Leading digital music strategy and research company, Music Ally and MIDEM, organizers of the digital music-focused MidemNet, have announced the winners of the second Music Ally/MidemNet “New Business Showcase.”
The seven winners are: The EchoNest (US), Soundcloud (Germany), MPTrax (US), Playanywhere (Israel/US/UK), Instinctiv (US), Passionato (UK), Mustik (Netherlands). They will present their ideas at MidemNet’s 10th annual conference in Cannes from 17-18 January 2009.
An online music service with a difference is set to launch this week, SoundCloud, a service which declares itself to offer a “cloud-based music-sharing platform for music industry pros.”
It’s a web-based audio platform aimed at music pros who need to send, receive and distribute large music files online. It also offers collaborative features. Basically it’s designed as a platform that’s less hassle to use and more powerful in what it can achieve than IM or FTP for file transfer – should be a boon to producers, presumably. Continue reading →