Tag: music creation
Sony Music co-leads $2.3m funding for music creation app Rapchat
Startup Rapchat has signed up more than seven million people to use its hip-hop focused ‘mobile recording studio’ app, which helps them to create songs using its catalogue of beats and instrumental tracks. Now the...
May 4, 2021
Music software, sounds and services made $884m in 2019
‘Technology’ for making music is nearly as old as music-making itself – construct own ‘banging rocks round a campfire in the stone age was the GarageBand of its day’ Ted Talk here – but in 2020...
December 1, 2020
Snap acquires music-focused short-video app Voisey
Snapchat's music ambitions just took another significant step forward, with parent company Snap seemingly having acquired startup Voisey, whose app is used to create and share original music videos. We say 'seemingly'...
November 23, 2020
More than 21m players have used AI music app Splash on Roblox
AI music startup Popgun launched its Splash music-making app on gaming platform Roblox in May, and saw it used by more than one million players in its first 20 days. How's it going now? Still strong. "Wow, over 21M...
November 16, 2020
Splice paid out $11m in royalties in first nine months of 2020
We've written regularly about music creation firm Splice, with its subscription plan for samples and related music-making tools. Now the company has revealed how that's paying off for the producers of the sounds it offers...
October 30, 2020
Music-making tech company Output raises $45m funding round
Output is one of the music/tech companies making digital instruments, effects and even furniture for musicians to use in the studio. A valuable business? It certainly is according to investment firm Summit Partners, which...
October 23, 2020
Spotify for Artists has a new boss, joining from Patreon
Camille Hearst was the head of product, creator and general manager, merch at crowdfunding platform Patreon, until now. As of today, she's joining Spotify as its first head of Spotify for Artists. Hearst announced the news in...
October 6, 2020
Boomy expands free tier and adds vocals to its AI music
Boomy is the startup that lets anyone sign up and create music using its AI tool – and then release it to streaming services. We’ve covered the company regularly (this profile for example), and now the company has...
October 1, 2020
Music recording app Audiobridge launches equity crowdfunder
Audiobridge is one of the startups trying to do clever things in the cloud with the music recording process. Its iOS app enables musicians to work remotely on multi-track projects, recording and uploading tracks from their...
July 28, 2020
Facebook launches Collab, an experimental music-making app
Facebook's experimental apps team, NPE, is launching a new app – and it's focused on music. The app is called Collab, and it's launching today for iOS as an invitation-only beta that, in the team's words, "brings together...
May 27, 2020
Online recording studio Soundation adds ‘Collab Live’ feature
Soundation is an online recording studio that lets musicians produce, remix and record songs directly in their web browser as well as offering a library of loops, effects and other sounds to use in their recordings. It sits...
April 21, 2020
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