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Startup files: Fave builds community with BTS and Taylor Swift superfans

If you're building a platform based around superfans, launching with Taylor Swift's 'Swifties' community is a bold statement of intent. As is following that up with the famous BTS Army. This is what US-based startup Fave...
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Envoy Network raises $2.5m and debuts ‘NFT-powered billboard’

The company has announced its launch with $2.5m of funding and some advisers from our industry, including former Spotify head of dance Austin Kramer.
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ToneStone is a music creation startup with its roots in gaming

Founded by former execs from Harmonix and Valve, its tagline is “music making made easy… a musical creativity platform for everyone"
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Potentiam breaks cover as latest blockchain music startup

Remember the days, not that long ago, when a flurry of blockchain music startups emerged with promises to revolutionise the industry?
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Slip·Stream is latest startup licensing music to creators

Startup Slip·Stream promises "Music for your content. No takedowns. Creator safe." targeting video creators, livestreamers and podcasters.
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Songkick co-founder launches a carbon-offsetting startup

Michelle You co-founded music/tech startup Songkick back in the day, and after a period in the VC world as an investor, has now emerged from stealth with her new venture Supercritical.
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Music Tectonics set for BandLab-supported startups contest

The Music Tectonics conference is set to take place in October this year, and now it has confirmed details of its ‘Swimming with Narwhals’ startups contest.
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Sony Music joins $30m funding for NFT startup MakersPlace

Sony Music is backing NFT marketplace MakersPlace in its $30m Series A funding round, joining Coinbase Ventures among others.
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Music Ally startup files: Cyanite seeks innovative new uses for Music AI

XR, Voice-as-UI, Artificial Intelligence: in StartupLand, buzzwords abound as attention-grabbing shorthand. In the real world, however, a little more caution must be applied when being lured in by the promise that buzzword...
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Vnue buys livestreaming startup Stageit after strong 2020

Vnue is acquiring Stageit, which has hosted livestreams for thousands of artists since launching in 2010.
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Planet launches its ticketing platform with a focus on fans

Finding ways for artists to gather their fanbases for communication and commerce is one of 2021's key music/tech startup categories. Planet is looking beyond just ticketing.
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Startup Laylo takes its funding to $5m with latest round

Laylo has pivoted to a B2B customer relationship management (CRM) startup that helps musicians and creators build pre-sale landing pages.