Watch: Vampr’s Josh Simons on tech’s one-stop-shop race
Tech platforms are racing to become one-stop-shops for artists, expanding their offerings to include services – often for free – like digital distribution, publishing and licensing. But is it a race to the bottom? And will this strategy ultimately be good for creators and the industry alike?
All these questions and more are explored in the second TMN Tech Week video featuring Vampr’s Josh Simons and publisher of The Music Network, Jake Challenor.
Tech Week is The Music Network’s annual content series dedicated to the thriving global music-tech sector, and for the first time will feature a daily livestream interview with key players.
The video series, premiered daily on Facebook, will include talks with local founders Jacqui Louez Schoorl (Jaxsta), Jared Kristensen (Audience Republic) and Jeremiah Siemianow (Muso).
Each interview will reveal how these platforms have innovated and diversified during the pandemic, and explore how the founders view tech’s role in supporting the industry.
Tech Week is presented in partnership with 7digital, whose APAC boss James Priestley joined TMN editor Vivienne Kelly to discuss the rise of music within popular apps like TikTok.
Tech Week will also feature major milestone updates from Nightlife, Vampr and Play MPE.