September 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Dubsmash has become a regular presence in many people’s Facebook feeds, as their friends and family joyfully (and, let’s be honest, often not entirely soberly) lip-sync along to music and film clips. The...

Continue reading »

August 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Cab-hailing firm Uber is attaining music industry-quality leakability at the moment: after financial results from 2014 leaked out last week, now a presentation to potential investors has fallen into Reuters’...

Continue reading »

August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

No, not a shock at all, given that Snapchat had tens of millions of daily users that year, but only launched its first ads in October. Still, Gawker’s leaked accounts for Snapchat between January and...

Continue reading »

July 7th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Big news for Indian streaming music service Saavn: it's announcing a $100m funding round led by Tiger Global Management today, while announcing a new milestone of 14m active users. The company says...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

June 4th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


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...

Continue reading »

May 6th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

screen322x572 (1)

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...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »