Spotify wanted to make its desktop client more social when it introduced third-party apps three years ago. Now, those apps are getting killed off.
Rhapsody has acqui-hired the teams behind the two music discovery startups Ex.fm and Soundtracking.
Bop.fm is getting a cash infusion to build out its service, which aims to bridge the divide between competing music subscription services.
Streaming music startup Earbits wanted to compete with Pandora without any ads or subscription fees. In the end, this didnt work out.
Mixify’s Clubcast system allows DJs to play in clubs without physically being there. Think teleconference, but a lot more fun.
Music discovery startup Exfm announced this week that it will shut down for good on May 19. Exfm first announced that it was going to shut down late last year, at the time blaming “the litigious nature of the music industry” as one of the reason it called quits. However, in January, it just kept going, alluding at the possibility of a partnership. Now, it looks like that partnership won’t include the current service. In a blog post, Exfm’s executive team put it this way: “We are very excited for what’s next and believe we will ultimately provide you with the best music service in the seven kingdoms.”