Tag: music startups
Raised in Space has invested in five music-tech startups
In February 2019, Music Ally reported on a new investment fund being created by former BMG exec Zach Katz, working with manager Scooter Braun, cryptocurrency firm Ripple, and Something Gold boss Shara Senderoff. Raised...
January 31, 2020
Five music/tech startups to pitch in Web Summit contest
Startup pitch contests at conferences around the world have become a useful window into new music/tech firms. The latest contest will take place at the Web Summit in Lisbon on 7 November. In a session dubbed the ‘Music...
October 22, 2019
Report 424: Music/Tech Startups in 2019
Our focus is on music/tech startups, and their interaction with the music industry. Screenwriter William Goldman’s famous line about Hollywood – ”Nobody knows anything” – applies just as well to the task of spotting...
September 2, 2019
Techstars Music reveals its next cohort of music/tech startups
The Techstars Music accelerator has announced the cohort of startups taking part in its third year, with nine emerging music/tech firms from around the world chosen. Techstars has also announced that fitness-firm Peloton...
February 5, 2019
Freeform launches its first six apps for artists – including Rob Thomas
Freeform, the US startup launched by former Rhapsody/Google exec Tim Quirk and veteran strategist Bryan Calhoun, has launched its first six apps for musicians. They include an app for former Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas. The...
June 12, 2015
Beatport buys social music app Listn, and shuts it down
The latest ‘acquihire’ in the music startups world has seen social music app Listn’s team absorbed into Beatport, with the app due to be shut down this month as a result. The dance-focused SFX subsidiary...
October 22, 2014
Midemlab 2013 music startups contest reveals judging lineup
The starting gun has been fired for the annual Midemlab startups contest, which will culminate at industry event Midem next January.
October 4, 2012
Music startups pitch their wares at Music TechPitch 4.5 event
We've already covered the keynote speech at tonight's Music TechPitch 4.5 event at EMI's headquarters in London, where EVP of strategy and insight Jim Brady explained why a major label is so keen to be working with external...
November 22, 2011
EMI’s Jim Brady: ‘True digital music fans do not have a very strong ownership habit’
EMI’s executive vice president of strategy and insight Jim Brady thinks that the music industry needs to be more creative about appealing to ‘Homo Spotifyicus’ – the new generation of digital music...
November 22, 2011
Music Ally Startups and Services Report, 1H10
Regular readers of our Daily Bulletin will know we cover all manner of startups and services. We've produced a free report on the ones we wrote about in the first six months of 2010, with longer pieces on the likes of...
August 10, 2010