SoundCloud raise $70 million in debt funding following “uncertainty”

SoundCloud have managed to acquire a massive $70 million in loan funding, earlier than their 2015 accounts predicted they would need to raise funds. According to new filings with the Companies House in the UK…

Jay Z’s company Roc Nation launching a new platform to fund startups

Roc Nation, Jay Z’s multinational entertainment company, are branching beyond their far-reaching entertainment business to invest in building up startup companies. Roc Nation is the giant entertainment company started in 2008 by Jay Z and…

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…