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BandPay raises $2m for its music collaborations management app

US-based BandPay is one of the startups trying to help musicians get paid for their work more efficiently. In its case, that takes the form of an app on which collaborators set milestones for their projects, with funds...
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AI music startup Boomy adds rap beats and TikTok distribution

Boomy is the startup that’s helping anyone (non-musicians included) to create AI-generated music, and then release it on streaming services. According to the company’s latest update, its users have created more than...
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WMG tightens Dogan partnership with Warner Music Turkey launch

Warner Music and Doğan Music already have a partnership in Turkey but have now expanded the scope of that relationship with the opening of Warner Music Turkey. The two companies will work on building up domestic repertoire...
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WMG’s Scott Cohen talks innovation: ‘What’s coming next, and what do we need to do?’

Ever since co-founding distributor The Orchard in 1997, Scott Cohen has been known as one of the music-industry executives with an intense curiosity about new technologies and their potential applications for musicians and...
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Marathon Artists Labs set for its third startups accelerator

Independent music company Marathon Music Group is launching a third cohort of its Marathon Artists Labs startup accelerator. Due to kick off in the first quarter of 2020, its theme will be ‘music discovery’, following...
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Applications for 2020 Accelerator Programme for music managers now open

Applications for year two of Accelerator have opened – the education initiative set up by the MMF and YouTube Music to help the next generation of music managers develop the skills and contacts they need to get ahead. The...
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Color Quest AR app developer launches a music label for kids

Color Quest AR is one of the apps exploring the potential for augmented-reality tech to be used for educational purposes: in this case, a colouring adventure packed with fruit and veg. The app, which is averaging 10k daily...
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Hasbro will pay $4bn in cash to buy Entertainment One

“eOne is on the rise. They’ve had a great couple of years, and they’re getting more diverse and more aggressive in the things that they do,” Techstars Music boss Bob Moczydlowsky told Music Ally yesterday, in our...
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Streaming fuels interest in jazz from younger UK music fans

This will come as little surprise if you’ve watched a jazz artist at a recent festival in the UK and taken a look at the audience around you, but young listeners are flocking to the genre. The Guardian has an article on...
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Apple will launch its HomePod smart-speaker in Japan this summer

With the market for smart speakers currently driven mainly by lower-end devices from Google, Amazon and (in China) Xiaomi, Alibaba and Baidu, Apple’s HomePod has been somewhat on the fringes: not a flop, exactly, but more...
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Social Media Manager – Ninja Tune – London

Ninja Tune are looking for a second Social Media Manager to work with the Head of Communications, Digital Marketing Manager and existing Social Media Manager across our roster of artists and our label social channels. Responsibilities:...
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Linkfire targets independent artists with new membership plans

Music-marketing platform Linkfire is launching new ‘tiered membership plans’ to expand its customer base, with independent artists now among its key targets. The new plans include ‘personal’ memberships with pricing...