We are starting the new year 2022 with our portfolio team freque. freque’s founders – Justin La Vallee and Tobias Wagner – belong in Babelsberg, the media city, if only because they are film composers and sound designers. With freque, they have launched a platform that will make things easier for film and TV productions in particular, but at the same time works for composers and musicians. Their motto: listen, look and license! But read for yourself what freque is up to.
1. What did you do before freque?
I’ve spent my professional life as a composer for film, TV and advertising. I’m originally from Los Angeles and have been living in Berlin for just over six years now.
Prior to starting freque, I have been writing music for films. Along the way, I have also started a couple of companies and was taught some early lessons in entrepreneurship. That didn’t keep me from doing it again – in fact, I am glad to have embarked on this endeavor with some valuable experiences from the past.
2. What are you doing now, besides freque?
freque consumes me. Getting a new company off the ground requires all of your focus and dedication. We’ve had an incredibly dynamic couple of years and are in a growth phase. I have to say that this is the most exciting chapter of my life so far.
Music doesn’t just leave your life. Of course, I’m still making music, but now only projects that I thoroughly enjoy: My wife Glacéia Henderson and I are working on an album of songs we’ll be releasing. It’s important to have creative output in other areas to keep the ideas coming.
3. What is Freque?
freque is a platform that connects filmmakers to music and provides them with tools to review, communicate and make decisions. It’s currently the only tool that allows film teams to listen to music options with their film, talk with their team and license music.
4. Why the MTH Accelerator?
The MTH Accelerator taught us a lot. We had the support we needed to learn about fundraising, shape our ideas and focus our energy in the right directions. We’re very grateful for having that opportunity.
5. Why freque?
freque was born out of our experience in this industry. It’s a solution to problems we’ve dealt with for many years and a dedication to finding better ways for film and music to come together.
6. What is your mission?
Our mission is to be the one platform where filmmakers get music and to empower the artists who make it.
About the MTH Unboxing
The MTH Accelerator portfolio is growing and growing. But what exactly do the teams do and, above all, what did they do before they became entrepreneurs? In MTH Unboxing, our new interview series, we shed some light on the subject and introduce the teams in more detail. MTH Accelerator Babelsberg is the program for startups and founding teams from the metropolitan region who are looking to explore technologies and digital business models and take their companies to the next level.
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