TuneGO has raised $3.6 million in Series A financing. This is not the first startup promising to connect unknown talent with the music industry's star making machine; and it won't be the last. But investors see something special in the TuneGO team and their use of technology to democratize and enhance A&R.
Although internet radio has in many ways been a large asset to the music industry, allowing artists to launch shows, stations, and further connect via this new platform, however being able to track spins on internet radio has always been notoriously difficult, something which DigitalRadioTracker may make easier.
On the day of its online Creators Forum on Facebook Live, SoundCloud has launched some major updates to its creators platform and begun to adding more creators to its revenue sharing program.
For entrepreneauring DIY artists, video is an essential component of constructing and maintaining a fanbase. Due largely in part to their low cost, lyric videos in particular have become a popular way for artists to disseminate their music to the masses, something which Utab helps artists take a step further.
Artist services platform ReverbNation is thriving standing while others have disappeared, in part because it consistently innovates, and central to their mission has always been bringing artists closer to their fans. So today's acquisition of fan feedback platform AudioKite continues both traditions.