective tissue that reminds us there are human beings on both ends of every song: the people who make it and the people who listen to it, support it, and amplify it.

Through means inspired by real-life music connection — creative expression, shared meaning, and community-driven support — we’re building a digital solution with eyebrows.


Because music is interdependent. Connection through music is the origin for both community and support. It’s why we pay to go see music together. It’s why we create fan clubs around the people that make it. It’s why we feel good when we support the artists that move us. So in the words of Deltron 3030:

"Upgrade your grey matter, 'cause one day it may matter."

We’re gathering around the firm belief that music and its communities are essential.
Feel the same way? Wink at us from across the way, show off those eyebrows: