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BandLab Technologies

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BandLab Technologies
BandLab logo
IndustryMusic / Internet Community
Founded 📆2014; 6 years ago (2014)
Founder 👔Meng Ru Kuok,
Steve Skillings [1]
Headquarters 🏙️,
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Meng Ru Kuok(CEO) [1]
Products 🎛️ 🧴Online services, Musical instruments, Audio equipment
Number of employees
DivisionsBandLab Machines
Swee Lee
Rolling Stone
Cakewalk [2]

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.


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 [3] 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 [4] in 2012 and became its managing director; he met Skillings while representing his JamHub brand. [5]

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. [6] BandLab service was launched in November 2015 after 9 months of initial development, [1] 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. [7]

In July 2017 it launched a hardware division, BandLab Machines, with a line of USB audio interfaces for smartphones. [8] [9]

In December 2017 BandLab announced that it would "relaunch" two previously defunct brands - Harmony[10] with a line of electric guitars and amps, and Teisco[11] with analog guitar effect pedals. [12][13][14]


In July 2016, BandLab acquired Composr, [15] an iOS audio recording and music making app from Netherlands; [16] founder Nick den Engelsman joined BandLab development team and moved his users to the BandLab platform.[1]

In September 2016, BandLab acquired MONO, [17] a San Francisco producer of protective bags and cases. [18]

The company made major headlines in September 2016 when it was announced that Jann Wenner, the founder of the Rolling Stone magazine from New York City, sold a 49% stake to BandLab. [19] [20] [21]

In February 2017, BandLab acquired Cognosonic Pte Ltd. from Singapore, makers of AudioStretch,[22] a music transcription app capable of manipulating audio playback speed and pitch in a non-destructive way.[23]

In September 2017, BandLab acquired Chew.tv, a London-based video streaming service for DJs. [24] [25]

In February 2018, BandLab acquired the IP and certain assets of Boston-based Cakewalk, notable for its sequencing/DAW software Cakewalk and Sonar. [26][27]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 https://vulcanpost.com/589375/bandlab-what-you-need-to-know/
  2. https://cakewalk.bandlab.com/
  3. https://www.jamhub.com
  4. https://www.sweelee.com.sg
  5. https://www.ft.com/content/1c9a91da-83d0-11e6-8897-2359a58ac7a5
  6. https://www.bandwagon.asia/articles/kuok-meng-ru-interview-singapore-swee-lee-bandlab-rolling-stone
  7. https://blog.bandlab.com/bandlab-wins-microsoft-start-up-partner-of-the-year-award-2016/
  8. https://blog.bandlab.com/announcement-bandlab-introduces-new-hardware-range/
  9. https://www.soundonsound.com/news/bandlab-designs-three-affordable-audio-interfaces
  10. https://www.harmony.co
  11. https://teisco.com/
  12. https://juice.com.sg/bandlab-technologies-relaunches-cult-brands-teisco-harmony/
  13. https://reverb.com/news/bandlab-announces-teisco-and-harmony-guitar-reboots
  14. https://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2018-harmony-company-resurrected-with-new-guitars-and-amps
  15. https://www.composrapp.com
  16. https://blog.bandlab.com/bandlab-welcomes-composr/
  17. https://monocreators.com
  18. https://blog.bandlab.com/welcome-to-bandlab-mono/
  19. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-25/billionaire-s-28-year-old-son-picks-digital-music-empire-over-palm-oil-riches
  20. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-22/rolling-stone-s-singapore-shareholder-wants-to-buy-the-magazine
  21. http://techwireasia.com/2016/09/singapores-bandlab-rolling-stone/
  22. http://www.audiostretch.com
  23. https://www.music-asia.com/2017/02/bandlab-technologies-announces-acquisition-of-audiostretch/
  24. https://blog.bandlab.com/music-innovator-bandlab-technologies-acquires-dj-livestreaming-platform-chew-tv/
  25. https://beta.techcrunch.com/2017/09/06/bandlab%E2%80%8B-%E2%80%8Btechnologies%E2%80%8B-acquires-chew-tv/
  26. https://www.soundonsound.com/news/cakewalk-sonar-lives
  27. https://blog.bandlab.com/cakewalk-press-release/

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