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Artists Ahead

Status: Funded

Jan 21st 2021 - Oct 14th 2021

Artists Ahead is a company that enables music rights holders to retain a greater proportion of the royalties generated by their music and protect their copyright. They argue that music royalties generate around £2 billion in revenue each year in the UK, but many artists receive a very small proportion of the income generated. Artists Ahead aims to change this and charge around 8% of royalties with the rest going to the artist. The platform collects both recording and publishing royalties, uses blockchain to provide proof of ownership, and holds all digital assets and royalty data in one place, accessible to the customer on any device. The company claims that its business model is transparent. They intend their business to reach maturity in 2025. It anticipates the purchase of its brand by potential buyers as a foreseeable exit plan. Artists Ahead also envisage an IPO permitting investors to trade their shares as another exit opportunity.

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  • £229,500
    pledged
  • 191%
    of goal

    £120,000
    target

    £4,347,005
    pre-money valuation

    2.69%
    equity available

    12
    investors

    £19,125
    pledge per investor

    10859444
    company number

    Active
    company status

    11/07/2017
    incorporated 4 years

    £0.10
    share price

    Previous Funding rounds
    21 Jan 21 Angels Den £229,500 / 191%

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