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E-bike subscription service Dance closes $17.7M Series A, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

E-bike subscription service Dance closes .7M Series A, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Three months on since the former founders of SoundCloud launched their e-bike subscription service, Dance they are today announcing the close of a $17.7 million (€15 million) Series A funding round led by one of the larger European VCs, […]

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TikTok’s big UnitedMasters deal is the way forward for creators looking to secure their bag

TikTok’s big UnitedMasters deal is the way forward for creators looking to secure their bag TikTok is right in the jaws of a thorny situation with the U.S. Government regarding its ownership, but it’s sending a clear message today that it is not sitting on its heels with big deals. Yesterday, it […]

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Soundcloud to launch live original programming on Twitch

Soundcloud to launch live original programming on Twitch Music streaming service Soundcloud is capitalizing on consumer demand for live entertainment amid the COVID-19 quarantine with the launch of its own slate of originally produced live programming. The company today announced its plans for a new Twitch channel where it will air live […]

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Daily Crunch: SiriusXM backs SoundCloud

Daily Crunch: SiriusXM backs SoundCloud The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Music streaming pioneer SoundCloud raises $75M from Pandora owner SiriusXM The deal with […]

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How Kobalt is betting on music’s middle class and DIY stars

How Kobalt is betting on music’s middle class and DIY stars Streaming services have made music ubiquitous, driving more exploration by consumers who don’t have to pay for each song or album individually. Musicians are correspondingly able to find their own niche of fans scattered around the world. (This is the third […]

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After a breakout year, looking ahead to the future of podcasting

After a breakout year, looking ahead to the future of podcasting Justine Moore Contributor Share on Twitter Justine Moore is a venture investor at CRV and co-founded Cardinal Ventures alongside her sister, Olivia. More posts by this contributor What VidCon means for the future of social media platforms Olivia Moore Contributor Share […]

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‘Breaking Into Startups’: Torch CEO and Well Clinic founder Cameron Yarbrough on mental health & coaching

‘Breaking Into Startups’: Torch CEO and Well Clinic founder Cameron Yarbrough on mental health & coaching Chad M. Crabtree Contributor Share on Twitter Chad M. Crabtree is the editor-in-Chief at Career KarmaCareer Karma, covering the Future of Work, Tech Education, and Startups. There has long been a stigma associated with therapy and […]

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SoundCloud buys artist distribution platform Repost Network

SoundCloud buys artist distribution platform Repost Network The past year has seen Spotify embark on a series of acquisitions to beef up its service, particularly on podcast content. Now it is the turn of SoundCloud, another European music startup — albeit one that had lost its way in recent years — to […]

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SoundCloud adds a music distribution service to its premium subscriptions

SoundCloud adds a music distribution service to its premium subscriptions Last year, Spotify took a stake in music distribution service DistroKid. Apple acquired Platoon. And today, SoundCloud announced it’s adding its own music distribution tools to its premium accounts aimed at artists, SoundCloud Pro and SoundCloud Pro Unlimited. With SoundCloud Premier distribution, […]

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Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints

Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. The complaints, filed via his non-profit privacy and digital rights organization, noyb, relate to how the […]

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