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Kuaishou has 305m daily users – and now licensed music too

Chinese social videos app Kuaishou is huge: it has more than 760 million monthly active users, and 305 million daily active users. Now it has licensed music for those people to use. The company has signed a two-year deal...
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Startup Sona launches ‘music therapy’ app for stress relief

If you want our tip for making life instantly 78% less stressful, mute the words ‘Harry’, ‘Meghan’ and ‘Piers Morgan’ on all your social apps. But if that fails, perhaps a new app called Sona is...
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Facebook’s NPE Team launches a new music app called Bars

Facebook’s experimental studio NPE Team has launched its second music product: a video-sharing app called Bars, for rappers. It comes 10 months after the studio launched music-making app Collab. Available in the US...
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Landr launches Sessions video calling app made for musicians

Having started life as an AI-powered mastering tool, Landr has expanded a lot in recent years: into distribution, for example. Its latest new service is called Sessions, not to be confused with the livestreaming startup of...
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Apple TV+ show ‘For All Mankind’ gets a spin-off AR app

Rumours continue to swirl about Apple’s possible plans for an AR and/or VR headset, which may or may not launch this year, or indeed at all. But the company’s interest in augmented reality technology is no rumour:...
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Calm gets an exclusive 60-minute sleep track from Keith Urban

Have you heard the new music from country star Keith Urban? It puts you to sleep! For once, not a criticism. Urban is the latest artist to work with mindfulness startup Calm on exclusive material. In his case, that’s...
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Tools. Community: Supercharging text to make connecting one-to-Community as easy as connecting one-to-one

SMS marketing platform Community first made it onto our radar in January 2019, after Ashton Kutcher had invested into the company and a flurry of high-profile artists started using the platform (like Eminem, Paul McCartney...
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Smartphone users spent $2bn on health and fitness apps in 2020

App analytics firm App Annie has published its latest data on the growth of health and fitness apps in 2020. It claims that downloads of this category grew from 2bn in 2019 to 2.6bn in 2020, while consumer spending grew...
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Games firm Ncsoft launches Universe app aimed at K-Pop fans

Big Hit Entertainment’s Weverse social platform has been a big hit for its K-Pop bands and their thriving fandoms. Rival SM Entertainment has also teamed up with tech firm Naver on livestreaming service Beyond Live...
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Supernatural is ‘programming your brain’ for diverse music

Chris Milk, CEO of Within and VR fitness app Supernatural, was the keynote speaker in NY:LON Connect’s fitness and wellbeing track yesterday. He talked about how Supernatural’s catalogue of licensed music is opening...
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Short videos app Clash raises funding and buys rival Byte

We wrote about Byte when it launched in January 2020: it was created by the co-founder of Vine as a new take on short-video apps. In July, it announced plans to add music to its app. We’ve also written about Clash Video,...
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UMG and Lego’s partnership spawns Vidiyo music video-making app

In April 2020, Universal Music Group and Lego announced that they were working together on some new music-focused products for kids, to be released in 2021. Now the first of those products has been unveiled. It’s called...