Music/Tech/Media Deals: From Startup Funding To Big Brand Partnerships
Lots of deals and funding news of late. Here's a quick roundup including funding for Artiphon and Musikki, deals between Deezer x Bose and SoundHound x TouchTunes plus Gracenote's acquisition of HWW. In addition, Jay Z's Life + Times has a content deal with Fusion, Michelle Phan joined with Cutting Edge Group to create Shift Media Group and RZA is releasing Wu-Tang music via the Boombot Rex.
It turns out that after winning the Pando Choice Award this summer, Artiphon received a personal investment of $100k from Steve Case. They are said to be closing in on a "year-long $500,000 Angel funding round."
Deezer x Bose
Deezer and Bose yesterday announced a "global rollout with Bose Corporation that will bring Deezer Premium Plus to the U.S. for the first time exclusively through Bose SoundTouch and SoundLink products."
SoundHound x TouchTunes
SoundHound and TouchTunes are partnering to "give SoundHound’s user base – which totals more than 225 million worldwide – control of the music in more than 60,000 bars and restaurants across North America."
Gracenote Acquires HWW
Fusion To Air Jay Z's Life + Times
Michelle Phan Launches Shift Media Group
YouTube superstar Michelle Phan partnered with Cutting Edge Group to create Shift Media Group "which is being positioned as a company that helps amplify a musicians footprint through social media promotions."
RZA x Boombotix
- Splice Raises $4.5M From Star Investors, Opens Collaboration Platform To All Musicians
- Festicket Raises $2.7 Million For Int'l Expansion
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