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Former Guvera boss plans new Dragonfly Music startup

Given the very-public collapse of Australian digital-music firm Guvera, it may be a surprise to hear its CEO Darren Herft has plans to launch a new startup. During a court hearing as part of Guvera’s liquidation process,...
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Report 408: Blind data, Music Managers’ Three biggest data challenges

Lead: Managers have to be across every data source there is. On the one hand, it means they can be operating with greater confidence and clarity; on the other, they are at risk of data overload and missing both new opportunities...
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Country Profile – Australia 2017

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Australian indie labels claim 30% recorded market-share

Australian industry body AIR has co-published a report with Deloitte that claims independent labels account for 30% of the $400m recorded-music industry there. Among the report’s other headline claims: 44% of those indies’...
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Viagogo heads to court with Australian competition regulator

Viagogo has become one of the magnets for anger about the state of the secondary-ticketing market. Now the company is being taken to court by Australian competition authority the ACCC. It’s accusing Viagogo of failing...
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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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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....
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Pandora pulls out of Australia and New Zealand

If the first casualties of Sirius XM’s $480m investment in Pandora were the streaming service’s CEO, president and chief marketing officer, the second appear to be its listeners down under. Pandora is shutting down...
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Facebook Messenger getting chat-room feature

We’ve written a lot about Facebook Messenger’s billion-plus users and its chatbots functionality in recent months. Here’s something new though: a feature called Rooms which has soft-launched in Australia and Canada....
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Instagram says it now has 500k advertisers

Instagram has announced that it now has more than 500,000 active advertisers on its platform. Strong growth, given that Facebook’s photo and video-sharing app only opened up its ads platform a year ago, and grew to 200,000...
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Campaigns: Video Deluxe – Sandbox 155

Perhaps more than normal, there have been a number of properly eye-catching music videos recently – so we have decided to take a closer look at the best of them. First up, J-pop band Lyrical School, who have created...
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Guvera India “in a state of chaos”

Crowdmix is not the only new music company having a hard time of it. Australian ad-funded streaming service Guvera was blocked from going for an IPO in June by the Australian Securities Exchange and had to close its operations...