Streaming startup Gimme Radio is shutting down. Is this an example of chilly funding headwinds blowing for other music-tech startups?
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Gimme Metal launches its first NFT as part of Deicide box-set
Streaming radio service Gimme Metal has been catering for collectors for a while now with its vinyl club. Now it’s giving NFTs a try.
Gimme Radio launches ‘Airwaves’ artists-in-residence scheme
Right from the start, streaming radio startup Gimme Radio has offered artists DJing slots on its schedules, and ways to make money from that.
Gimme Radio taps Super Hi-Fi’s tech for genre expansion
Gimme Radio is the startup that offers streaming radio stations focused on metal and country music.
iHeartMedia leads $3m round in streaming startup Gimme Radio
It joins previous investors The Orchard, Concord and Metal Blade Records among other music companies.
Today’s positive coronavirus-related music industry news (24 March)
Music Ally is trying to write a story every working day, rounding up the good, practical things happening in and around our industry: focusing on relief efforts and other initiatives from the music industry and music / tech communities.
Start today with Bandcamp’s update on how last Friday’s big music sale went. “On a typical Friday, fans buy about 47,000 items on Bandcamp, but this past Friday, fans bought nearly 800,000, or $4.3 million worth of music and merch,” reported the company. “That’s more than 15 times our normal Friday, and at the peak, fans were buying 11 items per second.”
Continue with news that German collecting society GEMA has announced an ’emergency aid’ program of up to €40m (around $43.2m) for its members, over two stages of distribution for songwriters who get into financial difficulties as a result of the current pandemic. Detail of how to apply will be published later this week. GEMA is also promising to be “pragmatic and flexible” in its licensing dealings with music events organisers in the weeks and months ahead.
Gimme Radio launches its second music service: Gimme Country
Since its launch in 2017, we’ve known Gimme Radio as a metal brand: an app for streaming a round-the-clock radio station playing metal, with an array of DJs. By late January […]
Gimme Radio launches crowdfunding and plans country expansion
Metal-focused streaming-radio startup Gimme Radio is raising money, but through equity-crowdfunding rather than turning to VC firms. The company has launched a campaign on crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. It’s trying to […]
Gimme Radio debuts $4.99-a-month ‘Brigade’ membership
We first wrote about startup Gimme Radio in November 2017 when it launched a free mobile app for streaming metal music – using a linear radio-style model rather than on-demand […]
20 music/tech startups we’ll be watching in 2018
Here at Music Ally, we covered a lot of new music/tech startups for the first time in 2017. We’ve now chosen 20 of them that we think have the potential to make an impact in 2018 and beyond, from analytics to artificial intelligence, and from blockchain tech to radio monitoring.
Metal streaming service Gimme Radio launches new iOS app
We’ve been wondering about the potential for single-genre streaming services for a while now, with classical (through companies like Primephonic and Grammofy – one of the first areas to explore the idea.
Now it’s time for metal to have a go, with streaming service Gimme Radio launching its first mobile app this week. Pitched as “the ultimate streaming music service for the true metal fan”, its completely free to listen to, with no advertising, adopting a radio-style model for delivering music, rather than on-demand.