Tag: music discovery
Drop it like it’s Brots: startup swipes right on music discovery
Dating app Tinder’s swiping interface has long been applied to other kinds of apps and services, music included – we wrote about Next in 2014 and Fab·fm in 2016 as two examples. The latest startup to apply the functionality...
March 11, 2020
Music discovery app Lüm adds virtual gifting feature
US startup Lüm launched a music discovery app in July 2019: the latest attempt at a smartphone app to help music fans find new artists to listen to. The company has since closed a $1.4m seed funding round, and says that...
January 14, 2020
Swiing will be a friends-powered music-discovery app
If Music Ally had a pound for every nice-looking ‘discover music based on what your friends are listening’ app we’d seen since the dawn of the app stores, we’d have… well, likely more money than...
November 4, 2019
Indian music-discovery app Flutin says it has 370k daily users
We’ve written a lot about the big music-streaming services in India like Gaana and JioSaavn, but this week brought news of an interesting-sounding music-discovery startup there. It’s called Flutin, and its schtick is...
October 25, 2019
JioSaavn and Snapchat partner on music discovery initiative
JioSaavn is one of the biggest streaming services in India and last month it announced it had passed 100m active users, just after rival service Gaana become the first Indian music service to reach the 100m milestone. It...
May 30, 2019
Artistory to launch ‘fantasy gaming for music’ app Labl
We haven’t come across startup Artistory before: it’s a music-analytics startup that has created what it calls the ‘Artiscore’ – a single rating for artists based on their socials, streams, touring data and other...
March 8, 2019
SoundCloud gets its own weekly personalised playlist
It would be quicker now to report on which streaming services *don’t* have a weekly playlist that’s algorithmically personalised for each listener, with the Discover Weekly model pioneered by Spotify now a standard feature...
September 11, 2018
Whyd shifts its focus to building a connected speaker
French music/tech startup Whyd was one of the companies trying to build a platform for discovering music from multiple streaming services.
August 9, 2016
Deezer redesigns homepage to boost music discovery
Deezer has given its homepage a refresh, with more discovery features. Besides its existing ‘Flow’ feature of music recommendations, the Deezer home screen will now also feature channels spotlighting a mixture of playlists,...
July 13, 2016
Imogen Heap talks about Mycelia and how blockchain can help the music business
There is clearly “something in the air” (well, on the web). Yesterday we covered Zoë Keating talking about how blockchain and Bitcoin could bring greater transparency to the digital music industry. Now Forbes has run...
July 29, 2015
YouTube will stream The Grateful Dead’s final gigs live
We hear lots about YouTube’s role as a music discovery and consumption service for young millennials. It turns out it’s got one eye on older baby boomers too. At least, that’s our takeaway from the news that YouTube...
June 24, 2015
We Are Hunted founder mulls new models for music discovery
Stephen Phillips used to be the boss of We Are Hunted, becoming a tech lead on Twitter #Music after the social network bought his startup. This week, he published a long and interesting blog post about new models for music...
May 1, 2015