A great startup involves a great idea, hard work and lot of passion towards work. In our series ‘Superhero of Startup’ we appreciate the effort a team does to make it’s company reach the heights. And Today Superhero of Startup badge goes to Kunal for his tremendous efforts to set up Talking Studio.
1. Tell us something about you and your startup.
Talking Studios is a listing aggregator and booking facilitator for audio video & photo recording studios in India. The aim is to automate the current unorganized media and recording industry.
2.What was your motivation behind venturing into this?
I myself am a novice music composer, during my early days into the industry, I only knew one studio and it was hard to find studios that fit my needs. I found the contact information of studios on Google, but that was very generic and I had to call every number out there to check if they use the same tool that I am using or if the offer the services I need.
Since I come from a tech background, I teamed up with a college buddy of mine who also runs a successful recording studio and created this platform that helps one to find and book recording studios.
3.Who do you see as competition and how is your startup different?
At the moment there are no players in the market that are doing this, so we have the first mover advantage. Studios are accepting bookings via their individual portfolio websites, however no aggregator automation platform is available to tap the entire media and entertainment industry which is more than 1606 Billion INR in worth.
4. What are the revenues and margins like in your industry?
The music industry alone is around 12 Billion INR and is expected to rise upto 19 Bn by 2019. India holds rank 20 in terms of global music industry size and if the projections and growth are steady, by 2019 it will be among top 10 global rankings.
5. What are your future plans?
We have also incorporate an artist collaboration platform so that it is easier to collaborate with other artists for recording sessions. Like If I am a singer and I need a rapper or a guitarist needs a drummer for a track or even a YouTube video, we can easily find other artists willing to work and collaborate and discuss the terms of engagement at the platform.
We are also receiving interest from entrepreneurs across the world to replicate this architecture in developed countries like US, Amsterdam, Germany and also countries like West Africa. So future plans definitely looks for an international expansion in coming few months.
6. Any advice you want to give budding entrepreneurs.
If you see a problem, turn it into an opportunity and you will have a success story waiting to unfold.
Portal Link : www.talkingstudios.com