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Good Morning! Hope you are all having a great week so far. This Week’s Highlights The game industry i
Issue #47  •  November 13  •  View online  •  Suggest a link to us
Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
Hope you are all having a great week so far.
This Week’s Highlights
The game industry is trying to solve how they can incorporate licensing more legally.
Yellowheart, backed by The Chainsmokers, is trying to disrupt the ticketing industry.
Facebook FINALLY discusses their plan for the music portion of their platform.
Have a great week!
Corey & Josh

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How does the games industry solve its problem with music licensing?

Thomas Wiggins, an African-American musician marketed as ‘Blind Tom’, had a lucrative career—but saw none of the profits himself

Meet YellowHeart, The Chainsmokers-Backed Ticketing Platform That Puts Artists in Control

In this piece, Fred Jacobs compares radio and sports fans, highlighting the value of cultivating long-term enthusiasts, and the limits of numbers and data in defining passion.

Guns N' Roses Fans 'Fear' That the Band is Setting a Piracy Trap

“Audio is our biggest focus and strategy, and the biggest part of audio for now is podcasts. There is this big trend for audio. People are bored of looking at screens, and this is another way for them to access stories.”   •   Share

Case Study: Turno x Comment-to-Messenger

Netflix is set to launch its first original scripted podcast, Variety has learned exclusively.   •   Share

Music marketing on TikTok: ‘Give the audience the opportunity to be their own influencer’

The plan for the social network’s foray into music.

How streaming killed underground micro-labels

SoundCloud has launched Promote for users of the platform to help them better push tracks to listeners. The self-service tool is part of SoundCloud’s Premier tier for users to assist them in getting their music in front of more people on not only SoundCloud but also other digital platforms.   •   Share

The future of gaming in electronic music

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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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