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SyncMama targets creators with ‘royalty-included’ music licensing service

With its plethora of short-video apps, and a huge audience on YouTube and other social media platforms, India is home to hundreds of thousands of content creators.
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Techstars Music names 10 startups for its 2022 cohort

Music/tech accelerator Techstars Music has announced the 10 startups who'll be taking part in its 2022 cohort.
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Fuel raises €1.5m for ‘Shopify for NFTs’ platform for musicians

Berlin startup Fuel has got its pitch well-tuned for investors in 2022: it is launching a ‘Shopify for NFTs’ for creators, musicians included.
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Keakie launches its tastemaker-led music discovery service

Music discovery startups tend to go one of two ways: humans or algorithms. Keakie is hoping to combine the two.
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Startup Files: The Choral Hub would like to teach the world to sing

In perfect harmony? Actually, don’t get hung up on the ‘perfect’ part. The Choral Hub wants to encourage people to sing who may have avoided it before through embarrassment or a lack of confidence in their...
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Where You At app focuses on safety during nights out

British startup Where You At is testing an app that it hopes will help women to feel safer when they are out clubbing.
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Family in Music to launch MgNTa online music identifier

We’ve seen various attempts in recent years to improve the quality of metadata identifying the writers of songs and their splits. Session, for example, has created tools to encourage songwriters to start creating this...
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Melodity is the latest startup blending NFTs and the metaverse

Remember the first heyday of blockchain technology in the music industry, when startups sprang up with plans for tokenised music services?
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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...