zoe keating, steve lawson, glenn peoples, andrea leonelli

DMT 194: Independent music, Bandcamp, artist-fan relationship, YouTube, streaming…

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This week on Digital Music Trends a special show focused on independent music featuring Senior Editorial Analyst at Billboard Glenn Peoples (billboard.com), cellist and composer Zoë Keating (zoekeating.com) and solo bass guitarist Steve Lawson (stevelawson.net).

We chat about:

- Bandcamp, why does the platform work well for artists and why do artists identify with it? Zoë and Steve share how they got started on the platform and what it is about the service that works for them.

- How platforms like Patreon, Bandcamp and Pledge can facilitate an artist’s relationship with fans and what that relationship can mean to artists on both a human level and on a practical level.

- Streaming: how is it affecting “middle class” musicians and is the mainstream narrative of people’s shift to services like Spotify correct? Should artists have more of a say on the rates they are paid from streaming services or at least the ability to negotiate them?

- David Byrne’s latest comments on copyright review published by Glenn in a Billboard article this week.

- The Content Creators Coalition: can collective organisations help artists increase their bargaining power? Are there downsides?

- YouTutube’s music service: after a high-profile staff departure and several stumbling blocks what’s next for the yet-to-be announced service?



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

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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Andrea Leonelli, Ralph Christoph, Darren Hemmings

DMT 193: Facebook Save, Spotify, Ultra vs Phan, Senzari, Samsung headphones, iTunes Festival

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Ralph Christoph (Head of Program, C/O Pop Convention) and Darren Hemmings (Founder, Motive Unknown).

We cover Facebook’s new Save function and its music-related implications, Spotify’s plans for Asia and Daniel Ek’s statements on an IPO, Ultra’s lawsuit against Michelle Phan, the upcoming C/O Pop conference, Samsung’s high-end headphones, Senzari’s new MusicGraph.ai and the iTunes Festival heading back to London in September.


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

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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andrew dubber, andrea leonelli, aidan sliney, paul fakler

DMT 192: Thrilling Rights, Fair Digital Deals Declaration, unRadio, Soundwave, Soundcloud, Pono

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Eric MacKay (My Media Insider), Andrew Dubber (Music Tech Fest), Paul Fakler (Arent Fox LLP) and Aidan Sliney (Soundwave).

We start off the show by discussing the latest news around the review of the ASCP and BMI consent decrees by the US Department of Justice. The DOJ is now said to be looking into whether Sony/ATV, UMPG and ASCAP “coordinated” their negotiations with Pandora and in the meantime Sony/ATV’s Chairman is threatening to pull out of ASCAP and BMI completely, but is that actually feasible for the publisher?

We also discuss the “Fair Digital Deals Declaration” by the Worldwide Independent Network, Rhapsody’s unRadio product, SoundCloud’s rumoured equity deal with the majors and PONO gets a new CEO and new back-end service provider.

During the show I also chat with the CTO of Soundwave Aidan Sliney and he demonstrates the brand new version of the app which includes a messaging service.


Finally don’t forget to go check out the Music Tech Fest website for news on the event (musictechfest.org) and the My Media Insider website for Eric’s latest news (mymediainsider.com).

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

andrea leonelli, theda sandiford, dave haynes

DMT 191: US Sales, MCNs, Ariana Grande breaking Twitter, Taylor Swift’s editorial, Milk, RapGenius

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Theda Sandiford, VP of Digital Marketing at Republic record, and Dave Haynes, Head of Business Development at Makeshift.io, to the show.

We chat about: - The latest figures released by Nielsen Soundscan on US music sales for the first 6 months of 2014

- The evolution of MCNs and Rightster’s acquisition of Base79 for £50 million
- Ariana Grande’s campaign which recently drove over a billion Twitter impressions in 24 without spending any money on advertising
- Makeshift.io and Dave’s interest in tech startups related to music creation
- Taylor Swift’s editorial on the future of the music industry, reactions?
- Samsung pushing hard on Milk with slick advert, reveals the app reached 2 million downloads
- RapGenius closing a deal with Warner/Chappell: with all three major publishers signed, what next?


Thanks as always for tuning in and I hope you enjoyed the show, have a great week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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david downs, andrea leonelli, helen smith, emmanuel legrand, thomas ford

DMT 190: IMPALA vs YouTube, Show.co, Songza, Rdio, SoundCloud

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This week on Digital Music Trends a special episode featuring Emmanuel Legrand and David Downs as well as the executive chair of IMPALA Helen Smith and the CMO of Soundrop Thomas Ford.

We open the show by talking with Helen about the antitrust complaint IMPALA recently filed against YouTube with the European Commission, we discuss what the complaint is all about, the timeline, potential outcomes and lots more.
After that we hear from the Chief Marketing Officer of Soundrop Thomas Ford who tells us all about the company’s new product aimed to support artist’s marketing efforts called Show.co.
Finally in the news section we tackle Google’s acquisition of Songza, Rdio’s acquisition of TastemakerX, Soundcloud’s new app (pros and cons), RIAA Digital Platinum certifications and lots 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

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