Audioshake Live will help labels create ‘stems on demand’
Audioshake launched earlier this year with a technology for deconstructing music tracks into stems. Now it is launching a service specifically for labels, publishers and other companies to use the tech to “create instrumentals...
July 21, 2021
Second edition of Music & Tech Springboard Programme launches
We’re delighted to announce that the second edition of the Music & Tech Springboard Programme that we have partnered with British industry body the BPI on has launched this morning. It’s an initiative aimed...
July 19, 2021
US government puts tech giants on notice over ‘bad mergers’
“Today President Biden is taking decisive action to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers, workers, farmers, and small businesses,”...
July 12, 2021
Swedish audio tech startup Dirac raises $17.7m funding
We wrote about Swedish startup Dirac in April last year, when it raised a $6m funding round and added one of Spotify’s earliest executives, Jonathan Forster, to its board. Now the company is raising money again:...
June 2, 2021
BPI set for ’10 x 10: Ten Trends for the Next Ten Years’ event
British industry body the BPI has announced its next ‘Insight Session’ online event, and once again Music Ally is the partner co-presenting it. ’10 x 10: Ten Trends for the Next Ten Years’ takes place on 15 April,...
March 18, 2021
Big Tech and Big News continue their uneasy frenemyship
We’ve followed the music deals and clashes of Facebook, Google and other big tech companies with diligence, but we keep a watching eye on how these firms are interacting with other creative and media industries. Two stories...
February 18, 2021
FTC steps up investigation into tech firms and privacy
December work slowdown? Not for the Federal Trade Commission in the US there isn’t. Having sued Facebook for ‘illegal monopolisation’ earlier this month, now the FTC is stepping up its investigation into...
December 15, 2020
Grimes teams up with Endel to create an ‘AI Lullaby’
Startup Endel made its name with technology generating AI music to suit people’s moods and activities. Now it has announced a partnership with a high-profile human artist: Grimes. They’ve worked together on an ‘AI Lullaby’...
October 29, 2020
A tale of two synthetic reality startups: Hour One and Reface
We’re fascinated by the potential of ‘synthetic reality’, an area that brings together virtual reality, AI, ‘deepfakes’ and other technologies. Two more startups in the news this week offer some...
August 18, 2020
You can now subscribe to Auto-Tune for $24.99 a month
Someone give T-Pain a call! There’s a new way to pay for the Auto-Tune production tool. The company behind it, Antares Audio Technologies, has launched a subscription service called Auto-Tune Unlimited, which gathers...
August 18, 2020
Tech firms want ‘strong copyright safe harbours’ in US/UK deal
With the UK ‘Brexiting’ the European Union, it’ll need a new trade deal with the US. Unsurprisingly, the big American internet companies have views on what that trade deal should require from the UK in terms...
July 6, 2020
#NextStageChallenge Covid-19 hackathon reveals its six winners
Music Ally is one of the partners for the #NextStageChallenge hackathon, which is seeking inventive tech projects capable of helping musicians who are grappling with the economic impact of Covid-19. The two-week hackathon...
May 21, 2020