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Accelerator

Bay Area

Meet the Startups in the Prince-Inspired Green Tech Accelerator and Incubator Programs

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

A little more than a year ago, the world lost one of its most talented and influential musicians. Prince was an icon in so many different senses, changing the way people look at everything from fashion to the guitar. And while many will remember…

Gear & Gadgets

JBL Flip 4 Adds Waterproofing and Improved Sound [Review]

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the 80s and even 90s, music portability came in the form of oversized boomboxes filled to the brim with D cell batteries. They were large, quite heavy, sounded pretty good, but ultimately were a pain in the ass. In the past few years…

Gear & Gadgets

7 Tips to Buying Bluetooth Speakers for Summer Fun

By | Jun 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

Over the last few years Bluetooth speakers have become more popular and the technology has immensely improved. This summer when you’re looking to purchase a speaker for pool side entertainment, keep these features in mind before you purchase. Size of Speaker One of the…

Startup Spotlight

Sacramento

VEOSPORT Earbuds Delivers Customized Sound for Your Workout

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Listening to your favorite tunes while exercising sure makes the time go by faster and more enjoyable. And having earbuds that can keep up with your intensity while producing quality sound is key. VEOSPORT is a company all about health and determined to deliver some…

Music

Tunedly Puts the Music Production Power Back in Your Hands

By | May 31, 2017 at 11:20 am

If you’ve ever tried to produce a song, you know that it takes an unprecedented amount of work. Between writing the song, collaborating with musicians, and polishing the final product, producers are often burdened by weeks, if not months, of grueling labor that only…

Trends

4 Companies Using IBM Watson to Advance Artificial Intelligence Technology

By | May 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Thinking computers no longer belong in fiction. For the past few years, people have witnessed the AI revolution unfold – from virtual assistants that can sing you ‘happy birthday’ to AI-infused fitness coaches that provide you with real-time encouragement. With industry leaders like Amazon,…

Tips & How To’s

How Music Can Make You a More Creative Entrepreneur?

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. There are many challenges you have to face, from social pressure to financial issues. Above all these, however, lies the problem of creativity and productivity. In the entire course of time as an entrepreneur, you need to stay as…

Interviews

Austin

Warren G & Karam Gill Talk G-FUNK Film, Hip-Hop and Technology – Interview

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Because musical artists are revered as celebrities, it can be easy to forget that they’re some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. Not only are they selling themselves to millions of people, they’re also dealing with constant criticism on all sides, from…

Startups & Apps

Announcing Techstars Music 2017: This One Goes To 11

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

Last October, I announced the creation of Techstars Music, a new startup accelerator program created to invest in the broad ecosystem of music. We brought together major record labels (Warner Music Group and Sony Music), global artist management and live event companies (Q Prime…

Inspiration

Seattle

How This Dad Went From Playing Music To Coding

By | Jan 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In the summer of 2010, Bryan Brophy was lying on his bunk in the back of a tour bus parked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the phone with his wife who was home in Nashville. As they talked that night, Brophy, had this feeling…

Music

Get Fast, Legal and Free Music With Audials Music Rocket

By | Dec 10, 2016 at 10:30 am

In order to please their taste, music fans have four options: buy a CD, buy it digitally (which costs almost the same as physical media), look for pirated and illegal songs, or use streaming services, which are becoming more and more popular throughout the…

Music

This Arkansas Rapper Turned Entrepreneur Blends Tech and Music

By | Nov 29, 2016 at 2:20 pm

It is hard to put Chane “Big Piph” Morrow in a box. The Stanford-educated rapper turned entrepreneur just doesn’t fit the mold. And he likes it that way. His latest project, The Legacy Project Experience (TLP) is exactly what you would expect from an…

Startups & Apps

How the Loog Guitar Gives Kids the Most Fun, Simple Instrument Possible

By | Nov 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm

First conceived as a master’s thesis at New York University and then spending time as a 2011 Kickstarter funded at quadruple its initial goal, the Loog guitar is now the banner product at NYC-based startup Loog. The guitar provides a simple, easy-to-learn kids’ version…

Gear & Gadgets

The Meizu EP2X Earphones Have Some Seriously Powerful Hardware

By | Nov 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Some years ago, earphones were exclusively used for music, with devices like the Walkman, portable CD players and, MP3 players leading the charge. They were very simple, both in design and hardware, just barely fulfilling their purpose (remember the battery saving mode in CD players?…

Product Launch

London

BLOCKS Puts Musical Expression In the Palm of Your Hand

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm

In a world of portability, having your music with you goes a long way. And now, it’s easier than ever to take your DJ skills on-the-road. Roli, the musical hardware and software instrument company, has released BLOCKS, a customizable modular music kit that allows users…

Gear & Gadgets

Paris

PK K’asq Get Wireless Earbuds Right, Sound Quality Average [Review]

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

When Apple announced the new AirPods in September, consumers lost their minds. Mostly because the likelihood of losing the fully wireless earbuds was pretty high. Even before Apple, another brand, PK paris, actually had nearly the same concept, albeit a different design to the…

Music

7 Reasons to be Excited About Techstars Music

By | Oct 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Yesterday, Techstars announced their latest offering for startups, Techstars Music. Music has been a notoriously challenging category for startups, but you should be beyond excited about the prospect of a music startup accelerator coming to the notable company’s arsenal. Here’s why: Music Drives Culture For many people, musical taste…