Yesterday, we reported that Patreon had been hacked. At the time, company co-founder Jack Conte assured users that no sensitive information had been breached. Now, much of the hacked data has appeared online, and the damage may be worse than feared.
"Yesterday I learned that there was unauthorized access to a Patreon database containing user information," Jack Conte, CEO and Co-founder of Patreon wrote users overnight. "Our engineering team has since blocked this access and taken immediate measures to prevent future breaches. I am so sorry to our creators and their patrons for this breach of trust. "
Music discovery is a code that many are trying to crack. VuHaus's approach is curation. From NYC's WFUV to LA's KCRW, some of the most influential public radio stations have joined together to share video of their best in studio music performances. In the latest in our ongoing series, here in 100 words or less is THE PITCH from Vuhaus.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Craig Watson, the co-founder of Soundwave, a popular music discovery app. They also make an SDK, called Shine, that helps developers learn about the mobile music habits of their user base and provide better recommendations when they install a new music app. We talk about how Soundwave’s product and focus changed as they learned more about the mobile music sector.
Hypebot will host its second New York City Music and Tech Meetup on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 7:00-10:00PM at Passenger Bar in Brooklyn. Are you in town for CMJ's Music Marathon? We'd love to see you! Grab a drink with us and talk shop. Details on how to register are below.
Over the last few years, the major labels have made small investments in startups, but aside from UMG's acquisition of EMI, not made many deals to purchase other labels. Now there are signals that major label tech investments could get larger and indie label and event acquisitions are likely to increase.
Ongoing sustainable income is the goal of every working musician. One solution, which got a great deal of attention last year, is based on the patronage model enabled by startups like Patreon which ask fans to support their favorite artists on an ongoing basis. Now, Bandcamp is offering its own integrated artist subscription platform
LANDR's automated online mastering service helps music creators get professional sounding masters. By uploading a track to LANDR, artists get quick results, and are able to choose from a few different styles of processing. In this episode, Alex May (@alexmaydrums) talks to co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Justin Evans about how this process works, and what it means for artists.