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Good Morning!  In case you haven't noticed we are switching up our format of our music digest. We can
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Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning! 
In case you haven’t noticed we are switching up our format of our music digest. We can now include photos and emojis such as this one 😉. 
This week there are some interesting developments in the music space. 
Snapchat is expanding their lenses platform to incorporate more elements of branding. 
Amazon continues to take over the world with 100 million paid Prime subscribers. 
Reddit is now more engaging than Twitter. I know there’s not an exasperated gasp coming from anyone. 
There’s a ton of more interesting stuff in this week’s digest and hope you all have a great weekend. 


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Snapchat is turning its Lenses platform into a shopping mall for brands - The Verge

Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem – TechCrunch

Spotify is reportedly making changes to its free subscription tier - The Verge

Amazon now has 100m paid Prime members globally

According to calculations from Midia Research, this figure represented year-on-year growth of $1.4bn, taking the industry back to its highest level since 2008 ($17.7bn).

YouTube promises expansion of sponsorships, other monetization tools for creators – TechCrunch

Gary Vaynerchuk Joins Forces With Guy Oseary for Digital Marketing Collaboration: Exclusive | Billboard

Reddit now has more active users than Twitter — and is more engaging than porn

5 Blockchain trends influencing the future of social media marketing

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Techstars Startup Digest Music is curated by:
Corey Crossfield Corey Crossfield - Music Digest Curator
Josh Ford Josh Ford
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