Tag: music discovery

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Hipster Bait turns music discovery into an AR scavenger hunt

“Unreleased rock songs are hiding all around North America. That’s right. You could be sitting on a song right now,” is the blurb from new app Hipster Bait’s website. Launched for Android and iOS devices, it’s...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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,...
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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...
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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...