Back to work! Techstars Music 2020: Growing global capital for music tech

Entertainment One joins the Techstars Music Membership; Techstars Music startups have now raised $67 million in post-Techstars funding

Here in the United States it is back-to-school season. New notebooks, new goals, and with a little luck, fresh perspectives and opportunities to grow. The same applies for Techstars Music— it’s time to find the next class of startups for our 2020 accelerator. Public applications are now OPEN.

Over the next four-and-a-half months Techstars Music will host open office hours (see full list below, starting with this weekend in New York!) in 12+ cities in more than eight countries, looking for world-class teams solving real problems for the global music business. In December, we’ll invest $1.2 million into 10 startups ($120,000 USD each) and invite them to join us for our 13-week program in Los Angeleson February 4, 2020.

Once in LA, these 10 startups will work directly with some of the most powerful companies in music, the Techstars Music Members. For 2020, the Techstars Music Member companies are Warner Music Group, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Sony, Concord, Royalty Exchange, RecoChoku, AVEX Inc., Peloton and…

…we are thrilled to announceEntertainment One, the global independent studio known for horror film Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark, hit television series The Rookie and children’s staples Peppa Pig and PJ MaskseOne also manages UK mega DJ/Producer Jax Jones and is the label that launched LA’s hottest rapper Blueface.

We’ll work directly with the eOne music and innovation teams, but like all members, we’ll have the ability to connect startups into any relevant aspect of their business. With 15 offices around the world, eOne is poised to immediately contribute real, meaningful help to our growing music tech ecosystem. Welcome aboard!

So… that’s a formidable team of artist managers, live event companies, streaming platforms, consumer product manufacturers and global rights-holders, all working to accelerate startups and attract more capital to the music tech ecosystem.

What does that mean practically? Over the last two years, our members have helped startups break into the Japanese market via national television, secure global distribution for music content, and negotiate experimental licenses for some of the most valuable music content on the planet. They’ve also made 10 direct follow-on investments into Techstars Music alumni.

In addition to our member companies, Techstars Music startups also spend time with hundreds of world-class mentors from music, tech and venture capital who #GiveFirst to help our portfolio companies build their businesses. Outcomes here include live-event experiments, automotive and major brand partnerships, artist collaborations, and national press.

But what about the capital and fundraising? Is all this working? Let me answer that by telling you a little bit of the Techstars Music backstory.

When we started raising money for Techstars Music in late 2015, we got a lot of befuddled looks from our friends in venture capital. “Good luck with that,” they would say. “We don’t invest in music companies.”

That “no music investments” position — which is still pretty common, even in 2019 — is based largely on a single issue: the cost of licensing music for playback in a consumer service like Spotify, Apple Music or Amazon Music Unlimited.

Our thesis, we’d explain, is much broader: “We’ve been watching the growth of streaming, the adoption of mobile devices around the world, and growing power of machine learning to create content,” I’d say. “We believe the streaming transition will be a catalyst for reinventing the way we create, market, monetize and interact with music. We will invest in global companies solving problems for music; not just music companies.”

The music business understood, even if the venture community was skeptical. We immediately had support from Warner Music Group, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management and Sony Music. Those companies joined Techstars Music as our founding members (or LPs) and in February of 2017, we made our first 11 investments.

Fast-forward to summer of 2019, and there are now 30 companies in our portfolio hailing from eleven different countries — France, England, Spain, Japan, Sweden, Australia, Chile, Canada, Hungary, Germany and the USA. Our annual demo day has grown to be attended by 300+ investors, executives and leaders from the global music and media business.

We’ve also expanded the Techstars Music Membership each year: adding innovators like Royalty Exchange alongside global players RecoChoku and Concord in 2018, and welcoming Japanese powerhouse AVEX Inc. and fitness-tech leaders Peloton, as well as expanding our relationship with Sony to include the full array of their global businesses and their investment fund in 2019. And of course, like I mentioned above, we’re thrilled to add another global power-player in Entertainment One for 2020 and beyond.

And most importantly, Techstars Music portfolio companies raise real funding, from real venture investors. As of this writing, 17 of our 30 accelerator alumni have raised a combined $67 million in post-program funding, and there are several more fundraising rounds still in progress.

Where did this capital come from? It came from venture funds like Foundry Group, Khosla Ventures, Horizon Ventures, Kima Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Sony Innovation Fund, Amazon’s Alexa Fund, Plus Eight Equity Partners, Alven Capital, Global Founders Capital, Sinai Ventures, Smart Hub, Pillar VC, Right Side Capital, and more… with many others to be disclosed soon.

Oh, and we had our first acquisition, too! Our friends at Acast purchased Techstars Music 2017 alumni company Pippa in May of this year. You can read my live-tweeting of the announcement here — an evening I will cherish for the rest of my career.

In summary… Yes, it’s working. 😉

Of course, we still have a lot of work to do. Yes, we still encounter plenty of investors who are immediately music averse, and yes, we still have to explain the broad nature of our thesis in a lot of meetings. But not every meeting; not anymore. A little track-record goes a long way. 😉

Is your startup next? See below, and let’s meet up.

— Bob Moczydlowsky, @bobmoz
Managing Director, Techstars Music


Do you have a world-class team solving a real, global-scale problem for music and entertainment? Below are the dates and locations where we’ll be meeting with candidate companies. On many of these dates, we’ll be joined by both alumni companies and Techstars Music Members.

We’re looking for startups solving big problems in the realms of media personalization, e-commerce, live event security and experience, artist discovery and management, ticketing, new media creation, digital goods, media- and music-related gaming, artificial intelligence, big data analysis and back-end infrastructure.

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PS — We’re hiring! We’re looking for a new Program Manager to help us run the program. Take a look, and send us your amazing candidate referrals.

PPS — Can’t leave you without a little bit of musical inspiration for the coming tour. See you out there…

Techstars Music 2020:音楽テックに向けたグローバルでの資金調達を成長させているアクセラレータープログラムが今年も始まります!

Entertainment Oneが新たにTechstars Music メンバーに参加。

現在、Techstars Musicスタートアップは、Techstars後に6,700万ドル(72億円)の資金調達を達成

201952日、Techstars Music 開催した「Demo Day300人以上のベンチャー投資家、音楽やメディア関係のエグゼクティブ、プラットフォーム技術のリーダー達が参加。 Techstars Musicのスタートアップは、アクセラレータープログラム後に1500万ドル(16億円)を追加調達し、17社で合計6,700万ドル(72億円)の資金調達を達成した。

アメリカでは、新学期が始まるシーズンで、 新しいノート、新しい目標、そして少しの幸運で、新鮮な視点や成長の機会があります Techstars Musicにとっても、2020年に向けたアクセラレータープログラムをスタート、次のスタートアップを見つける時期です。 現在、申請を受付中(です。

Techstars Musicは、これから4月半かけて、8カ国以上12都市以上でOpen office hours(リクルーティング面接)を開催し、グローバルな音楽ビジネスの現実的な問題を解決するワールドクラスのチームを探し出します(824日(土)、NYでスタートします。全スケジュールはメッセージの最後をご覧下さい!)。 12月には、10社のスタートアップに合計120万ドル(各社に約1,300万円)を投資し、202024日からロサンゼルスで開催される13週間のアクセレータープログラムにご招待します。

