Tagged: music

Blockchain Tech Adoption: NEAR Foundation and Berklee College of Music to Launch New Initiative

NEAR Foundation, the non-profit that supports the growth and development of the NEAR ecosystem, announced a partnership with Berklee College of Music, the largest independent college of contemporary music and performing arts in the world. Under the terms of the agreement, Berklee has “selected NEAR… Read More

Web 3.0 Adoption: Concordium, XONE to Bring Web3 Privacy, Identity to Entertainment Sector

Concordium, the Layer 1, science-backed blockchain creating a safer digital world, and XONE, a mobile game that brings people together through music and entertainment, announced a partnership that brings web3 security and identity solutions to the entertainment industry. XONE’s platform “empowers anyone to build and… Read More

Dequency Introduces Music Rights Portal to Create Open Sync Licensing Marketplace

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Dequency has introduced its Web3-powered music licensing marketplace, “opening its portal to music rights holders everywhere, having completed a 4-month restricted beta phase.” Dequency is building (what it claims to be) “a unique, decentralized music licensing marketplace for music rights holders and visual creators to… Read More

A16Z Leads $5 Million Investment in Sound.xyz, a Music NFT Platform

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Sound.xyz, a Music NFT Platform, has raised $5 million in a funding round led by a16z. a16z General Partner Ali Yahya tweeted about the investment earlier today stating he is “beyond excited to announce that a16z is leading Sound.xyz’s initial funding round. “Music is the… Read More

Mattias Tengblad: Corite Co-founder Says they’re Bringing Play to Earn Model to Music Industry

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We recently caught up with Mattias Tengblad, the Co-founder and CEO at Corite, a platform that allows artists and their fans to join forces. Via the Corite platform, people can invest in music they really love and get paid when it’s streamed on Spotify and… Read More

MODA DAO, a Distributed Autonomous Organization, Secures $5M as It Gets Ready for Public Token Sale

MODA DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) created to bridge the legacy music industry into the latest Web 3.0 entertainment world, announced that they’ve acquired $5 million via a private sale of their MODA token, with musicians Joel Zimmerman (deadmau5) and Richie Hawtin joining the… Read More

Security NFTs: Crypto Firm Opulous Helps Launch Republic Music, Allowing Listeners to Invest in Music they Love

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Republic, the financial services firm offering a full-stack investment crowdfunding platform, has introduced “Republic Music,”  which is described as a new type of investment product that aims to provide an innovative way to create, produce and share royalties acquired from music. The initiative has been… Read More

StartEngine Files for $15 Million Reg A+ Collectibles Fund Targeting Wine and Music

Leading investment crowdfunding platform StartEngine has filed a Form 1-A indicating its intent to offer the StartEngine Collectibles Fund. According to the filing, the Reg A+ offering will be split between two types of collectibles including wine and music. The document reveals that if fully… Read More

Fintech Firm Stem, which offers Access to Capital to Music Artists, Reaches $100 Million in Royalty Distributions

Experienced Fintech investors, Adam Nash, the former CEO at Wealthfront and Board Member of Acorns, along with Mike Vaughan, the former COO at Venmo, claim that they’ve identified a new market gap in the music industry that can harness the power of technology. Despite today’s… Read More

Music Festival Experience Marketplace Festicket Now Seeking £4 Million Through Crowdcube Funding Round

Festicket, a UK-based music festival experience marketplace, is now seeking £4 million through its new equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2012 by Zack Sabban and Jonathan Younes , Festicket states it provides fans of live music a unique, hassle-free, and money-saving service to… Read More

Music on the Blockchain

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Blockchain, as we all know, is the technology behind cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, and now it is all set to revolutionize the music industry.  Other industries across domains have started leveraging Blockchain technology to explore functions such as transparency, automation of execution, direct payments in… Read More

Patreon Announces Service Fee Changes

Crowdfunding platform Patreon announced this week it has made some changes to its service fee. While sharing details about the new fee structure, the funding portal explained: “In order to continue our mission of funding the creative class, we’re always looking for ways we can help creators… Read More

What Do Morrissey, Mariah Carey, Weezer, The B-52s & The Lumineers Have in Common? Monero Cryptocurrency

Digital cryptocurrency platform Monero has launched “Project Coral Reef,” an initiative aiming to allow millions of music fans to use Monero to purchase music and merchandise at discounted prices this holiday season. Over 35 iconic music artists, ranging from Weezer to G-Eazy, Morrissey to Mariah Carey,… Read More

Kickstarter Relaunches Community For Artist & Creators Drip

Less than two years after Kickstarter announced it has acquired Drip, the crowdfunding giant announced it has relaunched the artist community platform. As previously reported, Drip was described as a curated platform that gives creators and communities a place to interact through a sustained subscription. The… Read More

Spain-based Music Tech Startup Oval Sound Seeks £500,000 on Crowdcube For Global Launch

On Thursday, Barcelona-based music tech startup Oval Sound launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is currently seeking £500,000 as it prepares to expand globally. Founded in 2014, Oval Sound offers music technology solutions for professional musicians, music therapy applications, and music entertainment/education. The… Read More

PledgeMusic Expands: Appoints Kevin Kiernan & Nate Baker to New York Team

Earlier this month, PledgeMusic announced it has appointed Kevin Kiernan as Head of Artist Solution and Nate Baker as Artist and Label Relations Manager. According to the crowdfunding platform for music, both Kieran and Baker are seasoned music industry professionals that will be instrumental in… Read More

PledgeMusic Debuts New Program Showcasing Up-And-Coming Music Artists

Crowdfunding platform for music, PledgeMusic, has launched AMPLIFY, which is described as a new program that showcases up-and-coming artists.The funding portal revealed that the inaugural group of musicians each feature five distinct sounds, which represents some of the best of what makes its community special…. Read More

Primordial Radio Overfunds: Surpasses £130,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Primordial Radio, a rock and metal entertainment service that combines the freedom of streaming with the intimacy of a radio, has successfully secured its initial £130,000 funding target on Seedrs, thanks to nearly 775 investors.  As previously reported, the music platform serves the UK rock and… Read More

Kickstarter Announces Collaboration With Qrates For New Initiative “MAKE Vinyl”

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter recently announced it is collaborating with Qrates, which is described as an award-winning, one-stop service for creating and releasing vinyl records, for a new initiative called MAKE Vinyl. According to Kickstarter, the MAKE Vinyl initiative is set to help music creators access more tools and resources… Read More

Rock & Metal Music Service Primordial Radio Hits Seedrs to Raise £130,000

Primordial Radio, a rock and metal entertainment service that combines the freedom of streaming with the intimacy of a radio, has recently launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £130,000.  According to Primordial Radio, the platform serves the UK rock and metal community…. Read More

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