By @SimonCocking

Describe the company – the elevator pitch

JNBMusic: The Virtual Jukebox is an app that allows you to interact with music in any restaurant, bar, coffee shop, gym, or public space where music is being played. Why don’t you try it out at your next Private Party

You see a sign that says “choose the music in this venue, download this app for free” You download the app, find the venue, view their playlist and vote for any track on the playlist. The track with the most votes plays next. If no one is voting then the playlist plays in its present order.

We also collect all the track level data; what track is played, how many times its played, what time of the day its played, and where it was played.  This is invaluable data for many industry stake holders for example IMRO, , the Irish Collecting Society or any other collecting societies around the globe, brands, record labels, artists and many more…..

How are you different?

We don’t provide music or playlists to any venues.  We are agnostic to source of music, device used to access the app, language, time zone & we are completely cloud based.  No hardware no software. The venue just needs to have access to wifi and play music.

Why will the company/product do well?

Because we change the way people interact with music in a public space.

Just like Uber changed the interaction with booking a cab and Airbnb changed the way you book a hotel so will JNB Music change the way you interact with music in a public space.

Where are you based?


When was the company launched?

August 2016

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What have been your biggest wins to date?

  1. The creation of our Country Partner go-to-market strategy
  2. Our Private Party feature (click here to test it for free here)
  3. Backend integration with all the streaming services including Youtube, Spoitfy, Deezer, Saavn etc etc

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

Any venue (coffee shop, restaurant, night club, salon, gym, retail store) that has the internet and plays music can use it.

Tell us about your team?

Deborah Sass (Co-Founder) will be running all things Marketing & Investor Relations. Deborah is the Co-Founder of JNB Music and has spent the last 20 years working in the Media business from Publishing to Radio & TV to all things involved in the Digital Entertainment world from Spotify & Shazam to Amazon. She has advised and invested in several start ups over the last 10 years.

Jesus Iglesias (Founder) will be driving JNB Music forward with his visionary expertise. Jesus is the founder of JNB Music, he is a Spanish serial entrepreneur and has a 20 year track record as a successful businessman. He owns a private island off Bali, and has established an award winning high end beach club & restaurant in Bali.

Mark Ferrand (GM) has worked over 10 years as a Management Accountant and has many more years of managerial experience, he has an analytical eye and has spent the last 2 years working alongside the Founder as a Financial Analyst, Translator and Designer. He has a broad spectrum of knowledge and very good communication skills

Hugo Ferrier (CTO) is a Computer Engineer with more than 15 years of experience specialising in the development of professional applications, mainly in the online sector. Hugo has extensive experience in the design and implementation of programming, as well as managing technical programming teams

Didier Boulard (Global Brands) has 25 years experience in business development and product management in International markets. He is an accomplished entrepreneur who has implemented innovative commercial strategies, establishing new markets, long-term strategic planning and partnership within different industries including physical and digital music distribution worldwide.

Matteo Marchesi (Creative Director) Matteo has almost 20 years experience in brand Identities creation and consulting. He has established two successful creative studios in Milan, Italy and in SEA. Matteo has extensive experience in the creative process of brand and product design.

Remya Anand (Product Development) Remya has a Masters in Computer Application, and 7 years experience working for a number of startups and Google. She has taken up major roles in customer success, business development and product management for various other well-known Google products. Remya is a customer focused, dynamic professional with a passion for promoting innovative products.

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

We are launching 20 countries in the next 36 months

What are your favorite tech gadgets?

Apple TV

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

See our Go-to market strategy

We did our first country launch in November 2016 in Romania.

We are launching in an organic grass roots way using Country Partners.

Country Partners are companies who are entrenched in the entertainment and hospitality industry with strong connections to brands, advertisers, press and key stakeholders in their territories.

We launched in Romania with “ROTON”, a leading music and entertainment company as our first Country Partner; they are incredibly successful, understand the value of music, consumer engagement and rich data.

We have identified 20 similar companies to ROTON that we already have strong relationships with, we will be launching over the next 36 months in all of them.

We have identified 40 similar companies that we already have strong relationships with in 40 countries which we will be launching over the next 36 months.

What’s your competition in the marketplace.

We have no direct competition as we are the only company based in the cloud, no hardware or software for the venue and we provide NO music.

How do people get in touch with you?

[email protected]

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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