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13 of the Most Successful Music Streaming Startups

If you're building a Music Streaming startup, you must check this list of the 13 most successful ones.

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Countless Music Streaming startups are being launched every day.

Many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above.

We just published this list of 13 well-known and fast-growing Music Streaming companies that impressed investors.


13 Music Streaming Startups

1) Songtradr

1) Songtradr

Songradr is an online marketplace for music licensing for films, television shows, advertisements, apps, and other forms of media.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Santa Monica
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Paul Wiltshire
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $101,240,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

2) Deezer

2) Deezer

Deezer is the world's most diversified, dynamic, and personal global music streaming service, with a one-of-a-kind personalization strategy called Flow.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Daniel Marhely, Jonathan Benassaya
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $531,773,724
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

3) SoundCloud

3) SoundCloud

Anyone may produce and share sounds on SoundCloud, a social sound platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Alexander Ljung, Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $542,820,688
  • Number of funding rounds: 10
  • Number of investors: 17

You can find their website here.

4) JioSaavn

4) JioSaavn

Saavn is an Indian, Bollywood, and international music streaming service.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Anjali Naik, Anurag Gupta, Paramdeep Singh, Rishi Malhotra, Vinodh Bhat
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $131,591,747
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 13

You can find their website here.

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5) Epidemic Sound

5) Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound is a music studio that specializes on creating music for online creators.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: David Stenmarck, Hjalmar Winbladh, Jan Zachrisson, Oscar Höglund, Peer Åström
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $508,861,893
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

6) NetEase Cloud Music

6) NetEase Cloud Music

NetEase Cloud Music is an online music portal with streaming capabilities.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: William Lei Ding
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $1,408,826,860
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

7) Gaana

7) Gaana

Gaana is an Indian music streaming service that features songs from Bollywood, Hindi, regional, and international artists.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Noida
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Avinash Mudaliar
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $166,195,349
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

8) Soundtrack Your Brand

8) Soundtrack Your Brand

Soundtrack Your Brand is a business-oriented background music streaming service featuring tailored background soundtracks.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Andreas Liffgarden, Joel Broms Brosjö, Ola Sars
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $49,009,288
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 13

You can find their website here.

9) Musixmatch

9) Musixmatch

Musixmatch is a music AI startup that creates algorithms and tools for music discovery, recommendation, and search based on lyrics.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Bologna
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Francesco Delfino, Gianluca delli Carri, Giuseppe Costantino, Massimo Ciociola, Valerio Paolini
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $19,335,379
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

10) KKBOX

10) KKBOX

KKBOX is Asia's most popular music streaming service.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Taiwan
  • City: Taipei
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Kwan Chiun
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $104,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

11) Qobuz

11) Qobuz

Qobuz is an online music service that offers subscription-based streaming and pay-per-download options.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Alexandre Leforestier, Yves Riesel
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: € 24,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

12) IDAGIO

12) IDAGIO

IDAGIO is a classical music streaming service.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Christoph Lange, Till Janczukowicz
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $21,247,085
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

13) Miaopai

13) Miaopai

Miaopai is working on a video sharing and live streaming platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Chan Sheng, Kun Han
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $775,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 16

You can find their website here.

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