DMT 19 – Newsround

Direct Link to the MP3:http://bit.ly/Scufk

This Week: Soundexchange’s new streaming deal with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Orchard and Spotify set to expand in China, Cocktail VS CMX – will the new album format war be counter-productive?, UK could see tougher piracy law soon, Nokia has ambitious plans as content provider. 

Shownotes:

Soundexchange sets fixed streaming rates for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in the USA.

http://www.dmwmedia.com/news/2009/08/11/public-radio-stations,-soundexchange-set-webcast-royalties

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-public-radio-music-industry-reach-agreement-on-online-royalty-rates/

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i224997d33ab2d0140e89dbea5ea1f4c 

The Orchard expanding in China

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090811005762&newsLang=en

Spotify Expanding in China.

http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSTRE57B1H320090812http://musically.com/blog/2009/08/12/spotify-confirms-chinese-launch/

The majors have created the CMX interactive format to battle Apple’s “cocktail” project.

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6788045.ece

In the UK Lord Mandleson launches an attack on internet piracy with stricter laws in the pipeline very soon.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/45ded62c-8933-11de-b50f-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss&nclick_check=1http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/the-net-closes-in-on-internet-piracy-1772820.html

Nokia aims at becoming the world’s largest entertainment media network

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/138/iphone-envy-you-must-be-joumlking.html

 

DMT 19 – Newsround

This Week: Soundexchange’s new streaming deal, the Orchard and Spotify set to expand in China, Cocktail VS CMX – will the new album format war be counter-productive?, UK could see tougher piracy law soon, Nokia has ambitious plans as content provider

Shownotes:

Soundexchange sets fixed streaming rates for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in the USA.

http://www.dmwmedia.com/news/2009/08/11/public-radio-stations,-soundexchange-set-webcast-royalties
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-public-radio-music-industry-reach-agreement-on-online-royalty-rates/

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i224997d33ab2d0140e89dbea5ea1f4c

The Orchard expanding in China.
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090811005762&newsLang=en

Spotify Expanding in China.

http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSTRE57B1H320090812
http://musically.com/blog/2009/08/12/spotify-confirms-chinese-launch/
The majors have created the CMX interactive format to battle Apple’s “cocktail” project.

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6788045.ece

In the UK Lord Mandleson launches an attack on internet piracy with stricter laws in the pipeline very soon.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/45ded62c-8933-11de-b50f-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss&nclick_check=1
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/the-net-closes-in-on-internet-piracy-1772820.html

Nokia aims at becoming the world’s largest entertainment media network

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/138/iphone-envy-you-must-be-joumlking.html

DMT 18 – Rank’em

Direct Link to the MP3: http://bit.ly/15On7u

An interview with Adam Wexler, CEO of Rank ‘Em www.gorankem.com
If you’d like to try out the service, request an invite on their website – you can use the special code DMT for instant access but be quick! It’s limited to the first 20 users.

Rank’Em also have a Kickstarter funding pledge running for another three weeks, so if you like the site and would like to contribute go to:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003234199/help-us-keep-rank-em-rockin/backers/new

Links to the news stories:

Spotify’s deal with the label surfaces
http://www.thelocal.se/21170/20090807 

Spotify secures a new round of funding
http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/04/spotify-funding-investment-markets-equities-music.html

Spotify in talks with mobile network 3
http://www.nma.co.uk/news/spotify-in-talks-to-offer-music-app-to-subscribers-on-3/3003073.article

Warner Music takes a hit in quarterly reports but holds out better than expected.
http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSTRE5753R220090806
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/08/06/ap6750441.html

Itunes launching in Mexico, how does that affect the market?
http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSTRE57700Z20090808

Big Champage launches an interactive data gathering source that is sure to bring in a lot of industry subscribers.
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/08/inside-bigchampagnes-music-panopticon/

Rhapsody announces layoffs
http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20090806/sources-layoffs-at-rhapsody/?mod=ATD_rss

Midomi secures extra funding so that us hummingbirds can keep humming on!
http://venturebeat.com/2009/08/03/midomi-lets-you-identify-music-by-humming-hits-no-1-iphone-paid-music-app/

DMT 18 – Rank’em

This Week: an interview with Rank ‘em CEO Adam Wexler, lots of Spotify news, Warner Music takes a hit in the latest financial reports, first Latin American iTunes store launches in Mexico, BigChampagne launches a new service, Midimi secures new funding.

Rank ‘Em: www.gorankem.com If you’d like to try out the service, request an invite on their website – you can use the special code DMT for instant access but be quick! It’s limited to the first 20 users.

Rank’Em also have a Kickstarter funding pledge running for another three weeks, so if you like the site and would like to contribute go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003234199/help-us-keep-rank-em-rockin/backers/new

Links to the news stories:

Spotify’s deal with the label surfaces http://www.thelocal.se/21170/20090807/

Spotify secures a new round of funding http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/04/spotify-funding-investment-markets-equities-music.html

Spotify in talks with mobile network 3 http://www.nma.co.uk/news/spotify-in-talks-to-offer-music-app-to-subscribers-on-3/3003073.article

Warner Music takes a hit in quarterly reports but holds out better than expected. http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSTRE5753R220090806 http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/08/06/ap6750441.html

Itunes launching in Mexico, how does that affect the market? http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSTRE57700Z20090808

Big Champage launches an interactive data gathering source that is sure to bring in a lot of industry subscribers. http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/08/inside-bigchampagnes-music-panopticon/

Rhapsody announces layoffs http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20090806/sources-layoffs-at-rhapsody/?mod=ATD_rss

Midomi secures extra funding so that us hummingbirds can keep humming on! http://venturebeat.com/2009/08/03/midomi-lets-you-identify-music-by-humming-hits-no-1-iphone-paid-music-app/

DMT 17 – MXP4

Direct link to the MP3: http://bit.ly/10BsEo

This Week: An interview with the CEO of MXP4 – Albin Serviant. The company is working on creating new ways for the public to interact with the music and create a unique experience. Last week they struck a deal with Motown involving Michael Jackson’s Jackson 5 recordings.

No news this week as I was abroad during the weekend, expect another full Digital Music Trends next week!