By @SimonCocking

Describe the company – the elevator pitch …
GD Seventy Eight Music the number 1 media company in the World: think Global not local.

How are you different?

We are the first music company to embrace %100 the SoLoMo format: Social, Local and Mobile. We provide the best products for Content Creators Globally, breaking all territory restrictions.

Why will the company / product do well?

Our digital marketing, growth hacking and licensing products are already doing amazing. In less then six months we have reached 1.2 Million artists worldwide, got 10 artists in the top 100 iTunes Charts and signed partnerships with Sony, NBC, Tecno Mobile and iRoko / iRoking.

Where are you based?

We are based worldwide, our headquarter is in Dublin city centre, Ireland.

When was the company launched?

10th of May 2016

What have been your biggest wins to date?

Partnership with Chinese mobile provider Tecno-Mobile, video distribution partnership with SONY VidZone, distribute the music of Top 10 Billboard artist WizKid and work for legendary rock guitar player Eric Bell, founder of Thin Lizzy. Completed first major music placement within first 5 months of incorporation for a Paralympic games athlete compilation video advertisement via Target McConnells agency featuring music by Irish band Little xs for eyes.

What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?

Content creators, advertising agencies, music lovers, Record labels, Bands & Artists, the world wide entertainment industry.


Tell us about your team.

Giulio D’Agostino, CEO and director:
Giulio has studied Music Business and Music Technology at Berklee College of Music, Boston USA (Full-tuition Scholarship), Java SE 8 at Oracle University (OU) and an Award Winner music industry veteran with over 20 years experience as music producer, music publisher and film scoring composers. He has worked for the last 15 years as Database Administrator and Software Engineer Support for, Google Inc., Apple Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company and Barclays Bank.

Robert Kelly, director and head of A&R Department:
Robert has studied Music Business and Management at Ballyfermot college of further Education under the guidance of The Radiators guitarist/producer and Tony Visconti student Pete Holidai. Producer and lead guitarist, mixing engineer and composer, with over 15 years experience working in professional recording studios in Ireland. While playing guitar in many bands over the years, Robert managed artists during recording sessions, live performances and worked on the pre-production in music composition and arrangement in preparation for recording.

George Kelly, director and A&R Administrator:
George has been self-employed in the construction industry for more than 15 years where he learned project management, logistics, human resources and many other hands on traits from this industry. He then went on to study business in Colaiste Dhulaigh where he excelled in marketing and communication. As the A&R administrator George is in charge of clerical elements of the A&R department, including maintaining the budget for artists signed to the label and working with accounting and legal personnel.

What are you long term plans for your product / company?

To become the number 1 media company in the world.

What are your favorite tech gadgets?

Apps, growth hacking tools, neuro marketing and old school talent scouting.

What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?

Tobii wearable eye tracker with wireless live view function for viral music clips campaigns and
more brain computer interfaces to analyze listeners emotional response to the music we love and promote.

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

Since inception in May 2016, GD SEVENTY EIGHT MUSIC LTD has been grounded by three guiding principles: the music must come first, respect the talent and music education.

How do people get in touch with you?
Through our FaceBook page, Twitter and our website.

If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at [email protected] or on Twitter: @SimonCocking

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