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Music aggregation service Bop.fm raises $2m in new funding

Bop.fm is one of a clutch of startups trying to help people build and share playlists between the various streaming music services – see also Whyd and Songdrop. Now the company has some more money to pursue its ambitions:...
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Beyond Oblivion execs return with Yonder Music startup

Here’s a thought: a digital music service providing unlimited free downloads to buyers of a smartphone, with the licensing costs absorbed into the price of the device itself. That’s the business model of hot new...
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Jelli shuts down its social radio service to focus on its ad platform

We’ve been covering US startup Jelli since 2009, when it launched as a ‘crowdsourced radio’ service allowing fans to vote for what songs should play on partner radio stations (Bulletin, 18-Jun-09). Since...
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Second-screen TV app Zeebox relaunches as Beamly

Zeebox launched in 2011 as an iPad app for chatting about TV shows while watching them – one of a clutch of ‘second-screen’ startups playing an almost Foursquare-like role in getting people to check in to shows...
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Lively is the latest digital music startup to close its doors

“The show must go on,” explains the slogan on the website of Lively, a startup that’s been recording and distributing concert videos since 2013. Actually, no. The show has come to an abrupt halt, with the...
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Disney has its own startup incubator now, so why don’t music companies?

Disney has become the latest big media company to launch its own startup incubator. It’s called Disney Accelerator, and will initially focus on 10 “early-stage companies with innovative consumer media and entertainment...
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Midem Innovation show: startups, hacks and marketing winners

This afternoon saw an 'Innovation Show' at Midem, drawing together the Midemlab contest, the Midem Hack Day and the Midem Marketing competition, aiming to showcase the innovation going on around music. It kicked off with...
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Digging into the data around dead startups

A lot of music startups are going to die this year, some quietly, and some more publicly.
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Nas has invested into 40 tech startups in the last two years

We know a lot about the tech investment activities of the likes of Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter, but they're not the only figures from the music world playing angel to startups.
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European VC firm Hoxton Ventures shooting for $1bn startups

Complaints that the European investment market is tougher for startups than Silicon Valley are long established, but there's been some encouraging activity.
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Call for entries deadline is this Thursday

The deadline for entries for the seventh annual Midemlab startup contest is this Thursday (7 November).
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Bloomberg sets aside $75m to invest in external startups

The latest media company to ramp up its investment in external startups is Bloomberg, which has launched a $75m venture capital fund called Bloomberg Beta.