Emoticast raises $1.2m for ‘world’s first music emoji store’


As you’ll know if you’ve been sending the new middle-finger emoji to friends, family and hated ex-colleagues, emoji are an increasingly popular mode of digital communication.

Now a startup is trying to turn them into a music/tech business. UK-based Emoticast has raised $1.2m of seed funding from a range of music-connected investors to launch an app called TuneMoji, which it’s pitching as “the world’s first music emoji store”.
What that means is a collection of emoji images accompanied by music clips, which people can buy and then use in their conversations with friends on the Facebook Messenger app – TuneMoji is one of the apps using its API.

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Stuart Dredge

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