Bittunes

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Media & EntertainmentDigital Media Publishing, Marketplace

Bittunes is an global music distribution platform where Buyers and Artists both earn money.

Founded:
2013
Stage:
Early Revenues
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured


Founded

Incorporated Bittunes Pty Ltd.

May

2013

New Product Release

Release of Beta version of the Bittunes Android App

Feb

2014

New Product Release

Opened the Bittunes Android App on Google Play

May

2015

Media Coverage

Imogen Heap releases 'Tiny Human' on Bittunes with CEO Simon Edhouse in London.

Oct

Funding

Open Seed funding round exclusively for Bittunes Artists.

Jan

2016

New Team Member

Establish new team HQ in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Mar

New Product Release

Begin work on Bittunes 2.0 Demo

Oct

New Team Member

Appoint CTO Marcelo Barbosa, continue developing back-end software

Jan

2017

Jobs


Team Summary

CEO Simon Edhouse has many years of experience in internet software and web strategy as a former Ogilvy & Mather Managing Director. As an award winning songwriter himself, he has a deep understanding of the issues facing music artists. He holds a Masters Degree in Science and Technology Commericalization. Bittunes CTO, (and co-founder) Marcelo Barbosa is an experienced senior software programmer, former Google engineer with experience in developing music software, Artificial Intelligence systems and software for Banking applications. Vinny Campos, our lead designer is a full stack developer and experienced designer. He is familiar with Javascript tools and Python, Polymer and most popular development environments. Barbara Poli our CMO is an experienced marketer with a depth of experience with social media analytics, and holds four Google SEO certifications. She has a Bachelor of Marketing and is studying for her MBA.

Team

Founding Team

Managing Director @ Bittunes Pty. Ltd., Director @ Edgelogic, Managing Dirtector @ OglivyInteractive (Shanghai) Managing Dirtector @ Australian Holographics PL

WORK

Bittunes Pty. Ltd. (2013 - present)
Managing Director

Edgelogic (2014 - present)
Director

Virtusoft Pty. Ltd. (2005 - 2014)
Managing Director

EDUCATION

University of Adelaide
MSTC • 2004 - 2006

University of Adelaide
MSTC

Product/Service Summary

Bittunes is a unique music trading platform that allows users to earn Bitcoin by co-distributing music tracks with Artists. This is achieved by a special micro-earnings business process. This effectively creates a situation whereby fans work in partnership with the artists they follow. The system operates outside the music industry, using Creative Commons licensing on the the Bitcoin Blockchain. As each sale occurs the Artist receives their payment instantly, and a selection of previous buyers of that track also share ‘micro earnings’ instantly, anywhere in the world. 

With users in more than 90 Countries and contributing Artists from more than 50 Countries, Bittunes has pioneered a business process that simplifies music distribution and puts power back in the hands of Artists and their fans, while at the same time, levelling the playing field for Artists all around the world by creating a highly decentralised merit based competitive marketplace for independent music.

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