ロサンゼルスで、この10社は、音楽業界で最もパワフルな企業でもあるTechstars Music のメンバー企業と直接やりとりをすることになります。 2020年のTechstars Musicメンバー企業は、Warner Music GroupQ Prime ManagementBill Silva Entertainment、ソニー、ConcordRoyalty Exchange、レコチョク、エイベックス、Pelotonと・・・・・・

…また、我々は、世界的独立系映画製作会社であるEntertainment OneeOne)がメンバーに加わったことを発表できることを嬉しく思います。同社はホラー映画「Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark」、大ヒットTVシリーズ「The Rookie」、子供向け番組「Peppa Pig」「PJ Masks」で知られています。また、eOneはイギリスの著名DJ・プロデューサーJax Jonesマネジメント、LA出身の話題のラッパーBluefaceを送り出したレーベルです

我々はeOneの音楽及びイノベーションチームと直接連携し、他のメンバー企業と同様に、スタートアップ企業を彼らのビジネスに関連するあらゆる側面につなげていきます。 世界中に15オフィスを構えるeOneは、成長を続ける音楽テクノロジーのエコシステムに実際に意味のある貢献を即座に提供する態勢を整えています。 ようこそ!


実際、 過去2年間に我々のメンバーは、スタートアップ企業を、公共テレビ経由で日本市場に参入させ、音楽コンテンツのグローバル配信を安全に実施し、世界で最も価値のある音楽コンテンツの一部の実験的なライセンス交渉を支援してきました。 また、Techstars Music卒業のスタートアップに対し10件の直接的な追加投資を行いました。

メンバー企業に加え、Techstars Musicのスタートアップは、音楽、テクノロジー、ベンチャーキャピタルの、何百人ものワールドクラスのメンターと時間をともにし、彼らは#GiveFirstの精神で、ビジネスの構築を手助けしてくれます。 ここでの成果には、ライブイベントの実験、自動車と主要ブランドとのパートナーシップ、アーティストとのコラボレーション、そして、報道が含まれます。

しかし、資本や資金調達はどうなっているのか? すべてうまくいっているのか? ここでTechstars Musicの背景について少しお話しさせていただきます。

2015年後半にTechstars Musicの資金集めを始めたとき、ベンチャーキャピタルの友人達の多くが困惑した表情をみせました。 彼らはこう言いました「頑張って」 「我々は、音楽会社には投資しません」。

「音楽への投資はしない」という見解は、2019年でもまだ一般的ですが、主にSpotifyApple MusicAmazon Music Unlimitedといったサービスでの再生にかかるライセンス料という問題に大きく依存しています。

我々の主張を説明しておくと、「ストリーミングの成長、世界中でのモバイル機器の普及、コンテンツを創る機械学習の力の増大に注目」してきました。そして「ストリーミングへの移行は、音楽の制作、マーケティング、収益化、相互作用の方法を改革するための触媒になると考えています。 我々は音楽の問題を解決するグローバルな企業に投資します。 音楽の会社だけではありません。」。

音楽業界の方々は、たとえベンチャー業界が懐疑的であっても、理解を示しました。 我々は即座にWarner Music GroupQ Prime ManagementBill Silva EntertainmentSilva Artist ManagementSony Musicからサポートを受けました。 これらの企業はTechstars Music創業メンバー(LP:有限責任パートナー)として参加し、20172月に最初の11件の投資を行いました。

2019年の夏まで話を進める、現在、ポートフォリオは30社で、フランス、イギリス、スペイン、日本、スウェーデン、オーストラリア、チリ、カナダ、ハンガリー、ドイツ、アメリカの11カ国から集まっています。 毎年恒例の「Demo Day」には、300人以上の投資家、世界的な音楽及びメディア業界のエグゼクティブやリーダー達が参加するようになりました。

また、Techstars Musicの メンバーシップも毎年拡大しています。2018年のプログラムには、世界的な企業であるRoyalty Exchangeといったイノベーターとともに、グローバル・プレイヤーのレコチョクConcordが加わり、さらに、2019年には日本の強力なチームavexとフィットネス技術のリーダーであるPelotonを迎え、さらに、ソニーとの関係を拡大し、世界中のあらゆるビジネスや投資ファンドも網羅しました。 もちろん、2020年に向けて、新たに世界的なパワープレーヤーEntertainment Oneが加わることに興奮しています。

そして、最も重要な事は、Techstars Musicのポートフォリオ企業が、実際にベンチャー投資家から現実的な資金調達を行なっていることです。 現時点で、アクセラレーターを卒業した30社中17社がプログラム終了後の資金調達で合計6700万ドル(72億円)を調達しており、さらにいくつかの資金調達ラウンドが進行中です。

この資金はどこから来たのでしょうか? Foundry GroupKhosla VenturesHorizon VenturesKima VenturesTwo Sigma VenturesSony Innovation FundAmazon’s Alexa FundPlus Eight Equity PartnersAlven CapitalGlobal Founders CapitalSinai VenturesSmart Hub,Pillar VCRight Side Capitalといったベンチャーファンドからで、他にも多くの情報が近々公開される予定です。

そうそう、最初の買収(事業売却)もありました! 我々の友人である「Acast20195月にTechstars Music 2017の卒業生「Pippaを買収しました。 この発表に関する私のライブツイートはこちらでご覧頂けます。これは私のキャリアでも一生大事にしたい夜です。

もちろん、まだやるべき事が沢山あります。 今でも我々は音楽嫌いの多くの投資家に出会いますし、多くのミーティングで、我々が投資する目的や理由について様々な特質を説明する必要があります。 しかし、もはや全てのミーティングがそういう状況ではありません。もう違います。 少しずつ実績が大きな役割を果たしています。 ;

次はあなたのスタートアップの番ですか? 以下のスケジュールをご覧いただき、ぜひお会いしましょう。

— Bob Moczydlowskyボブ・モクジドロウスキー,@bobmoz
Managing Director, Techstars Music


Do you have a world-class team solving a real, global-scale problem for music and entertainment? Below are the dates and locations where we’ll be meeting with candidate companies. On many of these dates, we’ll be joined by both alumni companies and Techstars Music Members.

音楽とエンターテイメントに関するグローバルな問題を解決するワールドクラスのチームはありますか?スタートアップの皆様とお会いする日時と場所は下記の通りです。 多くの日程で、Techstars Musicの卒業企業とメンバー企業が参加します。

We’re looking for startups solving big problems in the realms of media personalization, e-commerce, live event security and experience, artist discovery and management, ticketing, new media creation, digital goods, media- and music-related gaming, artificial intelligence, big data analysis and back-end infrastructure.

Want to meet with us and pitch your company? Click the dates below and signup!



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PS — We’re hiring! We’re looking for a new Program Manager to help us run the program. Take a look, and send us your amazing candidate referrals.

PPS — Can’t leave you without a little bit of musical inspiration for the coming tour. See you out there…

Techstars Music Accelerator Announces New 2019 Class of Music Tech Startups

Photo credit: Kiana Nicio


In its third year, Techstars Music Accelerator announces its new 2019 class of music-based startups, which Fast Company unveiled — listed below. Techstars Music Accelerator is a mentorship-driven accelerator program that partners with some of music’s biggest companies — such as Warner Music Group, Sony, Concord, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, RecoChoku, Royalty Exchange, Q Prime Management and others to discover, vet and develop tomorrow’s most impactful and innovative music startups. Each year, 9 startups are selected by Bob Moczydlowsky and his team after a six-month, global search. This year’s startups include new applications of artificial intelligence, on-demand manufacturing, augmented reality, music-assisted learning, interactive video, and online music creation.

