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slow clap connects musicians with creative freelancers
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slow clap connects musicians with creative freelancers

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This clever service connects musicians with freelancers who specialise in graphic design, illustration, photography, videography, animation and audio-engineering.

We can all agree that last year’s lockdowns were shit for everyone, though if one good thing came from it, it's all the new music we're enjoying now. Cara Williams, the founder of music PR and marketing agency Slow Clap, found herself in a strange predicament for this very reason. On the one hand, she got tonnes of inquiries from musicians who'd written new stuff during lockdown and were eager to promote it (but lacked the necessary marketing content to do so). On the other hand, she saw her creative pals get knocked back for JobKeeper and struggle to stay afloat.

Cara put two and two together, and earlier this week, launched the Slow Clap Creative Connector Portal. The service connects musicians in need of creative skills with 130 freelancers whose specialties span graphic design, illustration, photography, videography, animation and audio-engineering. It works a little like this: artists submit their brief online (specifying their budget and what they need) and Slow Clap rifles through their database to find the perfect freelancer for the job. Simple as that!

Talents on the Slow Clap portal so far include photographer Michelle Grace Hunder, designer Kalindy Williams and painter Eben Ejde (aka Odette). If you’re a creative freelancer who’d like to register your services, head here. And if you’re an artist who needs help with a project, head over here