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DMT 180: Beats Music, Shazam & iOS8, RSD 2014, Pre-1972 suit, Premium Milk, Rock in Rio USA

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This week on Digital Music Trends two great guests: Stephen O’Reilly (CMO at Shuffler.fm) and Stuart Dredge (Journalist at Music Ally, The Guardian) as well as an appearance by Spencer Hickman (Death Waltz Records, UK Coordinator of Record Store Day).

This week on the show we talk about Beat Music’s introduction of in-app payments on its iOS app and the recent articles suggesting the service hasn’t had a flying start, the reports of Shazam being integrated into iOS 8 and what that would mean for both the company and Apple, the reports on Record Store Day 2014 which was very successful but raised a few criticisms from the independent label community, the new lawsuit against Pandora from majors and the RIAA as they seek to get compensated for pre-1972 recordings, Samsung announcing 380k Milk app downloads but considering a premium tier, Rock in Rio’s plans for the first Las Vegas edition and much, much more. This weeks’ show notes with links to all the stories are here.


I really hope you enjoy the show, if you did subscribe to the channel or to the newsletter on bit.ly/dmtlist, have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli

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DMT 179: Gramofon, Deezer, Sprint, Rate Courts, Pono, Megaupload, Smule

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This week on Digital Music Trends a packed show featuring Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone), Andy Malt (CMU) as well as a contribution from Deborah Newman (MusicStrat) on the US rate court proceedings.

We discuss the new Gramofon hardware project that debuted on Kickstarter this week and that is closely tied to Fon, news from Deezer as the company announces new features and a tie-up with Samsung in Europe, Smule‘s new $16.6m round, Universal Music’s acquisition of Eagle Rock Entertainment, the Pono closing its Kickstarter at $6.2m, Kim Dotcom‘s assets and fresh legal trouble for Megaupload, P2P legal in Spain and finally as mentioned earlier we delve deep into the rate court cases to understand what’s happening in the US with Deborah Newman from MusicStrat.


I really hope you enjoy this packed show, I’d love to hear from you so make sure you get in touch with @digimusictrends on twitter or email contact@digitalmusictrends.com

Andrea Leonelli

http://www.digitalmusictrends.com 

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DMT 178: YouTube Music, Gracenote, Rhapsody, Music Matters, Australia, Beggars Group, Big Sound

This week on Digital Music Trends a massive show spanning several continents and featuring Jasper Donat (Music Matters) from Hong Kong and Nick O’Byrne (AIR, Big Sound) from Melbourne as well as appearances from Ty Roberts (co-founder & CTO at Gracenote) from San Francisco and Paul Springer (SVP of Americas and Chief Product Officer at Rhapsody) from Seattle.

We chat about YouTube Music’s reported delays, Vivendi’s sale of SFR, Gracenote Rhythm’s integration of Deezer track data, the latest from Music Matters which takes place next month, the decline of the Australian music market, the Beggars Group announcing a re-evaluation of the 50/50 split for streaming royalties, the Big Sound conference and Rhapsody’s latest numbers.

In the “best from the rest” at the end of the show AIM’s new startup loan initiative, Prince opens a music publishing company and Bacardi makes music with Austin’s bats.


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

Andrea Leonelli

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DMT 177: BandPage, Spotify, TV boxes, Last.fm, Topspin Platform, Ultra Music

A dense show this week on Digital Music Trends featuring J Herskowitz and Brian Felsen as well as – for the first few minutes – J Sider CEO at BandPage talking about their latest funding round.
This week we also discuss Spotify’s redesign for its desktop and iOS apps, Rdio on the Chromecast, the launch of the Amazon Fire TV box, Last.fm axing its radio product and re-focusing on recommendations, Topspin Platform finding a home with BandMerch and Cinder Block via Transorm Capital, Ultra Music Festival’s troubles in Miami, MusicQBed’s latest numbers and the quest for a lower price point for streaming, The Filter returning to the music data space with its Responsive Radio product and much more.


You can find the show notes here.

