Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
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.
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A trademark application filed in the US hints that the iconic heavy metal band Led Zeppelin is eyeing the launch of their own streaming service. According to LedZepNews, the application says the service, called The Led Zeppelin Experience, will offer “non-downloadable prerecorded music on-line via a global computer network.” However,…
New blockchain startup Audius recently finished a funding round that brought in about $5.5 million to their platform. As soon as it ended, Audius took to the press to discuss how the company plans to operate upon launching. However, their platform is not due for launch until next year.
One of hip-hop’s greatest musical legacies is its use of sampling as a creative technique. For labels, publishers and other rights holders, however, the rise of sampling also potentially poses a legal nightmare.
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