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Music - Issue #37

Good Morning! There's a ton of news to go through from the past week. Soundcloud swooped up Repost Ne
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Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
There’s a ton of news to go through from the past week.
Soundcloud swooped up Repost Network to continue on the segmented distribution trail.
Apple called it quits with its longest relationship, iTunes.
STEM decided to reinvent itself and only offer concierge distribution to select clients.
There are many other articles below to check out for this week including a really interesting piece from the New York Times on Rihanna.
Have a great weekend!
Corey & Josh

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SoundCloud buys artist distribution platform Repost Network

Not so fast. Apple’s expected announcement of an iTunes phase out does not necessarily mean the era of downloading is over.   •   Share

These ‘microbe-grown’ headphones could be the future of sustainable electronics

Without a record label, independent artists are often tasked with the tedious but essential minutiae of managing self-distribution, collecting royalties from across multiple platforms, accounting, and performing general administrative tasks. Artist services platform Stem makes all of that a little bit easier for unsigned artists, and now Stem Direct offers tools geared specifically for unsigned artists with established teams behind them.

Metadata is the biggest little problem plaguing the music industry

Twenty years ago, the idea of free music was so compelling that up to 80m users downloaded Napster and broke the law. The aftershocks are still being felt today

Music Distributor Amuse Advances Royalties To Independent Artists

The e-commerce platform Ochre announced their official launch.

The Music Industry Expects a Windfall. Where Will the Money Go?

The Social Listening feature was discovered by software engineer Jane Manchun Wong.

Reclaiming the Intention of Fandom

The music industry can tell us a lot about our winner-take-all economy.

Apple breaks up iTunes, creates separate Podcasts, TV, and Music apps for macOS

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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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