I really hope you enjoy the show, if you do make sure you subscribe via any of the available channels and also subscribe to the weekly newsletter - have a great week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
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DMT 176: Rhapsody, UK Taxes, Mobile Piracy, Shazam & Juno, Spotify Apps, Linkin Park’s Game

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Matthew Ogle (This Is My Jam) and Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures). We discuss Rhapsody deciding against using the Echo Nest moving forward, Shazam’s partnership with Juno Records, music piracy on mobile, UK taxes and the closure of a loophole, the Pono’s success, Beats Music’s first (unofficial numbers), Spotify stopping submissions for new desktop client apps, Linkin Park’s new music game via Microsoft’s Projects Spark and much, much more.

And at the end of the show a nice surprise for you all – like in the past two weeks I added two interviews from SXSW, the first being with Kjartan Slette, the Head of Strategy at music streaming service WiMP, and the second with Julien Mitelberg, the CEO at BandsInTown.



You can find all the links to the stories discussed here.

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 175: Sonos, Pandora, IFPI, MusikMesse, SXSW & Brands + interviews with Pandora and A2IM

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Darren Hemmings, Ashley Elsdon and Oisin Lunny about Sonos’ app update with universal search, Pandora’s rates win and price increase, MusikMesse, the IFPI’s latest report on 2013 recorded music sales, Lady Gaga at SXSW and the festival’s brand presence. You can find the show notes here.

The show ends with two of my SXSW interviews one with Eric Bieschke, Chief Scientist and VP of Playlists at Pandora and one with Rich Bengloff, President of A2IM.


I really hope you enjoy this week’s episode, if you did please make sure you share it online or forward it to friends and colleagues, have a great week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
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DMT 174: Echo Nest and Spotify, Pono, MILK + interviews with Spotify and OpenAura

A live show! Digital Music Trends 174 was recorded live at SXSW 2014 with Brian Zisk (SFMusicTech), Jim Carroll (Irish Times) and Kevin Breuner (CD Baby). We chat about Spotify’s acquisition of the Echo Nest, Neil Young launching the Pono as a Kickstarter, Samsung launching MILK and Balcony.tv’s acquisition by The Orchard. At the end of the show I added two interviews recorded here at SXSW, one with Sachin Doshi, Spotify’s head of development and analysis, and one with Kevin Arnold, founder of OpenAura.

DMT’s March coverage is brought to you by Omnifone and MusicGraph, we thank them for their support of the show, it would not be happening without them so go and check them out.


I really hope you enjoy this week’s show and check out all the coverage of SXSW on sxsw.digitalmusictrends.com. Have a great week and ‘till next time!

Andrea

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DMT 173: Beats & Topspin, Ministry & Spotify, Gema & Youtube, Apple in cars, Australia down, Amazon

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Eric Eitel, Steffen Holly and Taishi Fukuyama (prtl.jp)


Find out the show notes here http://bit.ly/DMT173

Andrea Leonelli

http://www.digitalmusictrends.com

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DMT 172: Warner & Shazam, American Idol, SongCoin, SoundFocus, wearables

Joining me on Digital Music Trends this week Eliot Van Buskirk from Evolver.fm and Jay Cole from MusicGeekServices.com, we chat about Warner’s deal with Shazam, 19 Recordings’ suit against Sony Music on American Idol royalties, YouTube’s new playlist features, SongCoin (what is it?), SoundFocus raising capital to save our ears, the Brits ratings drop, the World Mobile Congress and what’s next in the wearable space when it comes to dealing with content.

Also, in the show I reference to the charity Pablove, founded by the the president of Elektra Records and his wife to fund pediatric cancer research, their annual Rock’n'Roll Golf Tournament is coming up in LA on the 4th of April so if you’re interested check out pablove.org/lagolf.


You can find all the links to the stories we talked about (and links to the stories we didn’t have time to cover) in the show notes here. 

If you enjoyed the show please do leave us a comment on SoundCloud or YouTube, tweet @digimusictrends or share it within your network. The show mostly grows thanks to word of mouth so any help on that front is greatly appreciated.

Have a great week and ’till next time.

