OUR VISION – BEYOND MUSIC
The idea behind BEYOND MUSIC is one of pure creativity: Unite professional musicians, composers, singers and songwriters on a single online platform to connect and collaborate. Make them push through the boundaries of mainstream music and break through the confines of music industry standards. Artists shall be enabled to gain cultural understanding and create entirely new genres of music.
The BEYOND FOUNDATION strives to contribute to creative compositions, innovative groups and bands, and to promote transnational cultural understanding.
What would have been hard to achieve only years ago, is now made possible by modern technologies: global collaborative music making, without any physical presence. Using the BEYOND MUSIC platform to connect, the most innovative compositions and most unusual groupings will be honoured every year at the BEYOND MUSIC PROJECT.
Today, BEYOND MUSIC is a social networking platform and musical collaboration project. BEYOND MUSIC aspires to be the defining music platform for professional artists worldwide, for those who are highly successful and those just breaking through, who see the importance of the platform and are active users and contributors.
ABOUT THE BEYOND MUSIC PLATFORM
With the support of our celebrity ambassadors, selected music producers and music executives, we are inviting musicians, composers, singers and songwriters of every genre from all over the world to register with BEYOND MUSIC and create a profile that gives them a secure, invitation-only online presence.
Users can select various tags to specify what kind of artists they are, which vocal techniques they use, what kind of instruments they play, which genres they are involved in, and what their cultural background is. They will also be able to upload their own music and link them to their profile.
Based on the tags set, users can search for others and be found themselves. With the messaging function they can get in touch with each other, swap ideas and create musically unique pieces together.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Who is behind BEYOND MUSIC?
The BEYOND MUSIC platform and the BEYOND MUSIC PROJECT are non-commercial entitites, enabled by the Swiss BEYOND FOUNDATION. Established in 2007, the BEYOND FOUNDATION is a non-profit organization supporting causes that unite cultures in the world through music. Our aim is to foster cross-cultural awareness, understanding and mutual respect with the help of creativity and dialog.
- HOW DO I REGISTER ON BEYOND MUSIC?
In order to register, you must have received a personalized invitation from BEYOND MUSIC. All invited users are recommendations from our ambassadors, selected music producers and music managers.
Young artists between the ages of 13 and 18 must provide written permission from a parent or guardian. A template can be downloaded when creating a profile. Once the signed document has been uploaded, the profile becomes visible to other users. Instructions on how to upload the document are provided.
- Does it cost anything to register?
No, it is completely free to register.
- Who can see my profile and music?
Your profile can be viewed by other registered users, our BEYOND MUSIC ambassadors and by selected music producers and music executives. Once you have submitted a composition for the BEYOND MUSIC PROJECT, a condensed version of your profile can also be viewed by the voting public.
- How is my data protected?
Protecting your data is very important to us. Please have a look at our
- How do I find musicians and their music?
The filter feature under the menu item ARTISTS allows you to search for artists according to their instruments, vocals, cultural background and genre. All of these filters are tags, which are set by the users themselves. You can choose to have the search results shown in a list view or on a world map, which includes short profiles and links to audio samples.
- How can I connect with other musicians?
Connecting is easy. Simply send them a message using the chat feature on the artist’s profile.
- Who can I contact in the event of technical problems?
- How can I report potentially prohibited content or other violations?