Struggling music video service Vadio dies, taking $12 million with it

Promising music video monetization startup Vadio have lost the wind in their sails, crashed and died with millions in funding lost down the drain. Portland-based startup Vadio have had to give up after four years…

The evolving digital Sensus Smart Guitar just received $220k in funding

Sensus Smart Guitar is a mindblowing blend of the instrument we know and love and incredible new sounds and capabilities using digital effects. From the genius minds at Swedish music tech developers at Mind Music…

SESAC’s purchase could’ve cost Blackstone a giant $1 billion

2017 kicked off with a monumental purchase of music rights organisation SESAC by Blackstone equity firm in a deal said to┬ábe valued up to $1 billion. Last week private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management arranged…

Techstars music startup accelerator gets backing from Sony, Warner and Sonos

Techstar have launched a music accelerator to help startups build their business and now have support from 2 of the world’s major record labels. There are a selection of initiatives to help get new music…

SoundCloud reportedly considering $1 billion sale

According to “people familiar with the matter” SoundCloud are considering a sale of their community-driven music streaming platform in a giant $1 billion deal. The news, broken by Bloomberg, reveals that founders and investors of…