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Techstars Startup Digest - Music - Issue #9

Good Morning! This week Spotify is reaping the wonderful (not really) benefits of the power of the tr
Issue #9  •  June 22  •  view online
Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
This week Spotify is reaping the wonderful (not really) benefits of the power of the traditional record labels with their potential blocking of some upcoming initiatives the company had. 
Hope you have a great weekend!
Corey & Josh

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As Market Cheers Spotify's Direct Deals With Artists and Managers, Labels Mull Their Options | Billboard

Why Facebook and Google should pay you for your data - The Boston GlobeWhy Facebook and Google should pay you for your data - The Boston Globe

Russia's VKontakte, Former Haven for Pirated Music, Reports 1.5 Million Subscribers for Its Legit Streaming Service | Billboard

Spotify on political resistance: 'You have to choose what side of history'

Platforms could have to seek licences for videos after European parliament action

Blockchain browser Brave starts opt-in testing of on-device ad targeting – TechCrunch

After revenues dropped last year, can Napster really compete in the streaming music space? - Music Business Worldwide

BitTorrent is selling for $140M to Justin Sun and his blockchain startup Tron – TechCrunch

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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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