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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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Social service Pinterest has raised another $367m of funding, taking it over the $1bn raised so far mark. And the company is looking to raise even more: its current round could reach $578m by the time...

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March 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In February 2013, messaging app Snapchat was valued at $70m. Just over two years on, that valuation has soared to $15bn – quite possibly more than the valuation of Universal Music and Warner Music added...

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February 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Transparency is a big deal for Kobalt: a key part of the music publishing firm’s pitch to songwriters is its promise to not just track and collect more digital royalties for them, but to ensure they...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember when Snapchat raised $485m of funding in December valuing the messaging app at $10bn? If your jaw dropped then, it may be hitting the floor again this morning: Snapchat is reportedly looking for...

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