Tag: cÜr media
Cür Music returns from the grave with licences and Q2 launch
Cür Music was one of the digital music services that shut down in recent years: having rebranded personal-radio service Raditaz in 2014, its owners raised $9.6m in funding; launched in beta in January 2016 with $2.99-a-month...
February 5, 2018
Cür Media loses its Sony Music and Rovi deals
US music-streaming firm Cür Media soft-launched its app earlier this year before running into a morass of funding and licensing issues, which later saw it lay off all its staff. The company isn’t dead yet – it still...
November 2, 2016
Cür Media lays off all its staff
Did US music-streaming firm Cür Media ever have a genuine shot at survival, let alone success? The company that famously promised $8m of advance payments to labels when it had much less than that in the bank appears to...
August 22, 2016
Report 392 – Burning Question
In our Cover Feature we look at the chaos surrounding both Cür and Guvera and what this tells us about the state of digital music in 2016. The market is tilted towards failure and even long-standing services, despite approaching...
June 22, 2016
Cür Media gets a new boss in former UMG exec Jim Urie
US music-streaming firm Cür Media has a new boss: Jim Urie, the former president of Universal Music Group Distribution. Urie is replacing founder Tom Brophy, although the latter will remain a director of the company,...
May 5, 2016
Cür Media raises $2m and pays $500k of its $8m advances
US music-streaming firm Cür Media has raised $2m of funding, enabling it to pay $500k of advance payments to music rightsholders. The $2m came from investors Intuitive Venture Partners and Katalyst Securities, and will...
April 14, 2016
Cür Media missed its first deadline for licensing payments
US music-streaming firm Cür Media has been granted more time to make its first licensing payments to labels and publishers, after missing its first deadline on 31 January. The company recently launched its Cür Music...
March 29, 2016
Cür Media reveals $8m advance payments to major labels
A single paragraph in the Wall Street Journal’s profile of Cür Media – the company behind new US streaming service Cür Music – offers a useful snapshot of music licensing in 2016, based on comments from CEO Tom Brophy. “After...
March 7, 2016
Cür Music strikes licensing deals with major labels
We were first with the news of US music-streaming service Cür Music’s launch yesterday. Now we can report on the licensing agreements that made the launch possible. In the last week, parent company Cür Media has published...
January 26, 2016
Cür Music breaks $9.99-a-month subscription mould
Cür Media has launched its Cür Music streaming service in the US, breaking the mould of the familiar $9.99-a-month music subscription. The ad-free service is described as “a mix of internet radio, expertly curated...
January 25, 2016