March 31st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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British indie trade body AIM has announced a new initiative called AIM Start Up Loans, which will provide loans of up to £25k to people running new, independent music companies. Unveiled today in London,...

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February 27th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

The world of YouTube multi-channel networks is a fascinating place at the moment, particularly the debate around business models for the big MCNs. To summarise: there’s been a lot of VC money flowing...

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September 30th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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Norwegian social music startup Soundrop has announced a $3.4m funding round, led by Northzone – also one of Spotify's earliest investors – and Investinor, a VC firm owned by the Norwegian government. It's...

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September 30th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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With Beats thought to have generated more than $1bn of revenues from selling headphones in 2012, the company is already building up a considerable war-chest to launch its Beats Music streaming service...

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August 29th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Video- and image-tagging service ThingLink has raised a further $2m in funding.

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August 15th, 2013 by Music Ally

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One year on from its launch, the App.net social network has announced a $2.5m funding round from VC firm Andreessen Horowitz as it continues to build its own social graph for other developers to build...

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August 12th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Keek t's a social video app that's quietly become a significant force, attracting 58m users with another 250k signing up every day.

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May 22nd, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

Urturn, the startup formerly known as Webdoc, has announced a $13.4m funding round and launched its official iPhone app. The funding comes from Balderton Capital and Debiopharm Group, with Balderton's...

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May 3rd, 2013 by Music Ally

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Remember Pomplamoose? They're the musical duo who've built a large audience on YouTube through a mixture of cover versions of pop hits and their own material.

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