Tag: music apps
Facebook’s experimental-apps team launches Aux music app
Facebook has launched a dedicated music app! But hold your horses: Aux is the work of the social network’s ‘NPE Team’ division, which was created in July this year to work on experimental new apps. “A way for...
November 11, 2019
Triller has 13m monthly active users – and a new funding round
TikTok may be hogging many of the headlines for buzzy new(ish) social-music apps, but Triller is one of the most interesting startups building an audience in its slipstream. The latter company has just announced a new funding...
October 24, 2019
Monokrome Music launches v2.0 of its Rights Hub platform
Last time we checked in with British startup Monokrome Music in October 2017, it was launching a product called ‘The Hub’ – “an online database where rights holders can manage their metadata, artwork,...
September 27, 2019
India’s latest music app is from… its Ministry of Culture
There’s a big market in India for recordings of ‘devotional music’ – songs that accompany religious services and rituals. An app called Sangam Music provides a big catalogue of devotional songs and instrumentals,...
May 20, 2019
Jason Derulo debuts ‘Want To Want Me’ on Smule network
As you’ll know if you read our recent profile of music-apps firm Smule, it’s working with a number of artists on virtual video duets with fans – including Jessie J, who saw several of hers go viral on YouTube and Facebook...
July 13, 2015
Smule has a big Facebook hit with Jessie J fan duet
We’ve been writing about Smule and its social music apps for years, gauging its value as a marketing channel for artists and labels. A popular Facebook video provides more evidence that the company is worth a look. Smule...
June 1, 2015
Music APPS – Weekly Active Users in US May 2015
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
May 13, 2015
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...
March 9, 2015
Spotify’s latest app integration is with RunKeeper
We’ve thought for some time that there’d be a fertile crossover between fitness apps and music apps, but only a handful of companies or brands have tried it – the running apps from Ministry of Sound and NOW, for example....
January 30, 2015
Google takes on Apple’s AirPlay with Google Cast for Audio
Google has sold millions of its Chromecast dongles, which help people stream media to their televisions, controlled from their mobile devices. Now it’s launching a related technology called Google Cast for Audio, focused...
January 12, 2015
Yello return to the App Store with Yellofier Electrified
Last year, we wrote about Swiss electronica band Yello’s launch of a Yellofier music-making app for iOS (Bulletin, 2-Apr-13). Now there’s a brand new version called Yellofier Electrified, which was released this weekend....
December 15, 2014
Google revamps Google Play Music app with Songza features
Google bought Songza in July, promising to “explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music“. Now we know how: yesterday, the company updated its Google Play Music app with Songza-style “expert...
October 24, 2014