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Gotickety blends mobile gaming with ticket and merch giveaways

It’s tempting to roll your eyes at a startup pitching itself as ‘Candy Crush for the Music Industry’. What, an app that 20 minutes in suddenly makes it a thousand times more difficult to listen unless you spend money...
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Startup Jammber raises $2.3m for its platform for musicians

Jammber is the US startup that has created software for musicians and songwriters to log their credits from the earliest stage of the creation process (a bit like Auddly) while also offering a tool to help them organise tours....
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Blockchain startup Audius has advisors from Pandora, Beatport

We reported last month on blockchain-music startup Audius raising $5.5m for a proposed service that’s been described as ‘SoundCloud on the blockchain’. Now the company has revealed its slate of advisors, including some...
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AI-music app Amadeus Code opens up to all with Spotify feature

Amadeus Code is the startup that pitches itself as an “AI songwriting assistant”, with an iPhone app that helps people to “create an entire sketch of a song in minutes” so they can beat writer’s block or just...
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Free music app Trebel is adding 300k new users a month

Startup Trebel Music has flown below our radar until now, having originally launched in beta in 2016, before its commercial launch in the US and Mexico last month. The app lets people download an array of popular songs and...
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Humbolt launches ‘ethical’ indie-focused streaming app

The latest startup hoping to provide independent artists and labels with a streaming home is called Humbolt. Based in New York, it has launched a mobile app, following a beta period that kicked off earlier this year.
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Music Messenger aims for ‘blockchain alternative to Spotify’

Israeli startup Music Messenger started life as a music-focused messaging app. Now it’s hoping to use its $25m of funding to hop on to the blockchain bandwagon.
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MusiciLuv brings AR and social features to music education

Is the musical potential of augmented reality (AR) just about comedy lenses and photo-filters on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram? We’re intrigued by the potential of a new startup called MusiciLuv, which is looking to...
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People is ‘not The National and Bon Iver’s streaming platform’

People isn’t just a digital service: it’s as much about a two-day gathering of musicians in Berlin, organised by a collective including members of The National and Bon Iver. But it does also now have a digital element. “We...
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Blockchain smart-speaker Volareo teams up with startup Emanate

Volareo is the blockchain-powered smart speaker that will (so its makers promise) let listeners clap to donate to artists as they listen to them. It’s due to launch a pre-order campaign on Indiegogo soon, and ahead of that...
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Korean internet-radio service Spoon Radio raises $17m

South Korean internet-radio service Spoon Radio – or rather its parent company Mykoon – has raised a $17m funding round. The investors include Goodwater Capital, which was an early investor in Musical.ly according to TechCrunch,...
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Blockchain music-streaming startup Audius raises $5.5m

“SoundCloud on the blockchain?” was the TechCrunch headline last night that made us spit out our tea in surprise. But this isn’t the actual SoundCloud, but rather a new startup called Audius whose business model...