Music/tech VC firm DBTH Capital raises a €35m fund
The latest company hoping to make a splash in the music/tech investment scene is DBTH Capital, whose founding partner is veteran music executive Virginie Berger. It’s got some money to make that splash too. “Happy to...
September 4, 2019
Report 424: Music/Tech Startups in 2019
Our focus is on music/tech startups, and their interaction with the music industry. Screenwriter William Goldman’s famous line about Hollywood – ”Nobody knows anything” – applies just as well to the task of spotting...
September 2, 2019
Nearly a third of US households *don’t* have broadband internet
Research firm NPD has published its latest ‘Rural America and Technology’ study, which has a surprising finding: 31% of US households still don’t have a broadband internet connection. “The number works out to roughly...
July 26, 2019
Tech body predicts 33% growth for US music subscriptions in 2019
The US recorded-music market enjoyed healthy growth in 2018, with retail revenues up by 12% to $9.8bn, while on the industry-revenues side, music subscription income grew by 32% to $5.4bn. It was the third straight year...
July 16, 2019
Digital Marketing Manager – Lex Records – London
About Lex: Lex is a record label, music publisher, and film production company based in London. The label was founded in 2001 and has released music by artists including Danger Mouse, Eyedress, GILA, Boom Bip, Neon...
July 10, 2019
Apple’s design guru Jony Ive is leaving the company
“It is the end of an era at Apple,” is how the Financial Times introduced its scoop on the company’s design guru Jony Ive (Sir Jonathan Ive, if we’re being formal) leaving the company. “While I will not be an...
June 28, 2019
Capital in Music to explore finance for local music rights
The co-founder of Norwegian music firm Arctic Rights Management has announced plans for a new project called Capital in Music. Erik Brataas will be taking a six-month leave from his position at Arctic Rights to lead the initiative....
June 27, 2019
Researchers reveal tech to modify talking-head videos by editing text
A team of researchers at Stanford University have been showing off technology that they’ve created to perform “text-based editing of videos of talking heads”. What that means is, for a video of someone shot from the...
June 10, 2019
Steve Aoki launches contest with K-Pop social app Amazer
Artist Steve Aoki is famously quick to explore new technologies and trends. The latest place he’s popped up is within a social app focused on K-Pop, tying in with his ‘Play It Cool’ collaboration with Korean group Monsta...
May 23, 2019
Tech firms sued by estate of ‘Over The Rainbow’ composer
The estate of composer Harold Arlen is targeting a range of companies including Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Pandora, with a lawsuit alleging “massive music piracy operations in the digital music stores and streaming...
May 20, 2019
China’s music industry discusses social music-promotion
This weekend saw the ‘WISE’ conference take place in Beijing, with a lineup of Chinese and international speakers from the music and media industries. Music Ally was there to report back on some of the discussions relating...
May 20, 2019