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Spotify's $250m backer leads $60m investment in Believe Digital - Music Business Worldwide

Spotify's $250m backer leads $60m investment in Believe Digital - Music Business Worldwide | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Believe Digital has received $60m growth capital investment from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and XAnge.

TCV is a serial investor in digital and content companies, whose previous bets include Vice Media, for whom it led a $250m round of funding in September 2014.

Its most notorious investment, though, came in November 2013, when it led another $250m round of funding – this time in Spotify.

Well, not just ‘led': reports suggest it was entirely responsible for the cash injection, used to fuel Spotify’s crucial global expansion in its quest for dominance.

TCV General Partner John Rosenberg (pictured) will now join Believe Digital’s Board of Directors.
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Beware America! Believe Digital is coming to get you!

The french digital distro is aiming to a much wider market.

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Whyd, The Music Streaming Social Network, Launches Publicly After Raising $700,000 Seed Round | TechCrunch

Whyd, The Music Streaming Social Network, Launches Publicly After Raising $700,000 Seed Round | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Whyd, the French startup that lets you curate your favourite music tracks from YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, Dailymotion and various MP3 blogs, and connect with likeminded tastemakers, is ditching its invite-wall today to open fully to the public.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Whyd is building a killer service upon various services' API. Expect many startups to do the same!

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Manner Torris's curator insight, November 4, 2014 4:13 PM

This is an example to show the public that there is large group of individuals that believe in streaming free music to others. Whyd is program that allows French Citizens to access all current artist and their music through online streaming. 

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Music supplier 7digital takes $10 million to do on-demand, radio

Music supplier 7digital takes $10 million to do on-demand, radio | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The digital vendor that powers music services for Samsung, HTC, RIM and others is taking on investment to expand its offering from downloads to streaming, radio and more.
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Music Industry Fail: This Time It's Personal. - hypebot

Music Industry Fail: This Time It's Personal. - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The big mistake that the industry continues to make is that too many are thinking of music in terms of social engagement, when it is actually a deeply personal experience.
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46 Percent Of Kickstarter Projects Successfully Funded In 2011

46 Percent Of Kickstarter Projects Successfully Funded In 2011 | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter raised just shy of $100 million in pledges in 2011, and successfully funded nearly 12,000 projects, or 46 percent of those launched. The categories that raised the most funding were film, with $32.5 million in pledges, and music, with $19.8 million pledged."

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Warner, Universal, Sony Buy Stakes in Music App Shazam - Digits - WSJ

Warner, Universal, Sony Buy Stakes in Music App Shazam - Digits - WSJ | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Shazam, the music-identification app, landed small investments from the world's biggest record companies.

Warner Music Group owner Access Industries – the holding company of billionaire Len Blavatnik – along with Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment6758.TO -2.89%, are each taking $3 million stakes in Shazam, these people said. All of the shares were purchased from a single third-party investor, according to people familiar with the transactions.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Right now Shazam is the fastest short-cut between hearing a tune and making a purchase. Now wonder Major Companies throw some money in.

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Who Killed (Or Saved!) The Music Industry?

A documentary exploring the current state of the music business, as told by those who make their living in the industry.
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Hack Your Craft's curator insight, April 27, 2014 8:06 AM

This Kickstarter campaign is over but I'm glad someone is talking to independent artists on a pragmatic level about what we do despite the challenges presented with technology and the changes in the music industry. Possibly these challenges  are indeed opportunities. yaHeard leans closer to embracing the latter.

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Deezer Press Conference

Deezer Press Conference | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Axel Dauchez shared the latest news on Deezer’s growing popularity
and global presence, revealing the vision behind
the investment plans for the new $130m funding from Access Industries.

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Three Years of Kickstarter Projects

Three Years of Kickstarter Projects | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Almost 50,000 projects have sought financing on Kickstarter since the site began on April 28, 2009. About half successfully reached their fund-raising goals. Each dot represents how much a project raised by its deadline.
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SoundCloud raises $50 million round led by Kleiner Perkins

SoundCloud raises $50 million round led by Kleiner Perkins | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"SoundCloud has raised a new fundraising round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The amount was not released but TechCrunch understands it to be $50 million."

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