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Good Morning! This week our update focuses a lot on some pretty major changes in the streaming area o
Issue #18  •  September 28  •  view online
Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
This week our update focuses a lot on some pretty major changes in the streaming area of the music industry.
It’s rumored Led Zeppelin is going to launch their own streaming service from some trademark application info. Artist specific streaming services with just their catalog are an interesting model not a lot of bands have explored.
Another blockchain startup is building a token and a streaming service.
SiriusXM finally finished their acquisition of Pandora (no one saw that coming *cough*). The article below has an interesting take on how this will allow them to maybe become the first full stack music company.
Facebook is still shady and showing your page info to people you don’t want to give access to.
Have a great weekend!


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Is Led Zeppelin Launching Their Own Streaming Service? - hypebot

Audius Music-Sharing Blockchain Project Shares New 'Loud' And 'Audius' Token Information

Anatomy of a Sample: The Legal Complexities Behind Hip-Hop's Creative Backbone | Billboard

CD Sales Are Not Dying, But They Are Heading Towards Niche Status Like Vinyl: Analysis | Billboard

After Buying Pandora, Will SiriusXM Make a Deal for Live Nation? | Billboard

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Could SiriusXM's buyout of Pandora finally deliver the first true 'full-stack' music company? - Music Business Worldwide

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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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