When we profiled social music app Voisey early this year, its co-founder Olly Barnes talked about its ambitions to discover new talent.
“We have users in remote parts of the world, who have never made a song before, and have low self-confidence, but Voisey allows them to make the step to songwriting,” as he put it, about an app that helps singers to find music loops created by producers, to sing over.
Now one of the first people to go viral on Voisey during its 2019 beta test has signed a pair of major deals. Olivia Knight (aka ‘poutyface‘) has a label deal with Island Records and a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, having also worked with Apple’s artist development subsidiary Platoon.
“We recognised very early that there was something special about Olivia. Her first few videos on Voisey connected phenomenally well, despite the platform being only weeks old at the time,” said Barnes.