Described as a “short-form video and music editor… allowing Fanbase users to record short video clips and augment in real-time their personal collections with filters, music and more”
The major labels are striking licensing deals with a variety of players. The latest example is WMG’s new agreement with China’s Kuaishou.
We’ve written about hefty funding rounds for Indian social media company ShareChat, which owns Moj. It’s not the only Indian company in that space though.
TikTok has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s piloting a new feature where users can “share daily highlights that disappear after 24 hours” in certain non-US countries. You can see the […]
Livestreams have become an increasingly important part of TikTok, and now the short-video app is adding a number of new features to TikTok Live.
ShareChat has just raised a $145m funding round valuing the company at $2.88bn. The short-video app Moj has more than 160 million users in India.
Short-video app Lomotif has been under the radar for many people in the music industry, but has now signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Group.
Earlier this month, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released one of its regular and wide-ranging reports on the development of China’s internet network, and the ways its “netizens” use it.
The official Chinese government report runs to 129 pages, with some interesting insights into what’s happening online in China. A download link to the full report, including a summary is available here, in Chinese.
All the data is measured until December 2020, and includes some top-line statistics that serve as a useful reminder of the vast scale of online life in China.
Every digital platform wants to be a bit more like TikTok in 2021: Instagram’s ‘Reels’, Spotify’s ‘Clips’, Netflix’s ‘Fast Laughs’ and many more. YouTube included: it launched its ‘Shorts’ short-form […]
Video app Trash launched in mid-2019 as the latest project from former This Is My Jam and Vine executive Hannah Donovan, offering AI-powered editing features to help people create better short-form videos. […]
Snapchat’s music ambitions just took another significant step forward, with parent company Snap seemingly having acquired startup Voisey, whose app is used to create and share original music videos.
We say ‘seemingly’ because neither company has yet commented, but the news – broken by Business Insider then followed up by TechCrunch – isn’t in doubt. Voisey’s four co-founders resigned as directors last month, replaced by two Snap executives, and the company’s official address is now Snap’s London office.
The news comes just three months after Snap announced music licensing deals with Warner Music Group, Warner Chappell, Universal Music Publishing, Merlin and a number of members of US publishing body the NMPA, and started testing a new feature letting people add music to their Snapchat posts.
Instagram started testing its TikTok-style ‘Reels’ feature in late 2019, before rolling it out globally in August this year.
Now the feature is getting a big boost in Instagram’s latest redesign of its homescreen, with a dedicated tab rather than simply showing Reels content in the app’s ‘Explore’ screen.
For artists who are using Reels, this should help their short videos reach even more viewers – and it may nudge those who haven’t yet tried it to experiment.