10 Music Startups to Watch in 2023

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Get Moments

Get Moments, finalists of Music Tectonics, is a platform bridging the gap between music and sports events and their global fan communities. It generates personalized video highlights of events, allowing fans to share custom video clips worldwide. This enhances user-generated content (UGC) and transforms it into powerful promotional material that generates revenue.

Aux

Aux, winner of MusicAlly Connect 2022 Startups Showcase Award, is poised to revolutionize the way artists connect with the music industry. They aim to empower the next wave of a million music creators in their journey towards successful careers. The platform provides informative pieces covering music careers and production, how-to guides, and editorial reflections on the ever-evolving music industry landscape.

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AlphaBeats

AlphaBeats specializes in stress management through music technology. The company raised $2.2M in total from investors such as LUMO labs and DeepTechXL. Their portable EEG headset provides real-time neurofeedback influenced by a user-curated soundtrack, thanks to their intelligent patented algorithm. It dynamically adjusts selected music to guide and influence brain activity.

Hoopr.ai

Hoopr.ai is India’s pioneering music licensing platform, addressing the challenge faced by content creators and businesses—finding and licensing the perfect music for videos. They aim to monetize music for musicians while offering intelligent music recommendations, streamlining the search and discovery process. Hoopr raised a total of $1.5M in funding over 2 rounds.

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Soundful

Soundful is a standout in the AI music space, known for its high-quality and customizable compositions. The company raised $3.8M in the Seed round in 2021. Using advanced algorithms, it creates unique AI-generated music tailored to user preferences and styles, making music creation accessible to everyone.

Un:hurd

Founded in 2019 in London, Un:hurd empowers artists with marketing support and growth opportunities while allowing them to retain ownership of their music and content. The company secured around €250K in 4 funding rounds. Using AI and proprietary technology, Un:hurd transforms music data into powerful promotional campaigns, achieving significant traction with minimal marketing efforts.

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SYNKii

SYNKii, raising €100k investment at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) & Antler Startup Competitionin 2022, positions itself as ‘the professional alternative to Zoom for online music lessons.’ Their platform simplifies communication between students and teachers, making online music education more accessible and efficient.

ANote Music

ANote Music, securing $2.2M in 6 rounds, allows artists generating revenue to list their music catalogs, enabling retail investors to benefit from passive income and revenue. It bridges the gap between music and finance, democratizing music investment. Stakeholders receive a ‘VIP treatment,’ including exclusive rewards and opportunities.

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Songclip

Songclip is an all-in-one music licensing and integration app solution for consumer applications aiming to increase user retention rates. It streamlines the complex music licensing process, empowering rights holders to collect royalties from short-form content efficiently. Songclip secured a total of $22.9M in funding over 6 rounds with the most recent investment from iHeartMedia and Raised In Space Enterprises.

Beatoven.ai

Beatoven.ai, one of India’s first AI-powered web-based music composition platforms, democratizes music creation. The company raised $1M during the seed round with investment from Redstart Labs in 2022. It seamlessly blends advanced AI algorithms with creative imagination, empowering individuals, regardless of their musical background, to compose unique, royalty-free music for their content.


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