CATEGORY: STARTUPS & FUNDING

Music/Rights Tech Fund DBTH Capital Raises $38.5M

Virginie Berger's DBTH Capital has raised an initial round of $38.55 million. The VC fund's strategy is to invest in companies in media and...



Festicket Acquires Event Genius, Ticket Arena

Festicket has acquired UK ticketing and cashless POS platform Event Genius and its consumer-facing brand, Ticket Arena. A new offering, Event Genius by Festicket,...


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...


Cinq Music Nabs $20 Million From GoDigital For Music Rights Acquisitions, International Expansion

Cinq Music has completed a $20 million Series B rounded funded by GoDigital Media. Cinq will use the funding to purchase music rights, both...


Cinq Music Nabs $20 Million From GoDigital For Music Rights Acquisitions, International Expansion

Cinq Music has completed a $20 million Series B rounded funded by GoDigital Media. Cinq will use the funding to purchase music rights, both...