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Heineken Green Room: Philly Tech Week ’14 Recap

As part of the 4th Annual Philly Tech Week at Sigma Sound Studios, the dynamic night featured interviews and presentations surrounding the theme of “The Future of Music & Technology” with the soundtrack provided by DJ Phsh from Illvibe Collective and DJ MICK who spun sets before in-between, and after the presentations.

Highlights included an insightful interview and audience Q&A with Kyle “KP” Reilly (Dat-Piff) by Philly Radio Station WXPN host and personality Bruce Warren, a presentation from MyChannel – the Philadelphia based content-sharing website on which users can create and share their customized channels and independently promote their brand, and an in-depth discussion hosted by media personality Quincy “Q-Deezy” Harris with Grouchy Greg from AllHipHop.com – a top internet destination for all things related to Hip-Hop culture.

Be sure to check your inbox because Heineken Green Room has a full slate of entertainment coming up this Spring and Summer.

3 reasons music startups are insane: Swift.fm founder Edward Aten

This article is a partnership between Technically Philly and 215mag.com about the intersection of music, art and technology.

He doesn’t live here, but Philly had an impact on him — and the slice of the music industry he has already touched.

In summer 2009, Twitter-based music social sharing service Swift.fm was launched in San Francisco by Edward Aten (@aten) and pivoted two years later to focus on unreleased music. By fall 2011, the startup, which was leveraged by the Roots and RJD2 among others, was quietly acquired.

Now, Aten, who grew up in the Midwest but has musical family roots here (WXPNHelen Leicht is his aunt), is working on CopThis, a service to power merchandise sales from fans at music venues. It’s part of Aten’s passion about mobile beingmore transformational than just squeezing down a desktop experience.

Below, Technically Philly hears from the Bay Area entrepreneur about building a business around music and the inevitable Eagles reference.

Read the entire article here.