Utopia Music buys mood-tagging music startup Musimap
There is growing industry chatter about the ambitions of Utopia Music, the Swiss music data startup that has recently been hiring a raft of senior executives...
September 30, 2021
Startup Dodeka rethinks the keyboard… and music notation
Swiss firm Dodeka is one of the startups exploring music edtech with a mixture of hardware and software. And in this case, with a new form of music notation too. Founded by father-and-son team Jacques-Daniel Rochat and...
August 15, 2017
Bubo startup wants to synchronise e-books with music
The latest startup looking for a crossover between digital reading and music is Swiss firm Bubo. The company “provides e-books with synchronised music made specifically to fit the story” according to its listing on startups...
June 29, 2017
SUISA and SESAC form Mint Digital Licensing
Swiss collecting society SUISA and US rights organisation SESAC Holdings are combining efforts to create Mint Digital Licensing. They are calling it “the first transatlantic alliance between organisations that represent...
August 4, 2016
Switzerland still struggling to turn around music decline
Switzerland has yet to match some of its European neighbours in bouncing back into recorded-music growth. The country has seen that revenue fall every year since 2001, losing 73% of its value on the way. The initial reason...
July 13, 2016
Report 393 – Frenemy of the state
Cover Feature: YouTube is currently the target of concerted artist and label lobbying at both the European Commission and Washington. They are demanding the end of the safe harbour exemptions that YouTube, and others, have...
July 6, 2016
Country profile – Switzerland 2016
This country profile is on Switzerland, an incredibly rich nation but one where selling music has been an uphill struggle. Streaming is helping to turn this around, however, with this year already shaping up to be a positive...
July 6, 2016
Bop.fm adds Pandora, Xbox Music, Rhapsody and Napster
Streaming music aggregator Bop.fm has four more integrations to announce this week: Pandora, Xbox Music, Rhapsody and Napster. Users of those services can now connect their accounts to Bop.fm, which pitches itself as a “Switzerland...
September 18, 2014