Kid Cudi to launch Encore fan engagement app for artists
Artist Kid Cudi is turning startup entrepreneur for a new app called Encore, which is being pitched as a "mobile-first live music experience". What's that? An app for artists to post music, chat to fans, host live shows...
October 30, 2020
PearPop helps fans to pay for screen time with TikTok stars
There's a price on everything in the influencer world, and with a startup called PearPop, that includes collaborating with your favourite TikTok stars. The company has announced a marketplace for TikTokers to charge fans...
October 19, 2020
Livestreaming startup Moment House raises $1.5m from starry seed investors
Scooter Braun, Troy Carter, Patreon CEO Jack Conte, actor Jared Leto and artist Kygo's Palm Crew Investments are among the investors in the latest ticketed livestreams startup, Moment House, which announced its $1.5m seed...
October 13, 2020
Livestreaming startup Mandolin raises $5m in seed funding
Six months ago, livestreaming was in many quarters seen as a temporary sticking plaster for the shutdown of physical concerts, likely to return to a niche once the latter returned. A lot of people have changed their tune...
October 8, 2020
Oda connected speakers have their own season of concerts
Oda is a startup making a pair of speakers (also called Oda) that look very nice indeed – "made of wood, glass, cotton, and steel: materials that are humble and human, not technological" as the blurb puts it – with...
October 7, 2020
Danger Mouse and Nigel Godrich launch Station Rotation app
Between them, Danger Mouse and Nigel Godrich have well-earned reputations for their musical and production skills. How will they fare as app entrepreneurs though? We're going to find out: the pair have teamed up to launch...
October 7, 2020
Rockifi streaming service will focus on hard rock and metal
Scottish startup Rockifi isn't brand new: back in 2018 it was being hailed as 'Tinder for rock fans' with an app that helped rock and metal fans find likeminded fans to go to concerts with. However, it's relaunching...
October 1, 2020
AiR Show app wants to bring artists to fans’ homes using AR
Artists turning up in your living room to play a concert is awkward at the best of times – what if you run out of teabags or biscuits? – but impossible under current social distancing rules in many parts of the world. Cue...
September 22, 2020
Startup Synaesthetic seeks artists for ‘immersive music’
We spotted Synaesthetic in October last year, as a startup promising to develop "a new musical medium, that is more engaging and practical; through classical music theory, cutting-edge AI, and neuroscience". Nearly a...
September 18, 2020
Apex Rides hopes to take on Peloton, and it’s licensing music
Where there's a startup that's gone public in a big IPO, there'll be fledgling rivals hoping to follow the same path and compete with it. Such is the case with fitness firm Peloton. One of its latest rivals is called Apex...
September 9, 2020
Music Ally Startup Files: Mime takes the music business hyper-local
Made In Memphis Entertainment (Mime), launched in 2015, has a quietly radical idea at its core: 'disruptive decentralisation'. It's about creating a root-and-branch alternative to the traditional music business structure....
August 31, 2020
Skrachy launches livestreaming app for DJs – royalties included
News of a livestreaming app for DJs can't help but spark questions about royalties for the musicians whose work those DJs are using in their sets. Skrachy is a US startup which claims to have an answer for that: it will...
August 26, 2020