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"It feels like the early 2000s startup period, where there were no rules."

The pandemic has vaporized the in-person concert business, but artists and venues have turned to livestreaming for ways to engage fans in their homes, creating a booming ecosystem of artists and technologists. Entertainment reporter Sam Blake asks whether it's a fad or here to stay.

TikTok inks a deal with a Dutch music publisher Buma/ Stemra. It's part of an ongoing trend of social video sites partnering with music copyright holders.

L.A.-based augmented-reality startup Vertebrae has built a 3-D tool for wedding dress retailer David's Bridal.

Electric vehicle-maker Lucid Air unveils a $77K sedan.

SpaceX gets the green light to bid on rural-broadband auction.

Virgin Orbit will attempt another launch to reach orbit in December.

NASA announces $370 million worth of "tipping point" grants.

The dot.LA Summit is coming later this month, featuring cutting-edge programming, fast-pitch competitions, networking, workshops, social events and a live awards show. See the speakers list, register here and vote for who should pitch in our startup showcase!

Music's Future or Just a Pandemic Fad?

An ongoing experiment is underway to find and develop the best technology and techniques for engaging fans and convincing them to pay for digital shows. Read more >>

Fisker Picks Up Manhattan Beach HQ

The electric car company is getting ready for its Wall Street debut, adding C-level executives and snapping up a slick 73,000 square-foot headquarters in Manhattan Beach that it's calling "Inception." Read more >>

Stimulus Package Likely Won't Come Before Election

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday it is unlikely Congress and the White House will agree on a new stimulus package before Nov. 3. Read more >>

Musicians May Soon See Revenue from Spotify Podcasts

The Swedish company has taken another step to expand its podcast offerings by drawing on its massive music catalog. Read more >>

Lindsey Boyd on Doing What Hasn’t Been Done 

The Laundress co-founder Lindsey Boyd saw an opportunity in making eco-friendly laundry detergent. In 2019, she sold her business to Unilever for a reported $100 million. Hear her story >>

Who Do You Want to See in Our Pitch Showcase Competition?

We've narrowed the field down from more than 100 SoCal startups to just nine. Now, we want your thoughts on the most promising, innovative startups to participate in our Startup Pitch Showcase Finale later this month. Watch the videos, choose your favorite >>

Register for the dot.LA Summit!

The inaugural dot.LA Summit on October 27th and 28th will feature a selection of disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups, keynote speakers and panelists. Hear from founder CEOs and C-level executives working in tech, media, entertainment and healthcare. See the growing speaker list and register here!

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