Simplecast, the podcast management and analytics platform, has been acquired by SiriusXM, the satellite radio provider and parent company to Pandora. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed. SiriusXM plans to combine Simplecast with AdsWizz, the podcasting monetization platform that Pandora acquired in 2018.
Streaming music service Spotify has acquired two NYC podcasting startups – Gimlet Media and Anchor. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed but reports pegged Gimlet’s acquisition price to be north of $200M
At some point in your life, you may have wanted to learn how to play an instrument. But you never got around to it, were never good at it, or just didn’t have the time. Popuband, is a smart-instrument startup that can turn that dream into a reality. It has built a smart ukulele, called Populele […]
Innovators and influencers in the music, TV, and gaming industries recently gathered at the Museum of Jewish Heritage for the New York Media Festival. The festival is a three-day event that features conferences, debates, business pitches and nighttime entertainment. I attended the first event, the Digital Music Forum. The event started with a talk about […]
When someone walks in to your store you want them to associate every sensory experience with your brand. While in some ways this is easily accomplished, the auditory experience tends to lag behind and there may be legal ramifications. This is why AMUSE is the must have for your store if music is a part […]
One of the unique characteristics of music is it has the ability to transcend across time. Between the performers, live performances, and the pure sound, there is so much to be appreciated. Despite this strong affinity that people develop for music, existing fan sites have failed to evoke the sentiment. Enter FANS. This platform, founded by […]
Do you remember watching Schoolhouse Rock and learning something in an entertaining and enjoyable way? If you are wondering why no one is bringing this immersive style of learning back, you should know that Flocabulary is on it. A bootstrapped for over a decade, the NYC-based startup has raised its first round by using rap as […]
Meet NYC#, an a cappella group whose members are part of New York’s tech community and sing songs on topics from love to startups.
If you are ever just walking down the street wondering, “If only I could book an up-and-coming DJ for my next party”or “if only someone would appreciate my incredible DJ skills” We’ve got good news for you. With the emergence of Gigwax, any DJ related problems you may have has finally been solved! Gigwax is […]
It’s a subscription-based streaming service designed to help creatives locate those styles and sounds they need, using searchable keywords or terms denoting specific musical characteristics. It’s music search that speaks your language.
This startup is music to some pretty hot investors’ ears to the tune of $8M.