Mind Music Labs wants to make every instrument ‘smart’
“What we’re working on is not just the performance. What we believe is that the next revolution is to have every instrument smart and connected…” Michele Benincaso is the CEO of Mind Music Labs, the Sweden-based...
August 30, 2017
Tomplay reaches 50k musicians with interactive sheet music
Sheet music is perhaps the oldest element of the modern music ‘industry’ as we know it, but it’s no surprise to find a number of startups exploring how it can evolve in the digital world. Swiss firm Tomplay is one...
August 17, 2017
Fender on its music-learning move: ‘We’re not Guitar Hero’
“This fundamentally changes the nature of how we talk to beginner guitar players. We’ve always sold them guitars and amps, but we’ve never been part of the learning process other than ‘here’s the instrument’....
August 16, 2017
Jellynote talks edtech, music publishers and AI potential
At first glance, Jellynote may look like the latest, polished app to help people learn to play guitar, piano and other instruments. Yet there is more to the company than meets the eye, from its use of machine-learning...
August 16, 2017
Solfegio aims to get digital natives playing music together
There are now quite a few apps that help people to learn instruments like the piano and guitar alone. Startup Solfegio is trying to widen out this kind of experience to also include groups and even entire classrooms of students. Formerly...
August 15, 2017
Startup Dodeka rethinks the keyboard… and music notation
Swiss firm Dodeka is one of the startups exploring music edtech with a mixture of hardware and software. And in this case, with a new form of music notation too. Founded by father-and-son team Jacques-Daniel Rochat and...
August 15, 2017
Urban Development talks grime, education and industry diversity
The UK grime scene is far from an overnight success, having originally emerged early this century. It’s a similar story for Urban Development, the British company that’s nurturing some of its potential future stars. The...
June 14, 2017
Head of Education and Training Services – Music Ally – London
Music Ally is best known for providing information to the music business on the fast evolving digital landscape. In addition we have also built up a reputation over recent years as a leading provider of professional vocational...
March 19, 2017
Notting Hill Academy of Music launches education drive
There’s a new music industry school on the block in London, launched by the Notting Hill Arts Club with backing from the BPI and other industry firms. The Notting Hill Academy of Music will take on its first students...
November 2, 2015
British leader’s IP adviser launches copyright education report
British MP Mike Weatherley is stepping down as intellectual property adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, but not before publishing his third report into IP issues. This one, released on Friday, focuses on copyright...
October 15, 2014
Spotify set for educational hackathon in New York
Spotify has been involved with the Music Hack Day movement for some time now, but the streaming music service is now trying something similar with an educational angle.
June 7, 2013