July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Like with SiriusXM (above), Twitter’s Q2 results were the classic “mixed bag”. Revenues were up by 61% to $502m in the period. HURRAH. Ad revenue was up by 63% to $452m, with mobile accounting for...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US ticketing firm Ticketfly has announced an impressive Series D funding round of $50m, led by investment firm Riverwood Capital, with previous investors also expected to contribute. The company, which...

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March 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

StarMaker first came to our attention in 2012 with its karaoke apps for American Idol and The Voice, with the latter a subscription-based app charging users $1.99 a week for access to its catalogue of...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook had talks over being one of the investors in Chinese device-maker Xiaomi’s recent $1.1bn funding round, according to Reuters, which suggests that a deal didn’t happen due to “political and...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The IFPI published its latest Investing In Music report yesterday, working out labels’ annual spending on A&R and marketing for their artists. Big numbers, as ever, but the real interest is in seeing...

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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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