Hot music start-ups abound in New York, even though Limewire (NYC) was sued and shut down, Amie Street (Long Island) was acquired by Amazon and shut down, and a neutered Kazaa (NYC) limps along in relative obscurity. Still, the Hype Machine (Brooklyn) is going strong and Ex.fm (Soho) getting off the ground; Grooveshark also has an office at WeWork and Spotify is hiring here. The Music Hack Day hackathon at General Assembly produced at least 72 projects and was also well-attended by hackers and given a lot of attention by investors and media.
Now General Assembly is announcing Music Start Up Academy, a series of six classes starting April 14 to teach music tech entrepreneurs how to start a company. Read More