DMT 73 – Midem 2011 Special 3

This year’s coverage of Midem 2011 has been sponsored by Music2Text, a great way to promote and sell your mobile music worldwide. (www.music2text.com)

Hello everyone and welcome to Digital Music Trends! This is the third and last show from Midem 2011 and it’s mostly dedicated to the start-ups that have made this edition of Midem so exciting!

A marathon episode today – with 9 interviews so unless you have a long commute you’ll probably need a couple of sessions to get through it!

Today on the show Keith Lee, CEO and co-founder of Booyah!, media futurist Gerd Leonhard, Martin Rigby CEO of Psonar, Armine Saidi founder and CEO of Viinyl, Antonis Karydis CEO of Mativision, David McKinney the founder of Jammbox, Anne De Kerckhove the Director of the Entertainment Division at Reed Midem, Wilhalm Taht Marketing director for Flowd and Georg Hitzenberger Managing Director of Play.fm.

Also the hackers that took part in the Midem Hack Day presented the fruits of a 24 hour API binge – which I thought were incredible even by the Hack Day’s usual high standards. To give you some examples Paul Lamere director of the development community at the Echo Nest created a game called Six Clicks to Imogen which challenges you to find the shortest path between an artist of your choice and Imogen Heap.  Martyn Davies created OutNow which is a beautiful interface to showcase the week’s new releases in an easy-to-navigate format, another hack that was very popular was created by Gideon Bullock from Songkick and Michael Schieben from rockitbaby.de and is called Double-A-Side, it’s an iPhone app that pulls two tracks you select from Soundcloud and creates a virtual vinyl where you can change the track simply by turning your iPhone just like you would do with a real vinyl! There are many more apps and hacks to explore, head to Wiki.musichackday.org for a complete list and links!

Well that’s all for this year’s coverage of Midem 2011 – I really hope you enjoyed it! In the next week I will also be making the Midem interviews available as standalone pieces on Soundcloud in case you want to embed any of them on your site. If you liked the show please do spread it around it’s very easy to get hold of the show both on iTunes on any iOS devices including the Apple TV and on Soundcloud as well as on internet radios, mixcloud and Android phones via DoggCatcher. If you like the show please do sign up to the mailing list – the form is on the home page at www.digitalmusictrends.com and I’ll send you one email per week or less with information on the latest show to make sure you never miss an episode! The twitter account is digimusictrends and the email digitalmusictrends@gmail.com. Have a great week and ‘till next time!

DMT 73 – Midem 2011 Special 3

This year’s coverage of Midem 2011 has been sponsored by Music2Text, a great way to promote and sell your mobile music worldwide. (www.music2text.com)

Hello everyone and welcome to Digital Music Trends! This is the third and last show from Midem 2011 and it’s mostly dedicated to the start-ups that have made this edition of Midem so exciting!

A marathon episode today – with 9 interviews so unless you have a long commute you’ll probably need a couple of sessions to get through it!

Today on the show Keith Lee, CEO and co-founder of Booyah!, media futurist Gerd Leonhard, Martin Rigby CEO of Psonar, Armine Saidi founder and CEO of Viinyl, Antonis Karydis CEO of Mativision, David McKinney the founder of Jammbox, Anne De Kerckhove the Director of the Entertainment Division at Reed Midem, Wilhalm Taht Marketing director for Flowd and Georg Hitzenberger Managing Director of Play.fm.

Episode 73 – Midem 2011 Coverage Day 3 by digitalmusictrends

Also the hackers that took part in the Midem Hack Day presented the fruits of a 24 hour API binge – which I thought were incredible even by the Hack Day’s usual high standards. To give you some examples Paul Lamere director of the development community at the Echo Nest created a game called Six Clicks to Imogen which challenges you to find the shortest path between an artist of your choice and Imogen Heap.  Martyn Davies created OutNow which is a beautiful interface to showcase the week’s new releases in an easy-to-navigate format, another hack that was very popular was created by Gideon Bullock from Songkick and Michael Schieben from rockitbaby.de and is called Double-A-Side, it’s an iPhone app that pulls two tracks you select from Soundcloud and creates a virtual vinyl where you can change the track simply by turning your iPhone just like you would do with a real vinyl! There are many more apps and hacks to explore, head to Wiki.musichackday.org for a complete list and links!

Well that’s all for this year’s coverage of Midem 2011 – I really hope you enjoyed it! In the next week I will also be making the Midem interviews available as standalone pieces on Soundcloud in case you want to embed any of them on your site. If you liked the show please do spread it around it’s very easy to get hold of the show both on iTunes on any iOS devices including the Apple TV and on Soundcloud as well as on internet radios, mixcloud and Android phones via DoggCatcher. If you like the show please do sign up to the mailing list – the form is on the home page at www.digitalmusictrends.com and I’ll send you one email per week or less with information on the latest show to make sure you never miss an episode!
The twitter account is digimusictrends and the email digitalmusictrends@gmail.com. Have a great week and ‘till next time!

 

DMT 72 – Midem 2011 Special 2

This year’s coverage of Midem 2011 has been sponsored by Music2Text, a great way to promote and sell your mobile music worldwide. www.music2text.com

Hello everyone and welcome to the second day of Digital Music Trends Midem 2011 special. Today Midem 2011 kicked off in earnest with a myriad of panels and press conferences to attend as well as the Midem Hack Day kicking off so it was a pretty busy day!