Andrea Leonelli
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DMT 171: Brits, Aviate, IPOs, vKontakte, SXSW, Dhingana

Hosts: Andrea Leonelli, Neil Cartwright, Tony Hymes
This week on Digital Music Trends we chat about Yahoo’s Aviate and its new music functionality, the Brit Awards and the use of Twitter Amplify (sponsored by VO5), Spotify’s rumored IPO – pros and cons?, Russian social network vKontakte getting an earful on piracy from the US and the UK, streaming service Dhingana shutting in India, the iTunes Festival announcing a SXSW stint and much more…


You can find this week’s shownotes with links to all the stories here: http://bit.ly/DMT171notes

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 170: 2013 revenues, YouTube, Beats Music & streaming bundles, Shuffler.fm, ASCAP/BMI

Hosts: Andrea Leonelli, Kristelia Garcia (kristelia.com), Karim Fanous (MusicAlly.com), Darren Hemmings (motiveunknown.com).
This week on DMT: a round-up of the recorded music revenues from 2013, an industry for or against YouTube?, Beats Music’s AT&T partnership, Spotify’s deal with The Times, Shuffler.fm‘s new “Pause” app and Sonos integration, the latest on the ASCAP/BMI rate court battles.


You can find the show on iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Mixcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and Spreaker. You can find this week’s shownotes with links to all the stories we talked about here.

This week’s show is brought to you by CI, leading provider of digital supply chain services to the world’s premier independent music companies. Check them out on ci-info.com.

I really hope you enjoy the show, if you did don’t forget to share it and forward it on it really makes a big difference. Have a fantastic week and ’till next time.

Andrea Leonelli

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DMT 169: The MIDEM 2014 Big Show

This week on Digital Music Trends a MIDEM 2014 special to savour:  sit back, relax and enjoy this one since guests include Charles Caldas (Merlin), Luis Justo (Rock in Rio), Benji Rogers (Pledge Music), Mel Brown (Impressive PR), Mandar Thakur (Times Music), Ken Hertz (Hertz, Lichtenstein and Young LLP), Scott Cohen (The Orchard), Norman Abdul Halim (Malaysian Recording Industry), Denis Ladegaillerie (Believe) and Jordan Berliant (The Collective).

We chat about anything and everything in this expansive show on the state of the music industry in 2014 with a particular international focus and an eye on the independent sector. The full interviews will appear in due time on the DMT YouTube and SoundCloud channels – there will be a new one uploaded every day during February.

DMT’s coverage of Midem 2014 wouldn’t have been possible without the help of CI, leading provider of digital supply chain services to the world’s premier independent music companies. Check them out on ci-info.com.


I really hope you enjoy the show, feel free to share this one as much as you can!

Have a great week and ’till next time.

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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DMT 168: SoundCloud, Last.fm, Grammys, Prince, Rap Genius, Baidu…

This week on Digital Music Trends Pete Jimison (efsharp.com) and Clyde Smith (Hypebot.com) join me to chat about SoundCloud’s new round, Last.fm, the Grammys, Prince suing fans and then taking it back, Rap Genius’ UMPG deal and new mobile app, Baidu’s new wireless box in China, Sweden 2013 figures and more…

Unfortunately we suffered a major glitch in the video version of the show (as is obvious) but this is the last time we shoot the show with the old equipment so hopefully it won’t happen again in the future!

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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DMT 167: Beats Music debut, Kim Dotcom’s Baboom, Spotify merch integration

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Eamonn FordeLucas Gonze and Adam Webb in a very streaming-oriented show kicking off with the headline story that is the launch of Beats Music in the United States and its potential impact on the streaming market. We also cover Kim Dotcom’s soft launch of Baboom, Spotify’s merch integration via TopSpin as well as the lifting of its time limits for users of the ad-supported version internationally, Rdio’s new ad-supported service in the US and much more…

You can find all the links to the stories we talked about (and a few that we didn’t get the chance to cover) right here: http://bit.ly/DMT167notes. You can also find Eamonn’s story on Kim Dotcom on the Music Ally website here and Lucas’ current project 2ndline TV here.


Don’t forget that if you enjoy the show and would like to support it you can now do so with a small voluntary monthly donation, head on to http://www.digitalmusictrends.com for more details.

I really hope you enjoyed this week’s episode, have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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DMT 166: Streaming numbers, Pandora, Mixcloud, Whyd, Playlists.net, Samsung+Deezer

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to chat with Andrew Dubber (Birmingham City University, Music Tech Fest), and Camille Ainsworth (Charm Factory), we discuss the latest Nielsen data on streaming in the US, Pandora’s growth, Mixcloud’s new website, Whyd’s funding, the potential partnership between Samsung and Deezer, Playlists.net acquiring Topsify’s playlists, the power of curation and much more…

You can find out links to all the stories discussed in the shownotes here.


