Joué Builds High-Quality Electronic Devices by Building Human Relationships, Trust

When a French tech hardware startup set about figuring out how to build electronics sustainably, they discovered some key lessons: Sustainability is about more than using specific materials or practices as a company. It’s about deepening human connections all along the supply chain, as proven by Joué and its team of makers in the south of France.

After a wildly successful first music product (the Lemur instrument used by artists like Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, and Björk) the designer behind the Joué modular MIDI instrument decided his next project needed to take a very different approach. Continue reading Joué Builds High-Quality Electronic Devices by Building Human Relationships, Trust

Bandsintown, Waze Partner to Make the Ride to the Concert Easier

Leading global concert discovery and live music marketing platform Bandsintown, is announcing a new partnership with Google’s Waze, the transportation and navigation app. Concertgoers can now find the quickest route to the show with Waze, harnessing the power of two free-to-use, very popular platforms that put community experience first.

“We want to bring people together via live music,” explains Bandsintown Managing Partner Fabrice Sergent. “Bandsintown sends millions of fans to concerts and adding Waze to the Bandsintown experience adds another technology layer to make such experience smoother.” Continue reading Bandsintown, Waze Partner to Make the Ride to the Concert Easier

Saarey Music Spotlights Classical Music in Pakistan With Music Streaming Service

Developed by the team at Saarey Records, Saarey Music is a music streaming service with a focus on Pakistani classical music.

Launched in the summer of 2019 by Faraan A. Irfan, the founder & CEO of Saarey Records, Saarey Music features unlimited ad-free access to exclusive and rare recordings of authentic live performances curated from the archives of the All Pakistan Music Conference. The annual event is designed to preserve and promote Pakistani classical music.

The recordings are curated from performances since 1960.

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Irfan about his latest music streaming venture and his thoughts on the streaming music business. Continue reading Saarey Music Spotlights Classical Music in Pakistan With Music Streaming Service

BMAT’s Technologies Ushering in a New Age of Music Industry Transparency

For decades, the music business’ information pipelines ran underground, unseen and rarely disturbed. The digital era exposed them, while ushering in new technologies that can change things. “The system is a complicated pipeline. Everyone wants to keep the data flowing,” explains BMAT co-founder and CEO Àlex Loscos. “We see lots of progress, and we think there is a lot more we can do together as an industry.”

Drawing on its founders’ origins in a university music technology lab in Barcelona, BMAT has used technology to solve a deep-seated problem of industry culture, getting data to flow unobstructed between all players and parties in the music business, making data transparency accessible to everyone. Continue reading BMAT’s Technologies Ushering in a New Age of Music Industry Transparency

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DashGo Energizes Expansion in the UK with New Hire

Label services company DashGo has hired veteran music business executive Charlie Dilks as Managing Director UK. Dilks’ hire will reinforce DashGo’s robust growth in the market, providing keen insights into services and approaches that will most benefit DashGo’s client base there. Continue reading DashGo Energizes Expansion in the UK with New Hire

Tracklib Names Karl-Henrik Sundström as Board Chairman

Respected business leader Karl-Henrik Sundström, who took NXP Semiconductors to NASDAQ and was named best CFO in Europe, has joined the Tracklib board as chairman. He will advise the Stockholm-based music platform and help enable its next phase of growth. Sundström has previously been involved in the company as an early investor, but will now take a more active role. Continue reading Tracklib Names Karl-Henrik Sundström as Board Chairman