Smule raised $16 million in its latest round, even though it didn’t need to raise funding at all. Another atypical step for the atypical startup, which originated when a 40-something went back to college instead of a 20-something dropping out.
For years, songs created through apps like Ocarina and Sing Karaoke were accessible only through those apps. Now, Smule is connecting all its users and their content through a new Web-based system.
Music's bedrock business will be selling access to streams, not ownership of tunes. So what does that mean for the artists you love? It should be music to their ears.
Spotify regretfully removes Swift's songs from its service after receiving a request from the pop star and her management team.
What are the first apps that pop into your head when you think music? If Apple's Beats Music is among them, you may be scanning farther down new App Annie standings than you might expect.
Pandora's free AMP service pulls back the curtain on data culled from tens of billions of hours of listening to help musicians market themselves smarter.
The release of WatchKit will allow developers to start creating apps for the Apple Watch, which is expected early next year.
Apple's WatchKit will help developers build apps and services for the company's new smartwatch.
The "YouTube for audio" is the latest streaming-music site to tout new ways artists can commercialize. Of course, for its 175 million monthly listeners, that means commercials.
The streaming music service joins with Bandpage to let musicians sell experiences to fans like private concerts, duets, and pre-show parties.