After 8 years, Steve Titmus, Senior Music Manager and Head of the EU Music Department is exiting Shazam. He will be joining EDM hub Resident Advisor as Head Of Product. In a letter to colleagues, he wrote:
30 promising music, music tech and entertainment startups have been chosen to compete for the Midemlab grand prize this June at Midem in Cannes, France. We've got descriptions, links and demo videos in three category playlists.
Last night, Hypebot hosted San Francisco's music tech community at Upcider for a little face to face time. In any branch of the tech industry, pulling away from our devices can be a challenge, but Hypebot's second meetup was proof that a little conversation can go a long way when you foster the opportunity.
Bubble? What bubble? You know the music tech space is still hot when Music Messenger, an app that allows users to share free music, raises $30 million from a Russian billionaire a soccer club owner and a who's who of musicians.
A list of top global investors is emerging as Spotify continues late stage talks to reap an additional $400 million in funding at a valuation of $8.4 billion. It's no coincidence that Spotify wants to complete this round prior to the June launch of Apple's streaming music service.
Hypebot presents our fourth Los Angeles meetup for readers to have a conversation with like-minded peers. You are invited to gather for drinks on Wednesday, April 29th from 7:00 to 10:00pm at Rosewood Tavern. Space is limited - RSVP below!
Two-thirds of 8tracks 30 million monthly listening hours are streams from indie labels and musicians. Now 8tracks has solidified their commitment to independent music with new partnerships and features that encourage the creation of indie based playlists.
"While companies such as KickStarter and, more recently, PledgeMusic have proved remarkably successful for artists, their “gift-giving” model hasn’t always been ideal for young creative companies – particularly those offering a service."
Muzicol International has launched Muzicol.com, an online global music community network built to provide independent artists with a virtual stage to showcase their talents, promote their music, and network with other industry professionals.
Imagine a lab where college students would be challenged to envision and create the future of music. At any given time, there would be dozens of music-focused research studies, startup ventures, emerging technologies, and innovative projects that students could assist for a single semester or an entire year.
UPDATE 2: Jay Z unveiled his streaming music service TIDAL at a star studded event on Tuesday. As expected, the emphasis was on exclusive content and hi-def sound, but artist control and ownership were also a key part of the message.
Jay Z is set to relaunch the TIDAL streaming music service he just bought for $56 million later today. But ahead of the announcement a plethora of musicians, many so famous that they can be identified by a single word, are already declaring their support.
That tech people and music people live inside rarified bubbles should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. If you’ve ever set foot in Silicon Valley, or Brooklyn, or Silver Lake, you know just what I’m talking about — young, over-educated people jabbering on about a hot new app or band
Social messaging apps of all varieties - text, photo, video and even music - are the current darlings of venture capitalists. If the app is a hit, it can grab huge numbers of users quickly at minimal cost. Once you've attracted users, anything is possible. Just ask Google... and as of today Diddy.
Austin based startup, The Entertainment Helping Company (ehco) has announced their next campaign in partnership with Friendly Savages. Having chosen Every Village as the non-profit to support, the is offering exclusive merchandise via ehco to provide clean water to South Sudan.