CATEGORY: STARTUPS & FUNDING

UnitedMasters On Closing The Music Data Chasm: The Inspiration Driving This $70 Million Startup

UnitedMasters launched it artist services platform this week with $70 million in funding from Google and Andreessen Horowitz; and a promise to "free musicians...



Project Music Opens Applications For 2018 Startup Accelerator

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center has begun accepting application for its 2018 Project Music Portfolio music industry accelerator program. After running the accelerator for 3...


Pandora’s Loss Poised To Become Gain For Investor Sirius XM

Pandora is struggling on almost every level, from monthly average users to revenue. This week Wall Street punished the streamer's performance, more than halving...


Broker Genius Raises $15M For Dynamic Ticket Pricing

[UPDATED] New York based Broker Genius, developers of dynamic ticket pricing technology has secured a $15 million Series A round of funding from Boston-based...


Musical.ly Just Sold For $800M, But Its Already Peaked, says Mark Mulligan

Musical.ly may have just sold for an eye-popping $800 million to $1 billion, but the app is already beyond its peak writes MIDiA analyst...


Addiction, Recovery, The Power of Music: Ricky Byrd’s Clean Getaway [INTERVIEW]

Here Chris Robley sat down to chat with Joan Jett guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ricky Byrd about addiction, recovery,...


Kobalt Raises Additional $600 Million To Invest In Copyrights

Independent music rights management, publisher and label services firm Kobalt has raised an additional $600 million to acquire and monetize copyrights within its Kobalt...


4 Ways AI Startups Can Target The Music Business

AI has been on the rise for some time now, with things like speech recognition tech have gained ground owing to the popularity of...


Why Rapper Mims Is Hot (Again)

Known for the hit "This Is Why I'm Hot" (circa 2007) Washington Heights rapper Mims is seeing new success with the RecordGram app, which...


Sony Music Pledges Money To Save London Music Venues

Venues world wide have been going through a rough patch recently, with high rents and stricter legal requirements, with London in particular seeing a...