MTH Unboxing: freque

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.

MTH Acce­le­ra­tor: What did you do befo­re freque?

Jus­tin: 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.

Tobi­as: 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.

MTH Acce­le­ra­tor: What are you doing now, bes­i­des freque?

Jus­tin: 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.

Tobi­as: 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.

MTH Acce­le­ra­tor: What is Fre­que?
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.

MTH Acce­le­ra­tor: Why the MTH Acce­le­ra­tor?
fre­que: 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.

MTH Acce­le­ra­tor: Why fre­que?
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.

MTH Acce­le­ra­tor: What is your mis­si­on?
fre­que: 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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