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Music - Issue #31

Good Morning! What's dominating the music news cycle this week?
Issue #31  •  March 20  •  view online
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Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
What’s dominating the music news cycle this week?

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Some Music News
In the ongoing war between Spotify and Apple Music, Spotify has taken the latest shot against Apple Music by filing a complaint with the European Union arguing that the App Store practices unfair business tactics. Read more here.
The messaging platform I AM POP raised a decent chunk of change as they take on more management companies into their fold with Mad Decent.
Streaming seems to have changed pop music in an essay exploring just how much the genre has evolved.
Startup of The Week
In celebration of their recent funding round, we want to feature the messaging platform, I AM POP. Despite the recent falling out of messaging bots on Facebook, this platform is really great with regard to growing the amount of fans you can reach as an artist or brand on this platform or any other. The main point of content that artists and their teams have with these social platforms is the lack of one to one connection. I AM POP helps solve this issue and allows you to automatically welcome new fans with custom messages when they follow. There are many added benefits to using the platform and you can read more of them on their website here.
Read Away
Well that is all for this week. There are some great articles below for you to check out and read more about the Techstars Music class for 2019 here. They have some really interesting companies that are all contributing to different areas of the music industry.
Have a great week!
Messaging platform I AM POP raises €2m as BMG, Mad Decent join platform - Music Business Worldwide

Why Every Influencer Has a Discord - The Atlantic

Music Video Streaming App XITE Rolls Out In U.S. | Billboard

How Streaming Changed the Sound of Pop – Switched on Pop

We Believe in the “Power of the Fan”

Preparing for a post-album recording industry

Apple hits back at 'misleading rhetoric' of Spotify anti-trust complaint

Is Today's A&R Based on Data or Gut Instinct? Reps From Atlantic, Kobalt & More Weigh In at SXSW

YouTube launches video series for its Artist on the Rise program

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Techstars Startup Digest Music is curated by:
Corey Crossfield Corey Crossfield - Music Digest Curator
corey.crossfield@startupdigestmail.com
Josh Ford Josh Ford
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