Jellynote talks edtech, music publishers and AI potential
At first glance, Jellynote may look like the latest, polished app to help people learn to play guitar, piano and other instruments. Yet there is more to the company than meets the eye, from its use of machine-learning...
August 16, 2017
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...
August 15, 2017
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...
August 15, 2017
Startup Keezy’s Jammer app has a built-in music store
Keezy is the developer behind the excellent Keezy Drummer and Keezy Classic apps, which are among the most accessible music-making apps available on iOS. Now it’s working on something with more interest for the music...
August 4, 2017
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
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
Music Maker JAM app reaches 5m registered users
German startup JAM says that its Music Maker JAM app now has more than five million registered users, having added four million of them since September 2016. JAM (which stands for Just Add Music) is a music-making app...
July 11, 2017
Record Bird launches its Android smartphone app
Austrian startup Record Bird has been picking up some traction with its iOS app. It sucks in people’s favourite artists on Spotify and Facebook, then provides them with a feed of new releases, videos, reviews and other...
July 5, 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
YouTube opens its Uptime co-viewing app to more people
In March, we reported on Google’s launch of a social app called Uptime, which was designed to help people watch YouTube videos with their friends. At the time, it was only available for iPhone users in the US who received...
June 27, 2017