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BandLab, a global, cloud-based platform for iOS, Android and the web where users can create, collaborate and share their music, has acquired rival service, Composr.

Composr is an iOS and Web music collaboration app company founded by Nick den Engelsman, who now joins the BandLab team.

“Aligning with BandLab will give Composr’s community of users powerful new features and functionality and will accelerate Composr’s mission to help musicians record songs socially. I’m really looking forward to joining this particular band!” said den Engelsman.

Meng Ru Kuok, BandLab’s CEO and co-founder, said: “We are excited to work with Nick to expand the BandLab community and to bring our creative audio tools and capabilities to Composr’s community of users.”

The firm also announced the addition of Fred McIntyre, who joins as chief marketing officer to strengthen growth and innovation for BandLab. He comes with a track record that includes Fender, Last.fm, CBS Radio, AOL, Winamp, Spinner.com, VIBE & SPIN. He has also worked closely with a number of leading digital music startups including 8tracks, Mixcloud and SoundHound.

“Our goal has always been to have a global presence,” added Kuok. “In adding Fred to our leadership team, I believe we now have the right strategy in place to be able to make that a reality. We have a very active community of users all around the world, constantly producing new music. So Fred’s experience in growing music communities makes him the perfect fit for BandLab.”

“More people are making more music today than at any point in history, and this shift is having a profound impact on how people interact with and around music”, said McIntyre. “BandLab is building the platform for the future of music, and it’s a privilege to be part of the team bringing this to life.”



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