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Music distributor DistroKid expands into music video distribution with ‘DistroVid’

Record labels used to be the one ticket into the music industry. Now, it’s easier than ever for struggling musicians to get their music and video...

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This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app...

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Spotify revamps in-app concert discovery with new Live Events Feed

Spotify is introducing a new feature that will allow users to better discover nearby events and concerts. The streaming service today announced...

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Puffco unveils the $299 Proxy, an innovative, modular cannabis vaporizer

Puffco has long led the market with innovative cannabis vaporizers. The Puffco Peak Pro is easily one of the best e-rigs available, and the company...

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Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey launched a Bitcoin academy in a public housing complex

Is billionaire-funded crypto education really what low-income people need?

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Spotify becomes first music streamer to launch on Roblox

Spotify announced today it will become the first music streaming brand to have an official presence within Roblox, with the launch of “Spotify...

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DJ and crypto startup founder 3LAU explains the value behind music NFTs

Crypto's music man 3LAU on how NFTs for music royalties can help artists and fans alike

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Artists like Harry Connick Jr. are using web3 to engage with fans

Web3 has attracted people from all walks of life, from finance analysts and hedge fund managers to software developers. But a fairly new group...

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Spotify closed down its Greenroom Creator Fund with shift in live audio strategy

Spotify recently announced that it would transition live audio content from its “Greenroom” app to its flagship streaming app while...

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Spotify brings live audio shows to its main app, rebrands companion app Greenroom as ‘Spotify Live’

As an earlier report had suggested, Spotify today announced it will integrate the live audio capabilities from its companion app, Spotify Greenroom,...

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Spotify continues testing a TikTok-like discovery feed

This feed will show users in select countries 15 song recommendations per day.

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Spotify expands its music-matching playlist ‘Blend’ to work with up to 10 people, including select artists

Spotify’s popular playlist creation tool, Blend, is getting its biggest update since its offiical launch last year. The feature currently...

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Visa launches NFT program as it considers the digital art a new form of e-commerce

Credit card giant Visa has launched an NFT creator program in an effort to bring small businesses into the digital economy. “We’ve seen rapid...

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The 25 crypto startups that Y Combinator is backing in its W22 batch

Crypto was big at YC this batch. Y Combinator Demo Days returned yet again with another ballooning heap of startups. In the old days, a gaggle of...

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TikTok launches a music distribution platform, SoundOn

TikTok has already achieved massive influence in today’s music industry, sending songs that find popularity on the app to the top of the...

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Twitch partners with indie music licensing group Merlin

Twitch will strike up a partnership with independent digital music licensing group Merlin, marking the Amazon-owned livestreaming platform’s...

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Cameo announces its NFT project, Cameo Pass

From Lamborghini to Twitter, everyone and their mother is dipping their toes into the tempting, chilly waters of web3, to varying degrees of success....

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Web3’s early promise for artists tainted by rampant stolen works and likenesses

Jillian C. York didn’t want to be a non-fungible token. A Berlin-based author and activist, York is also the director for International Freedom of...

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New modes of ownership: From torrents to music NFTs

Let’s take a breath and give creators room to explore this new space. And if IP law helps protect the new things that are being built, let’s...

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Tom Brady’s buzzy celebrity NFT startup Autograph banks $170M from Silicon Valley’s top crypto investors

Autograph, an NFT agency co-founded by athlete Tom Brady with a particularly deep bench of star power, has banked new funding from crypto investors...

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Wordle is tech born of love that asks nothing in return

What is Wordle? The game's creator Josh Wardle talks about scaling a viral hit, getting interest from VCs, and dealing with Wordle clones.

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What’s left to learn from Theranos? Have friends.

Elizabeth Holmes’ fraud trial has been the talk of the town (both in Silicon Valley and, you know, on Twitter). The four-month trial was so...

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‘Pfeffel’ artist satirizes Boris Johnson with parody NFTs, sending 52% of proceeds to charity

As crazy as the NFT market has become, there’s been an increasing range of other things to do with NFTs other than pimp images of apes and punks...

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Andreessen Horowitz backs NFT investor group behind rare Wu-Tang Clan album purchase

The crypto collective that bought Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” album and an NFT of the original Doge image has a...

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Nike acquires NFT collectibles studio RTFKT

Nike is taking a plunge deeper into the world of crypto collectibles, announcing that they’re acquiring the NFT studio RTFKT (pronounced...

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes testifies in her own criminal trial

One of the biggest mysteries in former Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ high-profile fraud trial was whether or not she would...

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Tidal is investing in direct artist payments, a step toward fair streaming payouts

Tidal and DistroKid, a popular independent music distributor, teamed up last week to introduce a direct artist payments system. This partnership...

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Spotify finally rolls out real-time lyrics to global users

After years of ignoring consumer demand for in-app lyrics, particularly in the U.S., Spotify announced today it will make a new Lyrics feature...

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