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VR/AR startup Jaunt sells its software and tech to Verizon

Jaunt was one of the first virtual-reality content startups to make waves in the modern VR-headset era, including with music. We first wrote about the company in November 2014, for example, when Jaunt worked with Sir Paul...
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Boomy is the latest startup using AI to create music

Jukedeck, Amper Music, Melodrive, AIVA, Popgun, WaveAI… The list of startups working on artificial-intelligence capable of creating original music gets longer by the month. Here’s the first to add to that list in 2019:...
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WaveAI launches EP with lyrics and melodies created by AI

The latest startup exploring whether artificial intelligence (AI) can create music is called WaveAI, and it has an app called Alysia that will let anyone test its technology out. The app works like the tools from other...
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Ticketmaster buys blockchain-ticketing startup Upgraded

In the world of blockchain music-streaming startups, there’s always been the suspicion that if the technology is to have an impact, it’ll be when the big streaming players do something with it. Perhaps it’s the same...
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FindMyFans promises “a new way to micro-market”

Empowering fan communities around geolocation technology… you just need to throw in AR/VR and this is “the most 2018 startup” of 2018. The thinking behind FindMyFans coalesced last year when founder and Harvard Business...
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Startup takes on Spotify Running with Weav Run app

Startup Weav has launched an ‘adaptive running’ app called Weav Run, which promises to track how fast its owner is running, and adapt the tempo of its music accordingly. The app is based on Weav’s technology for music...
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Soundticker is blending Spotify playlists with news reports

Spotify has been getting a bit more radio-like in various ways for some time now: from its programmed playlists to the audio shows like AM/PM and Secret Genius that it launched earlier this year. Now German startup Soundticker...
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Facebook’s Instant Games for Messenger has music potential

Facebook has been a gaming platform since the heyday of FarmVille and its publisher Zynga. The social network’s latest gaming move offers a new twist though: it’s called Instant Games, and it’s an HTML5-based platform...
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MusikLists matches listeners and bespoke-playlist creators

The music-streaming world continues to find inventive new combinations of humans and algorithms to create playlists. Now a startup called MusikLists has found a new spin that’s weighted firmly towards the human side. “The...
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Tootoot: Concerts Powered By Fans

(This is a sponsored feature) Where are your fans? It’s one of the most important questions in the modern music industry. Not just in terms of which social networks they’re following you on, but also the hunt for the...
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VR music startup MelodyVR raised £3.4m before launch

British virtual reality music startup MelodyVR is preparing to launch its app, which will provide a catalogue of live performances filmed for VR headsets. Ahead of that the startup, whose parent company EVR Holdings is publicly...
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Another UK social startup – Yubl – bites the dust

To have one £16m-funded social-app startup in London plunge into administration within months of its launch may be regarded as a misfortune. To have two looks like carelessness on the part of investors, to say the least....