Midemlab 2018 pitches: Music creation and education startups
20 music/tech startups are finalists in this year’s Midemlab contest at the Midem conference in Cannes. This morning’s first session saw the music creation and education startups pitching their wares. The judging panel...
June 6, 2018
Peex wants fans to create their own five-channel mixes of gigs
Unsatisfied with the sound levels at a concert? A new startup called Peex says it’ll offer fans the chance to customise the audio in real-time. The company’s technology takes an audio feed from the soundboard at...
May 25, 2018
Ticketfly co-founder’s blockchain startup Tari reveals plans – including ticketing
In early April, Music Ally was first to report on a new startup from ticketing firm Ticketfly’s co-founder Dan Teree. Codenamed Big Neon, it was slated to be a “highly scalable, mobile-centric event ticketing platform”...
May 23, 2018
OptimiseLab uses AI to predict ‘music popularity scores’
Another day, another AI/music startup – this one hailing from Toronto and called OptimiseLab. It’s using the slogan ‘538 for music’ – a reference (we think) to well-known statistical-analysis blog FiveThirtyEight,...
May 22, 2018
The 20 hottest music tech startups of 2018 (according to Midemlab)
Midemlab has become one of the most well-established features of the annual Midem conference in Cannes, providing a forum for music/tech startups to pitch their wares to an industry audience. This year's crop of finalists...
May 3, 2018
Blockchain-music startup Vezt reveals advisory board
Vezt is one of the blockchain-music startups that Music Ally is keeping tabs on in 2018. Its pitch to fans is ‘share ownership in your favourite songs’, with artists able to sell portions of their rights to fans and...
April 19, 2018
Blockchain startup Soundpruf to pay artists AND fans for Spotify streams using cryptocurrency
We’ve heard about some intriguing music-focused blockchain startups in our time, but Soundpruf is taking a new spin entirely on the intersection between cryptocurrencies and music. “Soundpruf will offer a web/mobile...
April 13, 2018
Ticketfly co-founder teams up with Monero lead on blockchain-ticketing startup Big Neon
One of the co-founders of ticketing firm Ticketfly, Dan Teree, is now working on a blockchain-based ticketing startup called Big Neon. Teree left Ticketfly in September 2013, and his LinkedIn profile lists him as co-founder...
April 3, 2018
Live Music Loyalty wants to create a ‘concert community’
The latest startup trying to create a business out of gig-goers social-media habits is Live Music Loyalty. The New Jersey-based company has launched a free iOS app billed as a “concert photo community” that encourages...
March 28, 2018
SXSW Startup Profile: Sens.ai
Sens.ai is an app-based platform that uses artificial intelligence to help people and brands find success on social media, by playing the role of a teacher and guide. Launched in 2017 and spearheaded by serial-entrepreneur...
March 20, 2018
SXSW Startup Profile: SuperPhone
Artist Ryan Leslie’s SuperPhone was the winner of best B2C Startup in Music Ally’s 2016 Digital Music Awards, with campaign success stories such as selling 17k products and experiences to an onboarded base of some 34k...
March 18, 2018