From the earliest days of the modern AI-music era, startups in this area have been keen to work with human artists.
One fund will offer grants of between £2k and £30k to projects tackling barriers to music access faced by children and young people.
A group of US music industry bodies are lobbying Congress for more relief amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and its effect on live music specifically. “The live music business – […]
We profiled Sessions in September: it’s the livestreaming startup launched by former Pandora boss Tim Westergren, which has already seen some of its fledgling artists generating thousands of dollars from their performances. Now […]
Last month, data-driven A&R startup Instrumental announced that Tencent Music and Tencent Holdings had acquired a minority stake in the British company. Now it’s launching a new initiative in its homeland […]
In July, British charity Youth Music announced a £2m incubator fund aimed at 18-25 year-olds in the UK, particularly from under-represented groups, with their music industry ambitions. Now it has revealed the […]
As Covid-19’s second wave sweeps Europe (and the first wave seemingly never ran out of steam in much of the US) we may soon have to revive our regular ‘positive […]
Facebook has long been an active acquirer of startups that it thinks could help its business (also: that it thinks might harm its business if left to their own devices). […]
UK independent trade body AIM launched its Crisis Fund in April to help out freelancers and self-employed contractors facing financial difficulties due to the global pandemic. They could apply if […]
Something that came through very clearly about last week’s #TheShowMustBePaused day when music companies of all kinds paused their regular work to respond to the protests about racism and police […]
The Music Managers’ Forum in the UK has launched ReBuild – a new support fund for managers and their artists affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is supported by donations […]
Here’s some good news from the Covid-19 music relief front line: 140 grassroots venues in the UK have been removed from the ‘critical’ list compiled by the Music Venue Trust’s #saveourvenues campaign […]