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Good morning! There has been a lot happening in the music industry this week. Particularly the sale o
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Good morning!
There has been a lot happening in the music industry this week. Particularly the sale of Big Machine Label Group to Scooter Braun which caused some waves on both sides of the argument.
Symphonic now distributes to Tik Tok.
Amazon’s Twitch buys Bebo to incorporate social media networking.
Really interesting piece about a Lens designer for Snapchat.
There are some other great articles for you to check out as well!
Have a great weekend,

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Lyrics website Genius Media has a bone to pick with Google over the lyric cards that appear right above their site in search results.

Billboard's 2019 Indie Power Players: The Execs Behind Drake, John Prine, Lauren Daigle and BTS

Symphonic now distributes directly to TikTok.

While Facebook makes a bold move into cryptocurrency to capitalise on its multi-billion user base, a social network that was once a credible competitor to it has quietly been snapped up by a subsidiary of Amazon. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Bebo, one of the earlier platforms to let people share thoughts and media.
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Atlas Music Publishing CEO: Solutions to Streaming Rate Debate 'Staring Right at Us' (Guest Op-Ed)

Spotify users have reacted angrily after the streaming platform unveiled a series of divisive changes
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Meet Snapchat's Go-To Designer For Every Artist-Based Lens

Amid a homelessness crisis, sky-high rent and a surplus of rich people, insiders bemoan the effects of their own industry

Calm raises $27M to McConaughey you to sleep

As Big Machine Label Group begins its next chapter as part of Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings, leading Nashville music executives expect it to be business as usual.

Spotify to stop displaying playlist follower counts…possibly

The corporate credit card for startups

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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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