Rights data startup Session gets £1m from Spotify and YouTube
Session is the startup formerly known as Auddly, co-founded by Abba's Björn Ulvaeus and songwriter-producers Max Martin and Niclas Mollinder.
November 18, 2021
Björn Ulvaeus launches ‘Credits Due’ songwriters campaign
Abba's Björn Ulvaeus has kicked off the latest attempt to cure the music industry's metadata headaches, with an initiative called Credits Due.
September 22, 2021
Production music firm APM Music taps Cyanite tagging tech
Metadata is important across the whole music industry, and that includes the production music sector, with its clients invariably pushed for time as they hunt down the right tracks for their projects.
September 9, 2021
Blokur boss talks music data and startup challenges
Blokur CEO Phil Barry has been talking about the startup's evolution, in an appearance at the Music Ally China Digital Summit this morning. The company now processes data for around 70m songs from "trillions of streaming...
September 7, 2021
PPL and Veva Sound to tackle inaccurate recordings metadata
We're caught between 'painting the Forth Bridge' and 'playing whack-a-mole' as the best metaphor for the music industry's work fixing dodgy metadata.
September 1, 2021
Fuga and Fintage House lead $4m funding round for Verifi Media
In its original incarnation of Dot Blockchain, Verifi Media was one of the first startups to explore what blockchain technology might bring to music and other media industries. Post-rebrand, the company launched a music...
July 16, 2021
OnNow·tv proposes some metadata standards for livestreaming
The metadata debates around recorded music have been raging for as long as there's been a digital music industry. Time to apply them to music livestreams too? Startup OnNow·tv thinks so. It's the company founded earlier...
October 20, 2020
RightsHub reveals data deals with music recognition firms
RightsHub is one of the companies developing technology for managing music rights data and assets. It's just announced five partnerships with music recognition technology (MRT) companies to help its customers get their music...
June 25, 2020
Deepr goes deeper on metadata as a ‘Shazam on steroids’
Music recognition app Shazam had its rivals in the past, but they trailed in its wake up to and beyond its acquisition by Apple, which completed in 2018. Now a new challenger is stepping forward: startup Deepr, whose founders pitched...
June 17, 2020
Verifi Media launches blockchain music-metadata service
Music Ally has done its time in the blockchain trenches: our reports on the technology’s potential for music from 2016, 2017 and 2018 are evidence of that. One of the conclusions we’ve drawn: the ‘sweep...
June 15, 2020
Gracenote launches a new dataset of 35m podcast episodes
Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and other music services are thinking hard about how to make it easier for listeners to discover podcasts that they might like. Now tech firm Gracenote is launching something that could help: “a...
May 8, 2020