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  • Create
    . Connect
    . Inspire

What We Do

Your Personal Channel

Real Talent
. Real Connection
. Real Time

Control

  • Control all your brand communication – at all times – with no intermediaries.
  • Choose what you share, whenever you want, to 100% of your App audience.
  • Our App marketing and content curation team will optimise your strategy.

Connection

  • Unprecedented access for your fans, in real-time.
  • Live stream video or audio, film fan Q&As and upload Exclusive content with just a tap.
  • Reward fan loyalty through your dedicated Channel community.

Insight

  • Best-in-class data analytics to understand, track and optimise fan engagement.
  • Identify, organise and target your fanbase segments more effectively.
  • Discover future in-App and category opportunities before they happen.

Revenue

  • We build the optimum App feature set and revenue model for you and your audience.
  • Free-to-fan, Subscription, Ad-funded or Sponsored – all with options for in-App purchases and VIP Upgrades.
  • Monetise your content to create incremental revenue.
Work

Work

Projects
. Clients
. Results

Sonam Kapoor

”I absolutely adore my fans! The App means I’ll now be able to keep in touch and share experiences with fans worldwide, even when I’m busy filming”

WHAT FANS SAY:
”This App is amazing – I love Sonam!!”

”What a wonderful gift to your fans – I’m so excited for what’s to come.”

”I am so proud to be part of your Tribe – this App is fabulous.”

”Thanks for showing your love for your fans with this App – can’t wait for a live stream”

 

“““Bling”””

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The Rolling Stones

”We always strive to give our fans the best experiences possible – our new Official App offers everything Stones-related in one place. It’ll be like having your own AAA pass – everything first, right in your pocket”

WHAT FANS SAY:
“Oh my god! I’m so excited for this new App, it’s amazing!”

“Love this App – can’t wait for what’s to come!”

“This App is genius! Amazing content and all things Stones in one place – love it!”

 

  ““UMG””

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KSI

“My App’s sick. I just want to share what I make directly to my fans, and this App is going to make it so easy for me – more videos, more photos, and loads of live streams, directly to your pocket.”

WHAT FANS SAY:

“This is a cool App, I can’t wait till KSI does his first live stream!!!”

“This is exciting!! Such a cool way to KEEP UP with everything!”

“This is sick, good job JJ I’m proud”

“OMG this is amazing, thanks KSI love you – you are the best YouTuber ever”

 
 
Island   warner music group

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Rudimental

“We love that we can add everything into the app and it’ll immediately go out to all our fans, no delays.” 

WHAT FANS SAY:

“Wow! What is this wizardry?!”

“Omg amazing! Thank you! I love you guys!  

“I didn’t know our weekend could get any more exciting!”

 

stackhouse warner music group

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Luke Bryan

”This is the perfect opportunity to connect with my fans in a very meaningful and direct way.”

WHAT FANS SAY:
“This app is such a great way to connect!”

“Now when I wake up, this app will be the first thing I check.”

“Omg. This app is going to be worth every penny.

“I love you Luke. This app is more intimate than Twitter!”

 

UMG Nashville kpentertainment

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Glow Guides

Madeleine Shaw’s 8 week wellness programme.

”MY ‘GLOW GUIDES’ APP IS LIKE YOUR BEST FRIEND, PROVIDING INSPIRATION AND WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. DISCIPLE UNDERSTAND HOW TO BUILD ENGAGED COMMUNITIES SO I CAN SPEAK DIRECTLY TO ALL ‘GLOW GUIDES’ PARTICIPANTS.”

WHAT FANS SAY:
“This app is amazing! I love it!”

“Super excited for a healthy 2016.”

“Glow Kit has been purchased – can’t wait to get glowing!

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ODESZA

WHAT FANS SAY:

“ODESZA you guys are crazy – like how many artists have an App?”

“Ah! This is such a wonderful idea I’m so glad I can be part of the ODESZA family”

“This App brings all fans together”

 

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Bullet For My Valentine

”We’re really excited to have somewhere to connect with all our fans across the world! We’re saving some of the best things coming up for subscribers and there’ll be plenty to sink your teeth into. This will be your first destination for all things BFMV.”

WHAT FANS SAY:
“HERE WE GO! This App is mind blowing!!!”

“Eek! just got the app! This is so exciting.”

“Awesome App! Can’t wait to meet the band in March.”

“So glad I got the App, really feel like part of the Bullet family now. You guys are doing big things, love it.”

“OMG thank you BFMV – in love with this App it’s so cool and a week before I see you live!

“sonymusic”   “rawpowermanagement”

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Simon Posford

“I’m excited to be able to live stream through the App-mosphere: from live gigs to the studio, I’ll be sharing whatever I can (including unreleased mixes) & answering your questions and requests.”

WHAT FANS SAY:
“Super excited for the stream tonight, you rock Simon!”

“Loving reading the posts whilst hearing the music 🙂 🙂 🙂 “

“Love that you’re always so friendly with your fans. Thanks for being awesome.”

“Your music has brought so much happiness and joy into my life. I feel like I’m stealing this for only $1.99 a month.”

 

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Suicide Silence

“This new app is a game changer. This isn’t the same old band app with the same old crap. This gets you guys – our fans! – closer to us and us closer to you.”

WHAT FANS SAY:
“First time watching a stream in the app – it’s amazing!”

“This is so dope. No one else is doing this and I’m stoked my favourite band is doing it.”

“This is the only app I’ll ever pay for!”

“This app is HIGHLY recommended. I probably spend more time on here than on Facebook.”

