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Music - Issue #33

Good Morning! This week we have some great pieces to share with you covering a wide range of topics i
Issue #33  •  April 5  •  view online
Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
This week we have some great pieces to share with you covering a wide range of topics in the music industry.
Topline Hits
YouTube’s, The Foundry, announces this round of artists they are offering services to. Interesting that now the digital service platforms are taking on the labels-as-a-service approach that is rapidly spreading across the industry.
Downtown Music bought CDBaby for $200 million.
An artist shares how they have continued to build their monthly income on Spotify with Discover Weekly.
iHeartMedia files for their IPO just months after declaring bankruptcy.

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Some of Spotify's programmed playlists will now be personalised

Has Race To The Bottom Begun? JioSaavn Cut Prices 75% To Battle Spotify, YouTube Music

Spotify to Acquire Parcast, Podcasting Network Behind Cults & Serial Killers

Was Spotify's India Launch Overhyped?

The EU Parlament has just passed its new Copyright Directive, but it may end up hurting content creators rather than helping them.

Indies and Amazon talk smart speakers and music: 'It’s all about metadata'

Downtown buys CD Baby owner for $200m

SoundCloud adds more ‘handcrafted’ playlists to its service

Streaming fuelled 18% growth for US Latin recorded-music in 2018

The Battle of Billie Eilish: Spotify, Apple and YouTube scrap it out

The story of how one artist solely releases music on Spotify.

How One Music Startup Is Empowering Crate-Digging Producers to Sample Without the Hassle

Amazon Music will be the fastest growing music service in the US this year, according to a new analysis, crossing 35 million monthly listeners in 2019. That trend will continue through 2023. eMarketer predicts a growth rate for Amazon of 17.7% year over year. Earlier this week, eMarketer’s data dive.

Silent Disco Producer HUSHConcerts Expands Into Six New Markets

The Staff Of Gimlet Media Is Unionizing

Music publishers are currently engaged in verbal fisticuffs with a group of music-streaming services, and Spotify in particular, over the group’s plans to appeal against new songwriter royalty-rates set by the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB). But in a valedictory interview with Variety on his last day as chairman and CEO of publisher Sony/ATV, Martin Bandier suggested that labels have more to fear from the DSPs in the longer term.   •   Share

Pandora users may soon be able to talk back to the platform’s audio advertisements – either by asking for more information, or responding negatively to skip the ad.

Symphonic Distribution Expands to Nashville & Colombia

Postmates Pickup Launches Skip-the-Line Service at Coachella

iHeartMedia filed for an initial public offering on Wednesday, just months after its Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan was approved detailing a path to solvency.

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