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Brands, Millennials & the DIY Generation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2016
KRPT Week is a celebration of the future of advertising from the next generation's perspective. Find out what this might mean for brands and millennials alike care of organiser Inder Phull."Being in the ad industry can be frustrating for young people and entrepreneurs alike. For example, how many young people or startups can afford the tickets to seminars and events that cost in the hundreds? I re...
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Startup of the Week - Encore

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2015
Like many sectors, the music industry has had a tough time over the last few years. Music might be more accessible thanks to the rise in streaming sites etc but for a musician to earn money it has become increasingly difficult. It’s an issue which our latest Startup of the Week is aiming to help resolve. Encore is an online marketplace for live musicians. Its primary aim is straightfo...
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Startup of the Week - Flying Vinyl

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st April 2015
Love discovering new music? Then we reckon that our latest Startup of the Week will be right up your street. Flying Vinyl is an innovative new startup which is on a mission to help us all discover the best new alternative music in the UK today - and they’re doing this by creating a subscription based service. In essence, if you sign up as a member and agree to pay a monthly subscription, y...
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Startup of the Week - Music Gateway

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th March 2015
If music’s your thing, then we reckon this innovative startup will be right up your street...Music Gateway is an online platform which is “the world’s first global marketplace for the music and creative industries” and also happens to be our latest Startup of the Week. Professional musicians, producers and more can use the site to make new connections, collaborate and of c...
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Ideas Tap and the Sky Academy Return with their Prestigious Arts Scholarships

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2014
With recent cuts across the UK to arts programs and outlets, creative types are facing an era of hardships in the future, meaning less arts and production all around, but never fear ladies and gents; there is hope! Ideas Tap in conjunction with the Sky Academy, are back once again offering five lucky candidates a scholarship of £30,000! That’s a lot of pull for any creative venture!Th...
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Gigtimes - The Live Music you Came to See

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd November 2014
Ever gone to a concert or a performance to see a band or performer, only to not know when the band you came to see is playing? Worse yet, you come to an event but only want to see something specific, and you end up waiting around for hours hoping to hear something familiar. Well...that’s all about to change! Step forward, Startacus collaborator Nick Harland with his new App; Gigtimes. W...
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The Future of Indie music? The Looplay Team Talks to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2014
In the information age, getting your creative works into the public forum is not difficult, from Youtube to Soundcloud. But, how can you manage your work? Licensing? Getting stolen from? Well, our collaborator ‘Looplay’, aims to change that. So, in a nutshell, tell us; what is ‘Looplay’? “Looplay is an independent music discovery platform where artists can trade...
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Self Starter drums up interest in unique 'drumkit in a box' instrument

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th August 2014
Self Starter drums up interest in unique 'drumkit in a box' instrument We're going all Norn Iron on ya today. First up, we highlighted news that the NI based Propel programme was open for innovative startups and now here's another NI startup story for your reading pleasure... A young self starter, Startacus member, inventor and musician from NI, Stephen Henderson is currently raising capital via...
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An interview with Leestock Music Festival - From small (but very important) beginnings…

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th May 2014
Here at Startacus, we are admittedly suckers for a little mid nineties music. Add that to our interest in writing about all things social good and startup and you can see why we thought it was about time that we sung the praises, of LeeStock, a Suffolk based music festival. The festival, now in its 7th year, has managed to combine a staple diet of Brit Pop classics, and a bigger social cause, very...
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