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Good Morning! Summer officially started a few weeks ago and already is bringing some serious heat to
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Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
Summer officially started a few weeks ago and already is bringing some serious heat to the music industry.
Amazon Music has grown a lot over the last year.
Taylor Swift took on Scooter Braun for buying Big Machine.
Russia is going to have Spotify for much cheaper than the US.
There are some other great articles from the week to dig into as well.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Corey & Josh

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The Amazing Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming The Music Industry

Musiio is using AI to tag new music so talented artists stand a better chance of being playlisted and discovered. Read our interview with CEO Hazel Savage.

Spoitfy has been promising to launch in Russia for years, but the streamer finally signaled a summer 2019 debut by sharing what it will charge. At RUB 150 / USD $2.30, Spotify will be priced lower than Apple Music in Russia, which costs RUB 169 / USD $2.65 per month….

UnitedMasters releases app for artists to distribute music and track earnings

We’re used to referring to Line Music as a Japanese music-streaming service, but this week it’s set to expand to Taiwan, according to the Taiwan News.
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Introducing Spotify Lite

Amazon Music is the fastest-growing music streaming service globally, according to a new report published in the Financial Times.

My Manifesto: Island Records' Alex Boateng

How Taylor Swift’s Swifties took down the perspective of Scooter Braun.

If you only stream one artist’s music, your subscription payment doesn’t just go to that artist.
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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
josh.ford@startupdigestmail.com
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