Platoon, the London-born distribution and artistic companies firm based in 2016 by music trade veteran Denzyl Feigelson and LoveFilm co-founder, Saul Klein, was acquired by Apple in 2018.
The app’s launch was first reported by 9 to five Mac this week, which, citing sources, says that it was formally launched on Wednesday (August 24).
As famous by 9 to5 Mac, the app isn’t listed on the App Retailer, however is offered to obtain. In keeping with 9 to5 Mac, whenever you do obtain it, it’ll provide the choice to sign up through Apple or Google, however artists would require an invitation to entry it.
The invitation-only app’s app’s blurb on the App Retailer states the next: “Managing your artist profession has by no means been simpler. Platoon for Artists is your property to handle content material, streams, income, and extra.”
Additionally it is described as “a cell one-stop store, created with artists in thoughts”.
Artists who’ve entry to the app might be in a position “share content material to advertise your new and prior releases,” in addition to “see your stats and study your followers throughout platforms”.
Artists will even have the ability “overview your month-to-month income in a single place for your whole catalog”, based on the data offered on the App Retailer web page.
Platoon is well-known for creating a raft of early-stage artists within the UK and US who’ve gone on to be world stars.
The corporate labored with the likes of Billie Eilish, who went on to signal a cope with UMG’s Interscope and Darkroom’s Justin Lubliner.
Platoon additionally labored with UK singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone, who launched her debut EP, Falling Asleep on the Wheel, by way of the Apple-owned firm in 2020.
Different acts who’ve labored with Platoon embody UK acts Stefflon Don and Jorja Smith, Jacob Banks (earlier than signing to Interscope), Rex Orange County (earlier than signing with AWAL), Mr Eazi and YEBBA, amongst many others.
Previous to launching Platoon, Denzyl Feigelson labored with Apple for over 15 years throughout stay occasions and artist relations. He was additionally the unique founding father of Artists With out A Label – which advanced into Kobalt-owned companies firm AWAL.
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