Centtrip Music are excited to announce a partnership with international artist management company ie:music Ltd, which will see the entire crew for their client Robbie Williams’ forthcoming six-month international tour using our Centtrip prepaid Mastercard card®.
ie:music and Robbie Williams already use our Centtrip Music Global Currency Account and this new initiative will see over 100 cards issued to the members of the Robbie Williams touring party, which will be utilised to pay for everything from hotels, travel, crew per diems and much more. The cards will be pre-loaded with local currency avoiding FX costs and simplifying accounting procedures. Currency can be loaded onto cards online or via the bespoke Centtrip app, which can also be used to view all transactions and fees in a fully transparent dashboard linked to the client’s Global Currency Account.
Our co-founder and co-CEO, Tony North, said, “Centtrip Music was launched to provide FX services and payment solutions for the music industry. We are aware that major artists who tour internationally are often incurring unnecessary fees for their FX transactions, whether it is from payments they make on credit cards issued by the high-street banks or from converting their tour earnings back into their local currency. Our Centtrip Music prepaid Mastercard and Global Currency Account gives artists and their representatives access to the live currency market, levies a fraction of the fees charged by other institutions and provides an easy-to-use secure online portal and elegant app from which they can buy currency, transfer funds and see exactly what charges they have incurred in real time. Tim Clark and his team at ie:music have been instrumental in helping us design a solution that works for the international live music sector .”
Tim Clark, Founder and Managing Director of ie:music said, “Unfair FX charges and rates have been a bugbear of ours for a long time and Centtrip Music have delivered something that the music industry really needs. We operate in a global marketplace and need to be able to switch between currencies and transfer our earnings without incurring ridiculous fees. The forthcoming Robbie Williams tour, which takes in numerous territories over a six-month period, provides the ideal opportunity to prove the effectiveness of this new initiative.”