ben sisario, andrea leonelli, jay frank

DMT 217: Zoe Keating & YouTube, PlayStation & Spotify, iHeartRadio, Australia, Transparency

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Jay Frank (Digsin) and Ben Sisario (New York Times) to the show.

The first part of the show is devoted to a discussion around Zoe Keating’s blog from last week, which highlighted some important issues on the terms imposed by YouTube on independent artists if they want to continue to monetise their content on the platform.

We also talk about Spotify’s coup in securing a partnership with Sony PlayStation that will see the company scrap its Music Unlimited Service (that never really took off…), the positive and negative aspects of the new Touch Preview feature on iOS, the decline of the Australian music market which registered another 10% drop in 2014, iHeartRadio’s latest numbers and Pandora’s next move, Sly Stone’s royalties lawsuit, transparency in the music industry and much more.


I really hope you enjoy the show, have a great week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
http://www.twitter.com/digimusictrends

sammy andrews, duncan geere, beth murphy, andrea leonelli, digital music trends, music industry

DMT 216: Apple & Semetric, EU, Deezer US, Primary Wave, Germany, Rdio, Festivals, Placebo, TLC

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This week on Digital Music Trends a packed show featuring Sammy Andrews (Head of Digital, Cooking Vinyl) and Duncan Geere (Freelance Journalist) as well as an appearance from Deezer US’ CMO Beth Murphy to tell us about the Muve acquisition.

On the show we tackle the news that Apple has acquired Semetric (better known for the Musicmetric product), the UK Business Secretary’s call for a single European digital marketplace, Primary Wave’s merger, the amazing resilience of physical sales in Germany, Rdio’s executive hires in Europe, Sonisphere’s cancellation and the Rock In Rio Vegas line-up, Placebo’s deal with Kobalt and TLC’s Kickstarter campaign.


I really hope you enjoy the show, have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
http://www.twitter.com/digimusictrends

andrea leonelli, vickie nauman, siggi

DMT 215: CES Music Gadgets, Deezer’s Muve, Spotify growth, Iceland Music Export

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Vickie Nauman (CrossBorderWorks Consulting) who tells me all about the most exciting music-related gadgets she found on the show floor at CES in Las Vegas.

We also cover the two biggest news of the week, Deezer’s acquisition of Muve Music and Spotify reaching 15 million paid subscribers.

Finally on this episode an interview recorded in Groningen during Eurosonic with Siggi (Sigtryggur Baldursson), the MD of Iceland Music Export. Iceland is the focus country at 2015’s edition of Eurosonic and we discuss Icelanding acts, the live and recorded music markets as well as Iceland Airwaves.


I really hope you enjoy the show, have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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Robert Singerman, Andrea Leonelli, J Herskowitz, Digital Music Trends

DMT 214: Music Sales, Pono Music Store, UMG & Havas, PJ Harvey, MIDI Vinyl, iTunes 14-day returns

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This week on DMT it was a real pleasure to welcome Robert Singerman (Dotmusic, Caribbean Music Summit) and J Herskowitz (Tomahawk) to the show to chat about the first music tech news of the year.

On this Episode we tackle US music sales for 2014, the launch of the Pono music store as the device is nearing commercial availability, the Caribbean Music Summit, UMG and Havas partnering, PJ Harvey recording her next album in a box in front of an audience, DJ Qubert’s vinyl/MIDI controller and iTunes’ 14-days return policy in Europe.


I really hope you enjoy the show, have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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Andrea Leonelli, Darren Hemmings, digital music, music industry

DMT 213: 2014 Recap, MixCloud, Beatport, BBC, Shazam, Sony, Bose

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to record the last episode of the year with Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown). On this show we combine a 2014 year-end recap with some of the news from the past week. We share what we thought were the most interesting (& the most disappointing) news stories of the year and I attempt a 4-minute month-by-month summary.

On the news front we cover MixCloud‘s latest stats as I’m joined by the company’s co-founder Nico Perez, we discuss Beatports’ reported entry in the streaming space, the BBC Music On The Beat conference, Shazam’s app overhaul, Sony’s hack and Snapchat, Bose reportedly working on a music streaming offering and much more.

DMT will resume the first week of January, in the meantime have a great holiday break and ’till next time.


Andrea Leonelli

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http://www.digitalmusictrends.com

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