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Open Labs Releases Stagelight 2.0, Downloads Near 1 Million, Dell and Lenovo Preload Deals

Yesterday Open Labs released Stagelight 2.0, their music creation app for Windows that costs $9.99. It comes with a variety of new features, including an in-app store, and will also be preloaded on hardware from Lenovo and Dell. Additional distributions agreements have been made with Intel, Microsoft and Guitar Center. A solid step forward for Stagelight  ...

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Blue Note Records Launches New Blue Note 75 App For iPad

Blue Note Records proudly presents the Blue Note 75 app – a ground-breaking new app available exclusively for iPad that celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the legendary jazz label which has represented The Finest In Jazz Since 1939. Now available exclusively on the App Store, the app presents a new digital format – developed in partnership ...

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Musicplay Analytics and LuckyPennie Join the Brandery Accelerator's New Class

Cinncinnati's The Brandery is considered one of the top tech startup accelerators. They help startups in the early stages to further develop and seek funding. The Brandery just took in a new batch of startups including two in the music tech space. LuckyPennie combines music and event discovery with social elements in an interesting mix. MusicPlay ...

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Rap Genius Adds $40 Million, Expands Beyond Rap

Its been a rocky and controversial few months for Rap Genius, but persistence appears to have paid off. The platform, which launched as a repository of information about rap music, has added $40 million in Series B funding led by Dan Gilbert and Andreesen Horowitz. With the cash influx, the sight will re-brand a Genius.com and move ...

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Bop.FM's Music Access Service Reportedly Raises $2 Million Investment Round

In news that appeared on Business Insider early this morning, Bop.fm is said to be raising $2 million in funding. Bop.fm is also launching Verified Artist Pages with curated playlists from big stars. No word on what they're planning for the future but they seem to be successfully building out their early service with each new ...

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NeonGrid Debuts Database for Crediting All Your Musical Work Across the Web

While some musicians primarily appear in their own media works and can therefore offer what they do via their own channels, other musicians appear in a wide range of creations across the web. Some musicians take multiple roles beyond their own work from backup singer to videomaker. While I think musicians should be documenting all such ...

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Earbits Rises from the Deadpool, is Back Online

As of Monday, Earbits was toast. The four year old independent music service which had raised $1.7 million, enabled artists and labels to “buy" plays, promote and connect with fans. By Tuesday, the site was entirely offline. Late on Thursday night, however, Earbits rose from the dead. Everything - the web service and all mobile apps - ...

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Spotify + the Echo Nest = New Supercharged API

We get to sample the first fruits of Spotify's acquisition of The Echo Nest today with the launch of its new Web API. Developers will now have the ability to build music apps on and off the Spotify platform that take advantage of the combined Spotify and Echo Nest API's massive collections of music, data and content. Rich ...

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5 Tips for Building a Fanbase Online

Ross Barber spoke with Killed The Fixtion's Rigo Asencio about growing a fanbase online. Having not played a live show since 2010, Killed The Fixtion have continued to release music and literally built their fanbase online rather than in tandem with live encounters. Barber says he's “impressed by the personal approach the band has taken to ...


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