Creating a startup company or deploying a successful app in the digital music space can be daunting. There is a complex web of rights and legal requirements, and a seemingly infinite number of players. These obstacles may seem insurmountable, especially to a bootstrapped young company.
In addition to Music Biz’s ability to connect startups with other members looking for fresh, new business ideas, Music Biz has created a number of resources to help you navigate the music business and create viable and legal music pro:
Since kicking off in April 2011, the Music Startup Academy has traveled to Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Nashville, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. The event’s coursework is designed to provide an educational platform on the key topics of licensing, business development, and technology to entrepreneurs at all levels.
The Music Startup Network connects entrepreneurs looking for licensing, marketing, or mentoring relationships for their web, mobile, tablet, or enterprise apps with content players from leading record labels, publishers, performing rights organizations, artist managers, and other rights-holders.
The Music API Directory is a go-to resource for finding company APIs or other technology, features, and services that are essential for developers to create new music-related apps.