Songs as Skills
"Rescued Ideas" Wins Berlin Venture Day
Guest post by Benji Rogers Founder, dotBlockChain Media & Pledgemusic
“Alexa, please play the Moana soundtrack.”
That’s how my five-year-old daughter makes music play in our house (and yes, she says please).
Alexa then replies, “Now playing the soundtrack to the motion picture Moana by various artists on Spotify.”
Some version of this daily ritual is becoming more prevalent in households all over the world as voice control has become easier to use, and as Amazon, Google, and now Apple, march into the home.
What feeds the machine?
Twenty four years ago the music industry was blessed, or cursed depending on your point of view, with a digital music format called the MP3 (the WAV file format was introduced two years earlier). From that moment on music became files, and files go everywhere.
Program and Selected Startups Announced for Rethink Music Venture Day Berlin
Rescued Ideas, a Berlin-based company with their product the Basslet, which lets users "feel" the beat of the music, was the winning startup concept at the annual Rethink Music Venture Day Berlin on October 24. The event, hosted at Factory Berlin, drew more than 400 startups, investors, artists, entrepreneurs, and executives in this second edition, making it the largest event focused solely on music entrepreneurship in Europe.
Deadline Extended for Startup Submissions!
Berklee College of Music, Midem, and IE Business School have now announced the full day program for Rethink Music Venture Day 2014 in Berlin, taking place on October 24.
Paul Hitchman of Kobalt Label Services to Keynote Rethink Music Berlin
Submissions for startup pitches at Rethink Music Venture Day Berlin are now due by Thursday, October 2nd via our Gust site! The day's full programme will be available in early October, and attendance is FREE with registration via our Eventbrite page.
Rethink Music Berlin, October 24th
We are pleased to announce an integral part of the programme for Rethink Music Venture Day in Berlin on October 24th. Paul Hitchman, President, International, of Kobalt Label Services will be our keynote interview to open the day, followed by a number of other discussions about entrepreneurship and music.
Rethink Music in 2014
All artists are entrepreneurs. All entrepreneurs are artists. At Berklee, we believe the two are synonymous, and as a result we recently launched our Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (ICE), which provides resources to help musicians and others in the music industry succeed as entrepreneurs.
Rethink Music has announced a series of events for 2014, including Venture Days in Los Angeles and a repeat of our annual Venture Day in Berlin. We'll also be hosting Innovation Summits and Public Policy workshops in Europe and America later in the year. More information to come soon!