SOURCE: Talenthouse Inc.

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 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 international artists.

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 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 Myspace.

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.

About Talenthouse

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.

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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."

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