Screen Scoring alum André Miranda (MM '13; Adv. Cert. '14, Music Education) founded the music production platform Musiversal, “a global platform designed for making music creation and production more accessible to musicians and studio producers.” Musiversal provides a platform to connect composers and producers with performers, in order to streamline the process of recording music with world class musicians remotely. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Musiversal proved to be an invaluable resource for composers as well as for the NYU Steinhardt Screen Scoring program, reaching the extraordinary milestone of 3,000 recording sessions per month.
After graduating with his master’s in Screen Scoring, Miranda pursued an advanced certificate in Music Education. During this time he developed the concept of a “$99 Orchestra” under the mentorship of Dr. Alex Ruthmann. The project was subsequently launched in 2016 with a Kickstarter campaign. In other words, this was a means of making orchestral recording more accessible and affordable to all – not only the major movie studios.
The game-changing company has flourished since its conception; in a recent seed financing round, Musiversal raised €1.3M, bringing the total financing to €2.9M, which it will use to further develop its platform and continue to facilitate access to music creation and production, connecting composers, performers, and producers across the globe.
Not only limited to screen scoring, Musiversal is seen by Miranda as a powerful tool for songwriters as well. In an article in Business Leader Miranda stated that “Our users rate the sessions with five stars 98% of the time, meaning that we know we have created a subscription that is a success for songwriters and music producers. Now, our mission is to get more songwriters to try the service.”