Startups from the 2017 and 2018 class have since raised more than $40 million in follow-on investment, with the combined valuation of the Techstars Music Accelerator portfolio now surpassing $300 million — evidence of a warming trend in the venture capital markets for music-related startups.

The Techstars Music Accelerator is supported financially and strategically by Techstars and its Member companies. This membership includes some of the global music industry’s biggest players: Warner Music Group, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, Sony, Concord, Royalty Exchange, RecoChoku, AVEX and Peloton.

For 2019, the Techstars Music Accelerator is also announcing an expanded membership and mentor pool, which now includes Peloton, the global technology company reinventing the fitness category; an expanded relationship with founding member, Sony and AVEX, one of the largest music companies in Japan.

Original founding member, Sony, has expanded its membership to include Sony Music Entertainment (USA), Sony Innovation Fund, and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), giving Techstars Music Accelerator companies access to mentorship and strategic help from the broad array of Sony businesses.

Avex has recently founded Avex USA Inc. in Los Angeles to better collaborate with startups/partners in the ecosystem in Los Angeles and the globe. This subsidiary is going to be in charge of investment and partnership development to open Japan/Asia’s market.

Both companies, Peloton and AVEX, are now invested in the Techstars Music Accelerator and actively mentoring 2019 startups, as well as existing portfolio companies.  

“We’re excited to work with the Techstars Music Accelerator team and our fellow partners.  Because music is such an integral part of the Peloton experience, we feel uniquely positioned to speak to opportunities in the fitness tech platform space. We’re looking forward to both supporting and getting inspired by the Class of 2019.” – Paul DeGooyer, Peloton’s Head of Music.

“We have met great partners including startups/investors/music companies/artists in the last program when we joined as a mentor, which was far more than we had expected. We are so stoked to deepen our relationship in the program and to work with forward-thinking music innovators from around the world to create the future of music together.” – Naoki Osada, AVEX USA INC.

In addition to mentorship and business development support from the aforementioned member companies, the Techstars Music Accelerator portfolio companies also work directly with a pool of more 350 independent mentors who come from Instagram, Google, Universal, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, UTA, WME, Amazon, AEG, Spotify, Microsoft, Splice, BOSE, Apple, Viacom, CAA, Kobalt, Native Instruments and more.

Startups also have the opportunity to work closely with musical artists in the Techstars Music Accelerator Artists-In-Residence program, which includes BOB MOSES, YACHT, BOSCO, POP ETC., DAWN, LITTLE BOOTS, Synyster Gates from AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Brad Delson from LINKIN PARK and Jillionaire from MAJOR LAZER.

Based in Los Angeles, the Techstars Music Accelerator program begins February 4, 2019 and ends on May 2, 2019 with an invitation-only demo day, where the ten companies from the 2019 class will present their products to an audience of more than 300 venture investors, music executives and global entertainment technology leaders.

Alongside Bob Moczydlowsky on the Techstars Music Accelerator staff are former music manager and Program Director, Jen Hall, Program Manager Samantha Russo, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Matt Sandler.

Examples of the Techstars Music Accelerator portfolio companies actively re-shaping the music industry include:

Amper Music, funded by Foundry Group and Horizon Ventures and working with leading media companies and artists to provide score and custom music created on-demand. (

Also, just launched Amper Score – the first AI music composition for enterprise content creators.


Blink Identity, actively working with Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Avex Inc., to experiment with facial recognition technology at live events. (

Endel, partnering with WMG’s Arts Music division to create and release a series of one-hour sleep soundscapes aimed at reducing anxiety and improving mood. Investors in Endel include Amazon’s The Alexa Fund, among others.


Tracer (formerly HelloTickets), the first company to successfully sell and validate thousands of event tickets using the Ethereum blockchain. (

Mighty Audio, makers of the Mighty Vibe music player, which was just recently named the “Ultimate Fitness Tool” by Outside Magazine (

Also named #1 in the Top Ten Companies that Spotify should buy (

Popgun, funded by Khosla Ventures and working to generate hit pop songs entirely with artificial intelligence. (


This new crop of 9 startups joins a portfolio of 21 other startups from 2017 and 2018, classes that included Amper Music, Popgun Labs, JAAK, Weav Music, Syncspot, Superpowered, Shimmur, Hurdl, Pippa, Pacemaker, Robin, Seated, Spark DJ, Endel, Tracer (HelloTickets), SecondBrain, Mighty, Soundcharts,, Gimme Media, and Blink Identity.

The Music Fund – San Francisco, CA

The Music Fund provides an automated platform that uses a data-driven smart-pricing algorithm to offer up-front cash for a portion of any artist’s royalty stream income. The purchased assets are added to an institutional-class fund that gives investors broad exposure to the music industry through quarterly dividends that aren’t correlated with the stock market.

Founders: John Funge and Thomas Jerde

Noteworthy: Independent artists make up an ever-growing share of global consumption. Offering those artists the ability to sell partial shares of their future income is an attractive asset class for investors.

SuperRes – Brisbane, Australia

Using AI to separate, classify and up-res audio for the purpose of audio search, discovery, recommendation, personalization, and quality enhancement. Works with studio as well as UGC audio and potentially even live mobile communication (video conferencing or phone calls).

Founders: Meaghan White, Lindsay Watt, and Christopher Gage.

Noteworthy: In addition to helping create new audio and music, artificial intelligence will also revolutionize the way audio is processed, compressed and delivered and reconstructed.

inklocker – Los Angeles, CA

Inklocker is like AWS for custom-manufacturing — providing a decentralized global network of on-demand manufacturers. Sell the shirt online to customers world-wide, carry no inventory, have products produced and shipped locally to the buyer.

Founders: Brandon Sowers and Tim Fillmore

Noteworthy: The combination of rapid improvements in direct-to-garment printing as well as the gig economy offer incredible opportunities for creators and producers of direct-to-consumer products.

Replica – Brisbane, Australia

Replica uses Artificial Intelligence to create the next generation of games, films, music, and other media.  Their technology provides creative people with access to millions of ‘Replica’ voice actors on demand.

Founders: Shreyas Nivas, Riccardo Grinover and Keni Mardira.

Noteworthy: Can artificial intelligence be used to create new revenue streams for artists, actors and influencers?

Marble AR – Germany / Los Angeles

Marble is building an Augmented Reality platform to create unique live music experiences with visuals, lights, sounds, physical object interactions, and audience participation.

Founders: Tom Brückner and Paul Wehner

Noteworthy: With more and more artists and venues offering live AR experiences, the need to create, integrate and control those experiences needs to evolve.

Mila – Paris, France

Mila creates digital versions of proven music therapy methods to diagnose and rehabilitate neurodevelopmental disabilities. We transform conventional therapy into an engaging experience through gamification, musical personalization, and voice and gesture control. Mila interprets these data into neurological indicators to optimize therapy’s benefits while reducing drop-out rates.

Founders: Kenneth Burns, François Vonthron and Antoine Yuen

Noteworthy: Sometimes keeping children engaged in their therapy is the largest single driver of real results. Can musical games increase engagement and thus increase child health?

