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DMT 225: Landr, UMG, Vessel, YouTube Awards

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This week on the show a feature on Landr (from the company until recently known as MixGenius), an online automated music mastering service.

Unfortunately the usual news-based show suffered from a severe audio corruption issue, I restored it the best I could and you can find it at 26:00 but the quality is still compromised so have a listen and see if you can live with it. If featured Jenn Miller Audiosocket), Mark S Berry (Attack Media Group) and Syd Lawrence (wemakeawesomesh.it).
We chat about Universal Music Group and Spotify, the YouTube Music Awards, Vessel’s launch and The Orchard becoming wholly owned by Sony.

I really hope you enjoy the show (at least the first half), apologies for the audio issues, have a fantastic week and ’till next time.

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Andrea Leonelli, James Hamlin from WhoSampled, Darryl Ballantyne from LyricFind, Kevin Breuner from CD Baby, Paul Anthony from Rumblefish and Mark Steiner from Gigsalad.

DMT 224: SXSW Calling, Empire, Rhapsody, YouTube for Artists, Lamar most streamed

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This week on Digital Music Trends a SXSW special recorded with a few attendees who took some time to fill me in on what’s going on at this year’s event. We discuss what’s happening in Austin, the latest from their respective companies and we also cover this week’s news.

And it was a pleasure to welcome to the show James Hamlin from WhoSampled, Darryl Ballantyne from LyricFind, Kevin Breuner from CD Baby, Paul Anthony from Rumblefish and Mark Steiner from Gigsalad.

We also chat about Kendrick Lamar’s Spotify streaming record, the Empire soundtrack taking the N.1. spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart thanks to streaming, Rhapsody’s Twitter feature and Rdio’s new social features, YouTube for artists and much more…



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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DMT 223, Andrea Leonelli, Joe Conyers, Jim Carroll, Richard Busch

DMT 223: Blurred Lines, McDonald’s, Rock Band, Bjork, Germany, Songwriter Equity Act, SXSW

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This week on Digital Music Trends a packed show as I welcome Richard Busch, attorney at King & Ballow (who represented the Marvin Gaye estate in the recent suit), Joe Conyers, VP of Technology Downtown Music Publishing and Jim Carroll, journalist at the Irish Times to the show.

We start by talking about “Blurred Lines” and the jury finding against Pharrell and Robin Thicke who are to pay $7.4 million to the Marvin Gaye estate for infringing on the copyright of “Got to give it up”. First up we hear the Gaye estate attorney who talks us through some key issues of this trial and then we comment on its potential repercussions.

On the show we also tackle McDonald’s faux pas with the band Ex Cops and subsequent backtracking, Rock Band’s return – can console music games make a comeback?, Bjork’s exhibition at MOMA which from the reviews appears to be a tech #fail, the German music industry’s 2014 results, Spotify’s desktop tweaks, the Songwriter Equity Act, Kobalty’s new round and quite a few tips from our guests about SXSW.



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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Digital music trends, benji rogers, jessie scoullar, andrea leonelli

DMT 222: On Soundcloud, UMG’s 2014, the evolution of D2F, Amanda Palmer on Patreon

This week’s show is brought to you by Gramofon, a small device that can give your ‘old school’ speakers a new lease of life by adding seamless wireless streaming functionality controlled right from the Spotify app. Check it out on Gramofon.com.

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Benji Rogers (President, Pledge Music) and Jessie Scoullar (Founder, Wicksteed Works).

We start by discussing On SoundCloud’s $1m payment to partners thanks to high-profile brand partnerships and what that could mean for the company’s future.

Then we  tackle UMG’s 2014 decline in revenues which, alongside the recent management shake-up, could see the label revisiting its attitude towards freemium services.

I also take advantage of the expertise of this week’s guests in everything direct to fan to talk about the evolution of D2F experiences. We debate whether they are being successfully deployed by the majority of artists or whether we’re still looking at a missed opportunity. In that context we also discuss Amanda Palmer’s new Patreon page which at the time of the recording had hit $14k and is now approaching $20k per ‘thing’ released.

Finally, we discuss SXSW 2015 and what my guests have planned so far for the festival which kicks off in just a few day’s time in Austin, Texas.


I really hope you enjoy the show and ’till next time.

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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Andrea Leonelli, Darren Hemmings, Digital Music Trends

DMT 221: Snapchat, Apple Editorial, MTV Apps, YouTube & Brands, UK Music

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Darren Hemmings (Founder, strategic digital marketing consultancy Motive Unknown).

We start by discussing Snapchat’s music feature, its potential and the potential headaches it may generate from a licensing point of view.
We also chat about Apple’s quest for a music journalist/editor in London which seems to confirm earlier reports of a curation-centred strategy, MTV’s new Play and Trax apps and other low-cost streaming options, YouTube’s move against channels bypassing its ads network with embedded sponsored spots, the GoFundMe campaign to support the ‘Amen Break’ songwriter and UK Music’s manifesto released ahead of the UK’s general election.



I really hope you enjoy the show,

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

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