I like Ed Sheeran a lot – his music and as a bloke. He’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. But I went to his stadium show in Sydney the other week because I was intrigued. Intrigued how one single entertainer with just a guitar, on a stage all by himself, could hold […]
Many a musician dreams of playing stadium gigs. The Hip Stars Band helps them book perhaps less hip but not insignificant jobs: personal and corporate gigs and events.
Looking to help more artists capture their gigs is Australian startup OpenLive, which has developed an automated system to help artists record and release their live performances.
Royalty Tracks is automates the process of finding an artist’s missing income in a just a few hours, helping them recover thousands in lost royalties.
Nuheara, the company behind the ‘IQbuds’ has announced the close of a $9 million through an institutional placement to further its product development.
Just after announcing the resignation of its cofounder and CEO Tim Westergren, music streaming service Pandora is understood to be shuttering its operations around Australia and New Zealand, its offices to close within the month.
Brisbane-based Hydric Media works with brands to create apps for music discovery and curation, including SoundCloud track discovery app Wonder.
POSMusic serves licensed songs though an app and desktop service for retailers, providing analytical tools, custom-made playlists and Spotify integration.
Vampr has taken inspiration from the contemporary dating app model to develop an app that allows musicians to more easily connect with each other.
SuchCrowd is a crowdsourcing platform for events and uses highly targeted user-led promotion, rather than the age old tradition of telegraph posters and pushing out events to a large and mostly unrelated audiences. This model shifts the ownice from the event planner who is pressured to reach a certain ticket target required by the venue.
While it may ensure every track is gold, it turns out that hooking up a personal streaming account in a commercial venue is against the law, and that’s where Melbourne startup QSIC comes in.
Despite the headlines, it’s not all doom and gloom for music services. In fact, Australian online radio station Pulse Global has been going from strength to strength since it began refreshing its business model in 2012.
Musitec has announced the launch of this year’s TechJam Connected Music City Challenge (CMCC), an initiative inviting participants to create compelling city experiences using music as a theme.
Soon to launch Sydney startup GigPlz can’t promise a record deal, but it is hoping to make life at least a little easier for musicians by helping them find paying gigs – literally defined as anything that gets a musician paid
Melbourne startup nura has officially broken a record to become the most funded Australian Kickstarter campaign ever. The campaign has reached more than AU$1.2 million in pledges with a total of 4,000 backers with 12 days left to go.