Rhinobird – Santiago, Chile

Interactive video software. Rhinobird’s focus is to design interactive video players that engage audiences with the screen more than any other video player in the market. By delivering multi-video reproduction and multi-angle synchronization, together with tools for user interactivity, Rhinobird is helping leading content creators and media platforms innovate and engage with their users.

Founders: Felipe Heusser and Sebastian Echeverria

Noteworthy: Media companies are launching their own branded streaming services left and right — but how do those broadcast style video experiences compete/compare with interactive social media stories?

EmbodyMe – Tokyo, Japan

EmbodyMe is building an app called Xpression, which will allow you to create realistic imaginative videos with deep learning. Pick any video from YouTube — and use your face to control the face of the person in the video in real-time —  and then record and share the new video.

Founders: Issay Yoshida

Noteworthy: The age of video remixing — where the contents of the video can be controlled — is coming.

Signal Distribution – New York, NY

Details on this company will be revealed at a later date.


Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Techstars founders connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies. Techstars operates three divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,600 companies with a market cap of $18.2 Billion.

For more information on the Techstars Music Accelerator, visit:


Founded in 2012, Peloton is a global technology company reinventing fitness by bringing the energy and benefits of studio-style workouts to the convenience and comfort of home. With more than 11,000 live and on-demand classes, taught by a roster of elite instructors, Peloton delivers real-time motivation and curated playlists from the world’s best artists. The brand’s immersive content is accessible through the Peloton Bike, the Peloton Tread, and Peloton Digital, which provide a full slate of fitness offerings, anytime, anywhere, through an iOS app or the web. Headquartered in New York City, Peloton is changing the way people get fit through a comprehensive and socially-connected experience that makes every workout both efficient and addictive. The company has a growing number of retail showrooms across the US, UK and Canada. For more information, visit


Avex  manages superstar artists, produces major festivals, operates music and video streaming services and owns and distributes music globally through its family of affiliated labels. It’s one of the most influential music companies on the planet, an innovative force in Japan, and an emerging investor in global startups.

For more information on AVEX, visit:

FOR PRESS INQUIRIES: Biz 3 / Danielle Quebrado & Kathryn Frazier

Areas of Interest for the Next Techstars Music Accelerator Class

Lots of great Techstars Music III applications so far! The deadline to apply is coming up on October 14th. The best companies are born from blood, sweat, and tears. For those working away, there are a few areas we’re particularly interested in exploring…

1/ New Music Experiences – Mobile devices allow us to bring music everywhere. Planes, trains, automobiles, and beyond. We now need to look beyond the app. How does music change, leveraging enabling technology like Alexa? Livestream? VR/AR?

2/ Creation & Collab – 54% music-making US households. 100s millions people play music worldwide. 1B+ consume music content daily. How do we better create, share, and consume music/video content?

3/ Marketing & eCommerce – Music merch alone represents > $3.1B annual sales. Going beyond that, we still have a problem connecting artists with fans to build community and commerce channels. FB, Insta, Snap, and Twitter are great. But what else can we do?

4/ Rights & Royalties – Mo money, mo problems. Artists demand more transparency and quicker payment schedules. Product developers demand easier content access and licensing. Solve these problems, and you unlock even bigger opportunities.

5/ Content Infrastructure – 5B people now have mobile devices. Though hardware, connectivity, and data plans aren’t created equal. How do we build better infrastructure to render and deliver media to fans around the world?

6/ Machine Learning & AI – Companion AI for music is here. See @ampermusic @popgunlabs @pacemaker. Where can AI/ML help creators? Post-production? Voice? Video? What else can we build with the ever-increasing mountains of data available to us?

7/ Healthcare – Music is starting to be used in treatment for physical, emotional, and cognitive issues – from elderly Alzheimer’s patients, to military vets dealing with PTSD / depression, autism, and beyond. Early days, with massive opportunity for double bottom line impact.

8/ Artist Discovery & Curation –The are ±3M artists on Spotify. 73k artists generate 95% streams. Lots of undiscovered gems. How can we programmatically surface great talent, to the fans who would love them?

9/ Security & Crowd Management –Music is communal and best shared live. 70M+ US fans attended concerts last year. We want to keep them safe, engaged, and happy. How do we do that, leveraging best-in-class physical and digital security?

10/ Social Platforms & Games – “The next big thing will start out looking like a toy.” This is especially true with music experiences, as it has major impact on culture. See @Harmonix’s @RockBand and @tiktok_us. What can we build that packages music and social / gaming experiences?

Building something in these interest areas? Maybe something else that touches music, live events, or media? Love to chat. Text me @ 323-538-3935.

→ Apply to Techstars Music here, by October 14th.



Globales Wachstum für Techstars Music im Jahr 2019

Techstars Music 2019 wird je 120.000 Dollars in insgesamt zehn Startups investieren und dadurch Probleme für das zunehmende globale Musik-Business lösen – Gründest du gerade eine großartige Firma?

Es ist die beste Zeit des Jahres – der Start der weltweiten Suche nach der nächsten Klasse der 10 weltklasse Music-Startups für Techstars Music 2019. Öffentliche Bewerbungen sind jetzt ERÖFFNET, und mein Reisepass ist schon in meiner Tasche. Eigentlich schreibe ich das gerade von Sydney aus, in Australien.

Während den nächsten fünf Monaten wird Techstars Music 15+ Städte in mehr als 10 Ländern besuchen und nach tollen Teams suchen, die aktuelle Probleme für das weltweite Musik-Business lösen. Im Dezember werden wir in 10 Startups (je 120.000 US-Dollars) investieren und sie dazu einladen, sich uns für unser 13 Wochen Programm in Los Angeles am 4. Februar 2019 anzuschließen.

Wir suchen nach Startups, die gewichtige Probleme in den Gebieten der Medienpersonalisierung, des E-Commerce, der Live-Event Sicherheit und Erfahrung, der Entdeckung und dem Management von Künstlern, dem Kartenverkauf, der Entwicklung neuer Medien, der digitalen Waren, den künstlichen Intelligenz, der Analysierung von Big Data und der back-end-Infrastruktur lösen.

Löst dein Team gerade eines dieser gigantischen Probleme von und im Zusammenhang mit Musik und Live Events? Wenn ja, dann wollen wir dich treffen. MELDE DICH HIER AN. Der Anmeldeschluss für öffentliche Bewerbungen ist der 14. Oktober 2018. Hast du Fragen bevor du dich bewirbst? Dann schreib mir! Ja, wirklich. Hier ist meine Nummer: +1–323–538–3935.

Und jetzt noch ein paar tolle Ankündigungen:

Zuerst freuen wir uns darüber ankündigen zu können, dass AVEX Inc., eines der weltweit mächtigsten Musik- und Entertainment-Unternehmen gerade der Techstars Music Mitgliedschaft beigetreten ist. Ein großer Teil der Strategie von Techstars Music ist unsere vertiefte Zusammenarbeit mit dem globalen Musik-Business. Wir glauben, dass Zusammenarbeit größere Kapitalerträge produziert. Unsere Unternehmensmitglieder stellen mehr als nur Kapital zur Verfügung; Sie machen mit uns zusammen das Programm, helfen bei jedem Schritt im Prozess, von der Auswahl bis zur Betreuung, zur Unternehmensentwicklung, und oft, zu Folgeinvestitionen.

