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Metal Workout offers a rockier spin on digital fitness services

Hell's Kettlebells! Run to the Treadmills! And Fitness for All! Etc etc. Don't think we're poking fun: metal tracks are great for workouts.
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Kenyan musician Bien-Aime Alusa wants to expand HustleSasa app

The app enables artists and retailers to sell products to fans who can pay using bank cards or mobile payments platforms.
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DAACI, Hawkr, Volta XR, Biiah, Curve and Music Health win Music Ally SI:X

It’s time to announce the winners of Music Ally SI:X, our new global showcase, contest and mentorship program for music/tech startups.
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Staccato pitches itself to songwriters as ‘an AI Lennon to your McCartney’

The new AI-music startup, like its established rivals, is pitching itself as a boon for human songwriters rather than a replacement for them.
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Medical music startup MediMusic joins Abbey Road Red incubator

UK-based startup MediMusic, which explores the intersection of music and medicine, has just joined the Abbey Road Red music-tech incubator.
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Former Warner Chappell exec Eric Mackay reveals new venture Imbr

It must be the week for music industry veterans who recently left Warner Music to the wrappers off their new startups.
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Finnish startup Gixon launches live music bookings app in UK

Gixon is a startup from Finland that launched in 2021 and aims to make it easier to book artists for live performances.
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BeatConnect raises $2.2m for music collaboration tech

Canadian startup BeatConnect is one of the companies offering a new spin on digital audio workstations (DAWs).
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Audio Network taps Figaro to improve its search results

One of the key areas for innovation in production music at the moment is around metadata and search technologies.
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StemsDAO raises $4m seed funding for its music-focused DAO

We've been following with interest some of the grassroots efforts to create decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) around music.
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Softside wants to help more artists sell fan-designed merch

It's a relatively recent trend for artists and music companies to actively encourage fans creating their own merchandise – and build commercial models around it.
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Bruce Willis ‘digital twin’ reports spark confusion

Big news from the world of 'synthetic reality' and virtual humans, as a "digital twin" of Bruce Willis was used for an advertising project.