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…

How a site selling samples made a No.1 hit and $35m in funding

Splice has grown from a site offering samples to creating a number 1 hit with Demi Lovato and a massive round of funding. Splice creator Steve Martocci started his entrepreneurship with a text messaging service,…

DJ software & tech creators Native Instruments raised $50m+ in new funding

A household name for many music producers and DJs, Native Instruments have just received loads of new funds from a round of funding. DJ-tech makers Native Instruments, famous for their Maschine controllers, Kontrol keyboards and Komplete…

South Korea’s booming music industry invests in Gushcloud startup

South Korea’s pop culture tidal wave that’s engulfing anyone who steps near to it is investing $3 million into Asian influencers Gushcloud. As part of strategic investment by the Korean record label YG Entertainment have…

Transform the world through music and colour with just a ring from Specdrums

This Kickstarter project innovates music playing in an entirely unique way combining colour and the world’s largest tool – the world itself. Specdrums is the name of these new “instruments”, developed by students hailing from…

Soundcharts get $3m+ in funding to track your music’s performance

Paris company Soundcharts just raised $3m+ to help them keep track of all the music activity and data for the industry. Less than a year after officially launching, spending a year in beta until late…

Alibaba and Tencent precede $10bn IPO by sharing Sony and Universal music

Before embarking on Tencent’s rumoured, enormous $10 billion IPO they have secured a deal with Alibaba to share each others music. Tencent are a giant investment company with their fingers in a multitude of pies, including…

SONGS, publisher behind Lorde, The Weeknd & more up for $160m+ sale

The independent music publisher SONGS is going up for sale, with the majors like Warner, Sony and Universal likely keeping their eyes peeled. SONGS music publishing are responsible for some of the world’s biggest artists…

Spotify just signed a deal with Warner, all 3 majors now sorted for streaming

Spotify have secured the 3rd major label allowing them to stream all of the top music owned by the 3 majors; Sony, Universal, and now Warner. It’s been a long time coming but Spotify have…

SoundCloud just secured it’s biggest funding ever, CEO assures they’re here to stay

After contesting rumours that SoundCloud were on the brink of shutdown CEO Alex Ljung has announced they have just wrapped up their largest round of funding ever. Recent months have seen SoundCloud face rumours of…