Soundcloud Grabs Big Funding Round and Could Possibly Launch its Own Ad Supported Music Streaming Service

Soundcloud has just raised a new round of funding, $60 million at a valuation of $700 million. However, the most important news is that Soundcloud could be pursuing licensing deals with record labels to legalise…

Jason Calacanis and Why He Turned Down Funding from YouTube

This is a great article by Jason Calacanis on why he turned down funding from YouTube and why content creators need to think beyond YouTube. Jason runs a YouTube Channel with 20-30 million views per…

Spotify Gets More Funding: Coca Cola, Fidelity and Goldman Sachs

Spotify is on a roll at the moment. Spotify just closed a new round of funding lead by Goldman Sachs’. The Coca-Cola company chipped in $10 million, and Fidelity Investments is bringing around $15 million…

Soundcloud Raises $50 Million for Music Streaming and Sharing

SoundCloud has just raised around $50 million in funding, valuing the company at $200 million. Its great to see music startups gaining a lot more VC money and SoundCloud is an amazing product. SoundCloud is…

SellaBand Struggling Dont Help Public Enemy Fund Their Album

Hip hop legends Public Enemy have been trying to raise $250,000 through fan funded platform SellaBand, but it seems as though that amount was unrealistic! Now Public Enemy is only after $75,000 for their new…

MOG Gains New Investors

Not to be outdone by streaming competitors Spotify, who are rumoured to have gained a new funding partner (and consultant) in the form of Napster/Facebook founder Sean Parker, MOG have announced second round funding of…

Slicethepie Lands $1.4M In New Funding

Despite an economic meltdown that has added to venture capitalists’ already wary view of the music industry, fan-to-artist funding enabler Slicethepie has attracted another $1.4 million. The money will be used to broaden marketing efforts,…

Band Metrics: Soon To Launch Analytics Tool for Bands Get Angel Funding

There has been a lot of talk recently about music startups. iLike is on the table and looking for a buyers, as is Imeem. A couple months ago Tunecore received more funding and now it…