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Techstars Music & 10 Tech Startups for ’20; Neil Young’s Music Subscription Success and Lessons for the Music Biz; SiriusXM, Pandora Enlist Pearl Jam for Special Show

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Techstars Music Announces 10 Tech Startups for 2020 Accelerator Programwww.billboard.com
Techstars Music announced the 10 music tech startups that will be joining the organization’s mentorship-driven accelerator program in 2020, its fourth overall.

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Neil Young’s Music Subscription Success Is a Lesson for Music Industrywww.rollingstone.com

People who laughed at him for his HD music obsession should learn from his Neil Young Archives project.

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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek: ‘With The Ringer, I think we bought the next ESPN’musically.com
Spotify published its latest quarterly financial results earlier today, followed by an earnings call with analysts in which CEO Daniel Ek spoke.

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SiriusXM, Pandora Enlist Pearl Jam for Special Apollo Theater Showwww.rollingstone.com

Pearl Jam will play a special show at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City, hosted by SiriusXM and Pandora.

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‘There’s a Wide-Open Horizon of Possibility.’ Musicians Are Using AI to Create Otherwise Impossible New Songstime.com
Musicians like YACHT and others are using artificial intelligence to push the artform forward in exciting and sometimes bizarre new ways.

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Apple just struck a deal with Genius to add a new video series to Apple Music, in yet another sign that the tech giant wants to be a force in the entertainment industrywww.businessinsider.com
Apple Music will be getting Genius’ “Verified” video series, another sign that the company is boosting its presence in the entertainment industry.

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High resolution audio: everything you need to know about the lossless music codec newsdio.com

When it comes to headphones, speakers, DAC and AV receivers, quality is important, and the growing interest in Hi-Res Audio demonstrates that the quality of our music sources is also important.

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Music Crafts New Melodies For Retail Innovationwww.pymnts.com
Music is a big part of the retail world, and is helping to create new harmonies of innovation and disruption.

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Artists begging for streams takes away from quality musicwww.dailytargum.com
Roddy Ricch is a 21-year-old rapper from Compton. His record titled “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” released late last year and has earned excellent reviews.

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Exactuals Acquires Backlash Solutions, Opens NYC Officewww.digitalmusicnews.com
Exactuals has acquired Backlash Solutions, a company that specializes in helping industry professionals organize data and efficiently calculate royalties.

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Ingrooves expands into Japan, names industry veteran Ryukatsu Son as Managing Director for marketwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Exec joins from Amazon Japan, where he was Head of Licensing, Digital Music.

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Fraunhofer Software Helps Power Immersive Music Services for Amazon Echo Studio Smart Speakerapnews.com

Amazon has also joined the MPEG-H trademark program administered by Fraunhofer.

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Featured Playlist: Radiohead — The Best You Can is Good Enoughwww.songsommelier.com

Pete Paphides takes us on his journey as a Radiohead listener, interviewer, writer, fan and now older, wiser, kindred spirit.

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