Startup Digest


April 10, 2016

Hello music lovers!

Always a big week in music news. Tell me what you think and have an amazing weekend!


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Beyoncé Wants to Change the Conversation

Tamar Gottesman - Elle

Read this. So much to learn from Beyoncé about how to lead in the manner of your choosing.

Why Are Music And Journalism Going In Opposite Directions With Micropayments?

Cherie Hu - Forbes

"The music industry has embraced systems that provide deeper insight into consumer behaviors and tastes, at the expense of its own financial stability." I would argue that the externalities almost always fall to the musicians. Discuss.

Hack the Hits links up new technologies, trailblazing musicians

Charlie Tidmarsh - The Daily Californian

New business models for innovating in the music industry!

These music stars are taking the piracy fight to Capitol Hill

Claire Atkinson - New York Post

Not a new problem, but making it to the ears of people with leverage.

[Event] Further Future

Deep House Amsterdam - Deep House Amsterdam

A "a new kind of music and lifestyle festival" featuring "incredible music, visionary speakers, inspirational art and human connection."

Yo, what's on your radar and how are you find new people and inspiration these days?

[Event] Big Ears Festival Resists Commercial and Genre Constraints

BEN RATLIFF - New York Times

What if you don't sell out to commercial considerations and have a wide lens? Can still work.

"Typical festivalgoer Over 30, likely Southern, Sun Ra T-shirt. Knows the difference between the composer John Luther Adams and the composer John Adams, but also between John Olson (of the Detroit noise band Wolf Eyes) and Angel Olsen (the indie-folk singer)."

[Music History] Liz Phair, Steve Albini & Me: The True Story of 1993, the Greatest Goddamn Year in Chicago Rock History

Bill Wyman - New City Music

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