jamendo

  • MusicMatic buys Mangrove's share in Jamendo, intends to raise more funding

    MusicMatic buys Mangrove's share in Jamendo, intends to raise more funding

    Back in January, TechCrunch Europe broke the news that Luxembourg-based digital music startup Jamendo was running out of money fast and looking for an exit. Three months later, the company is announcing that European music broadcasting and technology company MusicMatic has purchased the entire stake investor Mangrove Capital Partners held in the startup. It’s unclear exactly how big… Read More

  • MusicMatic Throws Digital Music Startup Jamendo A Lifeline

    Back in January, TechCrunch Europe broke the news that Luxembourg-based digital music startup Jamendo was running out of money fast and looking for an exit. Three months later, the company is announcing that European music broadcasting and technology company MusicMatic has purchased the entire stake investor Mangrove Capital Partners held in the startup. It’s unclear exactly how big… Read More

  • BuskerLabel, more crowd-financing for unsigned bands

    BuskerLabel, more crowd-financing for unsigned bands

    [Italy] BuskerLabel thinks it has a new take on crowd-financing for unsigned bands. The Roma, Italy-based startup lets fans sponsor an artist’s upcoming album not at the point of pre-production but ramping up to its release. In return for pledging cash, fans get early access to the music and, upon release, are rewarded with a credit on the album’s digital sleeve notes and a… Read More

  • Digital music startup Jamendo runs out of steam, mulls sale

    Digital music startup Jamendo runs out of steam, mulls sale

    Jamendo, a community of free, legal music published with Creative Commons licenses, is actively looking to sell to or merge with another company, TechCrunch Europe has learned. Jamendo CEO Laurent Kratz has confirmed rumors that had made their way to Twitter earlier this week. The reason is fairly simple: Jamendo is running out of money after failing to raise a follow-up round of venture capital. Read More

  • Jamendo Runs Out Of Cash, Looks For An Exit

    Jamendo, a community of free, legal music published with Creative Commons licenses, is actively looking to sell to or merge with another company, TechCrunch Europe has learned. Jamendo CEO Laurent Kratz has confirmed rumors that had made their way to Twitter earlier this week. The reason is fairly simple: Jamendo is running out of money after failing to raise a follow-up round of venture capital. Read More

  • Your Guide To Music On The Web – Part #1

    Your Guide To Music On The Web – Part #1

    I’m a Web fanatic, I admit. But you probably already knew that… My work environment has been completely web based for years now. The same applies to my music. Like many people, I used to download music from Kazaa or eMule (Yeah, I know some of you still do). Most of the time now, I listen to music on the web and don’t have any need to download it. My laptop benefits the most… Read More

  • Jamendo Gets Cash for Creative Commons Music

    Jamendo Gets Cash for Creative Commons Music

    Online music has been one of the most tumultuous categories online. Ever since Napster launched in the late 90’s, the music industry has been scrambling for a new model. DRM was once thought the industry’s saving grace, but consumer frustrations and movements from big players like Apple have reversed the trend. Some are even streaming it for free. Luxembourg-based Jamendo (launched… Read More