You can find out all about Andrew Dubber on andrewdubber.com and about Music Tech Fest on musictechfest.org, and you can find out more about Charm Factory on charmfactory.co.uk.

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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DMT 165: Gracenote, Rap Genius, Beats, CES, Gaga & more!

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Martyn Davies (Sendgrid, MusicHackDay) and Ben Graham (StrategyEye). In a pretty tech-focused show we discuss Gracenote’s sale to Tribune and the Gracenote Rhythm announcement, we also chat about Google giving Rap Genius a slap on the wrist, Beats Music’s latest rumors, CES gadgets, Gaga lashing out over Artpop and much more!

You can find the shownotes for this week’s show here: http://bit.ly/DMT165


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

Timeline:
01:00 Introduction
01:35 Gracenote changes hands from Sony corp. to Tribune co. and launches Gracenote Rhythm
13:38 EX.FM to shut down on January the 15th
18:15 Rap Genius slapped on the wrist by Google
24:17 CES: Pebble’s App store and Sonos has some competition from Pure and Samsung
30:20 Beats Music rumors: a big marketing push (Super Bowl big?) & AT&T partnership
38:25 BPI and Nielsen Soundscan release 2013 recorded music sales
43:47 Gaga lashes out over Artpop
48:38 Latest news headlines
49:30 Outro

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DMT 164: Around the World in 2013

This week on Digital Music Trends a show presenting extracts from the interviews I carried out over the course of 2013 at Midem, SXSW, The World Creators Summit, Music Connected, Future Music Camp and more.

From digital distributors to major labels to artists, startups and government representatives, there’s a bit of everything in this year recap. You can of course find the full-length versions of the interviews carried out by Digital Music Trends on the Soundcloud and YouTube  channels.
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Includes extracts of my interviews with Lang Lang, Jean-Michel Jarre, Axel Dauchez (Deezer), Robert Ashcroft (PRS for Music), Maria Pallante (US Copyrights Office), Katie McMahon (Soundhound), Brian Felsen (CDBaby), Kevin Wortis (Girlie Action), Benji Rogers (Pledge Music), Vickie Nauman (7Digital), Theda Sandiford (Republic Records), Eric Davich (Songza), Ulysses Huppauff (Odyssey Music Network), Peter Burgner (BMW), Lucy Blair, Laura Kirkpatrick (Spotify), Ebony Rhiney-James (Sony Music).

I really hope you enjoy the show, have a great week and happy new year!

Andrea Leonelli

http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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DMT 162: Beyoncé (and more Beyoncé ), the most influential stories of 2013 and music apps innovation

This week on Digital Music Trends I had the pleasure to welcome Glenn Peoples (Billboard), Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) and Michael Roffman (Consequence of Sound). We chat about Beyoncé’s surprise album release and its potential impact on the industry, discuss the news stories that influenced 2013 and may also be relevant through 2014 and finally talk about the future of innovation for music apps and services using the iTunes best-of 2013 list as a springboard.

Quite how we managed to stretch these three subjects to well over 1 hour and 10 minutes is beyond me but it was
a really fun show – you’ll have to tune in to figure it out!


This is the last “news” show for 2013 but there will be a couple of specials coming in the next two of weeks: an interview with The Echo Nest’s CEO and a “DMT around the world in 2013″ show with snippets of some of the best interviews I recorded this year so look out for them!

Have a fantastic week, happy holidays and ’till next time.

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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DMT 161: Free Spotify for All, Music Gift Guide, Beatport, Pandora’s Alarm

This week on Digital Music Trends from Andrea Leonelli, Duncan Geere (duncangeere.comDave Allen (north.com) and Virginie Berger (dbth.fr)  chat about Spotify’s NYC announcement revealing free access to both tablet and mobile users and its potential impact as well as the company’s exclusive deal with Led Zeppelin, we also chat about our music tech wish lists for Christmas, Beatport‘s layoffs, Pandora‘s alarm (and the little things that make a difference), multi-platform music services and much more.

Digital Music Trends from this week has a new voluntary subscription option so if you enjoy the show and feel you’d like to donate a few dollars per month to keep it running head on to http://www.digitalmusictrends.com and look out for the right hand sidebar.


I really hope you enjoy the show – this week recorded in 4  countries and 3 time zones –  have a great week and ’till next time

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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