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"Music is no longer just music."

The pandemic has changed the music industry forever. Entertainment reporter Sam Blake looks at the L.A. startups at the forefront of reinventing the way music is created, shared and monetized.

PledgeLA seeks applications for its South L.A.-focused fund.

Uber and Lyft threaten to shut down operations in California, as early as Friday.

Facebook removes some QAnon conspiracy-related accounts, as well as some Antifa-affiliated accounts.

Netflix experiments with a shuffle feature.

Airbnb files to go public.

Activision's next Call of Duty game will focus on the Cold War.

A look at the ransomware attack that hobbled UCSF's COVID research.

Our next virtual event will look at the growing but troubled relationship between venture and tech firms in Southern California and Asia. Read more and register to watch!

Build a Career in the Music Industry, Without the Industry

Once upon a time, musicians trekked to the West Coast with an instrument and a dream to make it in the industry. Now, they can mostly stay home. Music tech startups, on the other hand, are heading to L.A. in droves. Read more >>

Repeat Raises $1.5M to Build Return Customers

One silver lining of the pandemic has been a boom in ecommerce growth, but 70% of consumers never return for a second buy. That's where Repeat steps in. Read more >>

Streaming Piracy Is Now a Billion-Dollar Industry

So long, Napster and Limewire. The next generation of illegal streaming is a growing, billion-dollar industry with big profit margins and its own pirate ecosystem, according to a new report. Read more >>

The Block Party Goes Virtual with Fabric's AR App

The coronavirus ended weekend parties and random gatherings. Fabric's augmented reality social app wants to revive them with virtual hangouts. Read more >>

Join Us for a Discussion on Venture Capital in Asia & SoCal

What does the future hold for VC-funded start-ups on both sides of the Pacific? Join us for a virtual roundtable in partnership with the Asia Society of Southern California on Thursday, August 27th at 5:00 p.m. PST. Read more & register >>

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