John Legend is meditation app Headspace’s new ‘chief music officer’
We're big fans of famous artists being given spurious job titles as part of partnerships with tech companies, dating back to the glory days of Lady Gaga as Polaroid creative director and Will·I·Am as director of creative...
August 14, 2020
Julianna Barwick releases three tracks on meditation app Calm
Julianna Barwick is the latest artist to release music through meditation app Calm, following in the footsteps of Moby, Above & Beyond and Kygo. Barwick, who's signed to Ninja Tune, is releasing three extended versions...
August 7, 2020
Meditation app Meditopia raises $15m funding round
Mindfulness apps Calm and Headspace have raised big funding rounds in recent years, and have been growing in popularity. Mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower reckons that the top 10 meditation apps generated $195m of user...
July 17, 2020
Harry Styles reads a ‘sleep story’ for meditation app Calm
"Hello. I'm Harry Styles..." Those four words have set off some social-media excitement overnight, spoken by Styles himself in a promo video for meditation app Calm. He's going to be reading one of the 'sleep stories'...
July 7, 2020
Wellness firm Chopra launches meditations with J Balvin
Chopra is the wellness company launched by author and alternative-medicine figure Deepak Chopra. It's just announced a partnership with Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin for a 21-day meditation program called 'Renew Yourself:...
June 25, 2020
Vibe app promises personalised music to help your wellbeing
Canadian startup Lucid has launched its first music app, called Vibe. The app “draws upon cognitive science, music theory, and artificial intelligence to develop a personalised profile for each user” before offering...
June 19, 2020
Kygo creates an exclusive mix for Calm meditation app
Meditation and mindfulness app Calm has been moving deeper into music over the past 18 months – notably landing the launch exclusive for Moby’s ‘Long Ambients 2’ album last March; partnering with Above...
June 15, 2020
Meditation app Headspace raises another $47.7m in funding
If there’s one startup category that’s booming during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s meditation and mindfulness – particularly when it comes to raising money from investors. Headspace, one of the biggest...
June 12, 2020
BBC Sounds app expands its wellbeing and workout mixes section
Spotify and other streaming services have been luring talent away from radio for a long time now, with British public-service broadcaster the BBC suffering particularly from the brain drain. However, it’s also making...
June 8, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (23 April)
Start today with YouTube’s announcement of a slate of Covid-19 related original shows, with several involving music. Stay Home With: Yungblud will explore the UK artist’s quarantine life, with viewers encouraged...
April 23, 2020
Safe In Our World launches mental health hub for Covid-19
We haven’t written about Safe In Our World before, but it’s essentially the British games industry’s equivalent of Help Musicians: a charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing for people in that industry. Like...
April 8, 2020
Calm and Headspace lead list of top meditation apps in the US
Meditation apps is a space that we’ve been following for a while now, as more of those apps license music and form partnerships with the music industry in other ways. Given the current global situation, it should come as...
April 2, 2020