Tag: classical music
Ragya hopes to find streaming niche with Indian classical music
We’ve written a lot about the big Indian streaming services like Gaana and JioSaavn, as well as emerging startups like Flutin. Now there’s a new name for the latter group. Ragya is a streaming service focusing just on...
February 18, 2020
Streaming exclusives aren’t dead – they’ve just gone classical
Violinist Maxim Vengerov is making his new releases exclusive to classical-music streaming service Idagio, and as part of the deal has been named as an ambassador for the company. The first release is Vengerov’s performance...
January 28, 2020
Concertino web-app makes Apple Music better for classical music
Classical-focused streaming services like Idagio and Primephonic have made the flaws in the way the big mainstream DSPs deal with classical music one of their key selling points. However, it’s possible for third parties...
November 15, 2019
Idagio classical-music streaming service launches free tier
Classical-music streaming service Idagio is launching a free tier, which will make a catalogue of 2m tracks available to listeners without the need for a subscription. The company clearly hopes that the new tier will provide...
November 13, 2019
Synaesthetic to blend classical music, AI and AR technologies
Fans of music/tech startups that sound a little… out-there will enjoy Synaesthetic’s ambitions. “While listening to music is great, we have evolved to look for things we hear and want visually-enhanced musical experiences,...
October 22, 2019
Primephonic-commissioned study explores streaming attitudes
Classical music-streaming service Primephonic has commissioned a survey of nearly 1,300 American adults to find out what they think about streaming. No surprises for guessing that some of the results back up the company’s...
August 5, 2019
Warner Classics launches new website with streaming built in
Warner Music Group has a revamped website for its Warner Classics & Erato arm, which it hopes will capitalise on the potential of streaming for the classical-music audience. So much so, that Warner has built streaming...
July 17, 2019
Idagio-commissioned study explores classical streaming potential
A report claiming that classical music could be ‘streaming’s next genre’ comes with an important caveat – to its credit, one that’s openly stated – that it was commissioned by a classical-music streaming service....
June 20, 2019
Classical-music accompaniment startup Antescofo raises $4.5m
Music Ally first encountered French startup Antescofo in 2016, when the company was a finalist in the Midemlab startups competition. It was touting technology that would let amateur musicians playing at home be accompanied...
February 20, 2019
BPI says there was a ‘surge’ in classical streaming in 2018
Like jazz, classical music is a sector that is often described as being under-served by the big, global streaming services, thanks to challenges including its extra layers of metadata, not to mention the length of its tracks...
January 14, 2019
Classical streaming service Idagio raises $11.7m funding round
We’ve seen a few streaming services focusing on classical music launch in recent years, although as yet none have managed to create a symphony of success in terms of signing up subscribers. Can Idagio buck the trend?...
September 27, 2018
Starkey creates “world’s first 360 video for classical”
As part of Decca’s re:works compilation (where contemporary artists are given access to the label’s huge catalogue to remix and reimagine recordings), it has created am immersive 360-degree video for Starkey's remix of...
August 4, 2016