Chillhop Music is a Dutch music label and aggregator focused on chilled instrumental and lofi hip-hop. Started as a hobby in an attic, Chillhop has become the leader in its genre with over 2.2 Million Youtube subscribers, 1,5 Million Spotify subscribers and 1 Billion streams worldwide. But even though Chillhop’s current success is partly the result of their strong DIY ethic, the Rotterdam-based scale-up felt the time was right to look for a partner that could provide digital support for its rapid growth.
Switching to Amsterdam-based FUGA for digital distribution meant Chillhop had to prioritize a rework of their back-end and create new connections with Payment Service Providers’ API’s. At the same time we had to retain key aspects such as easy invoicing by artists and efficient mass payment on a monthly basis. As the payment process is obviously at the core of their business, Chillhop was happy to have our specialists handle the project.
And then, halfway through the project, the corona crisis hit. This abrupt transition to working remote seemed quite a challenge, something we recently wrote about (in Dutch). And to add to the situation, team members on both sides were even located in multiple countries and timezones and had not yet even met in person. Both of us were happy to find this didn’t hinder the collaboration, that in stead the initial chemistry translated into a smooth process and solid result.