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Techstars Startup Digest - Music - Issue #8

Hi! This week we have a few interesting bits for you to check out, including The National and Bon Ive
Issue #8  •  June 15  •  view online
Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
This week we have a few interesting bits for you to check out, including The National and Bon Iver announcing their own streaming service. It’s an interesting concept for an artist to directly create their own streaming service and we are interested in finding out the success of this one. 
Scooter Braun sat down for the Midem conference and espoused some wisdom for us all. 
Snapchat is entering the ranks of the music industry by announcing a ticketing partnership with SeatGeek (everyone’s favorite secondary ticketing service) and Pandora, which seems like a last grasp of a dying horse with the streaming service. 
This week we are featuring a startup called, ToneDen, which many of those in the music space have used or are familiar with. We have used them for a few artists campaigns and it’s somewhat an easy service to bespoke for your marketing needs. We are partial to their streaming socialization which seems to be lacking on most of the digital service providers. 
Have a great weekend!
Corey & Josh


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Can the new, open-access audio ‘publishing platform’ attract more than just superfans of its indie-rock creators?

Scooter Braun: ‘It's a youth-driven business: invest in each other' | Music Ally

Instagram plans to launch Snapchat Discover-style video hub – TechCrunch

SeatGeek brings ticket buying into Snapchat – TechCrunch

YouTube Found Liable for Serious Copyright Infringement In Austria

PwC predicts video-streaming will be a $30.6bn market by 2022

Facebook makes its case for not being a social monopoly

Sirius XM Agrees to Pay SoundExchange $150M in Settlement Over Unpaid Royalties | Billboard

Warner Music, Sony/ATV, Beggars and more sign licensing deals with app developer portal OCL - Music Business Worldwide

Could Spotify's Direct Deals With Artists Pose Some Risks for the Company? - TheStreet

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