Big Neon blockchain-ticketing startup prepares for launch
In April this year, Music Ally stumbled upon an intriguing music startup called Big Neon, through its profile on an investment website. The profile explained that Big Neon's co-founders included Dan Teree, former CEO of...
December 4, 2018
Abbey Road talks its first hackathon: ‘A space for bright ideas’
Earlier this month, Abbey Road Studios in London held its first hackathon, with 80 participants from startups and universities as well as 30 music-industry experts coming together to experiment with AI, hardware and other...
November 28, 2018
Melodrive debuts AI-music generation system for games
Back in July 2016, we wrote a bulletin story about a startup called Melodrive, after spotting a profile on an investment website listing it as an “AI composer for video game music”.
November 23, 2018
Studio Amplify launches ChillScape AI-generated music app
We wrote a line on AI-music app ChillScape earlier this month, but we’ve got more information on it now.
November 23, 2018
Chainsmokers, A$AP Rocky and other artists invest in Genies
A startup getting popular from a tool that helps people create avatars of themselves for social sharing? We’ve been here before: Canadian startup Bitstrips had an app hit with its Bitmoji avatars in 2015, and was acquired...
November 20, 2018
Startup Mojo Vision raises $50m for ‘invisible computing’ AR
It’s not bad going for a tech startup to emerge from stealth mode armed with a $50m funding round. That’s what US startup Mojo Vision has done, with a founding team drawn from companies including Apple, Google and Amazon,...
November 19, 2018
Former Spotify execs launch privacy-focused recommendations tech
If you hear the phrase ‘on-device machine-learning’, it refers to technology that operates entirely on a device – for example a smartphone – rather than passing data back to a company’s servers for processing....
November 16, 2018
TuneMoji makes MusicGIF waves with Jonas Blue and Cardi B
British startup TuneMoji has appointed dance artist Jonas Blue as its first ‘UK brand ambassador’, while also creating the first official artist profile within its app – for US artist Cardi B. The app offers fans...
November 15, 2018
Former Twitter/Blizzard man to launch Quadio music service
Cautionary tales like Cür Music and Humbolt show that it can be a risky business trying to launch a new music-streaming service in 2018.
November 13, 2018
AI-music startup Popgun evolves: ‘We’re gonna make hit pop songs…’
In June 2017, Music Ally interviewed Stephen Phillips of Australian startup Popgun about his company's development of an artificial intelligence (AI) called 'Alice' that was capable of playing piano with humans. Alice...
November 6, 2018
TikTok owner Bytedance valued at $75bn following $3bn funding round
Spending $800m on social-music app Musical.ly only to shut it down months later in a merger with similar app TikTok? Anyone questioning Chinese firm Bytedance’s strategy may be in for a surprise at the news that it’s...
October 29, 2018
Fanbase launches as blockchain-powered music fan-rewards platform
The latest blockchain startup hoping to make an impact in the music industry is Fanbase, which is launching a platform to help artists mint their own tokens, which fans will be able to buy to access exclusive content, VIP...
October 22, 2018