Beats & Bytes: Music Tech News For Your Hamburger Haze

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Hope everyone had a wonder-filled Holidaze!

Time to wake up out of the hamburger haze. Break time is over and we’re more than halfway through 2016. It’s a good moment to reflect and take inventory, a time to refocus on the goals of the year.

Also it’s also my birthday week. I’m going to be spending time processing what’s been accomplished so far and map out the blueprint for the rest of the year. I will say that so far, it’s been the best year of my life. But then again every year seems to get better with more experience.

I’m really excited about a lot of the work we’ve been incubating and looking to stir the pot for the rest of the year. Catch me in LA this week & weekend. On the grind. Hungry but never thirsty!

– @JesseKay


Kanye West and Adidas Announce Massive New Partnership
by Jazz Munroe / Pitchfork

Seven things we’ve learned from the first year of Apple Music
by Stuart Dredge / Guardian

The music industry is about to have a big turnaround, according to Wall Street analysts
by Nathan McAlone / Business Insider

Why Facebook is changing News Feed to show you more from friends and family
by Matt Burgess / Wired

Snapchat isn’t mobile-first - it’s something else entirely
by Ben Basche / Medium

Apple Slams Spotify, Says App Already Violates App Store Rules
by John Paczkowski / Buzzfeed

SoundCloud Stations
SoundCloud Launches Stations

by Sheri Ladner / SoundCloud



A look back at the L.A. punk scene with three people who helped define it. John Doe and Exene Cervenka, co-founders of the band X, and Dave Alvin.



If you haven’t had the chance to see Kanye West’s video it is finally on YouTube for everyone to watch. Take a look at all its NSFW glory.

Kanye West: FAMOUS


BitTorrent Now is BitTorrent making a play for the mainstream. Offering on-demand streaming of videos and music from a largely independent music crowd.

BitTorrent Now


Tycho’s newest track since 2014, Division is a lush soundscape with post rock influences, soaring melodies and the perfect vibe for the rest of your summer.

Tycho: Division


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