The Start-up Initiative at the Music Week Tech Summit is providing five start-ups with the opportunity to attend the event free of charge and exhibit their products or services to delegates. 


Based in Nashville, financial analytics business RootNote aims to help musicians maintain independent control of their careers by  aggregating user social, performance, and revenue data into a centralized place and providing them with action-oriented tools. 

On a mission to ensure fair compensation for artists and songwriters, ClickNClear offers a catalogue of officially licensed music for use in performance sports. The growing business boasts Sony Music Publishing, Warner Music, and more among its client base.

A graduate of Universal Music Group’s Abbey Road Red and Capitol Records new tech talent scheme, MyPart uses AI to analyse songs for the purposes of A&R, sync and more.

With support from The Orchard, Live Nation and others, Paperchain seeks to help musicians maximise streaming revenue via expert tracking tools and a direct pay function for labels, services companies and DSPs.

Promoting the message that “traditional deals don’t work” is winning new tech firm Shout4 admirers across the industry. The platform helps emerging artists to strike bespoke deals in return for a revenue share.


Casandra Strauss
Casandra Strauss
Senior Special Projects Manager
George Garner
George Garner
Music Week
Head of Content
Glenn Cooper
Glenn Cooper
Universal Music Group
SVP Digital Strategy & Audience Development
Isabel Garvey
Isabel Garvey
Abbey Road Studios
Managing Director
Scott Cohen
Scott Cohen
Warner Music Group
Chief Innovation Officer, Recorded Music
Sophie Goossens
Sophie Goossens
Reed Smith
Partner, Entertainment & Media Industry Group
Victoria Cruz
Victoria Cruz
Sony Music
Global Business Development
Xavier Tumminello
Xavier Tumminello
Music Tech & Innovation Conference Manager


7 December 2020

Applications open

5 February 2021 6pm

Applications close

24 February 2021

Winners notified

31 March 2021

Music Week Tech Summit


  • Any company younger than 5 years
  • You must be able to exhibit at the virtual conference on 31 March 2021
  • You must be independent, without any parent company association or affiliation
  • Must not be a 2019 Music Week Tech Summit start-up winner


  • Exhibit at the Music Week Tech Summit free of charge, and show off your product or service to 400+ attendees 
  • Receive 3x free passes to attend the Music Week Tech Summit
  • Enhance your knowledge of how technology and the music industry can successfully partner to encourage growth, innovation and new revenue streams
  • Network with 400+ leading music industry executives, all with a qualified interest in what technology can do for their businesses 
  • A profile of your company and idea/product/service and contact details will be included on the Music Week Tech Summit website
  • Get featured in the pre-event issue of Music Week