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December 02, 2016

Hello toe tapper,

Last week was Thanksgiving in the U.S. Hope you enjoyed your day, holiday or not. Amazon is taking over another portion of the world, end of year compilations are starting to be compiled and the new year is coming into focus... 

Here's what I'm listening to as I aggregate...
Variety Mix with DJ Shannon on KEXP (.org)
In particular: O B 1 by Jagwar Ma.

Warmly,
K

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Katie Chase
katieczb.com
@katieczb

Music Startup Digest is curated by:
Katie Chase

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Contact Katie Chase at katie.chase@startupdigestmail.com

Amazon Declares War on Ticketmaster with New Ticketing Service

Alex Young - Consequence of Sound

~ 1 min read

Here we go!
"Amazon Tickets wants to become "the world’s premier destination for purchasing tickets."

The World's Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2016

Zack O'Malley Greenburg - Forbes

~ 3 min read.

You do wonder, right? Most musicians don't make much, but some make a bundle.

"Four of music’s top five earners are women, (!) the rest of the list reveals lamentable under-representation: there are only seven women among the top 30."

Spotify Brilliantly Reveals your Dirty Secrets

Chris Matyszczyk - cnet

~ 3 min read

Spotify has all the data...and they're using humor to let you know they're paying attention.

AI Could be the Music Industry’s Next Napster Moment – but Much Bigger

Music Ally - Music Ally

~ 13 min read

“Artists or their managers might have an idea of what price they can command, but why not test it? Why not test price elasticity and see what you can actually demand?”

Sweet music: Certain melodies enhance creaminess of chocolate, says new study

RT.com - RT.com

~ 3 min read

"The response appears to be evidence of synesthesia – one set of senses, hearing, interfering, and interacting with another – in this case, taste."

Cool article - and if you want more read Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks.

Projecting Trends: What These 4 Music Startups Reveal About the Future of Music

Bas Grasmayer - Synchtank

~ 4 min read

Bas Grasmayer looks at four new-generation startups gearing up to define a new status quo in the music business: Dot Blockchain, Audiokite, Stagelink, and Resonate.

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