Weav gets labels on board for adaptive-music experiments
Startup Weav Music has secured partnerships with all three major labels to use their tracks in its adaptive-music apps, starting with the already-launched Weav Run. Weav is the company co-founded by Lars Rasmussen, formerly...
August 2, 2017
Blockchain startup Voise prepares for alpha-client launch
We wrote about blockchain/music startup Voise in June when we spotted its profile on an investment site: the Spanish-headquartered firm is working on a decentralised music streaming and downloading platform for independent...
July 24, 2017
Assembly offers dashboard for influencer-marketing campaigns
Influencer marketing is a growing area of marketing activity for labels, as they try to build buzz around artists by forging partnerships with (well, paying) influential online-video and social personalities. Now a Canadian...
July 19, 2017
Kumo aims to provide social features lacking on SoundCloud
With third-party developers building a growing number of apps using the APIs of Spotify and Apple Music, perhaps the developer community can also help SoundCloud plot its next moves forward. One team that was calling itself...
July 19, 2017
Startup Muru Music sees billion-dollar potential in ‘first AI DJ brain’
"I think we have the opportunity to be a billion-dollar company if we attack all verticals..." For a startup with just two full-time employees and AU$500k (around $386k) in funding so far, setting sights on a 10-digit...
July 17, 2017
Songstack and Albums! apps build on Spotify and Apple Music APIs
This isn’t a new thought, but the competition between Spotify and Apple Music isn’t just for the ears (and wallets) of music listeners: it’s also for the support of developers and startups. Spotify’s platform is...
July 14, 2017
Rednote launches social app for sharing music and lyrics
We first came across startup Rednote in August 2016, when its profile on investment site AngelList revealed its plans to launch an app to help people share licensed music clips in their messaging apps of choice. That app...
July 4, 2017
Playing next door to Alice: Popgun reveals its music AI
Music composed by artificial intelligence (AI) rather than humans is a controversial topic in 2017, for two reasons. First: disbelief in some quarters that an AI will ever be able to create music as well as a human can....
June 30, 2017
Bubo startup wants to synchronise e-books with music
The latest startup looking for a crossover between digital reading and music is Swiss firm Bubo. The company “provides e-books with synchronised music made specifically to fit the story” according to its listing on startups...
June 29, 2017
Gig FM is latest livestreaming-video app focused on music
British startup Gig.fm’s claim to be “the world’s first music livestreaming app” is a bit of a stretch: Busker, Flits and Netstage are three examples that got there before it. Still, the idea remains interesting:...
June 26, 2017
Disney and DigiTour launch label for social stars
Disney Music Group’s latest move is a partnership with DigiTour Media, the company that made its name organising live events with YouTubers and other social stars. They’ve teamed up to launch a new record label called...
June 21, 2017
Primephonic launches hi-res classical-music streaming service
The latest company to launch a streaming service for classical music is Primephonic, building on the growth of its existing downloads store. Primephonic’s streaming service launches today in the UK and US, with a catalogue...
June 14, 2017