Jesse Neo is a 23-year-old Australian producer, DJ, singer and songwriter. It was only three years ago that he started releasing music – and to his surprise, his work garnered quite the attention, including several clubs in Vegas. The Australian native grew up playing classical piano and violin, both of which he learned from the age of seven. However, after taking electronic music production classes in 2016, he quickly made a name for his infectious, experimental hits.
“One thing that people don’t know about me is that I’m a very crafty and technical person,” Jesse told us. “I am always keen to look for problems, and then tries my best to come up with solutions. One problematic area in music is that the industry is still lacking a lot of technological innovation.”
With his problem-solving drive, he launched his new online platform known as Gemtracks in early 2020. Gemtracks is an online store that sells exclusive backing tracks for singers, producers, singers, songwriters, and composers. Now, Gemtracks is opened to musicians in Nevada.
“One very boring task that I had to do every day while working in music was being on the phone with endless clients discussing my next song, the contract, the method I would use to transfer the audio files, and things like that,” Jesse told us. “It got to the point I wasn’t able to spend an hour working on my art without being interrupted by technical questions like the client didn’t know what I mean to ‘go back to the previous folder’ when I told them to find the files in a USB drive.”
So as a way promote innovation, not only does Gemtracks sell tracks/beats composed by top experts in the industry, but to ensure transparency and to avoid licensing issues, the automated system behind Gemtracks sells each track to one customer only.
Jesse is also a firm believer that with master ownership, a musician can live off their music. He has always used the idea of master ownership to come up with the best products on the market. Hence after each sale, the buyer also gets the copyright ownership so that they can release the music to as many platforms as they like without having to credit the original producer or pay royalties.
Currently, Gemtracks sells beats across all genres, such as pop, EDM (electronic dance music), hip-hop, jazz, country, rock, and many more. However due to their exclusiveness, all the beats are sold at a first come, first serve basis.
Besides functioning as a marketplace, there are also a lot of resources on the website that can be used as guides for new musicians. These includes articles posted on a blog, tutorials and even a free eBook that anyone can download.
“Ultimately I want Gemtracks to be a website that can nurture and grow talents,” Jesse concluded. “I am just about to launch a new section to book music studios. It’s amazing what technology can do these days, and I am so proud to be able to apply it into entertainment.”
Gemtracks works as a public market for musical works and a collaboration forum where producers share ideas. Singers can look for producers for advice or book sessions in recording studios. If this sounds interesting to you, make sure you head over to buy beats now.