Pacemaker, a Swedish company that has developed an app for DJs, raised $8.5 million from investors such as Spintop Ventures, Solang Invest, and Victor & Victor in a recent financing round.
MUSO, which creates tools for online content protection, has raised £2.5 million in a Series A round led by Harwell Capital to invest in its infrastructure and sales and marketing teams. MUSO’s Retune platform track visits to sites hosting pirated content to redirect its users to legitimate sites in the hopes of turning these pirates […]
UK-based virtual reality music startup MelodyVR has announced the completion of a £5 million round. The new funding will be used to expand globally.
Finland’s Singa has raised €1.75 million led by Initial Capital alongside Tamares Holdings, Superhero Capital, Reaktor Ventures, and Tekes. The money will be used for the company’s go-to-market strategy for its digital karaoke product. The service, which targets at both consumers and venues, removes the need to run expensive equipment for karaoke services with a […]
Spotify has acquired Niland.io, a Paris-based machine learning startup specialising in music search and recommendations. No terms for the deal were disclosed. The team from Niland.io will be joining Spotify’s New York R&D office where they will work on music discovery features. According to Spotify, Niland.io has “changed the game” for AI in search. “Over […]
Sweden’s Epidemic Sound, a platform for licensing music, has raised $1 million from Kichi Invest. The strategic investment, which will inform the company’s growth, values the company at $45 million. Lead investor Kichi Invest is the investment firm established by Fredrik Wester, CEO and cofounder of gaming company Paradox Interactive. Wester will be joining the […]
Spotify has acquired US blockchain startup Mediachain Labs, though no terms were disclosed. Mediachain Labs, headquartered in Brooklyn, has created a solution called the Mediachain protocol, via the blockchain, that links a creator’s content online with information about the creator. As part of the acquisition, Mediachain Labs will be joining Spotify’s New York office while […]