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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July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s relatively rare to see a digital music service investing in a startup through a funding round rather than an acquisition. Even so, that’s what Rhapsody and Napster’s parent company Rhapsody...

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June 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Crowdfunding is about more than Kickstarter and Indiegogo in 2014. US firm Patreon – co-founded by musician Jack Conte – says it has distributed more than $2m to its community of artists and creators...

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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

ThingLink

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

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