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Soundcloud Acquires Musiio, An AI Music Curator, To Improve Discovery

TechCrunch reports: "An online audio sharing platform and streamer, SoundCloud has acquired Musiio, an AI music curation company. With Musiio’s team and technology, SoundCloud...

Spotify Just Entered The Metaverse, With Official Launch On Roblox

Music Business Worldwide reports: "In doing so, the company says that it becomes the first music-streaming brand to have a presence on Roblox, with...

Could The Music Catalog Rights Boom Generate Windfalls For Non-Superstars?

Music Business Worldwide reports: "A bevy of legacy acts, including Shakira, Neil Young, and Barry Manilow, all covered the same hot new investor song...

After TikTok and Soundcloud, Tencent Music Is A Distributor Now Too

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Now, Tencent Music Entertainment, the owner of China’s largest music streaming services, has become one of the industry’s newest global...

Spotify Zooms to 422 Million Users in Q1, Growing Overall Listeners...

Variety reports: "Spotify topped guidance for total monthly listeners in the first quarter of 2022, despite the loss of 1.5 million paid subscribers in...

Social Music Creation Platform Bandlab Closes Series B Funding Round at...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Back in December we reported that Singapore-based social music platform BandLab had raised $53 million in a Series B round,...

Warner Music Group Launches Podcast Network With Shows Led by Lupita...

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Called Interval Presents, the network is led by Allan Coye, WMG’s svp digital strategy and business development, and will focus...

135,000 Artists Are Now Getting Paid Through Soundcloud’s Fan Powered Royalties...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "In April 2021, SoundCloud launched its industry-first ‘Fan-Powered Royalties’ platform – its own branding of the user-centric streaming payment model....

NFT Platform Soundmint Raises $1.7M Led By The Sandbox Parent Animoca...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "SoundMint, described as a “generative platform for music NFTs”, has raised $1.7 million seed round funding. The round was led...

Music and Experiences Company Pollen Raises $150M in Series C Round

Music Business World reports: "Today (April 21), the firm has announced that it has raised a fresh $150 million in a Series C round,...