Tag: music education

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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)...
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Big Ear Games sees more potential for music-learning apps

The intersection of mobile gaming and music education is a category Music Ally has been tracking since 2011, when a Finnish startup called Ovelin started to get attention for a music-learning game called WildChords. It later...
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Gismart tackles drums and DJing in latest ‘music edutainment’ apps

Gismart is one of the companies exploring the potential of music-creation apps, claiming more than 400m downloads so far for apps like Beat Maker Go, Hello Piano and Guitar Play. Its latest two apps launched this week. Go...
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Music ed-tech startup Skoove raises €3m funding round

Skoove is one of the more interesting music-education startups that Music Ally has covered in recent years: the Berlin-based company has an app billed as “the easiest way to learn piano”. Now it has announced a new funding...
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WI Orchestra and Juno Jr show off iPad’s music capabilities

The area of music composition and/or education apps is becoming more interesting by the day on Apple's iPad. Two have just gone live that we think are worth taking note of...