WMG’s latest partnerships: Tips Music in India and SOSV in Asia
Post-IPO, there’s a flurry of dealmaking and senior appointments happening at Warner Music Group, as the company gears up for its next stage of growth. Today alone it has announced new partnerships with Indian company Tips...
October 2, 2020
Applications are open for the MMF’s next manager accelerator
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) is teaming up with YouTube Music once again for its Accelerator Programme for Music Managers in the UK. Applications open today for the scheme's 2021 cohort, which will be its third year....
September 15, 2020
Techstars Music goes virtual and promises founder diversity
The Techstars Music accelerator has announced its plans for 2021, including the addition of Amazon Music as a new 'member' partner. The program will also run entirely virtually for the first time when it kicks off on 16...
August 26, 2020
Hamburg’s Music WorX accelerator seeks four music/tech startups
We've written regularly about music/tech accelerators and incubators like Techstars Music, Abbey Road Red and Marathon Artists Labs. Another one that's well regarded is Music WorX in Hamburg, run by the publicly-funded Hamburg...
June 23, 2020
Tips for music/tech startups from accelerators and incubators
Startup accelerators and incubators are a familiar part of the technology industry, working with emerging startups to help them build their products and services, and refine their pitches to investors and customers/users...
May 27, 2020
Techstars Music 2020 startups make their pitches (online)
The demo days of music/tech accelerator Techstars Music are usually a big draw in the physical world, with music industry execs and tech investors convening in Los Angeles to watch its startups pitch. By necessity, its...
May 6, 2020
Techstars Music 2020 kicks off: ‘We will look at everything!’
“We want to invest in a game where the playing of the game includes all the roles of the music business, and the output of the game is real music and real pop stars. I’ve been trying to make this investment for three...
August 22, 2019
BeatDapp and Renaissance part of 500 Startups’ latest batch
500 Startups is one of the most famous startup accelerators, based in San Francisco and now into its 25th program. This time round, there are two music/tech startups in the mix: BeatDapp and Renaissance. BeatDapp is one...
July 23, 2019
Japanese music firm Avex joins Techstars Music accelerator’s partners
Music/tech accelerator Techstars Music is set to return for a third year, armed with a new partner in Japanese music company Avex, and a deeper partnership with major label Sony Music. An announcement by Techstars Music...
September 11, 2018
Capitol Music Group to launch gBETA Musictech accelerator
Universal Music Group’s latest exploration of the startup-accelerator waters comes through its Capitol Music Group subsidiary. It’s launching a new accelerator called gBETA Musictech, in partnership with existing accelerator...
August 23, 2018
The search for the next music/tech giants (#SlushMusic)
2017 has been a fascinating year for digital music, from the growth in paid streaming to a wave of new accelerators and initiatives to help talented music startups get up and running. A pair of sessions at the Slush Music...
November 28, 2017
Techstars Music seeking second cohort of music startups
The Techstars Music accelerator is on the hunt for its second cohort of music/tech startups, with applications closing on 15 October. The final decision on who makes it onto the program is set to be made by mid-December....
October 4, 2017