Feed.fm Named to Fast Company’s List of Most Innovative Companies 2024

We are honored that Feed.fm has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Music for 2024Fast Company describes this year's list as, “a spotlight on businesses that are shaping industry and culture through their innovations. These organizations are setting new standards and achieving remarkable milestones in all sectors of the economy.” We're taking a moment to celebrate the efforts and accomplishments that propelled us and our industry forward this year. 

Feed.fm effortlessly tackles the intricate task of incorporating music into apps. With our cutting-edge Unified Music System (UMS), we empower brands and creators to boost user engagement and retention through a seamless service offering pre-licensed music and streaming integrations in one convenient place.

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We know that music has a huge impact on user experience and retention, yet most businesses don’t have access to their users’ favorite tunes. A maze of complex rights management and tech hurdles has traditionally hindered all but the major players from incorporating popular music into their digital platforms. With Feed.fm's UMS, companies like Barry's, Tonal, Life Fitness, and numerous others can effortlessly navigate music licensing and integration for their apps, without the hefty legal fees and technical headaches. Feed.fm's advanced platform features:

  • Licensed content: All the tunes you desire are at your fingertips with our vast selection of pre-cleared music catalogs, featuring major-label hits, indie gems, royalty-free tracks, nature sounds, and spoken audio pieces.
  • Music content management system: Streaming infrastructure to guarantee a stellar listening experience on any platform, complete with all the necessary compliance, payment infrastructure, and built-in analytics.
  • Data-driven curation: Our winning combination of music experts, personalized algorithms, and data-driven song selection allows brands to serve up the perfect tunes at just the right moment.

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Feed.fm's game-changing innovations in 2023 were pivotal in relaunching our platform as the pioneering UMS and the ultimate solution for businesses looking to enhance digital experiences with music.

  • Feed Originals: A research-backed catalog of exclusive songs and custom compositions created in partnership between Feed.fm, world-class musicians, and a Stanford behavioral sciences professor. Customers can commission custom music designed to create reactions and outcomes to fit their apps and services. Through this partnership, Feed.fm also released two collections of sleep music created through Feed Originals on Amazon Music that were streamed millions of times. 
  • International licensing: Partnered with rights societies in Australia, Canada and Mexico including CMRRA, Re:Sound, Connect, PPCA, APRA AMCOS, SACM, and Somexfon to give Feed.fm customers the ability to stream major label hit music outside the US. 
  • New music recommendation technology: Selecting the perfect tunes is a key feature of the Feed.fm UMS. We've beefed up our personalization algorithms and data-driven music selection to work hand-in-hand with our team of music curation experts, ensuring that our customers always get the ideal soundtrack for their unique experiences.
  • Explicit content filtering: Developed an explicit content music rating system so music stations adhere precisely to customers’ brand guidelines and end-user preferences. The Feed.fm team developed an MPAA-style rating scale and undertook a months-long project to manually tag every song in our catalog with its proper rating. 
  • Built a music system for VR experiences: Feed.fm partnered with WIN Reality, a VR baseball and softball trainer, to build and launch a licensed music player inside its app. As part of this, Feed developed our Unity SDK that allows app developers to easily integrate music into VR and AR apps.

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Feed.fm has pushed our industry forward by driving a platform approach to solving the B2B music problem. 

While the tech and music industries have largely figured out how to deliver music to consumers—delivering music to businesses so they can use it to build better, more engaging experiences for their customers is still a very complicated endeavor. Up until recently, the B2B music space resembled a patchwork quilt of companies specializing in different aspects: some tackling rights management, others providing a music CMS, and a few focusing on analytics, payments, reporting, and streaming technology.

Feed.fm is leading the pack with our revolutionary unified platform approach, introducing a one-of-a-kind Unified Music System (UMS) that tackles all the challenges from start to finish. Designed as a comprehensive platform rather than just a quick fix, Feed.fm’s UMS prioritizes the best interests of all parties involved in this complex issue.

For artists and rightsholders, our platform helps surface new artists and drives music discovery – just as people discover new music through viral social hits, they also discover it by hearing it during a workout, or while playing a VR app. It also protects artists and rightsholders’ catalogs while creating new revenue streams for both.

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For app makers, Feed.fm helps them get higher quality digital products to market faster, while increasing customer engagement with those products. Personal training app Future saw 3.3X longer sessions from customers who did workouts using Feed.fm’s in-app music stations. Sworkit Health had a 2.5X higher 90-day retention rate once it added curated music to its experience. 

Today, Feed.fm and a handful of other companies have taken the lead in creating the UMS category to deliver an end-to-end cloud-based platform approach by offering pre-cleared licensed content, a music content management system including music streaming, tracking and payment infrastructure, and expert music curation services.

We're thrilled to have made it onto Fast Company's list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Music for 2024! Our dedication remains unwavering as we strive to make the power of music accessible, efficient, and compliant, empowering forward-thinking businesses to craft more captivating customer experiences through music.



Learn more about how our unified music system helps businesses exceed engagement and retention goals. 

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