CATEGORY: STARTUPS & FUNDING

Splice Raises $35 Million To Expand Digital Hub For Musicians, $5 Million Paid To Creators

Four years after launching, online music creators hub Splice announced that it has paid out $5 million to artists, as well as, completed a...



Sound Diplomacy: Improving Music Cities Worldwide

For a music community to develop and thrive, it needs a city to grow in. So what is about iconic cities like London, Chicago,...


Wu Tang’s RZA Opposes Trademark App For Dog-Walking Company "Woof-Tang Clan"

After recently making headlines for their one-off million dollar album, the Wu-Tang Clan is back in the news after member of the group Robert...


Crunch Digital “Sandbox” Offers Music-Tech Startups Customized Licensing, Reporting Solution

For music tech startups, not having a proper licensing strategy roadmap can expedite things, but also cause significant legal trouble down the road. A...


Beatroot Shuts Down, Declared Insolvent

Manchester based Beatroot has entered administration, the UK equivalent of bankruptcy protection. Founded in 2015, the online platform helped record labels, production companies and...


Jay-Z’s TIDAL Is Running Out Of Cash, Bleeding Users [REPORT]

Jay-Z fronted music streamer TIDAL has just 6 months of operating capital left, according to a new report, and is losing users as well....


Shazam Is To Apple As The Echo Nest Is To Spotify [Mark Mulligan]

From Mark Mulligan of MIDiA: Shazam finally found a buyer: Apple. Ever since its affiliate sales revenue model crumbled with the onset of streaming...


Apple To Acquire Shazam For $400 Million [REPORT]

Apple is reportedly days away from acquiring music and audio recognition app Shazam for a $400 million. The startup, which had been valued as...


Full Text Of Spotify, Tencent Announcement

I n a deal certain to cause concern among labels and music publishers, Spotify, China's Tencent Holdings and its subsidiary Tencent Music today announced...


IDAGIO Raises $9.5M To Expand Classical Music Streaming Service

[UPDATED] Berlin based IDAGIO has raised a $9.5 million Series A round to expand its classical music focused streaming service. Investors Tengelmann Ventures led...