Google are trying to turn screens into speakers with their new startup Redux

Google have quietly snapped up a new startup that is turning screens into speakers on devices like smartphones and tablets. Google have bought a UK startup that is developing some pretty fascinating tech. Though they…

Universal Music launch initiative to boost music startups worldwide

Universal Music Group want to help new music-based companies and innovators take off with a new accelerator initiative. Universal Music Group (UMG) are helping companies to start out in the music industry and establish their presence….

Play perfectly with this MIDI controller that teaches music theory

Learning music theory is pretty boring isn’t it? Why wait to have fun with music and learn as you play with this MIDI controller. TheoryBoard is a self-proclaimed ‘music theory MIDI controller’ from a small…

Finland’s ‘Spotify of Karaoke’ raise €1.75M to launch their startup

Singa is a karaoke app startup that lets you bust out the mics and belt your favourite tunes with friends no matter where you are. Singa is a music karaoke startup based in Helsinki, but…

1-year young live streaming app Live.me receives $60 million investment

Live.me is taking on YouTube, Twitch and more as they receive massive new funding to boost their successful mobile live-streaming app. The one year old startup Live.me has gained a large user base in it’s short…

Spotify acquire Mediachain to help solve artist attribution issues on tracks

Spotify have purchased blockchain startup ‘Mediachain’ to help to credit the correct artists and rightsholders on tracks within Spotify, solving one of the industry’s biggest issues with them. The startup based in New York has…

Lyrebird is an AI that can recreate your voice from 60 seconds of speech

The ability to make anyone say what you want is quickly becoming a reality with fresh startup Lyrebird propelling voice synthesis further than ever before. Lyrebird is a massively impressive AI that beats out all of…

7digital to acquire 24-7 after 15% rise in revenue and look to £3m fundraising

As 7digital’s revenues rise they look towards £3 million in fundraising and taking over their only remaining European competitor – ’24-7 Entertainment’. UK music company 7digital are making some big moves as they plan to…

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…