By Corey Crossfield

Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.

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Music - Issue #58: NFTS, Donda and Vaccinations

Good Morning!This week we've got some great articles for you about NFTs, Donda and AEG commenting if you're not vaccinated you can't get into a show.Love,Corey


Music - Issue #57

Hope you're all having a great summer!This week our reading list includes some great articles on: Donda's livestream, India's music industry effected by COVID, and much more. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!Love,Corey


Music - Issue #56

Good morning!Hope you’re all having a good start to your week so far.We have some great stories for you to check out below including a recent social media consumption study by PEW. If you know of any music startups that would like to be featured please emai...


Music - Issue #55

Good Morning!Hope you're all having a great holiday season. We've got some great articles for you to check out below including the best marketing campaigns for music in 2020 as curated by Music Ally. Have a great rest of your week. Corey


TikTok, Chainsmokers' VC Fund, and Ex-paradigm agents launch new company

Hope you're having a great week at home or if you're in the parts of the world where things are going back to normal the office!There's many great updates in the industry the past few weeks but here are some highlights:The Chainsmokers raised a $35 million ...


Music - Issue #53

Good Morning!Hope everyone is having a great week so far. We've got a larger digest this week with a ton of articles for you to check out. Enjoy, Corey


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 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 ca...


Music - Issue #51

Good Morning!We hope you and your loved ones are doing well in the current climate.The music industry has seen its set backs in the last few weeks with live events and some other areas but we are going to trudge along and continue to cover the industry.In t...


Music - Issue #50

Good Morning!This week is a little short so we will keep it succinct. UMG tries to diversify their managers they work with.Caffeine signed an exclusive deal with Drake. High Fidelity with Zoe Kravitz for a new generation. Have a good week!Corey


Music - Issue #49

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 influen...


Music - Issue #48

Hello! Happy New Year to all of you. The business doesn't stop as the kids say and we have some great articles below for you to check out. Have a great weekend!Corey


Music - Issue #47

Good Morning!Hope you are all having a great week so far.This Week’s HighlightsThe game industry is trying to solve how they can incorporate licensing more legally. Yellowheart, backed by The Chainsmokers, is trying to disrupt the ticketing industry. Facebo...


Music - Issue #46

Good Morning!Hope you are all having a great week so far.This Week’s HighlightsBring Me The Horizon made an interesting integration with their merch and fan Spotify data. YouTube finally allows you to sell merch on your artist channel albeit through Merchba...


Music - Issue #45

Good Morning!Hope you are all having a great week so far.This Week’s HighlightsA new app called Crush wants to help you connect with your superfans. The music business is being redefined by Generation Z. Audius the blockchain streaming startup is becoming i...


Music - Issue #44

Good Morning!Hope you are all having a great week so far.This Week’s HighlightsWe found a slide deck from Mounia Lalmas-Roelleke who is the Research Director at Spotify. She was speaking at Web Conference 2019 about the BaRT algorithm at Spotify and how it ...


Music - Issue #43

Good Morning!Hope you are all having a great week so far. This Week’s HighlightsThe average time a listener spends with music is down and does it matter to the industry. Bandsintown finally listens to all of us who hate some of their features. It only took ...


Music - Issue #42

Good Morning! This week there are some great articles covering some great areas of the music industry. This Week's HighlightsInterview with the CEO of Create Music Group that discusses their use of data. Another music technology investment firm wants to inv...


Music - Issue #41

Good Morning!There have been a lot of great things happening in the music industry this week. This Week's HighlightsThe creator of Digster and Spinnup launched a new platform for fans to invest in an artist rather than them signing to a label. TikTok adds a...


Music - Issue #40

Good Morning! The music industry news has been slightly boring the last few weeks with few opportunities for any real gossip. TikTok overtook VidCon this year with their fancy influencers. Distribution has changed the Hip-Hop game. An interesting case study...


Music - Issue #39

Good Morning!Summer officially started a few weeks ago and already is bringing some serious heat to the music industry. Amazon Music has grown a lot over the last year. Taylor Swift took on Scooter Braun for buying Big Machine. Russia is going to have Spoti...