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Pop Stardom Gets Easier to Track With Kobalt Music's Royalty App

TechCrunch

The Best Apps For Finding Events

Startup events Music streaming
Re/code

SoundCloud gets a $70 million lifeline

Funding Music streaming
€2,000,000 Venture capital
Tech.eu

Swedish music startup Auddly takes in €2 million

New York Times Bits

How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It

e27

Singapore startup #vinyloftheday launches marketplace app, aims to become the hub for music collectors

@chrisbrogan via The Verge

Anchor is like Snapchat stories for audio, and it’s delightful

TechCrunch

The Tivoli Audio Model One Digital has retro charm, modern failures

Business Insider

Jay Z's Roc Nation is launching a venture fund to invest in early-stage startups

Funding Music streaming
VentureBeat , Business Insider

Shazam turbocharges its music recognition app with new augmented reality platform for brands

TechCrunch

Music Audience Exchange wants to get you paid

Advertising Music streaming
GSMArena.com

Nintendo Switch online gaming service arriving in autumn 2017

$22,000,000 Venture capital
PE Hub , GeekWire

Soundtrack Your Brand inks $22 mln

Funding
VentureBeat , TechCrunch , EU-Startups , +1

Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Brand raises $22 million to help sell music streaming to businesses

Music streaming Funding
GeekWire

Universal Music Group inks deal to sell music and tickets on retail chatbot service ReplyYes

Funding Music streaming
TNW

How 'creative AI' can change the future of music for everyone

TechCrunch , Adweek , VentureBeat

The New York Times offers free Spotify to new subscribers

Product Hunt

Record Bird 2.0

Wareable

Apple Watch is getting Spotify offline playback with this free unofficial app

VentureBeat

5 bots to try this week: Record Bird, Allo, SamaraRings, Lemonade Stand, Influencer Rate Calculator

Acquisition
TechCrunch , VentureBeat , The Verge , +1

Kickstarter acquires video streaming startup Huzza and opens a Vancouver office

CNET

CNET giveaway: TuneIn premium subscription and more!

CNET

Sprint announces limited-time $50 all-you-can-eat mobile deal

Mobile providers Music streaming
Slashdot

Sprint Purchases 33 Percent Stake in Tidal For $200 Million

WSJD , Mashable

Sprint to Buy 33% of Jay Z’s Tidal Music Service

@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Sprint just bought 33 percent of Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service

Mobile devices
Private equity
Business Insider , VentureBeat , TechMoran , +1

Sprint just bought a big stake in Tidal

Music streaming Mobile providers
The Verge

Tidal may have been inflating its subscriber numbers

Wired UK

Tuning out: Norway is about to become the first country to ditch FM radio

TNW

AmpMe is a party in your pocket that connects multiple Bluetooth speakers or phones

The Verge

Remedy Rush is an addictive iPhone dungeon crawler about fighting off a cold

$200,000 Seed fund
TechJuice

Patari raises US$ 200,000 in seed funding

Funding Music streaming
Slashdot

Music Streaming Hailed as Industry's Saviour as Labels Enjoy Profit Surge

CNET

Listen to the 'Rogue One' soundtrack for free

Star Wars Music streaming
BetaKit

Today in company updates: VarageSale, Jibestream, AmpMe, SweetIQ

@ruhanirabin via The Verge , VentureBeat

AmpMe lets you sync Bluetooth speakers together to make a giant wall of sound

VentureBeat

AmpMe now lets you stream music to Bluetooth speakers

PhoneArena

Snapchat users can now access Shazam with a tap of the camera screen

CNET

Spotify gives you your top songs of 2016 (and here are ours)

Wired

A Stronger, Faster Predator Drone Could Soon Prowl Europe's Airspace

Flying Warfare
Adweek

Entercom's Marketing Chief Wants to Turn Up the Volume on Madison Avenue

Advertising Music streaming
TNW

Spotify is using billboards to call users out on their questionable listening habits

Adweek

What the IAB Wants Ad Buyers to Know About Digital Audio

Advertising Music streaming
Business Insider

How the music industry can still be saved

Technology Music streaming
Observer Innovation

Podcasts on the Road—Otto Makes Playlists That Match Your Uber Ride

CNET

The top 10 reasons people stopped -- or should never start -- playing LPs

ZDNet

Spotify Windows, Mac, Linux desktop app: Update now to stop it trashing your SSD

£125,000 Venture capital
Music Business Worldwide

UK music startup Beatroot scores £125k funding to power launch

Venture capital (Series B)
Arabnet , FinSMEs , Twitter

Anghami Raises Funds to Support Regional Expansion and User Acquisition

Funding
TechCrunch

Spinlist, a new playlist app from Hipstamatic co-founder, challenges music streaming silos