AVEX Inc. betreut Superstars, organisiert wichtige Festivals, stellt Musik- und Video-Streaming Dienste zur Verfügung, und besitzt und verbreitet weltweit Musik durch seine Partner-Marken. Es ist eine der einflussreichsten Musikfirmen der Welt, eine innovative Kraft in Japan, und ein aufsteigender Investor für weltweite Startups.

Wir freuen uns auch euch mitzuteilen, dass wir unsere Beziehung mit Sony ausgebaut haben. Seit der Gründung des Programms haben wir mit mehreren Firmen des Sony-Portfolios gearbeitet, aber jetzt ist es offiziell: Sony Music Entertainment Japan, Sony Innovation Fund und Sony Music Entertainment USA sind jetzt alle aktive Mitglieder unseres täglichen Teams. Von außerhalb merkt man nur, dass es auf der Webseite Sony heißt. Intern haben alle Portfolio-Firmen jetzt Zugang zu Betreuung und strategischer Hilfe durch die große Zahl von Sony-Unternehmen.

Also sind 2019 die Techstars Music Unternehmensmitglieder Warner Music Group, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, Sony, Concord Music, Royalty Exchange, RecoChoku und AVEX Inc. Das ist ein beeindruckendes Team aus Managern für Künstler, Life-Event Unternehmen, Streaming-Plattformen, Herstellern von Verbrauchsgütern und weltweiten Rechtsinhabern… alle darum bemüht, Startups zu beschleunigen und mehr Risikokapital für das Musik-Technologie-Ökosystem anzulocken. Wir könnten das wirklich nicht ohne sie machen.

Zusätzlich zu unseren Unternehmensmitgliedern verbringen Techstars Music Startups auch mit hunderten von weltklasse Mentoren aus Musik, Technologie und Risikokapital Zeit, die #GibZuerst unseren Portfolio Firmen dabei zu helfen, ihre Firmen aufbauen.

Apropos Portfolio Firmen… nach zwei Jahren des Investierens haben wir einige wirklich interessante Ergebnisse mit euch zu teilen. Wir haben bis jetzt in 21 Startups investiert; 11 im Jahr 2017 und 10 im Jahr 2018. Hier sind ein paar bemerkenswerte Fakten:



Willst du mehr über die unglaublichen Dinge lesen, die unsere Alumni tun? Hier sind ein paar unserer jüngsten Artikel:

JAAK, Klasse von 2017

PLAKATWAND: Wie JAAK versucht, das Metadata Problem mit Blockchain Tech zu lösen

Blink Identity, Klasse von 2018

SPEKULATIONSSCHLAG: Ticketmaster für den Versuch der Gesichtserkennungstechnologie bei Live-Veranstaltungsorten

Popgun, Klasse von 2017

ABC: Wie das Lernen von Maschinen die Zukunft von beliebter Musik verändern könnte

Amper Music, Klasse von 2017:

DER RAND: Wie Künstliche-Intelligenz-Musik die Weise verändert, wie Hits gemacht werden

Und zuletzt eine gute Zusammenfassung des Programms von 2018, kurz vor unserem jüngsten Demo-Tages im letzten Mai:

PLAKATWAND: Techstars Music Startups wandeln die Musikindustrie um


Also jetzt kennst du uns, und unsere wachsende Erfahrung im Aufspüren und Beschleunigen der interessantesten Startups in der Musikszene.  

Unten sind die Termine und Orte, wo wir uns mit Unternehmenskandidaten treffen werden. An vielen dieser Tage werden wir von sowohl Alumni Unternehmen als auch von Techstars Music Mitgliedern begleitet. Löst dein Team ein echtes Problem für die Musik? Willst du dich mit uns treffen und dein Unternehmen schmackhaft machen? Klick auf die unten stehenden Termine und melde dich an!

10. bis 12. September — Singapur

13. bis 15. September — Tokio, Japan

27. und 28. September — Los Angeles, CA, USA

3. Oktober — Nashville, TN, USA

4. Oktober — Atlanta, GA, USA

15. Oktober — Stockholm, Schweden

18. Oktober — London, England

22. Oktober  — Paris, Frankreich

24. Oktober — Berlin , Deutschland

6. November — New York, New York, USA

8. November — Toronto, Kanada

Ok… also das ist genug von mir. Sieh euch dort…

— Bob Moczydlowky, @bobmoz

Geschäftsführender Direktor, Techstars Music

PS — Kann euch nicht ohne ein bisschen Musik-Inspiration verlassen. Dieser Clip lässt meine Augen jedes Mal feucht werden. Lass uns zusammen ein paar Träume erleben…

Développement Mondial de Techstars Music en 2019

Techstars Music 2019 investira 120. 000 $ pour chacune des dix startups chargées de résoudre un problème de l’industrie musicale internationale en croissance – Êtes-vous en train de créer actuellement une société remarquable ?

C’est mon moment préféré de l’année — le début de la recherche internationale de la prochaine promotion de 10 Startups de musique de niveau international pour les Techstars Music 2019. Les inscriptions publiques sont déjà OUVERTES, et mon passeport est à côté. En vérité, je vous écris depuis Sydney, en Australie.

Dans les prochaines cinq années, Techstars Music sillonnera plus de 15 villes dans plus de 10 pays, à la conquête d’équipes formidables qui résolvent de véritables problèmes de l’industrie musicale internationale. En décembre, nous financeront 10 startups (120. 000 $ chacune) et nous les invitons à se joindre à nous pour notre  programme de 13 semaines à Los Angeles le 4 février 2019.

Nous recherchons des startups s’occupant de gros problèmes dans les domaines de la personnalisation des médias, e-commerce, gestion et sécurité événementielle en live, la détection et gestion des talents, la billetterie, la création de nouveaux médias, les produits numériques, l’intelligence artificielle, l’analyse des données importantes et des infrastructures d’arrière-plan.

Votre équipe apporte-t-elle une solution à l’un de ces problèmes à l’échelle internationale dans ou autour de l’industrie musicale et sur l’événementiel en live? Si oui, nous aimerions vous rencontrer. S’ENREGISTRER ICI. On ferme les inscriptions publiques le 14 octobre 2018. Avez-vous des questions? Ecrivez-moi! Oui, le vrai. Mon numéro: 1–323–538–3935.

Et actuellement, quelques annonces intéressantes:

D’abord, nous annonçons fièrement qu’AVEX Inc., l’une des sociétés de musique et de divertissement les plus réputées au monde, vient de faire son Abonnement Techstars Music. Une bonne partie de la stratégie Techstars Music est notre collaboration étroite avec l’industrie musicale internationale. Nous pensons que la coopération produit un retour sur investissement plus conséquent. Nos sociétés membres au-delà du simple soutien financier, nous aident à gérer le programme, en participant à chaque étape du processus, de la sélection au mentorat en passant par le développement de l’entreprise et souvent, l’investissement de suivi.

AVEX Inc. gère des artistes réputés, produit de gros festivals, gère la musique et services de streaming vidéo et possède tout comme distribue la musique à l’international via sa famille de labels associés. C’est l’une des sociétés musicales les plus réputées au monde, une force innovante au Japon et un investisseur émergeant dans les startups internationales.

Nous annonçons ensuite avec joie l’adhésion de Sony. Depuis le lancement du programme, nous travaillons avec diverses entreprises d’investissement de Sony, mais aussi officiellement: Sony Music Entertainment Japan, Sony Innovation Fund et Sony Music Entertainment USA sont tous actuellement des membres actifs de notre équipe. De l’extérieur, vous allez remarquer qu’on parle maintenant de Sony sur le site web. De l’intérieur, toutes nos sociétés auront maintenant accès au mentorat et au soutien stratégique du large réseau des entreprises Sony.

