October 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook alternative Ello had one of the shortest journeys from hype to backlash in recent tech memory, but that hasn’t put investors off the company. Yesterday, it announced a $5.5m funding round, while...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rdio’s parent company Pulser Media has sold $108m of equity, warrants and options over the past 13 months, according to filings made with US financial regulator the SEC, and reported on by Billboard....

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube has already spent hundreds of millions of dollars funding original channels on its network, but now the company is moving into its next phase of investment. “We feel the time is right to...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Taking on the big beasts of the ticketing world is an expensive business, but SeatGeek has just raised $35m of Series B funding to continue trying. The round includes some prominent backers: VC firm Accel...

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August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music’s latest music-tech investment may be unlikely to end in a Beats-sized exit, but it’s interesting nonetheless. The company has made a strategic investment in Rockbot, one of...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We have written about Tunepics recently and how it is following in the footsteps of SoundTracking by adding music to static imagery to (potentially) drive music sales. It has now taken seed investment...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Beats Electronics’ decision to sell to Apple in a $3bn deal has certainly brought the lawsuits flocking. The latest to sue the company is audio technology firm Bose, which claims Beats has infringed...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

As one of the biggest YouTube multi-channel networks, Fullscreen has been sparking acquisition rumours ever since Disney agreed to buy its rival Maker Studios in a deal that could reach $950m. The latest...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures, is setting up shop in Europe, with an initial $100m to invest in startups from the continent. “Our goal is simple: we want to invest in the best ideas...

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