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Techstars Startup Digest - Music - Issue #7

Good Morning! This week there are some interesting developments with Spotify going directly to manage
Issue #7  •  June 9  •  view online
Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
This week there are some interesting developments with Spotify going directly to management for licensing deals for some artists. If this is indicative of a trend working with direct licensing it could be a better offer than most record deals. 
Facebook is losing the teenage audience, which isn’t surprising considering the recent news about their privacy breaches. 
This week’s startup is a video creation tool that has been around for a few years now. Magisto has both free and commercial versions of their application which allow users to create slick videos for their social media needs. They have over 100 million registered users and 1 million daily active users. If you’re in need of spicing up your video content then they are a good solution. 
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Corey & Josh


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ExxonMobil Robotics Pitch Competition ($60,000 + Pilot)

BBL Ventures has opened the first Reverse Robotics Pitch for ExxonMobil. Interested applicants are invited to enter the challenge by March 29th for the chance at an invitation to Houston to participate in the reverse pitch the week of April 17. The prize for the winning challengers is $60,000 and eligibility for a commercial pilot.
Google Launches Programmatic Audio Ads In DoubleClick Bid Manager | AdExchanger

How Instagram’s algorithm works – TechCrunch

Teens are ditching Facebook like mad

Tuma Basa Officially Joins YouTube as Director of Urban Music | Billboard

Spotify Offers Managers, Artists Advances to License Music Directly to Its Streaming Service: Exclusive | Billboard

Facebook Introduces 'Lip Sync Live' Streaming Functon, Will Begin Allowing Users to Share Videos With Music | Billboard

MyGalileoApp Competition

Bring space to your smartphone and win €100,000 by developing an Android and iOS app. The MyGalileoApp Competition is ON!🛰😎Develop an innovative app that uses the Galileo satellites’ positioning accuracy & commercially launch your solution! Gather a team or go solo & design & develop an app that will #UseGalileo. And the best part? Meet & work hand in hand with our amazing mentors and the 1st place winner gets €100,000! You can find everything you need to know at Don't wait until the last minute and make sure you register your app proposals on time! Deadline: March 28.
Techstars Startup Digest Music is curated by:
Corey Crossfield Corey Crossfield - Music Digest Curator
Josh Ford Josh Ford
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