Donc en 2019, voici les sociétés membres de Techstars Music : Warner Music Group, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, Sony, Concord Music, Royalty Exchange, RecoChoku et AVEX Inc. C’est une prestigieuse équipe de managers d’artistes, de sociétés de concerts, de plateformes de streaming, de fabricants de produits de consommation et des détenteurs de droits internationaux… Tous travaillent pour booster les startups et attirer davantage de capital risque dans l’écosystème technique de la musique. Sans eux, nous serions innefficaces.

En plus de nos sociétés membres, les startups Techstars Music passent aussi du temps avec des centaines de parrains de renommée mondiale issus de la musique, de la technologie et du capital risque qui #GiveFirst pour aider les sociétés d’investissement à développer leurs entreprises.

Concernant les sociétés d’investissement… après deux ans de financement, nous divulguons nos bons résultats. Nous avons déjà investi sur 21 startups ; 11 en 2017 et 10 en 2018. Voici des faits récents:


  • 91,6 Millions $ estimation la troupe incluse
  • 19,3 Millions $  recueillis après le programme (depuis février 2017 ; 10,5 Millions $ avant)
  • Les investisseurs de marque: Foundry Group, Sony Innovation Fund; Greycroft, Khosla Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Passion Capital


  • 5,6 Millions $ estimation la troupe incluse
  • 6,8 Millions collectés après le programme (depuis février 2018 ; 6,2 Millions $ avant)
  • Les investisseurs de marque: Global Founders Fund, Live Nation/Ticketmaster, Amazon Alexa Fund, Pillar VC,

Envie d’en savoir plus sur les incroyables réalisations de nos anciens produits ? Voici des articles de référence :

JAAK, Classe de 2017

BILLBOARD: Comment JAAK pense résoudre le problème de métadonnées avec la technologie Blockchain

Blink Identity, Classe de 2018

VENTURE BEAT: Ticketmaster pour essayer la technologie de reconnaissance faciale dans les lieux publics

Popgun, Classe de 2017

ABC: Comment l’apprentissage par la machine peut changer l’avenir de la musique populaire

Amper Music, Classe de 2017:

THE VERGE: Comment la musique de l’IA change la fabrication des tubes

Et enfin, un bon résumé du programme de 2018, juste avant notre Journée Démo la plus récente ce mai:

BILLBOARD: Les Startups de Techstars Music transforment l’industrie musicale


A présent donc, vous en savez sur nous et sur notre avancée grandissante concernant la conquête et le développement des startups de musique les plus remarquables.

Vous trouverez en bas les dates et lieux où nous allons rencontrer les sociétés candidates. Parmi ces dates, plusieurs anciennes sociétés et Membres de Techstars Music nous rejoindrons. Votre équipe résout-elle un véritable problème de musique ? Aimeriez-vous nous rencontrer et booster votre société ? Cliquez sur les dates ci-dessous et inscrivez-vous !

10–12 septembre — Singapour

13–15  septembre— Tokyo, Japon

27 & 28  septembre— Los Angeles, CA, USA

3 octobre  — Nashville, TN, USA

4  octobre  — Atlanta, GA, US

15 octobre  — stockholm, suède

18 octobre  — Londres, Angleterre

22 octobre  — Paris, France

24 octobre  — Berlin, Allemagne

6 novembre  — New York, New York, USA

8 novembre  — Toronto, Canada

Ok… ça suffit pour moi. A bientôt…

— Bob Moczydlowky, @bobmoz

Managing Director, Techstars Music

UNE SECONDE — On ne saurait se quitter sans vous laisser une petite inspiration musicale. Ce clip me fait pleurer à chaque fois. Agissons ensemble. Construisons des rêves ensemble…

2019年:グローバルに成長するTechstars Music


親。 パンク。 ジェイホーク。 Techstars Musicのマネージングディレクター。


2019年:グローバルに成長するTechstars Music

Techstars Music 2019は、成長するグローバル音楽ビジネスの問題を解決する10社のスタートアップにそれぞれUS$12万ドル(約1,350万円)を投資します。あなたは偉大な会社を築いていますか?

今は、毎年一番好きな時期 – 次のTechstars Music プログラム2019のため、世界中からトップ音楽関連スタートアップ10社を見つけるリクルーティングの始まりです。一般応募は公開され、私のパスポートはポケットに入っています。実際、今オーストラリアのシドニーからこれを書いています。

これから5カ月、Techstars Musicは10カ国以上の15都市以上を訪問し、グローバル音楽ビジネスが抱える現実的な問題を解決する素晴らしいチームを探しに行きます。 12月には、10社のスタートアップに投資して(各社120,000米$、約1,350万円)、2019年2月4日にロサンゼルスで開始する13週間のアクセレータープログラムに招待致します。


あなたのチームは、音楽、ライブイベントやその周辺の巨大な問題を解決していますか? もしそうなら、是非お会いしましょう。 ここから申請して下さい。 一般応募の申込締切は2018年10月14日です。申請する前に質問があれば直接私にSMS メッセージか、 こちらの番号に連絡して下さい:+1-323-538-3935(私の直通電話番号です)。


まず、世界で最も強力な音楽エンターテインメント企業の1つであるAVEX Inc.Techstars Musicメンバーシップに参加しました。 Techstars Music戦略の大きな部分は、グローバル音楽ビジネスとの深い連携です。我々は、連携は、より大きな投資リターンをもたらすと考えています。 Techstars Musicのメンバー企業は、資本だけでなく、一緒にプログラムを運営し、選考からメンタリング、事業開発、そしてしばしば後続投資に至るプロセスのあらゆるステップを支援します。

AVEX Inc.は、スーパースターアーティストをマネジメントし、大規模な音楽フェスを主催し、音楽及び、映像配信サービスを運営し、関連レーベルを通じて世界中に音楽をリリースしています。世界で最も影響力のある音楽企業の1つで、日本における革新的な勢力であり、グローバルなスタートアップに対する新興の投資家でもあります。

また、ソニーとの関係を拡大しました。Techstars Music創業以来、複数のソニー系列企業と連携して来ましたが、正式に ソニー・ミュージックエンタテインメント・ジャパン、ソニーイノベーションファンド、ソニー・ミュージックエンタテインメント(米国)が、我々の日々のチームのアクティブなメンバーとなりました。表面上はWebでは「ソニー」のロゴを記載していますが、実際には、我々の全ポートフォリオ・スタートアップが、これから広範なソニーの事業から指導や戦略的支援を受けることができます。

従って、2019年のTechstars Music メンバー企業はWarner Music Group、Q Prime Management、Bill Silva Entertainment、Silva Artist Management、ソニー、Concord Music、Royalty Exchange、レコチョク、AVEX Inc.です。これは、アーティストマネジメント、ライブイベント会社 、配信プラットフォーム、消費者製品メーカー、グローバル権利会社(メジャーレーベル)による強力なチームで、力を合わせてスタートアップの成長を加速させ、音楽テックのエコシステムへのベンチャーキャピタルの獲得を促進していきます。 これらのメンバー企業無しでは実現出来ません。

