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
By Steve Mullins Games and music are a tight match. And great news for artists. The Rock Band and Guitar Hero gaming titles have been responsible for consumers downloading tens of millions of digital tracks after play, with The Beatles Rock Band launch last year
Today’s music start up was founded by one of the guys behind Last.fm. RjDj wants to change the way we experience music. What is RjDj? RjDj is an iPhone and Android application which enables reactive music. It is a way of experiencing music that changes
On the blog we’re going to run a series where music start-ups can present themselves and share their views on the industry. First up is Track In The Box, a daily music newsletter. Brittney Bean, one of the company’s editors, thinks that micro-payments and DRM-free
Why organise a music and tech event? Who are the 2Pears? How did these Swedish women suddenly pop up on the scene? And what do they really want to do with this event? There have been a lot of questions surrounding the creation of Music
By Steve Mullins If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to put serious thought into fan funding. Online ventures like Sellaband, ArtistShare and Slicethepie are doing a good job getting those who really care about music – the fans – to put their money