CATEGORY: STARTUPS & FUNDING

Filter Cancel Reunion After PledgeMusic Fiasco

Last year, the band Filter had announced that original members Richard Patrick and Brian Liesegang were reuniting to record a new album, their first...



IHeartMedia [IHRT] Stock Falls On Market Debut

T he largest radio conglomerate in the US, iHeartMedia, became a publicly-traded company again on Thursday, are launching its direct listing. Shares of the...


WAVE Raises $5.65 Million To Mix Music and Meditation

Breath, body, and beats could serve as the tagline for WAVE, the new subscription-based music-based meditation app and vibrating pillow that has launched with...


LANDR Raises $26M To Expand Beyond AI Powered Mastering

AI-powered music mastering platform LANDR has closed a $26 million Series B financing round led by Sony Innovation Fund, microphone manufacturer Shure and state-owned...


Epidemic Sound Raises $20M At $370M Valuation

The explosion in video creation on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok and elsewhere has been good for Epidemic Sound. The Swedish startup has raised...


Was PledgeMusic Lining Their Own Pockets?

In this latest chapter in the saga of the still-smoldering wreckage that is PledgeMusic, Mario Putzar examines some of the underlying causes that led...


Optimistic Delusion and Music Business Version 2.0 Syndrome

In this piece, artist manager Jake Udell analyzes his personal experience of overvaluing his own success, and looks at why too much personal confidence...


Spotify [SPOT] Gets Boost From Mad Money’s Jim Cramer

[UPDATED] During his daily Mad Money Lightening Round Thursday, CNBC host Jim Cramer gave a very positive shout out to Spotify. "I think it's...


iHeartMedia Files For $100M IPO As It Nears Bankruptcy Exit

iHeartMedia, the dominant player in US radio broadcasting, has filed a $100 million IPO offering of Class A shares, just as it nears exiting...


7 Organizations Committed To The Evolution Of Music Education

As with so much of the music industry, the world of music education is constantly growing and evolving to challenge the status quo. Here...