Tag: blockchain

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Blockchain startup Audius has advisors from Pandora, Beatport

We reported last month on blockchain-music startup Audius raising $5.5m for a proposed service that’s been described as ‘SoundCloud on the blockchain’. Now the company has revealed its slate of advisors, including some...
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Music Messenger to rely on YouTube API for October app update

We’ve written about Music Messenger before: it’s the music-focused messaging app that raised $24.4m in funding, but then removed its app from Apple and Google’s app stores in the west, to focus on other products. As...
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eMusic CEO talks blockchain, transparency and MP3’s survival

eMusic made its name with a subscription-based music downloads service focused on independent labels, before adding major labels in 2010 – a controversial move at the time. Eight years on, the company is planning an...
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MusicLife raises $5m for blockchain-based ‘music exchange’

We may be over the first rush of ‘initial coin offerings’ (ICOs) given the growing number of blockchain startups announcing funding from more traditional sources. Singapore-based MusicLife is the latest example around...
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Music Messenger aims for ‘blockchain alternative to Spotify’

Israeli startup Music Messenger started life as a music-focused messaging app. Now it’s hoping to use its $25m of funding to hop on to the blockchain bandwagon.
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Blockchain smart-speaker Volareo teams up with startup Emanate

Volareo is the blockchain-powered smart speaker that will (so its makers promise) let listeners clap to donate to artists as they listen to them. It’s due to launch a pre-order campaign on Indiegogo soon, and ahead of that...
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Blockchain music-streaming startup Audius raises $5.5m

“SoundCloud on the blockchain?” was the TechCrunch headline last night that made us spit out our tea in surprise. But this isn’t the actual SoundCloud, but rather a new startup called Audius whose business model...
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Startup Thenexus to launch ‘blockchain-ready’ distributor Muso

A blockchain-ready music distributor? But of course: it’s 2018 after all. The platform in question will be called Muso when it launches by early 2019, and it’s the work of a startup based in Malaysia called Thenexus. “Low...
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eMusic claims it will raise $70m for its blockchain plans

We reported earlier this year, somewhat sceptically, on digital-music service eMusic’s plans for a blockchain-powered relaunch. Now the company has given more details about how much money it’s planning to raise to fund...
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Dot Blockchain teams up with Exactuals for song-data cleanup

One of the earliest blockchain-music startups, Dot Blockchain, has a new partnership this week. It’s working with payments and metadata firm Exactuals on a partnership that the pair say is “ensuring both company’s clients’...
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Blockchain startup Tron buys BitTorrent for reported $126m

BitTorrent (the company) has a new owner: blockchain firm Tron, which bills itself as “the world’s largest decentralised ecosystem”. BitTorrent confirmed the acquisition on its site, noting that its products have...
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Blockchain startup Tron buys BitTorrent for reported $126m

BitTorrent (the company) has a new owner: blockchain firm Tron, which bills itself as “the world’s largest decentralised ecosystem”. BitTorrent confirmed the acquisition on its site, noting that its products have...