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Music-streaming service 8tracks has now shut down

Five years ago, US firm 8tracks was a true rarity: a music-streaming service claiming to be profitable. Sadly, it didn’t turn out to be a sustainable affair: the company shut down at the end of 2019. Founder David Porter...
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PledgeMusic reportedly collapsed with $9.6m of debts

Industry blog Hypebot has got its hands on some court documents from the liquidation of crowdfunding service PledgeMusic, and it sounds like they make for grim reading. “PledgeMusic entered liquidation with $9.57...
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Zya’s Ditty music app is shutting down this week

Music Ally first wrote about Zya in November 2011: it was a “cloud-based music platform that empowers everyone – regardless of ability or musical preference – to make music in a revolutionary 3D environment”. It...
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PledgeMusic founder responds to criticism over liquidation

PledgeMusic founder Benji Rogers has responded to criticism of the crowdfunding company’s liquidation this week in London. That criticism was based on the fact that Pledge had filed papers for its wind-up hearing in June,...
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Report: All Def Digital has filed for insolvency in the US

A recent report that digital-studio All Def Digital was shutting down was denied by the company, which said it was “reorganising in advance of a strategic deal”. Now there’s some more news on the company originally...
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Contrary to report, All Def Digital says it’s not shutting down

What’s happening with All Def Digital, the digital studio founded by Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons? A report last week by online-video industry site Tubefilter claimed that the company was shutting down, yet its...
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Red Bull Music Academy and Red Bull Radio to shut down

Red Bull is shutting down its well-regarded Red Bull Music Academy program of lectures, workshops and concerts, as well as its Red Bull Radio website. The closure is the result of the company’s relationship with consultancy...
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Google+ to shut down after Google reveals user-data leak

It seems a long time since Music Ally was writing articles about what the Google+ social network might mean for music marketing. Google stopped promoting it as a social network some time ago, although Google+ lived on. Not...
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Social app Musical.ly to shut down after merger with TikTok

Social music app Musical.ly is being shut down by its owner Beijing Bytedance Technology Co, which plans to merge the app’s community with one of its other apps, TikTok. Bytedance bought Musical.ly for more than $800m...
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Record Bird shuts down its apps and site in Sendmate pivot

Music discovery service Record Bird is shutting down its apps and website, as the company pivots to focus on its Sendmate messaging-marketing B2B tool. We liked Record Bird as a service: a feed of everything new from...
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Streaming service Radical Indie goes offline and seeks sale

Another music startup bites the dust, although this one at least got a decent run. Radical Indie is the service formerly known as Radical.fm, which provided a platform for live, streaming radio – including users creating...
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3D-audio headphones startup Ossic shuts down

The latest music/tech startup to close its doors is Ossic, the 3D-audio technology firm behind the Ossic X headphones. The company announced the news on Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform where it raised more than $2.7m...