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Founder of Applaud Appears on What's It Like Podcast

It was fantastic for our founder Luke Rynne Cullen to appear on the What It's Like Podcast presented by Lucy Norris. The conversation details how to start a startup, secure initial funding, bootstrap product development and notes on best practices for founders.

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Apr 10, 2020
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Irish startup Applaud wants to streamline gig bookings for musicians - Extra.ie

As a freelance violinist and former auditor of the storied Trinity Orchestra, Luke Rynne Cullen had difficulty finding gigs. Whether he was trying to get booked for a wedding or a sold-out festival, he didn’t have the contacts, struggled to access the market and found himself wondering ‘why there wasn’t a one-stop shop for musicians’.

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Oct 4, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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100 Hot Start-Ups - Business Post

Applaud a platform for freelance musicians to get work.

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Sep 30, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Applaud wants to make gig bookings for musicians flow much easier - Fora.ie

Luke Rynne Cullen was facing an awkward situation. He and a group of other musicians had just wrapped up playing at a wedding and were handed the envelope with their cash payment for the gig. However shortly afterwards the violinist realised that the money was €200 short of the agreed fee.

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Sep 2, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Applaud Launches Booking Platform For Musicians - Biz Plus Magazine

Using the platform, musicians can set up customisable profiles that can be used as an affordable, low maintenance alternative to setting up individual websites. Musicians can also link their social media pages to their profile and display their audio and video content from SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube.

Posted on 
Aug 9, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Applaud Aims to Double Audience Base with Launch of Live Music Booking Platform - Irish Tech News

Applaud.live, the Irish online live-music booking enterprise that empowers musicians to make a living from performing.

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Aug 6, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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New gig-booking service Applaud a hit with artists - Business Post

A new online gig booking platform for musicians and venues has launched in Dublin.

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Aug 4, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Applaud is one of 56 businesses that LEO funding will help to create 175 new jobs - Independent.ie

Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has announced that a total of 175 jobs have been planned over the coming years following the approval for financial support for a number of small businesses and start-up businesses in the county.

Posted on 
Jul 12, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Tech startups make music and events a smooth operation - Irish Examiner

Applaud’s mission is to help musicians make a living from performing through its technology solutions.

Posted on 
Apr 20, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Ones to Watch: Applaud – an online marketplace for booking musicians - Business and Finance

Soon to launch our automated website with an end to end bookings management system, Applaud currently provides access to an exhaustive directory of musicians, a secure payments solution and customisable profiles.

Posted on 
Feb 1, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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