Splash raises $20m to develop its music game and find stars
More than 7.8 million people have made music within Splash. Now the company – rebranded as Splash – has raised a $20m Series A funding round.
November 3, 2021
Artist Kai performed to 100k+ fans in Roblox game Splash
We’ve written regularly about Australian startup Popgun and its Splash music-making app, including its expansion as a Roblox game. By November 2020, the game had been used by more than 21 million players, while Popgun...
March 16, 2021
Tones and I set for Roblox Splash appearance and sound pack
Last week, we updated you on Roblox music creation app Splash, which has now been used by more than 21 million people. Created by startup Popgun, Splash’s twist has always been that its beats and loops were created...
November 24, 2020
More than 21m players have used AI music app Splash on Roblox
AI music startup Popgun launched its Splash music-making app on gaming platform Roblox in May, and saw it used by more than one million players in its first 20 days. How's it going now? Still strong. "Wow, over 21M...
November 16, 2020
Splash AI-music Roblox game had 1m players in 20 days
Last month, we wrote about Australian AI-music startup Popgun’s launch of a music-making game for Roblox, the gaming platform with 115 million active users, including lots of children. Those kids could queue up in...
June 3, 2020
Popgun takes its AI-powered Splash music-making app to Roblox
We've written regularly about Australian AI-music startup Popgun, including its belief that AI could be the secret sauce for a service "where teenagers come together to make music for each other... the ‘pop stars on training...
May 19, 2020
AI-music startup Popgun launches consumer music-making app Splash
Our recent interview with Stephen Phillips, CEO of AI-music startup Popgun, outlined his belief that an app for teenagers to make AI-powered music might be the ultimate ‘end-game’ for this technology. Now his company...
December 11, 2019
What’s the real end-game for AI music? Popgun’s CEO has ideas…
“What’s the end-game for this? There isn’t this place in the world where teenagers come together to make music for each other. That place does not exist, and that’s nuts! That thing needs to exist, and it will exist....
December 6, 2019
Startup Popgun shows how it’s taught an AI to sing
Australian AI-music startup Popgun has made a habit of showing its progress by publishing YouTube videos showing how its AI has learned to compose and play music. And now to sing it too. “For the past year we have been...
July 22, 2019
Startup Popgun is launching an AI-mastering tool called Gloss
We know Australian startup Popgun best for its demos showing how the company’s AI learned to compose and play music (watch the video here if you need a catchup). However, it’s also been working on something else: a new...
July 2, 2019
Popgun boss thinks AI will create a ‘new pop industry’
Music Ally has interviewed Popgun CEO Stephen Phillips before a couple of times (here and here) – he’s a reliably-interesting thinker about the future for AI-generated music. Now he’s been talking to Soundcharts for...
April 24, 2019
AI-music startup Popgun evolves: ‘We’re gonna make hit pop songs…’
In June 2017, Music Ally interviewed Stephen Phillips of Australian startup Popgun about his company's development of an artificial intelligence (AI) called 'Alice' that was capable of playing piano with humans. Alice...
November 6, 2018