Hi, I’m Joe, the Founder of MusicWise. I’ve played the drums for 18 years, and have spent the last 10 years growing tech startups. I created MusicWise to help musicians play more music.
I founded MusicWise in Soho, London, in 2019 (when it was called Rehearsal Booker) to make rehearsal studio booking easier. The whole rehearsal studio booking process seemed unnecessarily difficult to me: phoning loads of studios to find a free slot, finding that the equipment was often broken, and having to pay in cash. So in the same way that Airbnb helps people book accommodation easily, MusicWise was born to help you book music studios easily.
Skip forward to today and 31,000 musicians use MusicWise to book studios online. I’m really grateful to everyone who has booked with us. And this is just the beginning! We are adding music shops, music courses, and music tutors to MusicWise, to give you as a musician everything you need in one place.
If you live outside of London, sorry we’re not with you yet! We are on our way, but if you would like to help us grow to your area you can email me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi there - I’m Luke, and I build (and occasionally break) things. I also play the bass (although I’d say I’m a drummer at heart). I've spent over 10 years working in a broad range of technology sectors, ranging from big-data with Palantir, to high-frequency trading with XTX Markets.
Like Joe, I’ve experienced the pain of trying to find local studios, and wrestled with my fair share of misleading websites, terrible booking systems, and poor service. With that in mind, I'm hoping to bring my skills to the task of making making-music easier.
Jean Charles was formerly a Vice President at TripAdvisor, where he helped grow one of the world’s largest travel and online booking companies.
Andrew previously ran the motors businesses at eBay and Gumtree, and is a terrible guitar player (we’ll see how long it takes him to read this).
When Brendan is not saving the world (literally) he plays bass and writes electronica music.
'There's a huge need for this, awesome! Finally a central place to book rehearsal studios, I love it.'
'It’s not easy to find good piano practice rooms that are available. I use MusicWise every time because it’s so easy.'
'I’m looking forward to you listing music lessons because it’s not easy to find good local music tutors.'
'Supporting rising talent is so important. MusicWise is a vital resource for new bands who don't have the luxury of a garage to practice in. It's so easy to use and makes the process of getting started and getting good even simpler.'
- Charlotte Gunn, Editor, NME
'Since listing our piano rehearsal rooms on MusicWise we are getting an extra 50 booking requests per month, worth around £500. I would highly recommend MusicWise to any studio looking to get more bookings and reach more musicians. We also find the MusicWise support team responsive, polite and helpful. Highly recommended!'
We believe that creativity makes us happy. There is no feeling like being in your creative flow. So the reason that MusicWise exists is to help you play more, and get in your flow more.
Our aim is to become the world’s most trusted source for finding and booking music services. Whether it is rehearsal studios, recording studios, music courses, music lessons or finding the right music shop, we aim to give you reliable guidance. That’s why we’re called MusicWise!
Tech can make life super simple. But it can also make things complicated if not done right. In everything we build, we assess what you’re trying to achieve and try to make it as simple and easy as possible.