Startup Digest


January 13, 2017

Hello music fan,

It's Friday the 13th and I hope you're feeling lucky.

What's happening in your new year? Personally, I started a blog [check it out: and feel free to leave a comment] and am working to find musicians who want to make music with me. If not now, then when?

Read on - and tell me what's on your radar!


Katie Chase

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Katie Chase

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The next session of Techstars global accelerator programs kick off in July 2017: Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars, Chicago, IoT, Kansas City, LA, London, Mobility, NYC, Techstars Adelaide, Techstars Retail, in partnership with Target, and Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises. Interested in applying or know someone who is? Learn more or apply by April 9th.

Blockchain Could Completely Transform the Music Industry

Ben Dickson, TechTalks - VentureBeat

~ 6 min read

"But a number of blockchain innovators are forging new solutions that could knock down inefficient intermediaries standing in the way and enable musicians to transact easily and directly with audiences. We’re currently seeing solutions emerge to handle three key concerns:..."

Why You Shouldn't Build an App

Bas Grasmayer - Medium

~ 3 min read

"At every step along the way you can lose people. Scratch that. At every step along the way you will lose people. Why?"

What work are you trying to do in the world? Maybe time to reconsider your medium.

How Snapchat will Change the Music Industry in 2017

Kerry Flynn - Mashable

~ 8 min read

"Sheeran's use of Snapchat is just the most recent example of how the app—and its community—have emerged as powerful distribution tools for new music. Where other digital platforms are plagued by piracy issues, Snapchat has taken on the role of a DJ, with artists hoping to partner up, and get their song played within innovative, fun, engagement-heavy formats."

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