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Solfegio aims to get digital natives playing music together

There are now quite a few apps that help people to learn instruments like the piano and guitar alone. Startup Solfegio is trying to widen out this kind of experience to also include groups and even entire classrooms of students. Formerly...
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Startup Dodeka rethinks the keyboard… and music notation

Swiss firm Dodeka is one of the startups exploring music edtech with a mixture of hardware and software. And in this case, with a new form of music notation too. Founded by father-and-son team Jacques-Daniel Rochat and...
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Amper Music: ‘In the year 2117, AI-generated music will be old hat’

“We came together with a belief that the future of music would be created by the collaboration between humans and AI. We knew that AI, when someone got it right, would lead to an evolution towards a new era of creativity…” Drew...
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Citizen Ticket to launch blockchain-based ticketing platform

British startup Citizen Ticket is the latest company trying to put a dent in online ticket-touting. And like Dutch firm Guts Tickets, it’s using blockchain technology to do it. The company has completed a beta test of...
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AI Music reveals its plans for ‘shape-changing songs’

In January this year, Music Ally spotted a new artificial-intelligence music startup pop up on investment site Angellist. Called AI Music, the London-based firm said it was “evolving music from a static, one-directional...
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Paperchain aims to crack the challenge of ‘royalty black boxes’

Australian startup Paperchain has been talking about its plans to attack the challenge of uncovering $2.5bn of “royalty black boxes” on behalf of publishers and songwriters. The company, which is moving to London this...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...