Tag: music apps
Music apps firm Gismart adds artist partnerships scheme
Gismart is the company behind music-making apps like Beat Maker Go, Piano Crush and WeDrum, as well as non-music ‘hyper-casual’ games like Cool Goal, Domino Smash and, er, Pregnancy Idle 3D Simulator – a catalogue...
June 4, 2020
Former Crowdstar execs launch Top Mix music app
A new music app called Top Mix is promising that “anyone can make music with the swipe of a finger”. Released for iOS, it’s the work of a team led by former executives from social mobile gaming company...
May 12, 2020
Welsh-language music streaming app Apton seeks more funding
Earlier this month we wrote about a Welsh-language folk song recorded in 1983, Yma O Hyd, topping the iTunes chart in the UK after a campaign by Welsh-independent campaigners. Now we have some news about a streaming service...
January 16, 2020
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