|Industry||Music / Internet Community|
Meng Ru Kuok,|
Steve Skillings 
|Meng Ru Kuok(CEO) |
|Products||Online services, Musical instruments, Audio equipment|
BandLab Machines |
BandLab Technologies is a Singapore-based global company offering online music production services, audio hardware and accessories. It was founded in 2014 by Meng Ru Kuok and Steve Skillings.
Following several minor acquisitions, BandLab acquired a 49% share in the Rolling Stone magazine in September 2016, and bought the IP of music production software developer Cakewalk from Gibson in February 2018.
History[edit | edit source]
BandLab was founded by Singaporean resident Meng Ru Kuok, a Mathematics graduate from Cambridge University, and Steve Skillings, CEO and founder of audio accessory maker JamHub  from Whitinsville, Massachusetts. Meng Ru is a third son of the agricultural magnate Kuok Khoon Hong, a founder of Wilmar International. Meng Ru acquired music retail network Swee Lee  in 2012 and became its managing director; he met Skillings while representing his JamHub brand. 
Skillings came with the idea of a cloud-based digital audio workstation (DAW), which has evolved into BandLab - an all-in-one music creation platform where musicians could make, collaborate on and share their music.  BandLab service was launched in November 2015 after 9 months of initial development,  combining music making tools with social features like video sharing and messaging.
In September 2016 BandLab received Microsoft Start-up Partner of the Year Award. 
In December 2017 BandLab announced that it would "relaunch" two previously defunct brands - Harmony with a line of electric guitars and amps, and Teisco with analog guitar effect pedals. 
Acquisitions[edit | edit source]
In July 2016, BandLab acquired Composr,  an iOS audio recording and music making app from Netherlands;  founder Nick den Engelsman joined BandLab development team and moved his users to the BandLab platform.
In February 2017, BandLab acquired Cognosonic Pte Ltd. from Singapore, makers of AudioStretch, a music transcription app capable of manipulating audio playback speed and pitch in a non-destructive way.
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