BandLab Technologies, the Singapore-based parent company of flagship social music creation platform BandLab, has announced the addition of $25 million in a new round of Series B1 financing that raises the company’s valuation to $425 million post-money.

Led by existing investor Cercano Management (formerly Vulcan Capital) with super-pro rata participation from Prosus Ventures, this additional tranche of capital is a significant milestone for BandLab Technologies, BandLab said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, this builds on its previously announced Series B round in 2022 and accelerates the company’s vision to empower more creators worldwide with accessible music creation tools from mobile to desktop.

This new funding will see BandLab Technologies grow its workforce and double down on emerging creator campaigns.

This ongoing commitment to expanding the team and intensifying marketing efforts aims to advance the development of cutting-edge music creation tools while extending the company’s reach and support to untapped communities of musicians and fans.

BandLab will also channel additional resources towards supporting services such as leading music education platform BandLab for Education and other similar initiatives.

At the heart of BandLab Technologies’ offerings is BandLab, a groundbreaking platform that empowers aspiring music creators worldwide to create, collaborate, and share their music online, emphasizing emerging artist discovery, community, and fandom.

With a wide-reaching community ranging from first-time creators to viral TikTok stars to GRAMMY-winning producers, BandLab’s award-winning comprehensive ecosystem is an end-to-end creator-centric destination.

Ranked as Fast Company’s most innovative music company in 2023, BandLab’s deep array of features includes a cross-platform digital audio workstation Studio, leading royalty-free sample and loops service Sounds, artificial intelligence (AI) music generator tool SongStarter and more, all designed for creators to spark new musical ideas quickly.

In addition, the company’s vibrant ecosystem includes leading professional-level digital audio workstation Cakewalk, artist services platform ReverbNation, and recently acquired beat marketplace Airbit.

Since its Series B round in 2022, the company has seen remarkable milestones from its community of over 60 million registered users, with groundbreaking artists such as d4vd, ThxSoMch, and Luh Tyler trending on global charts and experiencing major label success.

Additionally, the introduction of direct fan subscriptions, discovery, promotional analytics tool Boost, and the launch of Opportunities via Reverbnation continue to elevate the range of services available to artists at the start of their creator journey.

BandLab’s commitment to bridging the gap between independent artists and labels has seen numerous hero stories and collaborations emerge, inspiring the rapidly growing world of aspiring creators worldwide.

“We are at a captivating juncture where technology and art intersect, bringing down the conventional barriers to creativity,” said Meng Ru Kuok, BandLab Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder.

“In this transformative era of mass music creation, our dedication to artists, aspiring musicians, and creators worldwide has never been stronger,

“We are democratizing music creation globally and fostering a community where everyone can express themselves through music, irrespective of their resources or technical prowess. With this investment, we step forward into a future where every smartphone owner has the potential to be a unique music artist who is protected, empowered, and heard,” he added.

Vulvan Capital Managing Director and Head of Southeast Asia Tommy Teo said that since its original investment, BandLab has been steadfast in demonstrating its exceptional potential in making music creation accessible and enjoyable to a global audience.

“BandLab’s dedication to nurturing creativity and fostering collaboration among its growing community of highly-engaged users is truly unique,

“We believe in their vision and the power of the BandLab platform to unlock the next generation of artists and fans and to bridge the creation gap between established markets and emerging, underserved areas. As we continue supporting the company, we expect that BandLab will be vital in driving a vibrant future for music creators worldwide,” he said.

Singapore social music creation platform BandLab raises $65M Series B funding