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...
January 2, 2020
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...
October 23, 2019
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...
October 14, 2019
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,...
August 2, 2019
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...
July 29, 2019
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...
July 9, 2019
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...
April 4, 2019
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...
October 9, 2018
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...
August 2, 2018
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...
July 20, 2018
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...
July 3, 2018