Finalists announced

Red Bull Amplifier launched in April with a mission to find the most innovative new music start-ups and give them an opportunity only Red Bull can provide. Thanks for everyone who applied, we have been inundated with brilliant music startups and have been genuinely impressed with the level of talent we have seen.

...and the winners are:


Makelight turns people into pixels. It connects individuals’ phones into an Olympic games-like crowd display, and enables users to interact directly with the stageshow. The product is already functional for crowds of up the 50,000.

Beat Guide

Beatguide offers the best way to find electronic music events. Whatever time, price, district, music style or venue you have in mind, Beatguide can find events in seconds and allows you to directly listen to artists' tracks.

Gig Dropper

Gig Dropper is a location-based app that allows you to connect your music, podcasts and other audio to real world places. By allowing users to leave 'drops' at locations for users to discover, and finding 'drops' left by others, it serves up an ultra local audio experience, created and curated by its users.

It’s been a great pleasure to work with such incredible panel of inspiring people, each bringing to the table a unique point of view on the future of tech and music.

Dave Haynes

Soundcloud & Music Hack Day
Dave is VP Business Development for SoundCloud. He has over a decade’s experience in the music industry and currently works on the frontline of digital music innovation.

Davide Bortot

Red Bull Music Academy & Music Writer
Former editor-in-chief of leading hip hop magazine JUICE, Davide now drops articles for music magazines and broadsheets as well as steering the good ship Red Bull Music Academy.


Music Artist
Ghostpoet is a Mercury Prize nominated British singer and producer. He recorded his debut album Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam at the Red Bull Studios in London.

Ciara Byrne

Tech Journalist
Ciara Byrne is a technology journalist whose work has appeared in VentureBeatO’ Reilly RadarTechcrunchThe New York Times and Forbes. In a previous life, she was the tech lead at a Dutch startup.
Sidekick Studios

Sidekick Studios is part incubator, part innovation consultancy, and all mission. They create their own startups, and use the power of the startup process to help large organisations innovate the right way. They help their clients discover and build the very first versions of new digital products and services.

Red Bull Media

Red Bull Media House is a multi-platform media company with a focus on sports, culture, and lifestyle. Offering a wide range of premium media products and compelling content across media channels as diverse as TV, mobile, digital, audio, and print, with core media offerings that appeal to a global audience.

The work has only just begun....

We are going to work closely with these three incredible startups to help them grow. Stay tuned to the updates from the Amplifier crew.

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