Despite the many challenges, music tech startups continue to appear in a wide variety of forms from software to services to hardware. Recent noteworthy accomplishments include a Pando Choice Award for Artiphon, Songvice's graduation from Amsterdam's Rockstart accelerator and a spot in the V2Venture pitch competition for Shuttersong. Artiphon Wins Pando Choice Award Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 with Apple GarageBand The Artiphon is a unique instrument employing an iPhone that bills itself as the "first serious instrument for the professional mobile musician." By that they seem to mean iPhone musician or mobile app musician cause the acoustic guitar is just one...

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