Start-ups for music

Start-ups for music

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Los Angeles-based music technology outfit Techstars Music is on the lookout for a new intake of start-ups for its next accelerator programme, slated to start in February. Techstars is partnering with the likes of Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Harmonix Music Systems and Silva Artist Management to run the initiative and help with mentoring, business development and follow-on investment.

Techstars says it has an eye out for startups working on scalable solutions across a number of areas, including new music experiences for home, venue, festival, mobile and connected devices; music creation, collaboration and sharing; content infrastructure; data mining and machine learning, and technology-based artist discovery, among others.

Techstars is currently touring the US, Asia and Europe to meet with founders, and the outfit’s accelerator applications process closes on 15 October, with final selections made mid-December.

This year, Techstars has invested in 11 start-ups which have gone on to raise more than $15 million in total. Six of those 11 companies are from outside the US, a ratio the outfit expects to maintain for its 2018 class.

UK-based Marathon Artists will this month kick off the second year of its LABs music-tech start-up accelerator programme which will include start-ups looking to innovate around music videos, music discovery and Big Data.

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