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DMT 206: Pandora’s AMP, Deezer & Stitcher, iTunes downloads, TIDAL, ECJ, Taylor Swift’s 1989.

This week on Digital Music Trends a skeleton crew due to flight delays for our third guest, but we managed well as I chat with Barbara Hallama (Hallama.org) about Pandora’s AMP Artist Marketing platform, the decline of iTunes downloads and Apple’s rumored lower-cost subscription, Deezer buying Stitcher – now that’s what I call an interesting disruption, TIDAL launching in the US and UK (we also do a quick demo & talk about their questionable promo video), Taylor Swift’s release of 1989, which could sell over 1m copies and is steering clear of streaming services, the European Court of Justice ruling on video embedding and much more.


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

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DMT 205: Maverick, Playlists.net, AT&T & Beats, Spotify Family, Twitter Audio Cards, 300

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Kyle Bylin (SoundHound, Promised Land book) and Christopher Moon (Noisetrade) to the show.

We discuss Guy Oseary’s launch of management super-group Maverick, Playlists.net being acquired by Warner Music, AT&T dropping Beats Music, Apple considering cutting down the price of subscriptions, Spotify’s new Family Plan, Twitter’s Audio Cards, Xbox Music Deals and the latest from Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment.


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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DMT 204: Yorke on BitTorrent, SoundCloud, Tidal, Spotify, US Q3 Sales & BBC’s God Only Knows

This week on Digital Music Trends we’re easing back into the swing of things after a short break and this episode features myself and Darren Hemmings (Founder, Motive Unknown) chatting about some of the key stories from the past two weeks: Thom Yorke releasing his new album as a BitTorrent bundle, SoundCloud’s reported issues with major labels and 2013 financials, Spotify becoming a profitable company in the UK in 2013, Tidal’s hardware partnerships, the latest on US music sales as Nielsen Soundscan releases the Q3 figures (it’s not pretty…) and finally a debate around the BBC’s God Only Knows video.

Just the two of us but still (hopefully) plenty to keep you entertained.


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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DMT 203: Music Product Design Special

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This week on Digital Music Trends a special pre-recorded show on music product design featuring Hannah Donovan, co-founder and design director of This Is My Jam and Rob Hampson, digital designer at We Make Awesome Shit.

Through the course of the show we talk about what drew them to designing for music products, some of the key challenges of the field, we discuss the advent of iOS7 and how that influenced the evolution of design for mobile.

We also look at some of the guest’s most recent projects, Hannah talks us through the latest iterations of This Is My Jam and Rob talks us through the design of projects like the Jaguar Skills game, the NOW Music iOS app and the Tinie Tempah app.

All-in-all an unmissable episode if you’re a fan of design or if you – like me – know very little about it!


The next Digital Music Trends show will be on the 16th of October – I’m taking a week’s break – but hopefully there is enough back catalogue on the site to keep you going until then!

I really hope you enjoy the show, have a fantastic week and ’till next time.
Andrea Leonelli
www.digitalmusictrends.com
www.twitter.com/digimusictrends

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DMT 202: Beats Music’s future, Phan v Ultra, Pre-1972, Ticketmaster, Splice & more

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This week on Digital Music Trends I’m joined by Jim Carroll (Irish Times) and Chandler Coyle (MusicGeekServices, Berklee Online).

On the show we chat about the rumors around how Apple will be re-inventing Beats Music over the next few months but we also tackle Michelle Phan countersuing Ultra Records, the first decision in the Pre-1972 master recordings war, Ticketmaster acquiring Ticketjoy and Sherpa.be, Splice opening up its beta and raising $4.5m, bands & brands and much, much more.


Next week there will be a pre-recorded episode of Digital Music Trends focused on music product design, it’s a good one so make sure you check it out, this is going to be available on October the 2nd.

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

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

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