Boca Raton, Florida’s eJamming, which has developed software that lets geographically dispersed musicians play together online, has just brought in $150,000 to sustain itself until it can start generating revenue and subsequently raise a round of venture capital.
The company’s technology enables musicians with the equipment to plug instruments into a computer to play and even record tracks together in real time. This is a hard problem: Network speeds are unreliable and even marginal latency can disrupt the session. The company says that as long as the musicians are within a few hundred miles of each other, latency is hardly noticeable, and claims that even skeptical musicians come around after giving the software a try.
eJamming is currently working on deals to license its technology to unnamed music industry players. The company had previously raised $1.69 million.