Social mobile music startup SoundTracking has raised $4.75 million of funding in a round led by Accel Partners, with True Ventures and SoftBank Capital also involved – big-hitters, all three of them. The company will spend the money expanding its service, including taking it beyond iPhone to Android and other mobile devices. The funding follows a previous seed finance round of $1.1 million from True Ventures, Google Ventures and AOL Ventures. SoundTracking launched in March at SXSW (Bulletin, 14-Mar-11), and is based around getting people to share their ‘music moments’ from their iPhones, tagging them with location data, photos and comments. Later in the year, it added a feature to help users follow artists on Twitter after tagging one of their songs (Bulletin, 14-Oct-11). “There are a lot of music services out there that allow people to consume, and then offer sharing as an additional feature,” co-founder Steve Jang tells the New York Times. “We are making sharing the core experience and discovery is a by-product.”

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