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YouTube karaoke channel Sing King raises £550k in seed funding

In many countries, nobody’s going out to karaoke venues for the time being, but that’s creating opportunities from digital karaoke services, from apps to YouTube channels. Sing King is one of the latter, with 7.2 million...
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Youka Karaoke turned YouTube music videos into karaoke tracks

Industry copyright lawyers! Here’s something to get your dander up this morning: a new website that promised to turn YouTube videos into karaoke. We’re using the past tense for a reason there: in between the site launching...
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Songwriting duo Stargate invest in social music app Voisey

In June, Music Ally reported on a new social-music app called Voisey, which we described as “Smule’s Sing! Karaoke meets TikTok”. It had just raised a funding round from investors including management firm ie music’s...
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Sandbox Issue 241: Music Merchandising Moves On

Lead: Billboard has just announced new chart rules around merchandise and album bundles in the US (effective from January 2020), seeking to close some of the loopholes that have been exploited here in recent years. This could...
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Tencent Music’s Andy Ng talks AI recommendations and karaoke expansion

In a keynote interview at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) conference in Amsterdam, Tencent Music’s Andy Ng outlined his role in combatting piracy in China, building a legal streaming market there and why he and his...
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Saregama sold 219k of its Carvaan music players last quarter

Indian music and film company Saregama published its latest quarterly results yesterday, revealing a 6% year-on-year increase in its consolidated music revenues, which account for 90% of the company’s overall turnover....
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Twitch Sings karaoke contest will offer a $20k grand prize

Last October, we wrote about Twitch Sings: plans by Amazon’s live-video service to launch a karaoke-style feature for creators on its platform. It was a partnership with music-games firm Harmonix (of Rock Band fame) that...
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10 things we learned from Tencent Music’s IPO filing

Tencent Music published its filing to go public last night. We’ve been filleting the document to pull out some of the most interesting data and strategic titbits on the Chinese digital-music company. 1.  The big figures Tencent...
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Facebook’s latest patent could support karaoke features

Can you make firm predictions about a technology company’s future products from its patents? It’s a speculative business, but one of Facebook’s latest patents does hold out some interesting possibilities for music.  The...
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Smule’s app users now performing 10m songs a day

We’ve written about Smule regularly: the US-based music apps firm specialises in getting fans to sing (or play virtual instruments to) an array of popular songs, including doing it together using its social tools. Now its...
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Music apps firm Smule launches Artist Program to promote musicians

US startup Smule has become one of the most successful creators of music creation apps in recent years, claiming 20m users for apps including Magic Piano, Sing! and AutoRap. Now the company is launching an Artist Program...
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Smule launches Smule Pass – a single subscription across all its mobile apps

Music apps developer Smule is changing the way it makes money from its free-to-download apps. Until recently, it has charged in-app subscriptions in apps like Sing! Karaoke, Magic Piano, Guitar! and AutoRap for users who...