SOURCE: Talenthouse Inc.
June 30, 2009 03:01 ET
Talenthouse Launches First Online Platform to Celebrate and Liberate All Artists
From the Vienna Symphony Orchestra to Dallas Austin, From Naomi Campbell to Dan Cameron, From Fernando Meirelles to Stephen Dorff, Artists From All Disciplines Support Talenthouse
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2009) - Talenthouse, the only purpose-built
online platform for all artists and creatives, launched today at
www.talenthouse.com. A global community for creative talent, initially in
music, fashion, art, film and photography, Talenthouse empowers artists to
create original content while also providing a forum for new artists to
receive inspiration from established industry leaders. Committed to
helping seasoned as well as up-and-coming artists secure recognition from a
global audience, the website encourages collaboration between luminaries
across an array of disciplines and offers mentoring from acclaimed
The world renowned Vienna Symphony Orchestra; international curator Dan
Cameron; fashion icon Naomi Campbell; film director and Oscar nominee
Fernando Meirelles; actor Stephen Dorff; and songwriter, recording artist
and fashion designer Dallas Austin are among the industry leaders who have
committed support for Talenthouse. They along with many other acclaimed
artists are actively involved in Talenthouse by hosting "Creative
Invitations." Exclusive to Talenthouse, a "Creative Invitation" acts as a
stimulus for collaboration on an original project. The projects can be
commissioned by any artist in the community or proposed by an established
artist looking to work in tandem with another. The goal is to inspire
multiple collaborations, which the community can evaluate and vote upon,
leading to recognition for the artists and projects that rise to the top.
Talenthouse is the brainchild of
Amos Pizzey, British recording artist and advertising executive. "Coming up
first as an artist then as a producer in the music industry, I saw so many
talented young people that had no way of being seen and heard. For us the
Internet is the ultimate tool for them to create, collaborate and liberate
their art for all time," said Pizzey. "This is why we built Talenthouse."
"With Talenthouse we eliminate the age-old artistic struggle for
recognition and instead focus on creative excellence," said Roman Scharf,
CEO of Talenthouse. "We are filling a tremendous void felt by the artistic
community, which is why we see so much support from such a wide range of
celebrated artists around the world. Talenthouse is designed to become the
global hub of the creative community." Scharf is a seasoned Silicon Valley
entrepreneur who earned his reputation as co-founder and President of
JAJAH, one of the world's most innovative communications companies.
Artists can log onto www.talenthouse.com and create a profile that
showcases their talent, including a brief description of history and past
work experience, a profile picture as well as links to personal Web sites
and other social networking pages. Most importantly, Talenthouse provides
easy access to samples of an artist's work, which are uploaded and
presented in a unique 3D timeline. The artist's profile will also highlight
"supporters" and other artists "supported" as well as any "Creative
Invitations" and sponsored challenges in which the member has participated.
Talenthouse acts as a one-stop-shop for artists allowing them to embed
their profile and work into popular online properties such as Facebook and
Talenthouse has already recruited more than 25,000 members in a closed
Alpha release, with the goal of signing up more than 1 million before the
first anniversary of the site in June 2010.
Talenthouse is the world's first
all creative community. Talenthouse empowers all artists to create original
content, collaborate with each other and become recognized by a global
audience. As a hub for artists and creatives worldwide Talenthouse funnels
their efforts and provides them a stage and platform to present their
creative work everywhere in the web. Talenthouse is committed to fostering
seasoned as well as up-and-coming talent and pro-actively facilitating
interaction between them and established icons and industry players. It's
the mission of Talenthouse to liberate all artists.
For more information please visit www.talenthouse.com.
About the Talenthouse logo
Talenthouse understands and
recognizes the challenges that artists face when trying to reach their
audiences and achieve recognition for their talents. For this reason,
Talenthouse chose a logo taken from the West African "Adinkra" series of
symbols, which depicts a snake climbing a raffia tree. The raffia tree has
many thorns and is very challenging to climb. Simply translated, this
symbol means "to achieve the impossible."