Can an artificial-intelligence DJ outmix Steve Aoki?
Startup Pacemaker has been putting its artificial-intelligence DJ technology through its paces, in what it’s describing as a ‘DJ Turing Test’ against dance star Steve Aoki. Pacemaker’s AI DJ is part of its iOS...
March 8, 2018
Midemlab 2017 pitches: experiential technologies (#midem)
The final companies to pitch in this year’s Midemlab startups contest in Cannes were the ‘experiential technology’ firms – a category that includes virtual and augmented reality, hi-res audio and hardware. ORB,...
June 7, 2017
The 20 hottest music startups of 2017 (according to Midemlab)
Who will be the next SoundCloud, The Echo Nest, Kickstarter or Next Big Sound? That’s the annual goal of the Midemlab startups contest, with all four of those companies having passed through its doors. Held during industry...
May 9, 2017
Pacemaker wants to create a platform for legal DJ mixes – or ‘metamixes’
You may know Swedish startup Pacemaker best for its excellent DJ app, which launched in early 2014 as a way to use Spotify’s catalogue as a source for your mixes. Since then, it has made some interesting moves into artificial...
April 18, 2017
Techstars Music accelerator names its first class of startups
The new Techstars Music accelerator has announced the 11 startups who’ll be taking part in its first program this year. Music Ally readers will spot some familiar names on the list, including DJ-app creator Pacemaker,...
February 22, 2017
Apple Watch: Pacemaker, Shazam and Pandora talk smartwatch music apps
The Apple Watch went on sale on Friday, albeit mainly to people who got in early with their pre-orders for Apple's first smartwatch. Among the music apps available at launch are DJ app Pacemaker, music identification app...
April 27, 2015
Djay goes pro for Mac while Pacemaker goes on Autopilot for iPad
One of 2014’s more under-the-radar digital music trends has been the way DJing apps have been getting more into streaming, courtesy of deals with Spotify in particular. Two of its partner DJ apps – Djay and Pacemaker...
December 29, 2014