Music and technology company Scratch Music Group, which provides DJ services and operates a DJ and music production learning center co-developed with Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, has raised $3.3 million in funding.
Contour Venture Partners led the financing round – the company’s first – with additional funding from the New York City Investment Fund and angel investors Jason Finger and Todd Arky, of SeamlessWeb, and Jacob Pechenik, co-founder and CEO of YellowJacket Software.
Founded a decade ago, Scratch Music Group has become one of the leading service providers in the DJ space, representing over 700 DJs across the United States.
To date, the company says, Scratch has provided DJs for more than 15,000 events and over 50 national tours for brands, including MTV, Vans, Bloomingdale’s, ESPN, Pepsi and H&M. Over the past year, the company has expanded its services into the wedding market, offering couples a mix of customer service, personalized music choices, social network-enabled playlist software and more.
Scratch plans to use the proceeds of this financing to fund the growth of its Scratch Weddings business in addition to its Scratch DJ Academy, Scratch Events and Scratch Software businesses.
Scratch Music Group recently moved its corporate headquarters to the iconic Village Voice building in Manhattan’s East Village. The company also has offices in Miami and Los Angeles.