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August 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

zvooq

Russian digital music service Zvooq has closed a $20m Series A funding round, led by local retailer Ulmart, with Finnish private equity firm Essedel Capital chipping in. Zvooq plans to spend the money...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Expect plenty of ’27 reasons why BuzzFeed is worth $850m’ headline tomfoolery today, after the social news juggernaut announced a new $50m funding round. The round – yes, it values the company...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Israeli startup Vidmind has raised $30m in new funding from Russian retail chain Trellas for its white label video streaming service. This gives Trellas a majority stake in the company as it moves toward...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital MCN has raised $5m in its latest funding round. This new injection of capital will be used to expand the service across platforms as well as invest in new talent and...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Danny Zappin has had a turbulent time with Maker Studios, the multi-channel network (MCN) he was CEO of until he was ousted in 2013 – and he then moved to try and sue it and derail its $950m acquisition...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

India-focused streaming music service Saavn is reportedly close to agreeing a new funding round of between $30m and $40m, led by Hong Kong hedge fund Steadview Capital. That’s according to Indian...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

WholeWorldBand, an iOS audio and video recording app developed by Kevin Godley, has raised €5m in new funding. The model is that of a virtual studio where musicians can collaborate online through Seed...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The funding numbers behind Pinterest are eye-boggling: it raised $100m in October 2012, $200m in February 2013, then another $225m in October. And now it has announced another $200m round. In total, Pinterest...

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July 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Soundcloud

SoundCloud’s lack of music licensing deals has been a source of growing unrest among some rightsholders over the last couple of years, even if the artists using the platform have seemingly been comfortable...

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