June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Australian live music crowdfunding and ticketing platform GiggedIn has secured $500k in seed funding from a range of investors including BlueChilli Venture Fund, Blacksheep Capital, QUT Creative Enterprise...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Jelli started life as a “crowdsourced radio” service where fans could vote for the songs they wanted to hear on partner radio stations. Five years, $16m of funding and 700k registered users later the...

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June 4th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Live-music startups Songkick and CrowdSurge are merging, fuelled by a funding round of $16m led by venture capital firms Access Industries, Index Ventures, and Sequoia Capital. And yes, this is a genuine...

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May 6th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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British streaming music startup Psonar has been plugging away with its idea for a pay-as-you-go model for years now, inking a licensing deal with UMG while “in progress” with talks for similar agreements...

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April 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’re pretty nerdy when it comes to spotting new music-related apps, but we have to admit we missed the launch of Music Messenger last year. It’s on our radar now though: the Israeli startup has raised...

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April 21st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We reported last week on Spotify’s imminent $400m funding round, which would value the streaming music service at $8.4bn. What wasn’t clear then was who the funding might be coming from, but those...

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April 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music website Drowned In Sound is turning to Patreon for a sustainable income, after battling with a downturn in online advertising revenues. Having launched as a blog in 2000, DiS has now reviewed thousands...

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April 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Hardware firm Jawbone has raised $300m of new funding at a reported valuation of $3bn. Investment firm BlackRock provided the money, which comes as Jawbone moves into the mobile payments sector. It’s...

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April 17th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Vessel, the online video firm that has licensing deals with major labels Universal Music and Warner Music as well as a host of YouTube creators, has announced a Series B funding round of $57.5m. Previous...

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