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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, 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

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DMT 188: YouTube’s block, Prime Music, SideStep, Spotify’s Web API, BitTorrent, Deezer

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Duncan Geere ( and Dan Koplowitz ( to chat about the latest music tech news. The show also features an appearance from Eric Jones, founder of merch startup Sidestep.

This week we start by tackling reports stating that YouTube is about to “pull” independent music videos from the service (and debate what that “pulling” may look like…), talk about Amazon’s new Prime Music service, BitTorrent Bundles reaching 100m downloads and Streams, Spotify’s new Web API and tighter Echo Nest integration, Deezer’s new round, Samsung integrating Spotify Connect in its new Series M speakers and much more…

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

Andrea Leonelli

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DMT 182: Live at the Great Escape – Kobalt, Muve Music, D2C, Dubset, breakage,

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This week DMT was recorded in front of a live audience at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton. During the show we alternate the week’s news stories with discussions around the main subjects being tackled at the conference. I’m joined on stage by Chris Carey (Media Insight Consulting), Fred Bolza (Sony Music), Cliff Fluet (Lewis Silkin, Eleven) and Andy Malt (CMU).

We chat about YouTube royalties and Kobalt’s ProKlaim platform, the future of direct to fan, tv and music streaming, looking for a buyer, AT&T irumoured to be selling Muve Music, Pandora’s new promoted stations, Rhapsody investing in Dubset, the future of the global recorded industry, Charles Caldas on breakage and Sean Combs’ plans with

I really hope you enjoy the show, hopefully I’ll get the chance to record more live shows at events this year, it was fun!

Have a fantastic week and ’till next time

Andrea Leonelli


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DMT 159: Spotify, Goldieblox,, Soundrop, The Echo Nest, Rdio & CMT

A packed show this week on Digital Music Trends featuring Jim Carroll (Irish Times) and Ben Sisario (New York Times). We discuss the latest round of funding at Spotify and music tech investments in 2013,’s demise, Soundrop on Deezer, The Echo Nest’s new advertising play, Goldieblox vs Beastie Boys, the end of the road for Winamp, Rdio’s cuts, U2’s latest, CMT’s partnership with Clear Channel and much more…

If you’d like to read up on the stories we discussed on the show go and check out our shownotes here:

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Have a great week and ’till next time.

Andrea Leonelli

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DMT 158: Gaga, Deezer, Fan Finder, Rap Genius, Mixcloud

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with David Riley (Signature Brew), J Herskowitz (Tomahawk) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) about Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP release campaign, Deezer’s latest news, YouTube’s Fan Finder initiative, Rap Genius’s deals, Twitter advertising, Mixcloud’s new Android app and much more. You can find this week’s shownotes here.

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

Andrea Leonelli