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Music - Issue #52 - Overwatch, Collab and Patreon Layoffs

Good Morning! There's been a lot going on in the last few weeks across the music industry including m
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Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Good Morning!
There’s been a lot going on in the last few weeks across the music industry including many of our colleagues in the live music industry seeing layoffs as a result of the current pandemic. We hope this finds you all well and doing as great as can be in the current climate.
This week’s articles include a synopsis on Triller and a great primer on artist revenue streams for anyone that might not know the pay rates of the streaming services.
Have a great weekend!
Music Startup Spotlight
One of the coolest apps I have stumbled across the last few weeks is called Endlesss. It’s a collaborative music making app that is really easy to use and makes the process a fun one. The incredibly cool aspect of the product is the ability to make music live with collaborators.
Please check it out and let me know what you think of it.
Inside the Overwatch League’s remote production studio

Triller has been growing sharply in recent months and is starting to break tracks and acts in its own way. For now, the audience skews towards both the US and hip-hop, but the app has global ambitions and wants to go deeper into different styles of music. It is already making inroads into EDM and that cross-genre expansion will only continue this year.   •   Share

Announcing the Fortnite and Travis Scott Event

For the second time, Bandcamp has announced it will be waiving its revenue cut on purchases made via its platform next Friday.   •   Share

Amplifying artists’ fundraising with Spotify’s global reach and a $1M artist relief effort from Cash App.

Patreon lays off 13% of workforce

Badu’s Quarantine Concert Series: Apocalypse, Live from Badubotron, is a live concert series from the intimacy of her bedroom in Dallas. She is charging fans to tune in, and is trail-blazing the future of paid concert streaming.   •   Share

Lo-fi beats to quarantine to are booming on YouTube

The COVID-19 pandemic may be turning the music business upside down, but that just means data management companies such as Audigent are more important than ever. That’s why tech investor/incubator Raised In Space, backed by music manager Scooter Braun, is doubling down amid all the uncertainty.   •   Share

Gotickety blends mobile gaming with ticket and merch giveaways

Amid coronavirus, dance music mainstays like New York club Nowadays and the label Mad Decent are diving headlong into streaming.   •   Share

Primer for Artists & Music Managers: Streams of Revenue for the Recording Artist

In a world where the playlist is king, it is hardly surprising that getting on New Music Friday (NMF) has become the be-all and end-all of music streaming marketing, an opportunity to get your track in front of 8m people worldwide, including the vast majority of the Western music industry.   •   Share

TikTok is coming after Snapchat with a new augmented reality ad format

Now that Facebook is buying Giphy, how you send and receive GIFs on the internet could change forever. Some of the most popular apps and services rely on Giphy’s API and archives to let users share and post GIFs, and we’ve collected all of the services that we’re aware of in this post.

Collab - make music together, while we’re apart

We’re bringing artist teams, labels and distributors to Spotify for Artists so you can manage your profile, see and analyze your data and pitch to playlists, together.

NOTE: If you have any articles you would like to submit for consideration or any startups you think we should feature please let me know!
Techstars Startup Digest Music is curated by:
Corey Crossfield Corey Crossfield - Music Digest Curator
Josh Ford Josh Ford
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