メンバー企業に加えて、数百人という世界的な音楽、テック、ベンチャーキャピタル業界のメンターが時間を費やし、Techstars Musicスタートアップ達のビジネス構築のため#GiveFirst支援を行っています。

最後にTechstars Musicスタートアップのこれまで2年間の投資から、かなり興味深い結果を共有します。 これまで21社のスタートアップに投資しました;2017年11社、2018年10社。以下の情報に注目ください:

• $91.6M = 総合プログラム企業価値
• $19.3M = 総合プログラム開始後資金調達額 (2017年2月以降、プログラム前 =  $10.5M)
• 著名インベスター: Foundry GroupSony Innovation FundGreycroftKhosla VenturesTwo Sigma VenturesPassion Capital

• $56M = 総合プログラム企業価値
• $6.8M = 総合プログラム開始後資金調達額 (2018年2月以降、プログラム前 =  $6.2M)
• 著名投資家: Global Founders FundLive Nation/TicketmasterAmazon Alexa FundPillar VCAlven Capital


JAAK, 2017プログラム
BILLBOARD: How JAAK Is Looking to Solve The Metadata Problem With Blockchain Tech

Blink Identity, 2018プログラム
VENTURE BEAT: Ticketmaster to trial facial recognition technology at live venues

Popgun, 2017プログラム
ABC: How Machine Learning Might Change the Future of Popular Music

Amper Music, 2017プログラム
THE VERGE: How AI Music Is Changing The Way Hits Are Made

最後は、今年5月のDemo Day直前に記載された、2018年プログラムの素晴らしい記事です:
BILLBOARD: Techstars Music Startups Transforming Music Industry

2019 TECHSTARS MUSIC     リクルーティングツアー:


以下、2019年プログラム候補のスタートアップ企業と我々が会う日程と場所です。 多くの日程で、Techstars Music 参加経験のあるスタートアップと、Techstars Musicメンバー企業両方が参加します。 あなたのチームは音楽業界が抱える現実的な問題を解決していますか? 私達と会って自分のスタートアップを売り込みたいですか? 下記日程をクリックして登録して下さい!

9月10日〜12日 – シンガポール

9月13日〜15日 – 東京

9月27日と28日 – 米国・カリフォルニア州ロサンゼルス

10月3日 – 米国・テネシー州ナッシュビル

10月4日 – 米国・ジョージア州アトランタ

10月18日 – イギリス・ロンドン

10月22日 – フランス・パリ

10月24日 – ドイツ・ベルリン

11月6日 – 米国・ニューヨーク

11月8日 – カナダ・トロント


— Bob Moczydlowky(ボブ・モクジドロウスキー), @bobmoz
Managing Director, Techstars Music

追伸:ちょっとした音楽的なインスピレーションがなければ、お別れが出来ないので。。。 このビデオは毎回涙が出ます。 何かを作りましょう。 一緒に夢を作りましょう…

Crecimiento Global para Techstars Music en 2019

Techstars Music 2019 invertirá $120k en cada una de las diez startups que están resolviendo problemas para la creciente industria de la música – ¿estás construyendo una gran compañía?

Es mi época favorita del año: el comienzo de la búsqueda global de la próxima clase de  Techstars Music 2019 que consistirá de 10 startups que están resolviendo un problema en la industria de la música. Las aplicaciones están ABIERTAS y mi pasaporte está listo para viajar e ir a conocer a las mejores startups.

Durante los próximos cinco meses, visitaremos más de 15 ciudades en más de 10 países, en busca de grandes equipos que estén resolviendo problemas reales para la industria de la música. En Diciembre, invertiremos en 10 startups ($120,000 USD cada una) y los invitaremos a unirse a nuestro programa en Los Ángeles que durará 13 semanas, a partir del 4 de febrero de 2019.

¿Tu equipo está resolviendo un problema global en o alrededor de la industria música o eventos en vivo? Si es así, queremos conocerte. REGISTRATE AQUÍ. La fecha limite para mandar tu aplicación es el 14 de Octubre, 2018. ¿Tienes preguntas antes de aplicar? Mandame un mensaje! Si, de verdad. Este es mi numero +1 323-538-3935.

Y ahora, un par de anuncios increíbles:

En primer lugar, nos complace anunciar que AVEX Inc., una de las compañías más poderosas del mundo de la música y entretenimiento acaba de unirse al grupo de miembros de Techstars Music. Una gran parte de la estrategia de Techstars Music es nuestra profunda cooperación con empresas globales de la industria de la música. Creemos que la cooperación produce un mayor retorno de inversión. Nuestras compañías miembro proporcionan más que solo capital; ejecutan el programa con nosotros, ayudándonos en cada paso del proceso, desde la selección hasta la mentoría para el desarrollo de la empresa y, en muchas ocasiones, inversión independiente acabando el programa.

AVEX Inc. maneja artistas superestrellas, produce grandes festivales, ópera servicios de streaming de música y video, al igual de poseer y distribuir música a nivel mundial a través de su familia de sellos discográficos afiliados. Es una de las compañías de música más influyentes del mundo, una fuerza innovadora en Japón y un inversionista emergente en startups.

También nos complace compartir que hemos ampliado nuestra relación con Sony. Desde el inicio del programa, hemos trabajado con varias compañías del portafolio de Sony, pero ahora es oficial: Sony Music Entertainment Japan, Sony Innovation Fund y Sony Music Entertainment USA ahora son miembros activos de nuestro equipo. Desde afuera, notarán que ahora dice Sony en el sitio web. Desde adentro, las startups que están asociadas con Techstars Music ahora tendrán acceso a mentoría y ayuda estratégica por parte de la amplia gama de negocios de Sony.

Así que para 2019, las compañías miembro de Techstars Music son Warner Music Group, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, Sony, Concord Music, Royalty Exchange, RecoChoku y AVEX Inc. Es un equipo increíble de managers de artistas, compañías de eventos en vivo, plataformas de streaming, fabricantes de productos de consumo y propietarios globales de los derechos de artistas…todos trabajando para acelerar a las startups y atraer más capital de inversión al ecosistema de la tecnología de la música. No podríamos hacer esto sin ellos.

Además de nuestras compañías miembros, las startups de Techstars Music también pasan tiempo con cientos de mentores especializados en la industria de la música, tecnología y fondos de inversión, quienes dan primero (#GiveFirst) y ayudan a las startups de nuestro portafolio a desarrollar sus negocios.

Hablando de las startups en nuestro portafolio … después de dos años de inversión, queremos compartir algunos resultados bastante interesantes. Hasta ahora hemos realizado inversiones en 21 startups; 11 de ellas en 2017 y 10 de ellas en 2018.

Aquí hay algunos datos dignos de mención:

Techstars Music 2017

–    $9.16M en valuación agregada

–    Han levantado $19.3M en inversión, post programa.

–    Inversionistas destacados: Foundry Group, Sony Innovation Fund; Greycroft, Khosla Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Passion Capital

¿Quieres leer un poco sobre las cosas increíbles que nuestros alumni están haciendo? Aquí pueden encontrar algunos artículos recientes:

JAAK, Clase de 2017

BILLBOARD: How JAAK Is Looking to Solve The Metadata Problem With Blockchain Tech

Blink Identity, Clase de 2018

VENTURE BEAT: Ticketmaster to trial facial recognition technology at live venues

Popgun, Clase de 2017

ABC: How Machine Learning Might Change the Future of Popular Music

Amper Music, Clase de 2017:

THE VERGE: How AI Music Is Changing The Way Hits Are Made

Y finalmente, un buen resumen de nuestro programa de 2018, justo antes de nuestro Demo Day en Mayo: Techstars Music Startups Transforming Music Industry

2019 Tour de reclutamiento de Techstars Music

En muchas de estas fechas, nos acompañarán tanto alumni de nuestros programas pasados, al igual que miembros de Techstars Music. Entonces, ¿Tu equipo está resolviendo un problema real en la industria de la música? ¿Deseas reunirte con nosotros y pitchar tu startup? ¡Haz clic en las fechas a continuación y regístrate!

