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Good Morning! This week began with Apple making a big u-turn into making their streaming service publ
Issue #32  •  March 26  •  view online
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Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
This week began with Apple making a big u-turn into making their streaming service public. Though it’s not surprising given their recent programming announcements, it did set some interesting times ahead for the company.

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Time for another week of music news
Time for another week of music news
In Other News
Bandsintown announced their acquisition of music industry blog Hypebot and their sister site, Music Think Tank. This will increase the reach of their advertising platform and will allow Bandsintown to improve their relations with artists.
Facebook made more revenue per user than Netflix in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Splice, the music making platform, raised $57.5 million dollars in their latest round.
Startup of the Week
Roadtrip is a new music streaming application reminiscent of the Turntable.fm days. It offers interactive listening experiences for you and friends while you drive to work. We tried it out earlier this week and it is absolutely gorgeous in terms of design. The app is still in beta so keep that in mind when using it but please test it out. It’s a great product offering a new way to engage with music. Future product features include permanent listening rooms and fan club rooms so artists can jam with fans.
Welcome to Roadtrip
Welcome to Roadtrip
Hope you all have a great rest of the week!
Concert discovery tool Bandsintown has acquired Hypebot.com and MusicThinkTank.com, artists-centric and technology media companies founded in 2004 by booking agent and publisher Bruce Houghton.

How Los Angeles Became the Dominant Festival Market Post-FYF | Billboard

Apple Unveils Subscription News, Video Streaming & Game Subscription Services | Billboard

Songtradr Raises $12 Million in Latest Funding Round | Billboard

Spotify Begins Label Licensing Talks Amid Major Disputes - hypebot

eMarketer claims Spotify US will overtake Pandora by 2021 - Music Ally

Apple Reinvention as Services Company Starts for Real Monday - Bloomberg

Who said there was no such thing as a money tree? Facebook has 2.3 billion of them. While it’s no secret Facebook makes a lot of money, the staggering growth of Facebook’s revenue doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Especially when Facebook’s user base only grew in the single-digits this year. 
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Mailchimp and Shopify break up – TechCrunch

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Techstars Startup Digest Music is curated by:
Corey Crossfield Corey Crossfield - Music Digest Curator
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Josh Ford Josh Ford
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