Issue #325: 20 Music/Tech Startups to Watch in 2018; High-Res Audio Grows as Industry Pivots to Streaming

20 music/tech startups to watch closely in 2018
20 music/tech startups to watch closely in 2018musically.com
Here at Music Ally, we covered a lot of new music/tech startups for the first time in 2017. We’ve now chosen 20 of them that we think have potential.

CES 2018: High-Res Audio Grows As Industry Pivots To Streaming
CES 2018: High-Res Audio Grows As Industry Pivots To Streamingwww.twice.com
The music industry is shifting to a streaming model from a download model, spurring new high-res streaming services to prepare for launch and more audio hardware companies here at CES to support high-res streaming services.

music tech predictions for 2018: Synths, streaming and more
music tech predictions for 2018: Synths, streaming and morewww.factmag.com
From SoundCloud’s survival to the kind of devices you’ll be making music on, we predict the likely music tech trends for 2018.

Spotify tests new feature using video loops as song artwork
Spotify tests new feature using video loops as song artworkmusically.com
Spotify is testing a new feature that replaces static artwork for songs on its service with GIF-like looping videos uploaded by their artists or labels.

Disrupting Enterprise Data With The Cloud: What We Can Learn From The Music Industry
Disrupting Enterprise Data With The Cloud: What We Can Learn From The Music Industrywww.forbes.com
Data scientists should take a page from Spotify’s book to create their own data mixtapes.

Tencent Music: Let the Online Music Grow in a Sustainably Prosperous Way
Tencent Music: Let the Online Music Grow in a Sustainably Prosperous Way www.scmp.com

Gimlet Media is one step closer to becoming the “HBO of Audio”
Gimlet Media is one step closer to becoming the “HBO of Audio”www.fastcompany.com

Brooklyn-based podcast network Gimlet Media just hired Jenny Wall as its first chief marketing officer, and she seems to have the chops to help position a podcast company for the upcoming audio revolution.

Music streaming on Apple Watch Series 3 is a surprisingly nice feature to have
Music streaming on Apple Watch Series 3 is a surprisingly nice feature to havewww.theverge.com
Must be completely bought in to Apple products and services

40% Say They Would Gladly Pay More For Music
40% Say They Would Gladly Pay More For Musicwww.hypebot.com
How much will consumers pay for music? A new survey conducted by MusiComms of 5,000 consumers across all demographics and regions in the United States offered some surprising, contradictory and yet hopeful trends amoun music fans.

Sony's new soundbars can virtualize Dolby Atmos sound
Sony's new soundbars can virtualize Dolby Atmos soundwww.engadget.com
Sony always makes home audio products a part of its CES presentations, and 2018 is no difference.