Roblox raises $520m funding round from investors including WMG
Gaming platform Roblox was all set to go public in late 2020, before putting off its IPO until this year to give more time to decide how to price it. Now the company has sprung a surprise with a new funding round of $520m –...
January 7, 2021
Roblox delays IPO until next year due to pricing strategy
Games platform Roblox filed to go public in November, with a prospectus revealing its latest stats – including 17.6 million daily active users; $588.7m of revenues in the first nine months of 2020; and more than 18m games/experiences...
December 14, 2020
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
Roblox IPO filing reveals revenues, users… and music threats
Fresh from attracting more than 33 million people to a virtual performance by Lil Nas X, gaming platform Roblox has filed for its IPO, revealing lots more information about its business than has previously been published....
November 20, 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
Lil Nas X set to play a concert in games platform Roblox
Games platform Roblox's music ambitions press on: it's working with Columbia Music and Lil Nas X on a concert this weekend. Well, it's a bit more than a concert. There'll be a pre-show event on Friday evening involving...
November 11, 2020
Music Ally Report:: Q3 2020 Edition
Our main feature focuses on TikTok’s eventful 2020 so far, from the deepening of its relationship with artists and the music industry to its tangles with the Trump administration, along with the rise of the short video...
October 26, 2020
Nearly 1.2m people attended Ava Max’s party in Roblox
Last month we wrote about the plans to hold an album launch party for artist Ava Max in gaming platform Roblox. So how did that go? Well, according to the public stats, the ‘Ava Max Heaven & Hell Launch Party’...
October 6, 2020
Ava Max is holding an album launch party inside Roblox
Gaming platform Roblox has more than 150 million monthly active users, and its head of music recently told Music Ally how keen the company is to work with artists and labels. Now we've got one of the first examples:...
September 25, 2020
10 talking points around kids, music and technology in 2020
Last month, Music Ally took part in the BPI and ERA's New Kids on the Block online event, looking at children's digital habits and what they mean for music. Research company Kids Insights produced a report for the event...
August 11, 2020
Roblox now has more than 150m monthly active users
Last week, Music Ally interviewed the global head of music for gaming platform Roblox, as he declared that the company was "open for business" to work with artists and labels. Now we've got some new figures to show what...
July 29, 2020
Roblox head of music tells labels and artists: ‘We’re open for business!’
"Who in the room knows Roblox?" asked WMG's chief innovation officer for recorded music Scott Cohen at the NY:LON Connect conference in January. Only a few people put their hands up in response. "It’s a gaming platform...
July 23, 2020