Techno artist Cari Lekebusch has teamed up with a startup called Chroma to release an app called EZPZ (yes, ‘easy peasy’).
ByteDance is testing a music creation app called Mawf
We’ve been wondering what ByteDance might do with music creation ever since it acquired AI music startup Jukedeck in 2019.
Crush app wants to help superfans keep up with fave artists
There’s a long line of standalone apps that tried to help people discover music and artists, and/or offered social features around that. It’s hard to think of any that became […]
Taylor Swift’s app The Swift Life is shutting down
Just over a year ago, Taylor Swift teamed up with mobile-games publisher Glu Mobile to launch The Swift Life, her own app for fans to connect with one another, share […]
Flits is a livestreaming app focused on music
We’ve been writing regularly about livestreaming video apps, from Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook’s ‘Live’ feature to startups like YouNow, Live.me and Musical.ly’s Live.ly. Flits is another one for the list, […]
Tootoot: Concerts Powered By Fans
(This is a sponsored feature) Where are your fans? It’s one of the most important questions in the modern music industry. Not just in terms of which social networks they’re […]
Another UK social startup – Yubl – bites the dust
To have one £16m-funded social-app startup in London plunge into administration within months of its launch may be regarded as a misfortune. To have two looks like carelessness on the […]
Shazam targets emerging markets with ‘Lite’ Android app
Shazam has launched a ‘Lite’ version of its Android app, aimed at music fans in emerging markets. The app will launch initially in India, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nigeria and […]
Justin Bieber-backed Shots is now a creative studio
Back in November 2013, a selfie-sharing app called Shots of Me launched touting financial backing from Justin Bieber. After an initial burst of publicity, it quietly built an audience of […]
OneRepublic to get a Nokia-powered VR music video
Nokia’s mobile business may have been bought then shut down by Microsoft, but the company it left behind remains a going concern in Finland, working on new technologies. Like virtual […]
Verizon may buy video startup Vessel
There were high hopes of former Hulu boss Jason Kilar’s Vessel startup when it launched as a video app that would encourage people to pay a monthly subscription to watch […]
Twitter says Vine ‘important’ despite executive departures
There is more speculation about the future of Twitter’s video-sharing app Vine, with Recode publishing a list of nine executives that have left the company so far this year.