Piracy-tracking firm Muso raises £3.5m more funding
UK-based Muso, which tracks online piracy and provides marketing tools for music companies to target that audience, has raised £3.5m (around $4.5m) more funding. It’s not a new round, but rather an extension of its existing...
April 24, 2019
Muso claims global digital piracy was 189bn visits in 2018
Run for the hills! Piracy sites attracted 189bn visits in 2018, according to infringement-tracking firm Muso! But wait, run back from the hills! When the company released similar data a year ago for 2017, the total was more...
March 22, 2019
Muso launches ‘Piracy by Industry’ dashboard for trade bodies
Anti-piracy-tools firm Muso has made its name with research on the scale of online piracy of music and other content, as well as with its partnership with UK indie trade-body AIM to help its labels tackle piracy of their...
October 8, 2018
YouGov study claims fewer Brits are pirating music
Market-research firm YouGov has put out some new figures on online piracy in the UK, claiming that there is good news for the music industry. “The number of Britons that are illegally downloading music is decreasing…...
August 3, 2018
971k pirate downloads of Jay-Z album in first 72 hours says Muso
The exclusivity arrangements around Jay-Z’s new album ‘4.44’ meant that even brand-new Tidal subscribers who missed the cut-off deadline – Mark Ronson among them – couldn’t stream the album unless they were Sprint...
July 4, 2017
Anti-piracy firm Muso raises $3.2m in Series A funding
British content-protection startup Muso has raised £2.5m (around $3.2m) in Series A funding from investment firm Harwell Capital. The company says it’ll use the funding to boost its sales and marketing team, as well...
June 28, 2017
Muso data suggests sharp rise in stream-ripping visitors
Efforts continue to make stream-ripping – converting streams from YouTube and other services into permanent downloads – the bogey-man of online music piracy. This week it’s anti-piracy firm Muso spooking the horses...
October 26, 2016
Muso claims to fight piracy politely
There is a common image of anti-piracy measures that brings to mind a sledgehammer connecting with a nut – but new service Muso is suggesting a more touchy-feel approach will work better. With a UK government grant behind...
June 13, 2014
Anti-piracy firm Muso gets £250k government grant
The British government's Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has awarded a grant of £250k to anti-piracy firm Muso.
November 1, 2013
Anti-piracy firm Muso to monitor vKontakte for copyright infringement
There's been a lot of speculation this year about Russian social network vKontakte's plans to tackle copyright infringement on its service, with reports in June that the company was pro-actively removing music from major...
August 20, 2013