SoundCloud shakes up subscription plans including Pro Partner level
Audio platform SoundCloud is shaking up its premium subscription plans, including introducing a new Pro Partner scheme to attract more brands and media companies. Announced today at SXSW in Austin, two new premium tiers...
March 11, 2013
TastemakerX raises $1.25m of funding for its music discovery game
The TastemakerX iPhone app launched in beta a year ago (Bulletin, 12-Mar-12) as a virtual stock exchange game for music fans.
March 8, 2013
Time for SoundCloud to ‘make its move’?
Streaming music is becoming a game for companies with deep pockets: Spotify, Deezer and Daisy on one hand and Apple, Google, Microsoft and Sony on the other.
March 7, 2013
PIAS to launch Datownia pilot for gathering marketing data
PIAS has announced plans to run a data-gathering pilot using Release Mobile's Datownia platform, pulling in promotional and marketing data from 10 labels to analyse, and serve up as web-apps for each label.
March 1, 2013
Figure app adds SoundCloud sharing and Audiobus support
Our favourite 'create squelchy acid loops in a couple of minutes then inflict them on your friends' iOS app, Figure, just got a genuinely exciting update. The app, released last year by audio veterans Propellerhead Software,...
February 14, 2013
Music Ally Report 312: The Hard Sell
Our lead feature asks which digital marketing tricks actually sell music. Not just raise awareness or "create a viral effect" – but identifiably trigger sales.
February 6, 2013
Sandbox 77 – The shock of the new
Lead: every day brings a new service or app but most of them barely cause a flicker. But the ones that last the distance can really change everything. Think iTunes, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter – companies whose centre...
January 30, 2013
SoundCloud redesign boosts followers for artists
Now music marketer Darren Hemmings has identified what looks like a big boost for follower numbers for artists since the changes.
January 11, 2013
With 180m users, SoundCloud brings ‘Next’ site out of beta
Audio firm SoundCloud launched its 'Next SoundCloud' revamp in private beta earlier this year, but yesterday it opened up to all.
December 5, 2012
KORG launches iPolysix synth studio iPad app
KORG's latest iPad app, iPolysix: "An analog polyphonic synthesizer designed to take full advantage of the 7.9-inch iPad mini display as well as the iPad."
November 27, 2012
Interview: Rafe Offer, co-founder, Sofar
With SoundCloud, BandPage and more focusing on helping promote new acts, can a meshing of online and “real world” gigs give Sofar an advantage?
November 22, 2012