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OurMix is the latest social music-discovery app

TechCrunch is very impressed with OurMix, a new app for iOS and Android that helps people discover new songs from their friends, via Spotify. “OurMix is social music discovery done right,” claims its headline, hailing...
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Peach is this week’s buzzy social app (and music is part of it)

From Ello and Yo to Yik Yak, the tech industry likes nothing more than leaping onto a new social network or app en masse, then quietly abandoning it a few weeks later. Will Peach face the same fate? It launched on Friday:...
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Korean live-music startup MyMusicTaste raises $10m

Remember when Songkick was promoting its Detour feature, which enabled fans to band together to request a gig in their nearest town by a favourite band? Korean startup MyMusicTaste is mining similar territory, and it’s...
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Crowdmix bought Buddybounce and Music Technology Limited

With more than £13m raised in 2015, social music startup Crowdmix is preparing for a well-funded launch this year. The recently-published accounts of its Crowdmix Holdings company also reveal more about the planks being...
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Twitter confirmed as investor in headphones firm Muzik

2016’s first music/tech surprise is the news that Twitter is one of the investors in headphones manufacturer Muzik. The company’s VC arm Twitter Ventures is one of the backers of the hardware startup, which plans to...
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20 music/tech startups we’ll be watching in 2016

At times in 2015, Music Ally felt like a grouch when surveying the landscape of music/tech startups – usually at the sight of the latest ‘Instagram / WhatsApp for music’ social app without an obvious demand from users...
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Lang Lang teams up with Tido for classical music app

Pianist Lang Lang has been app-savvy for some time now: for a while he made a splash at his concerts by encoring with Smule’s Magic Piano app running on an iPad. Now he’s launching his own app in partnership with startup...
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Another social music startup bites the dust as Boomio shuts down

People love social apps, people love music, so social music apps will be a path of immense demand to popularity and riches, right? Well, wrong so far for pretty much every social music startup that’s tried to become...
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Live virtual-reality startup NextVR raises $30.5m

Investors are piling in to virtual reality (VR) at a rare old rate, with NextVR the latest startup to raise a significant funding round. The company has trousered $30.5m of series A funding, led by Formation 8 with participation...
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Revelator teams up with Wix Music as first APIs partner

Analytics firm Revelator has announced its latest partnership, with website-creation service Wix. It follows the latter’s recent launch of version 2.0 of its Wix Music service to create websites for musicians. It’s...
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Roli to launch Equator music-making app for iPhone

British startup Roli secured investment from Universal Music for its Seaboard instruments, but now the company is expanding into mobile music-making. Later this month, Roli will release an iPhone app called Equator, which...
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Sony Music working with Set.fm for live recordings

Over the course of Music Ally’s history, we’ve reported on a number of startups trying to find business models in selling soundboard-quality concert recordings to fans – but most have fallen by the wayside. Could Set.fm...