Tag: startup files
Startup Files: Serenade offers another spin on music NFTs
In August, Serenade announced itself as the latest startup looking to help musicians and music brands create and sell NFTs. It promised to be both accessible – fans could pay using regular debit and credit cards – and...
September 29, 2021
Startup files: Fave builds community with BTS and Taylor Swift superfans
If you're building a platform based around superfans, launching with Taylor Swift's 'Swifties' community is a bold statement of intent. As is following that up with the famous BTS Army. This is what US-based startup Fave...
August 19, 2021
Music Ally startup files: Cyanite seeks innovative new uses for Music AI
XR, Voice-as-UI, Artificial Intelligence: in StartupLand, buzzwords abound as attention-grabbing shorthand. In the real world, however, a little more caution must be applied when being lured in by the promise that buzzword...
August 3, 2021
Music Ally startup files: Unitea rewards music’s superfans
In the last 12 months, the music industry has quickly untethered itself from the touring/streaming duopoly and more fully realised the potential of various previously-untested platforms, approaches, and products. Artists...
June 23, 2021
Music Ally startup files: Skrachy brings the livestreaming party to DJs
In the last year, a slew of new livestreaming platforms have been launched and established ones thrust to prominence. The livestreaming ecosystem is now settling down, and the various platforms are figuring out their niches...
May 7, 2021
Music Ally startup files: Loudly wants to create ‘Roblox for music’
Originally, Berlin-based music tech startup Loudly’s aim was to build a platform that let users quickly remix songs with the help of its AI. One swift pivot later, and Loudly now offers online creators brand-new, high-quality,...
May 6, 2021
Music Ally startup files: Anything World’s voice-created metaverses
The metaverse, along with things like the seemingly all-pervasive NFTs, is one of those buzzy ideas that feels like the future but can be hard to precisely grasp. Broadly speaking, the Metaverse is a virtual “other”...
May 5, 2021
Music Ally Startup Files: Freeme invests in Afrobeats’ bright future
Freeme - pronounced “free me” - is an independent distributor & label services company based in Lagos. Founder and CEO Michael Ugwu has international industry experience: he was previously general manager at Sony Music...
March 23, 2021
Music Ally Startup Files: Bitfury Surround – After the initial hype disappointed, can blockchain tech have a second coming for music?
Bitfury Surround says it is about to provide a platform that can take all your data, attach it to the blockchain, and standardise it. Then, you can look at this vast, interconnected set of data and figure out, for instance,...
January 11, 2021
Music Ally Startup Files: Mime takes the music business hyper-local
Made In Memphis Entertainment (Mime), launched in 2015, has a quietly radical idea at its core: 'disruptive decentralisation'. It's about creating a root-and-branch alternative to the traditional music business structure....
August 31, 2020
Music Ally Startup Files: SoundStorming opens up the creative process
SoundStorming could be a lot of things, and at a glance the platform appears to begin a trek up that unassailable summit of music-tech: A Social Network For Music. But co-founders Alícia Rius and Arnau Bosch are keen to...
August 25, 2020
Music Ally Startup Files: SyncFloor aims to shake up the sync market
Kirt Debique met his SyncFloor co-founder Cestjon McFarland during a 20-year stint at Microsoft. Immersed in the Seattle music scene, he left the tech giant to start a label (Brick Lane records, named after his favourite...
June 29, 2020