Audiobyte raise $6 million for you to text musical GIFs

Sending GIFs alone just isn’t enough to express your emotions anymore so Audiobyte have raised millions to enhance them with music through Gifnote. GIFs have become the new emoji, being integrated into messaging everywhere so…

Pirate Studios are taking the middle man out of recording

Pirate Studios want to make professional recording studios accessible at all times on your own terms and they have just gained $20 million in funding to help make it happen. When you’ve written your tracks,…

NetEase just raised a dollar for each of their 600 million listeners

NetEase have a LOT of listeners streaming music on their services and they’ve just gained a LOT of funding to help to expand and grow their user-base. NetEase Cloud Music is the Chinese music streaming…

Sing your heart out as Smule gets bigger with $20m investment

Smule’s founder once said that “music was the original social network” and with major new funding they’re making music more social around the world. Smule started with a humble mission, to draw people in with…

Deezer isn’t trailing behind Apple and Spotify, they’re worth $1.16 billion

Deezer are often overlooked in the shadow of Spotify and Apple Music but they’re holding their own as a significant rival in the race to No.1 for music streaming. Deezer have long been a sturdy…

The world’s favourite smart speakers Sonos are going public

Sonos have set the standard in smart speakers for the past decade-and-a-half and now they are entering a new phase by filing their company for a public offering. On Friday Sonos officially filed for a…

An anonymous donor just gave KEXP radio $10 million after dying

KEXP radio station just received what is thought to be the largest legacy donation to one station in public radio history. An anonymous donor has just bequeathed the largest donation to an individual radio station,…

Find the cheapest concert tickets with TickX

Finding the best ticket prices is going to get a lot easier with TickX who’s new funding will help them spread across Europe. British company TickX have built a business on letting concert-goers in the…

Tencent bet big on India’s Gaana streaming service with $115m investment

Indian based music streamers Gaana have a bunch of new funds to play with as their competition with Apple, Amazon and others builds. The new funding, a total of US$115 million, comes from Chinese internet…

This live-streaming app for artists just raised $10 million

Spotlite, an app that lets artists stream their music live, has just closed an impressive round of funding to enhance their app. Spotlite just finished a round of funding led by Sequioa Capital China and…