Quincy Jones has invested in invite-only social network for musicians Jammcard.
The service, which says it only admits “vetted professionals”, allows members to network and gain musician services, plus stages exclusive events leading it to be dubbed the “LinkedIn for musicians” in some circles.
Jones has joined the investor team as Jammcard completed a $1m round of seed funding.
“I’m excited and supportive about what Jammcard is doing for music professionals,” said the music legend of his involvement.
“Jammcard elevates the industry in new ways, from connections and new opportunities, to helping represent themselves in a freelance world.”
Jammcard founder Elmo Lovano has been quick to recognise the endorsement factor Jones’ investment represents for the service, which has reportedly been used by the likes of Gwen Stefani and Jason Derulo to put together live bands.
“I’m honored to have Quincy on the Jammcard team,” he said. “I love that he’s continued to push jazz and real talent forward, and I can’t wait to see where our working relationship leads. Quincy’s endorsement excites me on another level, and I will use that fire to continue to work as hard as I can to grow true value for the professional music community.”