Tag: musically app
Who will invent music’s ‘Snapchat Stories’ equivalent?
Kobalt’s David Emery has been blogging again, in his usual thoughtful style. This time he’s wondering what the musical equivalent of Snapchat’s ‘Stories’ – “the first truly mobile native content medium that...
March 6, 2017
Musical.ly has two new video apps: Pingpong and Squad
The success of musical-selfie app Musical.ly has already spawned a spin-off: live-streaming app Live.ly. Now the company has launched two more standalone video-focused apps: Pingpong and Squad. The former promises to be “your...
February 14, 2017
The $1.7k camp that teaches you to be a Musical.ly star
Ariel Martin is the biggest star on social app Musical.ly, with more than 16.7 million followers. Now the 16 year-old is going to hosting the ‘Camp 17 Creator Camp’ for fellow teenagers wanting to follow in her footsteps. “I’m...
January 23, 2017
7digital’s Pete Downton talks Musical.ly, Echo and hi-res music
“The headline figures are hugely encouraging. It’s the first time I can recall where the industry is no longer just focusing on replacing lost physical sales with digital revenues. It’s now got a very clear path to...
January 6, 2017
One Direction / Major Lazer songwriter Jamie Scott praises Spotify
Jamie Scott is one of the songwriters behind some of the biggest hits in recent years – notably One Direction’s ‘Story Of My Life’ and ‘Cold Water’ by Major Lazer (featuring Justin Bieber & MØ). He is also...
September 29, 2016
7digital boss talks labels, streaming and new-found profitability
Earlier this week, B2B digital music firm 7digital published its latest trading update, revealing revenues of £5.2m in the first half of 2016, and a net loss of £3.2m. The company also said it expects to be profitable...
September 23, 2016
Why new consumer-focused mobile apps are struggling in 2016
Most of the coverage of music startups Cür Media and Crowdmix focused on their financial issues, understandably, since that’s what scuppered both before their commercial launches. Had they made it past beta, though,...
September 7, 2016
Musical.ly banned in Australian school over privacy fears
Lip-dubs app Musical.ly has been banned from an Australian school due to fears that its young users are risking their privacy by posting videos with it. “Understandably, young people are easily influenced by the music...
August 31, 2016
Irish startup Pulp aims to take on Musical.ly
The swift rise to popularity of Dubsmash in 2015 and now Musical.ly in 2016 is spawning a new wave of video-based social music apps. The latest is Dublin-based Pulp, which as far as we can tell is a rebranding of existing...
August 23, 2016
With 1.7bn users Facebook aims for ‘video first’ future
The year-on-year growth of Facebook continues to impress, across pretty much every metric. The social network’s stock was up 6% last night – it’s now valued at more than $376bn – in the wake of strong quarterly...
July 28, 2016