Going live: how livestreaming video can be used for music marketing
From Facebook Live and Twitch to apps like YouNow and Live.ly, livestreaming video is a burgeoning medium for individual creators and media brands alike. And music? A panel at Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit conference in...
October 11, 2017
Music-making firm BandLab buys Chew livestreaming service
We’ve reported on the financial troubles of British live-video startup Chew over the last year, but the story appears to have a happy ending. The company has been bought by music-creation platform BandLab for an undisclosed...
September 7, 2017
Chew struggling for survival after infrastructure hijack
Sad news from British startup Chew, which is facing a battle for survival after someone hijacked its infrastructure to illegally rebroadcast a big sports event – landing the company a big bill. Chew helps DJs to live-stream...
March 6, 2017
Music Ally report: 30 music startups worth watching in 2017
The state of the current music/tech startups scene was a big theme at the recent NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organised. Six British startups pitched their technologies...
February 8, 2017
BPI launches ‘Innovation Hub’ to link music and tech
British music body the BPI is trying a new initiative to get music and tech companies in the same room – talking, not arguing. Its new ‘Innovation Hub’ will involve quarterly events with presentations and networking....
November 21, 2016
Chew swallows Mixify community
UK-based Chew, which streams DJ sets, has announced that it is integrating the community Mixify, its largest rival, into its own offering. In a posting on Medium, Chew co-founder Will Benton outlines what this means.
August 2, 2016
DJ-streaming service Chew gets a ‘Broadcaster’ app
Chew launched in 2015, and has been described as ‘Twitch for DJs’, thanks to the way it enables people to stream live video and audio of their sets to the world.
July 13, 2016
20 music/tech startups we’ll be watching in 2016
At times in 2015, Music Ally felt like a grouch when surveying the landscape of music/tech startups – usually at the sight of the latest ‘Instagram / WhatsApp for music’ social app without an obvious demand from users...
January 5, 2016
British startup Chew hopes to be ‘Twitch.tv for DJs’
Twitch for DJs? Amazon’s games live-streaming service has been making moves towards being that itself, with the likes of Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki on board. But British startup Chew sees an opportunity to double down on the...
March 3, 2015