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We first encountered British startup Songdrop pitching at last year’s EMI Innovation Challenge and TechPitch 4.5 events. The website styles itself as “your online record player”, helping people build playlists using YouTube, SoundCloud, Vevo and blogs. Now it’s raised some money to pursue its ambitions, announcing a £100k seed round from SOIC Capital that will be partly used to develop its first mobile app. “Streaming music is fragmented and often in walled gardens; there’s an insane amount of choice but it’s all scattered across different websites and services,” explains CEO Brittney Bean in a statement. “We’re working on the interoperability and portability of streaming music, as we believe the API for music already exists: it’s the whole internet. Songdrop is a way to make sense of the chaos, a way to unify the streaming experience.” The company says it’s in talk with brands, labels – WMG’s Jason Rothery has an approving quote in its press release – and other partners.

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