 

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Story

Story

Past
. Present
. Future

Disciple Media was founded in 2013 by Benji Vaughan – musician, record producer and entrepreneur. Benji’s own artist experience and his tech vision led him to develop what he knew was clearly missing in the market – a next generation mobile App to deepen talent-to-fan connection and monetise exclusive content, with no intermediaries.

Fast forward to 2016 and our mobile platform is built by talent for talent, focusing on delivering optimal ‘in the moment’ fan experiences, whilst giving talent a bespoke, intuitive interface enabling easy fan engagement, revenue creation and data analytics.

No other market-tested Apps deliver all these features in one seamless experience.

Our in-house tech team never stop innovating so our flexible product offering evolves continuously, ensuring you and your fans will always be at the cutting edge.

We build the technology – talent and fans are bringing it to life.

News

News

Updates
. Tech
. Insight

All News
Team

Team

EXPERIENCED TEAM FROM MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND FINANCE

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Benji Vaughan

Founder/CSO
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Benji Vaughan

Founder/CSO

As the founder, Benji’s passion stems from his days as an artist and producer.

Musician, record producer and entrepreneur. Electronic music producer and partner at Twisted Records. Benji’s first-hand experience of huge and exciting changes in the media industry have been the inspiration for Disciple Media.

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Jeremy Smith

Co-Founder/CEO
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Jeremy Smith

Co-Founder/CEO

JEREMY HAS DEEP EXPERIENCE OF INVESTING INTO/OPERATING GROWING TECHNOLOGY BUSINESSES

Venture capital, technology, entrepreneur. Co-founder Berkeley Energy, private equity firm focused on renewable energy. Investment Committee at GP Bullhound, technology merchant bank. M&A at CSFB. Co-Founder CDP ($155 trn climate change initiative), Ibiza Preservation Fund. MBA LBS, BA U Penn.

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Alexis Orssich

CTO
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Alexis Orssich

CTO

Alexis is Disciple’s CTO.

10 years as Technical Director for Time Out, building a 25 person development team. Development Director at JustGo tracking social media stats for the music industry. Built first website in 1995 before studying engineering at Cambridge.

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Toby Hollis

Marketing Director
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Toby Hollis

Marketing Director

Extensive Digital media & marketing expertise. Previously Head of Marketing, Guardian News & Media – launched their latest News App. Designed the CRM and Social Strategy for Channel 4, Launched YouView TV, and led marketing teams at BBC, and BBC Worldwide.

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Malcolm Wall

Chairman
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Malcolm Wall

Chairman

 

Extensive media experience. Advisor to Digicel, Abu Dhabi Media Zone Authority, NED Image Nation (film fund). Chairman Dock 10 (production facility), Audioboom plc, NED Eagle. CEO Content at Virgin Media, CEO Abu Dhabi Media, COO UBM plc, advisor to Pinewood in China, Chairman Harlequin rugby club.

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George Coelho

Non-Executive Director
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George Coelho

Non-Executive Director

Significant international investing and company-building experience as an active, early-stage investor in every major technology market in the world. Head of Venture Capital Good Energies. Co-founded Balderton Capital in 2000. Founded the international strategic investment group of Intel Capital. Trustee of The George Washington University.

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Julian Pittam

Non-Executive Director
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Julian Pittam

Non-Executive Director

Investment banking with Bankers Trust and Lehman Brothers in London and Hong Kong. Became Partner and MD at Data Explorers, a data, research and analytics firm in 2005. Saw growth from 8 to 100 people, opened international offices, secured private equity partner, highly successful trade sale exit in 2012 to Markit.

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Jez Bell

Strategic Advisor
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Jez Bell

Strategic Advisor

25 years music industry. Chief Licensing Officer PPL. CEO rara, music streaming with 30m catalogue in 31 countries. Chief Content Officer Omnifone, world’s leading B2B provider of cloud-based music services. Led online, mobile, broadcast and recorded media PRSforMusic, the UK collection society for performing and mechanical rights.

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Sebastian Clayton

Strategic Advisor
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Sebastian Clayton

Strategic Advisor

“Sebastian’s been running the most successful websites, digital promotions and music based fan-clubs online for over 20 years.

Key clients include U2, Bob Marley, Interscope Records, Eminem, Universal Music, Paramount Pictures, National Geographic, City Group, Sony Playstation, Palm Pictures, Island Records, Blue Mountain Music. Sebastian has acted as Head of Digital for U2.com since 2000.”

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Lord Hollick

Strategic Advisor
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Lord Hollick

Strategic Advisor

Director ProSiebenSat., Honeywell, BMG Music Rights Management, Diageo. Partner at KKR heading media in Europe. Chairman SBS Broadcasting, director The Nielsen Company. CEO United Business Media. Chairman of South Bank, Europe’s largest arts centre. Member of the House of Lords since 1991.

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Ed Shapiro

Strategic Advisor
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Ed Shapiro

Strategic Advisor

22 years as transactional entertainment lawyer. Partner at Reed Smith, leader of Music & Entertainment and Sports. Clients include superstar performers, producers and songwriters in all genres, managers, promoters, record labels and festival producers, major league athletes.

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Ian Todd

Strategic Advisor
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Ian Todd

Strategic Advisor

35 years in sports marketing. 27 years at IMG as one of 3 executives reporting to Mark McCormack, ultimately directing IMG’s sports marketing in EMEA. Then joined Nike with responsibility for sports marketing. Relationships with federations, governing bodies, leading teams and individuals. Olympic skier.

Careers

Careers

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Current roles:

Content and Social Media Intern (London, UK)

Want to work with us? Get in touch via the contact form or LinkedIn.

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