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Good Morning! Hope you are all having a great week so far. This Week’s Highlights We found a slide de
Issue #44  •  October 8  •  view online
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Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
Hope you are all having a great week so far.
This Week’s Highlights
We found a slide deck from Mounia Lalmas-Roelleke who is the Research Director at Spotify. She was speaking at Web Conference 2019 about the BaRT algorithm at Spotify and how it functions.
YouTube is entering the personalized algorithm playlists it was announced this week.
Tik Tok has garnered the interest of Hollywood (that took a minute.
Startup Spotlight
Startup spotlight this week is on A&R focused startup Andrsn. The company has a website where you are allowed to upload your music and it says it will deliver it to music industry people looking for new music. It seems to have a more hands on approach to A&R than other data and trend focused startups in this space. Nonetheless it is still an interesting take on a problem more labels and platforms are looking to solve.
Have a great week!
Corey & Josh

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These are the slides I used for my talk at the BIG Track at the Web Conference 2019.

Facetune maker Lightricks expands with a trio of apps for small businesses

YouTube Music is preparing to better challenge Spotify and others with the launch of three new personalized playlists — Discover Mix, New Release Mix and Your Mix — said YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan in an onstage interview this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2019.
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With Instagram Threads, Facebook doubles down on the DM

After years of industry debate, one company—Deezer—is finally trying out the user-centric approach to streaming royalties.
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Pandora puts its personalization powers to work in a revamped app

In this review, Brian Hazard of Color Theory walks us through his recent experience using the Spotify PR service Virtuoso Music, whether the service delivered on it’s promises, and whether or not it might be right for you.

Melodrive launches 24-hour Twitch channel of AI-generated music

With almost 120  million (mostly young) users in the U.S., the quirky video-sharing app has become a surprisingly effective launchpad for unknown talents  —  and a valuable marketing platform for brands seeking to court Generation  Z.

How Spotify’s Algorithm Knows Exactly What You Want to Listen To

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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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