Tag: music education

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Startup Singdaptive would like to teach the world to sing

Based in Canada, Singdaptive has just emerged from a year-long beta of a service that teaches people to sing with a roster of 21 vocal coaches.
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Gaana’s next music streaming frontier is… a robot

Smartphones, smart speakers, connected cars… and now robots are the new frontier for music streaming. In India at least, courtesy of a partnership between educational robotics company Miko and streaming service Gaana. The...
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Music education firm Yousician raises $28m funding round

We’ve been following music-education startup Yousician since its earliest days making an iPad app called WildChords. It’s come a long way since then: the company earned $50m of recurring revenue from its 20...
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iManage Africa and Music Ally’s Music Business Academy for Africa

We’re delighted to announce our new joint venture with iManage Africa, the Music Business Academy for Africa. We’ll be working together to provide fully localised vocational education for aspiring creative entrepreneurs...
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Gibson’s new guitar-learning app uses video and AR technology

We’ve written about the Fender Play app launched by Fender to help people learn to play guitar, but there’s more than one axe-maker with that ambition. Rival Gibson has launched its new guitar-teaching app for iOS and Android,...
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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine starts 24-part livestream series

Last year, classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine ran a series of free ‘Family Fridays with RBP‘ livestreams, and they have obviously given her a taste for the format. Now she’s launching a series of 24...
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Yousician adds music from Disney and Pixar’s new movie Soul

There’s been some positive buzz around Disney and Pixar’s latest film Soul in recent weeks, and now fans have a way to learn to play some of its songs. Disney is working with music education firm Yousician to...
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Fender Play nears 1m subscribers thanks to free lessons

Instrument maker Fender is extending a promotion offering three months of free access to its Fender Play digital guitar-lessons service. The promo launched in April, shortly after Covid-19 lockdowns began in many countries....
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Roli boss talks Lumi keyboard and music education’s evolution

Music Ally first came across Roli in 2013, when it was named as a finalist in the SXSW Music Accelerator startups contest, before we reported on its $12.8m funding round the following year from investors including Universal...
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Declan McKenna teaches fans how to play his songs on Yousician

Another day, another artist reaching a carefully-targeted audience via an app that isn’t a social network or DSP. Gen Z favourite Declan McKenna collaborated with music teaching app Yousician to connect with his fans via...
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Musiculus music education startup launches its first apps

The latest startup hoping to use digital wizardry to help people learn to play instruments is Canadian firm Musiculus. The company has launched its first web apps (with native versions to come) as part of what it calls “the...
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Musical language-learning app Lirica raises $1m seed funding

In June 2018, Music Ally covered the ‘music creation and education’ pitches at the Midem conference’s Midemlab startups contest. We were impressed by a startup called Lirica (even if we did mis-name it Taplyrica)...