New York/Los Angeles (November 6, 2015)—Qwire, a cloud platform for managing, scoring and licensing music to picture, has raised $2.5 million in its initial funding round, with participation from a group of private investors.
Qwire is a suite of integrated modules that reportedly simplifies, consolidates and streamlines tasks and interactions for everyone involved with music and picture, across all stages of production, as well as music clearance and administration. Qwire aims to facilitate collaboration among picture editors and post producers, music supervisors and clearance, composers, music editors and production studios.
By capturing and managing critical data and ideas, Qwire creates a dynamic, interactive editorial continuity, streamlines music licensing, enables picture-integrated spotting and auditioning, and manages and tracks real-time budgets. In addition, Qwire automates cue sheet preparation and delivery.
Following successful trial runs on shows including Parenthood, About A Boy and Galavant, ABC Studios is utilizing Qwire on a slate of TV series for the upcoming season. Other network and cable series that are using Qwire include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, American Crime, Blood and Oil and many more.
Qwire’s co-founders are Scott Freiman, a music technologist who previously co-founded the software company Credit Management Solutions (CMSI); prolific TV and film composer Leigh Roberts; and three-time Emmy-nominated composer Jon Ehrlich.