General Assembly Announces Music Start-Up Classes


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 (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


72 Apps Are Born at NYC Music Hack Day

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General Assembly’s spacious lounge was completely packed with people, pretzels and swag Sunday afternoon as developers and groupies crowded around a projector to watch demonstrations of the 72 music apps produced during the weekend’s Music Hack Day hackathon. “What if a bomb went off at General Assembly right now?” one VC wondered Read More