UK-based entertainment messaging startup Emoticast raises $5 million from angel investors

London-based Emoticast, a maker of apps that allow users to share music and entertainment content, announced that it has raised $5 million from several angel investors. The angels include tech and entertainment leaders, including Napster co-founder Sean Parker through Strangeloop Ventures, Black Eyed Peas co-founder will.i.am, the DJ David Guetta, former Maker Studios CEO Ynon Kreiz, Jason Epstein, Nicole Junkermann through Montilla International Corporation, and Alan Cannistraro.

Berlin’s Native Instruments acquires remix monetising platform Metapop

Berlin’s Native Instruments has acquired LA-based Metapop, a platform for monetising remixes for creators and rights holders. No figures have been disclosed. Metapop’s proprietary platform helps rights holders find remixes of their content online and devise revenue sharing deals with the creators. Native Instruments makes hardware and software for music production. Matthew Adell, founder of […]

Devialet raises €100 million to bring its audio speakers to the US and Asia

Devialet, the French speaker company, has raised €100 million in a Series C round from several investors to boost its expansion in the US and Asia. Ginko Ventures led the round with participation from Korelya Capital, Foxconn, Groupe Renault, Sharp Corporation, Playground Global, Naver, Roc Nation, Future French Champions, CM-CIC Investissement, and BPI France. With […]

Music recording platform Soundtrap raises $6 million in Series A round

Stockholm’s Soundtrap has raised a $6 million Series A round to enhance its cloud-based music recording platform. The round was led by Industrifonden along with former Spotify CFO Peter Sterky. Soundtrap’s platform allows musicians to record and collaborate regardless of device or OS. The startup projects a million users by the end of the year. […]