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musicube Raises $560K in Funding

– musicube is a Hamburg, Germany-based provider of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the music industry.
– The company raised $560k in funding.
– The round was led by Holger Hübner, co-founder of the Wacken Open Air, one of the world’s largest Metal festivals.
– The new investment will be used to expand into the U.S. market and deliver scalable solutions for the music streaming market.

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EarBuds Raises $3M in Funding

– EarBuds, an Austin, TX-based real-time social music app, closed a $3m funding round.
– The round was led by Ecliptic Capital with participation from the Andre Agassi Foundation and LFG Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to create new tools to allow EarBuds hosts to better connect with their listeners and monetize their streams.

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Native Voice Secures $14 Million Seed Funding Round And Expands Leadership Team

– Native Voice, an on-demand voice services ecosystem that enables users to communicate directly by voice with their favorite brands, today announced the conclusion of its seed funding round, raising $14 million.
– The round was led by Gutbrain Ventures and includes participation from PBJ Capital, Signal Peak Ventures with participation from Revel Partners, Ideaship (the VC arm of Panasonic’s IP division), Technexus (the VC arm of Shure),  and others.
– Native Voice is an on-demand voice services library for access to the brands people rely on every day to help them get more done.

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Audio Platform For Kids Yoto Raises $17 Million

– Yoto is an audio platform for kids.
– The company raised $17m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Acton Capital with participation from JamJar Investments, Global Founders Capital, Emerge Education, and MPL Ventures.
– Yoto Player is inspired by Montessori principles and is designed to safely give children full control over their listening with access to entertaining audio.

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Instreamatic Raises $6.1M in Series A Funding

– Instreamatic from Palo Alto provides an end-to-end voice AI platform for managing, measuring and monetizing conversations between brand and consumer.
– The company raised $6.1m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Progress Ventures, joined by Accomplice and Google Assistant Investments.
– Led by Stas Tushinskiy, CEO, Instreamatic provides a voice AI infrastructure for media, enabling real-time voice conversations between brands and consumers across multiple media verticals.
– The company provides an end-to-end solution for managing, measuring, and monetizing voice-enabled audio and video advertising, including a programmatic ad exchange for assisting clients with advertising sales.

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Podcast recording platform raises $9.5M

–, a remote video and audio platform, raised $9.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Seven Seven Six and featured, Casey Neistat, Marques Brownlee, Guy Raz, Elad Gil and Alexander Klöpping.
– The company plans to use the money to increase headcount and build out more features for the service.

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UnitedMasters Secures $50M Series B

– UnitedMasters, an independent music distribution platform and tool factory, has raised a $50m Series B round led by Apple.
A16z and Alphabet are participating again in this raise.
– United Masters is also entering a strategic partnership with Apple alongside this investment.

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Sounder Raises $2.15M in Follow-On Seed Funding

– Sounder is a NYC-based provider of a podcast management and monetization platform built for creators.
– The company closed a $2.15M follow-on round for a total of approximately $4M of seed financing raised in 14 months.
– The latest raise was led by Ulu Ventures, with participation from Newark Venture Partners and
– The company will use the funds to further advance its proprietary search, speech-to-text and contextualization technologies as well as establish a new R&D center of excellence in New York.

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Podimo, the podcast and short form audio subscription service, picks up €11.2M in new funding

– Podimo, a podcast and short form audio subscription service, picks up €11.2M in new funding.
– The round is led by Chr. Augustinus investment fund, and comes just 8 months after announcing its €15 million Series A.
– Existing investors, and the Spanish VC Aldea Opportunity Fund also participated.
– Founded in 2019, Podimo is a podcast and short-form audio platform which offers personalized recommendations to listeners, while offering creators a share of revenue via premium subscriptions.
– Premium members gain access to over 600 shows that are exclusive to Podimo and membership fees are shared directly with the podcast creators they listen to each month.
– The service is currently live in Germany, Denmark and carious Spanish speaking markets.

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Zencastr raises $4.6M as its beta video offering goes live for all

– Zencastr, a podcasting startup, raised $4.6m in funding.
– The round was led by Upfront Ventures and joined by Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau, and others.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and develop new features.

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