6 y 7 de Septiembre – Brisbane y Sydney, Australia

10 de Septiembre – Singapore

13 a 15 de Septiembre – Tokyo, Japón

27 y 28 de Septiembre – Los Angeles, CA, USA

3 de Octubre – Nashville, TN, USA

4 de Octubre – Atlanta, GA, USA

15 de Octubre – Estocolmo, Suecia

18 de Octubre – Londres, Inglaterra

22 de Octubre – Paris, Francia

24 de Octubre – Berlin, Alemania

6 de Noviembre – Nueva York, NY, USA

8 de Noviembre – Toronto, Canada

Ok….suficiente de mi. Nos vemos por alla…

— Bob Moczydlowky, @bobmoz

Managing Director, Techstars Music

PS — No puedo irme, sin sentir un poco de inspiración musical. Este video me pone sentimental cada vez. Hagamos cosas. Creemos suenos juntos…

Techstars Music Accelerator Adds Three Member Companies for 2018

Concord Music, RecoChoku and Royalty Exchange join Warner Music Group, Harmonix Music Systems, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, and Sony Music in supporting startups building new solutions for the music business

A big part of the Techstars Music Accelerator strategy is our deep cooperation with the global music business. We believe cooperation produces greater return on investment. Today, we are thrilled to announce the addition of three new member companies for Techstars Music 2018: Concord Music, RecoChoku, and Royalty Exchange.

This expands our membership to nine companies — Warner Music Group, Concord Music, Harmonix Music Systems, RecoChoku, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Royalty Exchange, Silva Artist Management, and Sony Music — a truly global consortium of rights owners, hardware and connected device manufacturers, game creators, digital service providers, artist managers and live event promoters.

Techstars Music members provide more than capital, they actually run the program with us: helping at every step of the process, from selection to mentoring to business development and even follow-on investment. Their diversity of skills and talent help the startups in our program gain real global advantage.

Here’s a little bit of info about our new members, and what they’ll bring to Techstars Music 2018:

Concord Music was formed at the beginning of 2015 from the merger of Concord Music Group, one of the world’s leading independent record companies, and The Bicycle Music Company, a premier independent music publisher. Since merging, Concord Music has made a number of acquisitions and strategic investments in other music publishing and record companies, and is now one of the largest integrated music publishing and record companies in the world, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Cleveland, London and Berlin. Concord Music will add an independent label and publisher perspective to the program, while also offering startups access to a deep and diverse set of mentors from their executive ranks.

RecoChoku is perfectly positioned to offer Techstars Music startups insight and opportunity into Japan, currently the No. 2 music market on Earth. In addition to its on-demand streaming and download services, RecoChoku is also expanding into artist development and support, live events and a new music experience business called WIZY. RecoChoku will work with Techstars Music startups on international expansion, both during the recruiting process and within the program.

Royalty Exchange is the world’s largest marketplace for buying and selling royalties. Artists turn to Royalty Exchange to raise money and take control of their financial future, while investors look to them to generate income that’s hard to beat. Their experienced executive team, comprised of successful serial entrepreneurs based in Denver, Colorado, will work with startups on financial modeling, pricing strategy, fundraising and operations.

We’re thrilled to have Concord Music, RecoChoku and Royalty Exchange join us in recruiting, selecting, mentoring and investing in startups solving problems for the global music business.

We’ll be making our final selections for 2018 on or around December 15th.

What are we looking for? Techstars Music is for startups working on scalable solutions for:

  • New music experiences for home, venue, festival, mobile & connected devices
  • Music creation, collaboration & sharing
  • Direct-to-consumer marketing, ticketing & eCommerce
  • Content infrastructure & delivery
  • Royalties, reporting, rights management & licensing
  • Data mining & machine learning
  • Music education for digital natives
  • Technology-based artist discovery, management & services
  • Event and crowd safety

In 2017, we invested in 11 startups (more info here) that have gone on to raise more than $15M collectively. Six of those 11 companies came to LA from outside the United States, a ratio we expect to continue in our 2018 class.

Is Techstars Music the right accelerator program for you? Take a look at our upcoming events here and request a meeting to show us what you are working on. Apply online here, with more information available here. Applications close October 15th, so get after it!

See you out there!
-Bob Moczydlowsky, @bobmoz
Managing Director, Techstars Music

Techstars Music 2018: The Global Search Is On

Techstars Music invests in startups solving problems for the growing global music business 

Techstars Music 2018 accelerator starts in Los Angeles on February 5, 2018, and right now we’re in the midst of a worldwide tour to meet founders who are solving real problems for the global music business. Applications close on October 15th and we’ll be making our final selections around December 15th.

In 2017, we invested in 11 startups (more info here) that have gone on to raise more than $15M collectively. Six of those 11 companies came to LA from outside the United States, a ratio we expect to continue in our 2018 class.

Why? Well, the world loves music, and music is driving digital culture everywhere. A big part of the Techstars Music strategy is our deep cooperation with the global music business. We believe cooperation produces greater return on investment.

Our member companies (and there is more exciting news to come here soon!) are Warner Music Group, Harmonix Music Systems, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, Era of the Engineer, and Sony Music. These global leaders provide more than capital, they run the program with us, helping at every step of the process, from selection to mentoring to business development and even follow-on investment. Their diversity of skills and talent help the startups in our program gain real, planetary advantage.

So, what kind of startups are we looking for? Techstars Music is for startups working on scalable solutions for:

  • New music experiences for home, venue, festival, mobile & connected devices
  • Music creation, collaboration & sharing
  • Direct-to-consumer marketing, ticketing & eCommerce
  • Content infrastructure & delivery
  • Royalties, reporting, rights management & licensing
  • Data mining & machine learning
  • Music education for digital natives
  • Technology-based artist discovery, management & services
  • Event and crowd safety

Where are we going? Better question is where *aren’t* we going. We’ve already been to Mexico, Japan, Australia, Canada, Boston, Denver, looking for the world’s best technical and business talent… with 10 countries and dozens of cities still to go.

Is Techstars Music the right accelerator program for you? Take a look at events below and request a meeting to show us what you are working on. Apply online here, with more information available here. Applications close October 15th, so get after it!

See you out there!
-Bob Moczydlowsky, @bobmoz
Managing Director, Techstars Music

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October 5th — Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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October 12th – Prague, Czech Republic
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October 13th – Budapest, Hungary
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October 14th – Vienna, Austria
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October 16th – New York, New York, USA
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October 26th – Tokyo, Japan
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November 1st and November 2nd – Los Angeles, CA, USA
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November 7th – London, England
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November 9th – Lisbon, Portugal
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November 10th – Paris, France
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November 29th – Helsinki, Finland
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November 30th – Stockholm, Sweden
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PS — Can’t leave a musical post without a song… this one seems to fit perfectly: