Newzik, a French-based company, has beaten all the COVID-19 crisis odds to raise €3 million ($3.3 million) to revolutionize sheet music.
The brand, which develops a digital reader app on iOS for orchestras, operas, and professional musicians has already been a world leader in this field. With the new fundraising, it will be able to help out tens of thousands of professionals, including teachers and students who now have to work remotely.
In the official press release as of May 4th, Newzik stated that the new round of funding aims to “foster international ties with musical institutions, particularly in the United States, and continue to develop unique, multi-platform products and revolutionary functionalities based on artificial intelligence.”
The Newzik app will have new collaborative features that promise fluidity in sharing musical content. This is undoubtedly the new step for its clients, such as the Vienna State Opera and the National Orchestra of the Ile-de-France.
The brand’s technology offers them a set of unique features: a cloud-based library, an annotation palette, automatic or foot-switch page-turning and audio recording, and a sharable creative space for making annotations and scores in real-time.