Online radio startup Earbits (YC Winter 2011) is announcing a seed round of funding today, having snatched up $605K from Y Combinator, Charles River Ventures, Start Fund and former Lala CEO Geoff Ralston.
Earbits is unique in that its closest competitor is Pandora from the listener’s side but from the musician’s side the model is completely different. Founder Joey Flores likens the site to … → Read More
It’s no secret that online music startups are incredibly challenging. It’s tough to build an audience, and even when you do, the licensing fees associated with streaming premium content are often deadly. It’s so difficult that Y Combinator founder Paul Graham asked imeem (and picplz) founder Dalton Caldwell to give a talk on the subject at last year’s Startup School. Which is why today’s news is… → Read More