Downloading the App
Q: How can I sign up for briidge and download the app?
A: The briidge app can be downloaded in the App Store on iOS using the following link. Once you download the app you can create an account.
Q: Can I download the app with an Android phone?
A: The app is currently only available to iOS users in the App Store using the following link. Users with Android devices will be able to download the app in a future release.
Q: Is the app available to users outside of the U.S.?
A: The app is available globally.
Q: I don’t have a Spotify, Soundcloud, or YouTube account. How can I upload my music to the app?
A: Please email us at email@example.com if you would like to see more music platforms added to the app in a future release.
Q: I can’t find my skill on the registration page. What should I do?
A: If your skill is not listed on the ‘What best describes your skills?’ page, please select the option for ‘Other,’ enter your skill, and our team will review your selection and approve the skill to be displayed on your profile.
Q: I can’t find my instrument on the registration page. What should I do?
A: If your instrument is not listed on the instruments selection screen please select the option for ‘Other,’ enter your instrument, and our team will review your selection for inclusion in a future release.
The Personality Playlist
Q: What is the personality playlist and why do I need to complete it?
A: We worked with psychologists to develop a series of questions and images that helps us get to know you as a person so we can create more tailored songwriting collaborations.
Reporting an Incident
Q: How can I report a user or an incident on the app?
A: Users can be reported through their profile screen. You can unmatch with a user at any time through the connection requests and profile screens. Our team will be notified when you report a user.
Q: Can I be a member of the community without being an app user?
A: Please stay connected to our community through our Instagram and TikTok pages! If you’d like to attend any of our speaker series events, please send us a direct message on Instagram or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How can I add my music to the Artists of briidge playlist on Spotify?
A: You can request to have your music added to our community Spotify playlist by using the following link.
Q: Who is the briidge co-founder, Kara DioGuardi?
A: Kara co-founded briidge to provide creators with a space to connect, and be discovered, educated and mentored by industry professionals. Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, CEO and co-founder of Arthouse Publishing/Records and briidge. As one of the most successful contemporary songwriters, she has received 23 BMI awards for most performed songs, including BMI’s 2007 Songwriter of the Year award. Her songs have appeared on more than 160 million records. Kara’s performed as a judge for two seasons on American Idol and taught as a Herb Albert Visiting Scholar at Berklee College of Music for the past 8 years.
Q: Who are some of the industry members aligned with briidge?
A: briidge is supported by UMPG, Atlantic Records, BMI, American Songwriter, Berklee College of Music, and more. Our music industry team of professionals is advised by Ross Golan from And the Writer Is, Pete Ganbarg of Atlantic Records, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Michael Pollack, and many more. You can learn more about the briidge team here.
Q: What is a PRO?
A: A PRO (Performing Rights Organization) is an agency that ensures songwriters and publishers are paid for the use of their music by collecting royalties on behalf of the rights owner. PROs collect public performance royalties. Some examples of PROs include BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC.
Q: What is a publisher?
A: A music publisher can refer both to an organization that secures and manages copyrights for musical compositions and to the person who runs it. Publishers promote their catalog's songs to recording artists; license compositions for use by films, television, advertisements, and other media; monitoring song usage; and collecting and distributing royalties to clients.