Reddit gets into short video with Dubsmash acquisition
Back in 2015, Dubsmash was a bona-fide social media craze in many countries, as people’s Facebook feeds filled up with friends and family lip-syncing to their favourite songs. That peak saw Silicon Valley funding rounds and partnerships...
December 14, 2020
77% of Facebook video views include music, claims Pex
Earlier this month, we reported on startup Pex's latest analysis of videos on YouTube, including its claim that music accounted for 5% of the total content on YouTube in 2019, but 22% of the views. Now Pex has published...
August 13, 2020
TikTok rivals continue to see spike in US downloads
Events around TikTok and its proposed ban in the US are moving so fast, any data on how consumers are responding risks being out of date as soon as it's published. Still, Sensor Tower has some new numbers on how TikTok's...
August 7, 2020
Roposo, Zili and Dubsmash capitalising on TikTok India ban
We know that TikTok's ban in India has led to a spike in downloads of rival apps, many of them homegrown. Now analytics firm Sensor Tower has offered some figures to quantify that spike. It reckons that three of the key...
July 29, 2020
Despite TikTok / Triller boom, Dubsmash does 1bn monthly video views
Before TikTok (and the Musical·ly app it merged with) took the world by storm with music-soundtracked short videos, there was Dubsmash. The lip-syncing app was a craze back in 2015, but that popularity quickly ebbed away,...
February 3, 2020
Dubsmash has relaunched as an app focused on dance challenges
The last time Music Ally wrote about social-music app Dubsmash was in December 2016, when it had just raised a $9.6m funding round in order to fight back against fast-rising rival Musical.ly, which was gaining more traction...
February 20, 2019
Dubsmash fights back against Musical.ly with €9m funding
Dubsmash was a big craze in 2015 with its app for sharing lip-dub videos, but in 2016 its thunder has been well and truly stolen by Musical.ly. Earlier in the year, Dubsmash got a revamp with more emphasis on private sharing...
December 7, 2016
Silicon Valley gets lippy with $5.5m Dubsmash funding
Dubsmash has become a regular presence in many people’s Facebook feeds, as their friends and family joyfully (and, let’s be honest, often not entirely soberly) lip-sync along to music and film clips. The app has now...
September 1, 2015
Sandbox 130 – Direct Message
Lead: Messaging apps are growing at a rate of knots but music has played a back seat role until recently. Major acts like Paul McCartney, Madonna and Taylor Swift are all turning to the likes of Line and Snapchat to plump...
April 8, 2015