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Aux launches its storage, sync and collaboration app in beta

We wrote about Aux in our Q3 Startups Report (which you can read here if you missed it at the time) but now the company is launching in beta.
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Startup Files: Lickd

Startup: Lick’d | lickd.co Category: Sync/Licensing Headquarters: London Management Team: Paul Sampson – CEO, Simon Davis – Director Funding so far: £9.4m Lickd is currently seeking to develop relationships...
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Music video app TagMix gets a licensing deal with WMG

TagMix is a startup that pairs videos of live music events with audio from the mixing desk: the idea being to improve the sound quality of the footage that fans shoot at gigs, clubs and festivals. Now the company has...
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Music feedback startup Groover raises a $7m funding round

French startup Groover launched its service in early 2019: a platform for musicians to submit their tracks for feedback from industry professionals. Now the company has raised a $7m funding round led by Partech and Bpifrance...
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Music wearables startup Mictic raises $2.5m funding round

Mictic is the latest startup exploring the idea of wearable devices that can help people to make music. The Swiss startup's first product is an "audio augmented reality wearable" that looks like a pair of Fitbit bands, and...
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Midemlab contest names its hottest music/tech startups of 2021

The Midemlab startups contest is now a key pillar of annual music industry conference Midem, and it's come a long way since its original incarnation in 2008 as the 'Music Ally / MidemNet New Business Showcase'. SoundCloud...
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Educational composition app Hyperscore launches a Kickstarter

Developed by a team at the M.I.T. Media Laboratory, it's a web app designed to run across desktop and laptop computers as well as other devices.
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Stage11 raises €5m to explore metaverse music (and NFTs)

French startup Stage11 has raised a €5m funding round (around $5.8m) for technology that it hopes is “reimagining music for the metaverse”.
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RichCast promises ‘voice-driven’ interactive stories and podcasts

Spotify likes to see itself as the on-demand audio platform that will kill off 'linear radio', but even its audio is still linear in the sense that you choose a track, playlist or podcast and listen to it. However, the...
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UK startup Voly to launch financial service focused on music

The startup is tackling the challenges around financial management and payments. It's aimed at artists, managers, tour and production managers and tour accountants.
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Startup Files: Serenade offers another spin on music NFTs

In August, Serenade announced itself as the latest startup looking to help musicians and music brands create and sell NFTs. It promised to be both accessible – fans could pay using regular debit and credit cards – and...
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Single Music opens up its video streaming for Shopify stores

Single Music is a startup that makes a 'monetised video' tool for ecommerce platform Shopify, so that artists using the latter to sell merch can also use it for ticketed livestreams. The company says that it has sold...