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Music - Issue #11

Good Morning! This week is a quick one for some of us so we will keep it short and sweet.  Drake pull
Issue #11  •  July 6  •  view online
Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
This week is a quick one for some of us so we will keep it short and sweet. 
Drake pulled a U2 Apple Music move with Spotify that is proving to be a challenge for those who look to the latter’s example as a disaster. 
Instagram - finally! - has integrated a music solution for fans to use an artists’ music without any type of copyright infringement. 
Richard Branson thinks employers should treat employees well and do social good at the same time. 
There are quite a few more great articles on Article 13 from the past week which we should all read more on. 
Have a great weekend!
Corey & Josh


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'Critics of Article 13 are weaving a narrative with no relationship to fact.' - Music Business Worldwide

Music Industry's Nonsense 'Myth Busting' About EU's Censorship Machines Is Basically Saying 'Nuh-uh' Repeatedly | Techdirt

Drake takeover risks reminding Spotify users of Apple's U2 overreach

Instagram stories now have 400m users… and licensed music

Music Modernization Act Sails Through Senate Judiciary Committee; Industry Reacts | Billboard

Merck Mercuriadis fund successfully raises $260m+ to buy music copyrights - Music Business Worldwide

Music industry defeated over Article 13 vote in European Parliament... but it's not over yet - Music Business Worldwide

Richard Branson Wants You to Treat Your Employees Better -- and Save the World |

Music Streamer Choon Starts Public Sale After Banking $2 Million - Blockchain News

Tencent Music Entertainment to file for $30bn US IPO this week - report - Music Business Worldwide

Did record labels already lose the fight to 'window' album releases? - Music Business Worldwide

Even With Millions of Followers, Some Top Spotify Playlists Fall Short on Engagement | Billboard

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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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