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Good morning! The week after the Grammy's is always a slow one but there were a few interesting piece
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Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good morning!
The week after the Grammy’s is always a slow one but there were a few interesting pieces this week.
Downtown Music bought FUGA in their quest to become a one stop music shop.
Spotify is letting more people customize their playlists with influencers testing stories.
Ditto Music expanded into blockchain services with their most recent announcement.
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Troy Carter talks music: 'I’d still be in a panic if I were a major label'

Downtown Music Holdings, the parent company of Downtown Music Publishing and Songtrust, is buying distributor and music/tech services company FUGA.
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TikTok inks licensing deal with Merlin to use music from independent labels in videos and new Resso streaming service

Amazon Music passes 55M customers, still lags behind Spotify and Apple

Midia Research thinks we're in a 'song economy’ now

Carnival World Music Group’s Wyclef Jean will sign songwriters and producers in Africa, the Caribbean, and other developing regions.

Get ready to see Spotify’s looping videos on Instagram

Raised in Space thinks they can save the music industry’s relationship with technology. Good luck.

Why Apple Should Spinoff Beats by Dre

Streaming service Deezer has revealed some of the results from a survey of 8,000 people in the US, France, Germany and Brazil about their music-listening habits. Among its claims: that 54% of respondents say they are ‘listening to fewer albums than 5-10 years ago’.
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Techstars Startup Digest Music is curated by:
Corey Crossfield Corey Crossfield - Music Digest Curator
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Josh Ford Josh Ford
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