Feature Week September 29, 2020

Watch: Vampr’s Josh Simons on tech’s one-stop-shop race

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 Tech Week video featuring Vampr’s Josh Simons and publisher of  Network, Jake Challenor.

Tech Week is ’s annual content series dedicated to the thriving global music-tech sector, and for the first time will feature a daily livestream 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 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 with 7digital, whose APAC boss James Priestley joined 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.

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