Tag: music creation
Music-making app Endlesss officially launches its iOS app
We wrote about music-making app startup (and extra-sibilant scourge of auto-correct systems) Endlesss several times in 2019: for example when the company pitched at and co-won the Midemlab startups contest last June,...
March 31, 2020
Music Ally Startup Files: Jambl, the music-making app for non-musicians
Music is different to other creative acts: there’s a palpable barrier to entry compared to, say, photography. Jambl aims to change that by making music-creation fun, simple and entertaining, but with a full industry vertical...
February 12, 2020
Music Ally Startup Files: Voisey is the TikTok for music creation
If co-founder Olly Barnes’ infectious optimism is correct, Voisey is a phenomenon-in-waiting. It’s an app that has the potential to shake up how songs are made; tap into hitherto locked-away artistic talent; develop a...
January 27, 2020
AI-music startup Popgun launches consumer music-making app Splash
Our recent interview with Stephen Phillips, CEO of AI-music startup Popgun, outlined his belief that an app for teenagers to make AI-powered music might be the ultimate ‘end-game’ for this technology. Now his company...
December 11, 2019
After 500m app downloads, Gismart kicks off external investment with Jambl
British music-apps developer Gismart has quietly become one of the bigger firms in the apps world, with more than 500m downloads of its products – which include Beat Maker Go, Piano Crush and DJ It. Now the company is...
December 10, 2019
Can startup Endlesss become the TikTok of music-making?
“I wonder whether we’re experiencing the death of content. Or rather, the fall of content and the rise of relationships. The value of content as a leanback experience that’s measured in ‘attention’ diminishes, and...
July 30, 2019
Abbey Road talks its first hackathon: ‘A space for bright ideas’
Earlier this month, Abbey Road Studios in London held its first hackathon, with 80 participants from startups and universities as well as 30 music-industry experts coming together to experiment with AI, hardware and other...
November 28, 2018
Endlesss.fm wants to be the next platform for music-making
From app ecosystems like Smule to tools like Soundtrap (bought by Spotify), Splice (with its $35m funding round last December) and BandLab (with its numerous acquisitions), there’s been plenty of activity around platforms...
July 16, 2018
Music-hardware startup Roli takes investment from Sony
British instrument-maker Roli has received new investment from tech giant Sony, through the latter’s VC arm Sony Innovation Fund. CEO Roland Lamb told Bloomberg that the deal is a “significant investment and relationship...
June 5, 2018
Online music studio Soundation raises $500k funding round
Soundation is one of the startups trying to help musicians of all levels make music online. The Swedish startup claims to have more than 75,000 monthly active users of its browser-based studio service, mainly in the US,...
May 25, 2018
Google shows off NSynth Super neural synthesizer instrument
Last year, we wrote about a Google research project called Magenta, which is exploring the intersection of machine-learning / AI and creativity, music included. Among its releases was a ‘neural synthesizer’ called...
March 14, 2018
Music-making firm Splice buys remix-contest site Indaba
There is more consolidation afoot in the digital music-making space, following the news earlier this month that BandLab was buying Gibson’s Cakewalk division. Now one of its rivals, Splice, has snapped up veteran remix-contests...
February 27, 2018