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Music - Issue #28

Good Morning! There are some great articles for you to dig into this week. TikTok is bumping into th
Issue #28  •  February 15  •  view online
Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
There are some great articles for you to dig into this week.
TikTok is bumping into the same old story for every startup in music. Where are the royalties going?
Calm might be Spotify’s biggest competition when it comes to meditation.
Oh no! Streaming might be killing radio.
The startup featured this week is a new digital distribution service called, Amuse. It is a free distribution service allowing artists to upload their music to any platform at no cost. They operate as an A&R platform in that they will invest in the artists who move the needle. This ranges from marketing services to advances for the artists who fit what they’re looking for. It’s an interesting model.
There’s a few other interesting articles for you to check out and hope you all have a great weekend!
Corey & Josh

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Spotify Music Head on Muting Artists and That R. Kelly Debacle: "Our Intentions Were Good"

Siri co-founder Tom Gruber talks about his new AI-music startup LifeScore

Why endless TV and music options on Netflix and Spotify are leaving us paralysed by choice

What Spotify needs in order to become a great podcast app - The Verge

Calm raises $88m: should meditation be on Spotify’s audio radar?

A Storm Is Coming to the Global Music Industry — and More than $100 Billion Is at Stake

As more young listeners switch off, broadcasters are having to ring the changes.

US iPhone users spent, on average, $79 on apps last year, up 36% from 2017 – TechCrunch

The Great Music Meme Scam: How TikTok Gets Rich While Paying Artists Pennies | Pitchfork

How Fyre Festival Burned Through $26 Million in Cash | Billboard

Hi-Res Streaming Service Qobuz Arrives in U.S., Hoping To Super-Serve Audiophiles Stateside | Billboard

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