In Germany big business music decided to cancel their conference Popkomm because of piracy. A move that sent shock-waves through the blogosphere and caused some people on the scene to take matters in their own hands. From all of that chaos sprung all2gethernow, an unconference
We’re continuing to look at start-ups around Europe on the blog. Today it’s back to Italy with Downlovers, who are trying to break the same scene as Guvera, but in Italy. Here CEO Riccardo Usuelli talks about the difficult dominance of iTunes on the Italian
By Giulia Baldi We’re taking a step back from the consumer oriented side of music start-ups to look at BMAT, a company working behind the scenes to help tech-music platforms with innovative softwares. BMAT, which is short for Barcelona Music and Audio Technology, was founded in
By Giulia Baldi Adaptive strategy? Maybe. Interesting model? Definitely. BeatPick.com was born in 2006 as a net label and an online music licensing company. Four years on and it provides artists/companies with a platform to independently license/buy music (while allowing listeners to enjoy everything archived
Music start-up Guvera aren’t shy about their future position on the scene. Company founder and CEO Claes Loberg is ready to take on big competitors. He’s set out on a quest to turn the ad-funded streaming model on its head. It might be something that
Today’s music start-up, Topspin, wants to help artists reach their fans directly. Here co-founder Shamal Ranasinghe talks about how the company got started. He thinks the way forward for artists is finding more paying fans and then putting the right offers in front of them.
Last year the ad-funded streaming model was hailed as the saviour of the music industry. Now things aren’t looking as peachy. Spotify is struggling to break into the American market and competitors are scrabbling to come up with alternative ways of funding free music online.
Here Steve Mullins looks into who is helping artists get their music out there and monetized. There’s MobBase for one. The outfit’s mobile solutions allow bands to come up with their very own iPhone apps – which is good on the kudos front alone. The
Today’s music start-up is Music Glue. The company started out encouraging musicians to interact with file-sharers and are now dealing with all sorts of fan relationship management. Director Mark Meharry thinks the way forward for artists today is live performances and the experience they create
By Charlotta Hedman A couple of weeks ago we wondered why the Swedish music industry is so disportionately successful. The Swedes are the third largest music exporter in the world after the States and the UK. Which frankly is a bit strange for a country