Last month, SoundCloud kicked Next Big Sound out of its API community as a result of Pandora’s acquisition of NBS, which means NBS loses nearly 30 billion streams from which its data analytic tools relies. This is one of the many reasons why music app developers must understand the complexities behind API terms & conditions, the competitive nature of big data and asset ownership, and the caveat to “gaining traction” when they depend on third-party solutions to power (and monetize) their own platform. Part of my work as a consultant is to help music app founders legitimize their platform with appropriately licensed APIs, digital media suppliers, and metadata services. Read the full story on Billboard.
This panel aims to shed some light and bring some clarity to how the digital space and the music industry are currently co-mingling & how to navigate those turbulent waters. We’ll explore panelists’ journey in the music + tech space, what they’ve learned, what warnings they have, what works & what doesn’t work, and where they ultimately see things moving in the future. Learn more here.
Pretty much everyone involved in the music industry is aware of Austin’s annual SXSW, but they may not be as familiar with SXSW V2V, a festival which focuses on the development of startups and entrepreneurial skills. Included here is a breakdown of the three music-related startups of particular note. Read full article here.