Spotify is today announcing its acquisition of Soundwave, a Dublin, Ireland-based music discovery technology startup. Here’s why, and what happens next:
Deezer, that other European music streaming giant, was going to go public last year. Except it didn’t, because of ‘unfavourable market conditions’ and whatnot. But don’t count them out just yet, even if Apple Music and SoundCloud are ramping up and major rival Spotify raised a monster $526 million round last year: Deezer is today […]
Vivendi, the European media juggernaut that owns the likes of Universal Music Group, Canal+ and Dailymotion, has acquired a majority stake in Radionomy, a small technology company that specialises in online radio services. Radionomy was in the news in the beginning of last year, when it – surprisingly – sealed a deal to acquire once-popular […]
Online audio platform SoundCloud has lost its senior vice president of engineering, Richard Durnall, to freshly public Scout24. Durnall joined the German online classifieds giant earlier this month in a newly created capacity as CTO for the group, reporting to CEO Gregory Ellis, we’ve learned. Previously, Richard was CTO for the REA Group (Realestate.com.au) and […]
All the signs are pointing to a Spotify IPO within the next year or two. However, Neil Murray argues that there’s still one company out there who could yet provide another exit option for Spotify.
Spotify has just released their latest (free and paid) user numbers, and there’s one number in particular that stands out from the others. And it’s great news for the company, if it can turn it into a trend.
London startup Mixcloud tried to raise VC funding for its streaming platform 5 years ago, but when offers came the founders decided to go at it the bootstrapped way. It’s worked out well for them so far.