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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...
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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...
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All of Music Ally’s Midem 2017 coverage in one place

The dust is settling from this year’s Midem 2017 conference in Cannes, where Music Ally’s two-man editorial team of Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde reported on more than 30 panels and keynote sessions between them. That’s...
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Midemlab 2017 winners: HumOn, Truelinked, Soundcharts and Vinci (#midem)

All day at the Midem conference in Cannes, music/tech startups have been pitching as part of the Midemlab contest. This afternoon, the competition’s winners were announced. HumOn, Truelinked, Soundcharts and Vinci Smart...
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Midemlab 2017 pitches: experiential technologies (#midem)

The final companies to pitch in this year’s Midemlab startups contest in Cannes were the ‘experiential technology’ firms – a category that includes virtual and augmented reality, hi-res audio and hardware. ORB,...
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Midemlab 2017 pitches: marketing and data / analytics (#midem)

Every year, the Midem conference’s Midemlab startups contest highlights a new crop of music/tech firms hoping to make their name with a well-crafted pitch. Today’s third session saw marketing and data/analytics startups...
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Midemlab 2017 pitches: music discovery and distribution startups (#midem)

This year’s Midemlab startups contest is showcasing 20 impressive music/tech startups at the Midem conference in Cannes. The second pitch session focused on the music distribution and discovery category. Execs from Disco,...
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Midemlab 2017 pitches: music creation and education startups (#midem)

20 music/tech startups made it to the final of this year’s Midemlab startups contest, with the companies in the music creation and education category the first to pitch today in Cannes. Representatives from HumOn, Roadie...
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Blockchain music service Aurovine has new features

British blockchain startup BlockPool is the company behind music-discovery service Aurovine, which has ben going since 2012. It was one of the first digital music services to tap into blockchain technology, and now it’s...
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Spotify buys machine-learning startup Niland

Spotify has made another acquisition of a startup: Paris-based machine-learning firm Niland. “Niland has changed the game for how AI technology can optimise music search and recommendation capabilities and shares Spotify’s...
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Robin wants to be music fans’ personal concert concierge

“Amazing live experiences have the power to change people’s lives, but getting tickets to those experiences has become increasingly painful and confusing.” Adam McIsaac, like many music fans, found himself getting...
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Marathon Artists LABs accelerator returns with monetisation focus

Independent music company Marathon Artists is preparing for the second year of its Marathon Labs startups accelerator, following a successful debut in 2016. As in 2016, this year’s cohort will gather in Tileyard for...