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Groningen,  16 januari 2015


BandApp has won the Buma Music meets Tech Award, which includes a cash prize of €5,000.-. PresentBand was also among the prizewinners, receiving the Buma Music meets Tech Public’s Choice Award. They received the awards from jury chairman and moderator of the day Ralph Simon during Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, which was co-organised by Buma.

Buma Music meets Tech Awards
The jury was looking for the concept that goes outside the box, and judged the entries on innovation and added value. Jury members Stephen O'Reilly (Shuffler), Daan Witteveen (Deloitte), Kirsten van Houten (Buma/Stemra), Ralph Simon (Mobilium) and Tijmen Ruizendaal (Chordify) decided that the entry from BandApp best fulfilled these requirements.

Jury: "There was a generally high standard of creativity, music and innovation. And a much increased implementation of data analytics with fan servicing. The judges unanimously decided that BandApp was a deserving winner of this years Award."

The public could vote for their favourite start-up using the #BMMT15 app. The start-up with the most stars, PresentBand, won the public prize, the Buma Music meets Tech Public’s Choice Award.

About Buma Music meets Tech
Following the successful first edition, Buma Music meets Tech was also part of the conference programme during this year's Eurosonic Noorderslag. The programme offers many lectures and discussions on the latest developments in the field of music and technology. It also provides a wide range of companies with the opportunity to present themselves. Music meets Tech is spread over three conference days. By presenting the 'Buma Music meets Tech Award' and the 'Buma Music meets Tech Public’s Choice Award', Buma aims to support innovation and to stimulate the further development of new, music-related concepts.

About Buma/Stemra
Buma/Stemra is the copyright organisation of authors and music publishers in the Netherlands and represents the interests of its members worldwide. Authors who transfer the commercial exploitation of their music copyright to Buma/Stemra can be sure they will receive the maximum remuneration to which they are entitled. They can count on high quality services and the extensive provision of information with regard to music copyrights and the latest developments and trends in the music industry. Buma/Stemra also promotes Dutch music as an international product by organising, sponsoring and financing numerous music events provided by Buma Cultuur.

Note to the editor (not for publication):

For more information, please contact:

Frank Janssen, Head of Communication & PR, Buma / Stemra
Phone: +31 23 799 7690 / Mobile phone: +31 6 5104 2307,

Download photo: Winnaar Buma Music Meets Tech Award.