The Swisscom Music Booster and XTRA Boost is how we support young Swiss bands that are seeking finance for their projects through crowdfunding. Whoever impresses the crowd and achieves the first third of its financing objective will receive the second third from us as a gift.
Whether it's a debut album, tour or video clip: it takes a lot of effort for young bands to make a start in the music business and not just from a creative point of view. We use a crowdfunding-based approach to invest in young Swiss talent. For good, new music from Switzerland. And a music culture that can make a lasting impression in the face of international competition.
We have launched the Swisscom Music Booster in conjunction with wemakeit, the leading crowdfunding platform for creative projects in the German-speaking world. We support young Swiss bands from the rock, pop, urban and electro scenes by supplying the second third of their financing goal and publicising them through our communication channels. Since 2015 we have boosted 135 projects this way and we would like to support more in the next round this spring.
5 bands talk about their experience with Swisscom Music Booster.