VC firm backs AI-powered songwriting app Amadeus Code to the tune of $1.8m

Ben Heathcote

In App Deals. June 5, 2019

Amadeus Code, an artificial intelligence-powered songwriting app, has secured $1.8 million in Series A funding. The round was led by venture capital World Innovation Lab.

The songwriting assistant app has quickly grown from a simple melody generator to an engine that can create chord changes, basslines, and beats based on user preferences and a library of popular tracks. As part of the deal, World Innovation Lab’s Masataka Matsumoto will join the company’s board to offer additional guidance.

Taishi Fukuyama, co-founder and COO of Amadeus Code, said:

“We’re thrilled to find others in the tech world as excited by the prospects of AI in music and creativity as we are. We welcome the support and insight of WiL.”

Masataka Matsumoto added:

“Recently, AI technology has been adopted in various fields, and like the Amadeus Code, the music industry is no exception. In the music industry, which has long been called for a change in the business model, the company believes that its activities will be a new path.

“I think that I want to support them trying to challenge the global market from the time of foundation, making use of our global knowledge and the network of Japan-US.”

In a statement announcing its latest investment round, Amadeus Code said it plans to unveil a new set of “groundbreaking features” later this year.