In terms of news coming out of the show first and foremost there was a heavyweight press conference featuring Universal Music Group’s head of digital Rob Wells, Warner Music Group’s Michael Nash, Sony Music’s Thomas Hesse and Mark Pibe from EMI. The service is a new cloud offering that has now been launched in Europe but will be rolled out to the US in the first quarter of this year and it represents the first foray in this space by a massive player like Sony with the approval of all four majors. Initially this will go out to all connected Sony devices but the company was keen to state that this will not be a Sony-only service but it will also be rolled out to mobile platforms and possibly other hardware manufacturers in the future. The platform will recognize the music that is on the user’s drive through Gracenote and it will allow the user to stream it from any device. The service though is not going to be free and the trial is going to be limited to thirty days, which may not be enough to get users convinced about paying for cloud access. I asked the panel a question regarding APIs and whether the service is going to have an open portion of the data-set that developers will be able to tap into. The answer? Not immediately but after they have stabilized the platform they will probably do something along those lines. not a definite yes but not a door slammed shut either.

Today on the show I’m going to feature quite a few interviews!  We start off with Craig Palmer and Ty Roberts respectively the CEO and CTO of Gracenote, then a catch-up with Panos Panay CEO of Sonicbids on the latest developments at the company and an interview with Kirit Joshi, chairman of DDEX a
worldwide agency for the development of metadata standards for online
distribution. Also on the show as usual a few interviews with some
great start-ups, starting with
Paavo Backman from Steam Republic, then Lee Rhys from Ticketsense and finally Raoul Kiksen from Fanity.
Also there was a re-iteration of the commitment by the french government to the implementation of the Hadopi law, they already have 40 people working for the agency that has been set up to implement it – I want to see the results when the actual disconnections start going through!

Midem Hack Day was also kicked off with developers from a number of companies including Last.fm, Songkick and Soundcloud working for 24 hours to create some great hacks to showcase to the industry tomorrow harnessing the power of APIs. I’ve seen the preliminary ideas for the project and the all look awesome so I can’t wait to share the end results with you tomorrow!

Well, it’s a pretty long show today but I sure hope that you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it! I’ll be back here tomorrow for the third and last day of Digital Music Trends’ coverage of Midem 2011.

DMT 72 – Midem 2011 Special 2

This year’s coverage of Midem 2011 has been sponsored by Music2Text, a great way to promote and sell your mobile music worldwide.Hello everyone and welcome to the second day of Digital Music Trends Midem 2011 special. Today Midem 2011 kicked off in earnest with a myriad of panels and press conferences to attend as well as the Midem Hack Day kicking off so it was a pretty busy day!

Today on the show I’m going to feature quite a few interviews!  We start off with Craig Palmer and Ty Roberts respectively the CEO and CTO of Gracenote, then a catch-up with Panos Panay CEO of Sonicbids on the latest developments at the company and an interview with Kirit Joshi, chairman of DDEX a worldwide agency for the development of metadata standards for online distribution. Also on the show as usual a few interviews with some great start-ups, starting with Paavo Backman from Steam Republic,then Lee Rhys from Ticketsense and finally Raoul Kiksen from Fanity. 

Episode 72 – Midem Special Coverage Day 2 by digitalmusictrends

In terms of news coming out of the show first and foremost there was a heavyweight press conference featuring Universal Music Group’s head of digital Rob Wells, Warner Music Group’s Michael Nash, Sony Music’s Thomas Hesse and Mark Pibe from EMI. The service is a new cloud offering that has now been launched in Europe but will be rolled out to the US in the first quarter of this year and it represents the first foray in this space by a massive player like Sony with the approval of all four majors. Initially this will go out to all connected Sony devices but the company was keen to state that this will not be a Sony-only service but it will also be rolled out to mobile platforms and possibly other hardware manufacturers in the future. The platform will recognize the music that is on the user’s drive through Gracenote and it will allow the user to stream it from any device. The service though is not going to be free and the trial is going to be limited to thirty days, which may not be enough to get users convinced about paying for cloud access. I asked the panel a question regarding APIs and whether the service is going to have an open portion of the data-set that developers will be able to tap into. The answer? Not immediately but after they have stabilized the platform they will probably do something along those lines. not a definite yes but not a door slammed shut either. Also there was a re-iteration of the commitment by the french government to the implementation of the Hadopi law, they already have 40 people working for the agency that has been set up to implement it – I want to see the results when the actual disconnections start going through!

Midem Hack Day was also kicked off with developers from a number of companies including Last.fm, Songkick and Soundcloud working for 24 hours to create some great hacks to showcase to the industry tomorrow harnessing the power of APIs. I’ve seen the preliminary ideas for the project and the all look awesome so I can’t wait to share the end results with you tomorrow!

Well, it’s a pretty long show today but I sure hope that you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it! I’ll be back here tomorrow for the third and last day of Digital Music Trends’ coverage of Midem 2011.

 

DMT 71 – Midem 2011 Special 1

This year’s coverage of Midem 2011 has been sponsored by Music2Text, a great way to promote and sell your mobile music worldwide.

Hello everyone and welcome to Digital Music Trends Midem 2011 special!
In the next three days I plan to bring you a load of interviews from the conference, I hope you enjoy them and please spread them around the net if you can!
In this first show some real heavyweights of both Digital Music and the 2.0 space in general. In order, interviews with
- Daren Tsui, CEO of cloud service mSpot
- Dave Kusek,  Vice President of Berklee College of Music and responsible for Berkleemusic.com
- Naveen Salvadurai co-founder of Foursquare
- Amke Block from AudioMagnet
– Timo Kari and Rami Korhonen from PlayMySong.
I hope you enjoy the show and spread it around!!
Andrea Leonelli
www.digitalmusictrends.com