Issue #260: Techstars Music Looking for 2018 Class; Tom Petty’s U.S. Music Sales Increase 6,781%

Techstars Music seeking second cohort of music startups
Techstars Music seeking second cohort of music startupsmusically.com
The Techstars Music accelerator is on the hunt for its second cohort of music/tech startups, with applications closing on 15 October.

Tom Petty’s U.S. Music Sales Increase 6,781% Following Death
Tom Petty’s U.S. Music Sales Increase 6,781% Following Deathwww.billboard.com
Following rock legend Tom Petty’s death on Monday, his music experienced huge increases in sales, streams and airplay, as fans mourned the singer-songwriter.

Discogs, a Haven for Vinyl Lovers, Now Has 9 Million Releases In the Bank
Discogs, a Haven for Vinyl Lovers, Now Has 9 Million Releases In the Bankwww.billboard.com
Discogs, the crowdsourced online music marketplace popular among vinyl collectors, today announced it has surpassed another major milestone: the site now has over 9 million releases.

Creative Ways to Promote Your Spotify Tracks
Creative Ways to Promote Your Spotify Tracksblog.symphonicdistribution.com
Spotify is becoming increasingly popular among streaming users. We’ve discovered a few tips from IFTTT’s applets to help you promote your music on Spotify.

Sonos One gets Alexa as existing speakers also get an upgrade
Sonos One gets Alexa as existing speakers also get an upgradewww.wired.co.uk
The new Sonos One has been announced alongside a software update to bring Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to existing Sonos hardware

The 5 Forces Of Audio Disruption
The 5 Forces Of Audio Disruptionwww.twice.com
Wireless has been disrupting the audio marketplace by providing consumers with incredible access to products that improve the home theater experience and promote high-quality sound while also assuring interoperability.  Its revolution has never been louder as it continues its climb with many catalysts helping position it at the frontline of the audio industry. 

Mighty is like a Spotify-powered iPod Shuffle
Mighty is like a Spotify-powered iPod Shuffleboingboing.net

Mighty holds about 1,000 songs at a time, and supports multiple playlists. To help you navigate through your collection, it speaks playlist names out loud when you cycle through them.

Fitbit still hasn't signed up a music service for the Ionic outside of the US
Fitbit still hasn't signed up a music service for the Ionic outside of the USwww.wareable.com

Fitbit’s first smartwatch is on sale, but it looks like if you live outside of the US it’s going to be missing…

WAV Music App Fuses That Can Land You A Record Deal
WAV Music App Fuses That Can Land You A Record Dealwww.vibe.com
Duckwrth is one of many artists navigating the buzzing artist space on the new WAV music app.

Watch Red Bull TV's Austin City Limits Music Festival 2017 Live Stream
Watch Red Bull TV's Austin City Limits Music Festival 2017 Live Stream exclaim.ca

Capping off another stellar season of music events, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will take to Zilker Park in Austin, TX.