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Music - Issue #12

Hello! This week there a few interesting pieces of news out there including WhatsApp allowing users t
Issue #12  •  July 13  •  view online
Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
This week there a few interesting pieces of news out there including WhatsApp allowing users to broadcast to their following, Reddit’s foray into advertising, and Tencent Music filing their IPO.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Corey & Josh


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ExxonMobil Robotics Pitch Competition ($60,000 + Pilot)

BBL Ventures has opened the first Reverse Robotics Pitch for ExxonMobil. Interested applicants are invited to enter the challenge by March 29th for the chance at an invitation to Houston to participate in the reverse pitch the week of April 17. The prize for the winning challengers is $60,000 and eligibility for a commercial pilot.
WhatsApp adds new broadcast-only mode for groups

Bandsintown adds Events Landing Page for gig promotion

How Reddit plans to make money through advertising

Sonos Officially Files For IPO | Billboard

The music business just got spanked by Google. Surely it's now time to speak with one voice. - Music Business Worldwide

Spotify's Artist Platform Runs Op-Ed On Reasons Not to Sign to Record Labels | Billboard

It's official: Tencent Music Entertainment is about to float on the stock exchange in the US - Music Business Worldwide

What It Means When Spotify Has Nothing to “Recommend” But Drake | Pitchfork

Facebook hits all time high, marking full recovery from data scandal

Jeff Bezos and Amazon have the advertising industry looking over its shoulder

Why Apple Music is finally starting to win Spotify’s game.

YouTube adds built-in merchandise shelf for eligible creators

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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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