French company MWM is responsible for a suite of apps including DJ app edjing; music-making apps like Beatwave 3, Beat Maker Pro and Drum Machine; musician tools like Tuner and Metronome; and educational apps Piano, Guitar and Drums. Those apps have been downloaded more than 400m times so far, putting MWM up there with Gismart in terms of music-apps popularity.

Now the company has raised a new funding round of €50m (around $55.6m) and plans to double its headcount to 140 by the end of this year. It’s also planning to expand outside music to ‘digital creative practices in general’, with its funding announcement declaring that it intends to become “the Adobe of mobile creativity apps” (something the actual Adobe, which makes several mobile creativity apps, may have views on…) “In only a few years, we have become a key player in the music app market, which is without a doubt one of the fundamental pillars of the creative industry,” said CEO Jean-Baptiste Hironde. “Today, we aim to go one step further and position ourselves as the leading provider of the first creative apps suite for all.”

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