First introduced in late 2013, bop.fm offers free legitimate music through the Web, and since December, on iOS devices.
Having raised $2 million in funding earlier this year, free-to-use music discovery and playlisting service Bop.fm has launched an iOS app.
Bop.fm is getting a cash infusion to build out its service, which aims to bridge the divide between competing music subscription services.
Bop.fm announced a new $2 million in funding. The startup lets music listeners make playlists independently of the music services they use.
To solve problems around fragmentation in the music industry – for both recording artists and fans alike – Bop.fm, raised $2 million in Series A funding, says co-founder and CEO Shehzad Daredia.
Instead of having to figure out how to share music with your friends, you can now use a universal music streaming site called bop.fm.
Shehzad Daredia and Stefan Gomez, who launched Bop.fm on Dec. 7, have wrestled with large, complex data sets in their previous positions at Kayak, BillShrink and Foodily Inc. Their San Francisco-based startup is their first crack at the world of music metadata.
Competition for listeners among digital music companies is tough – and getting tougher. But while each builds a business that it hopes will stand out enough from the rest of the pack, a new startup called Bop.fm, incubated at Y Combinator this past summer, is blurring those distinctions a bit, with a platform that meshes all the services together on a universal platform — a “canonical home for music on the internet,” as Bop.fm’s co-founder and CEO Shehzad Daredia puts it.
In the age of Spotify and Rdio, sharing music has become a nightmare: You never know which of these de facto social networks contain which of your friends. A new startup called Bop.fm is building something akin to TweetDeck for music.