Andrea Leonelli, Lee Knife, Emmanuel Legrand

DMT 220: Future of Copyright Pt. 2, Zane Lowe, Songwriters, Pandora, Vessel, Abbey Road

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Lee Knife, the Executive Director at the Digital Media Association (DiMA – digmedia.org) and Emmanuel Legrand, US Editor at Music Week.

On the show we continue the discussion started last week around the “Copyright and the Music Marketplace” released by the US Copyright Office, this time focusing on some of the criticisms brought forward by DiMA.

Emmanuel and I then go on to chat about the news of the week including Zane Lowe’s move to Apple and what that means for the approach to curation of the upcoming iTunes streaming service, songwriters voicing their concerns around royalties in Sweden and elsewhere, Pandora’s new Artist Audio Messaging feature, Vessel’s deal with Universal Music for video exclusives, UMG’s investment to make sure the recording facilities at Abbey Road Studios remain state of the art for decades to come and much more.


I really hope you enjoy the show,

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

Kristelia Garcia, Andrea Leonelli, Dan Koplowitz

DMT 219: Future of Copyright in the US, Grammys, Deezer Elite, Rhapsody, Apple as a label?

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Kristelia Garcia (Associate Professor of Law at Colorado Law) and Dan Koplowitz (founder of Friendly Fire Recordings).

We start the show by tackling some of the salient points of the copyright recommendations document released by the US Copyright Office last week. Admittedly, our discussion only covers a tiny portion of what is contained in the 245-page document – any more and the subject would have taken over the show – but hopefully it will serve as a good introduction.

On a related point, we also discuss the Grammy’s newly launched Creators Alliance, which seems to pave the way for a more co-ordinated approach from artists towards getting their voices heard, especially if the recommendations mentioned above were to lead to the drafting of a new bill.

In regards to digital music services, we cover Deezer Elite’s expansion to 150 territories, Rhapsody reaching 2.5 million users and the (denied) rumors of Apple’s Big Machine acquisition, could the Netflix/Amazon model work in the music industry?

Finally, we discuss the Billboard Power List and the issue of diversity in the music industry and Kristelia tells us about a fantastic conference she has been organising entitled “Innovation in the Creation and Distribution of Content” featuring high-profile artists, digital music executives and a fireside chat with the US Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante (more info on http://bit.ly/flatironsip).


I really hope you enjoy the show,

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

ben sisario, andrea leonelli, jay frank

DMT 217: Zoe Keating & YouTube, PlayStation & Spotify, iHeartRadio, Australia, Transparency

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Jay Frank (Digsin) and Ben Sisario (New York Times) to the show.

The first part of the show is devoted to a discussion around Zoe Keating’s blog from last week, which highlighted some important issues on the terms imposed by YouTube on independent artists if they want to continue to monetise their content on the platform.

We also talk about Spotify’s coup in securing a partnership with Sony PlayStation that will see the company scrap its Music Unlimited Service (that never really took off…), the positive and negative aspects of the new Touch Preview feature on iOS, the decline of the Australian music market which registered another 10% drop in 2014, iHeartRadio’s latest numbers and Pandora’s next move, Sly Stone’s royalties lawsuit, transparency in the music industry and much more.


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

DMT 211

DMT 211: UK Copyright, Apple’s iPod suit, Blinkbox, adding up royalties, Instagram

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Cliff Fluet (Lewis Silkin and 11 Advisory) and Eamonn Forde (Music Ally, The Guardian & more).

We start by examining the copyright exceptions introduced in the UK and talk about the judicial review process that is being initiated by music industry bodies who believe that that these exceptions should have been accompanied by levies on blank media.

We also chat about Apple’s class action antitrust lawsuit that is unfolding in an Oakland court this week, Tesco’s attempts to offload Blinkbox with Vodafone as a potential buyer, Cooking Vinyl launching a new royalty company and Kobalt opening up its Portal to its Label Services Clients. Finally we discuss artist’s use of Instagram to promote a release.


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

Brian Felsen, Jimmy Chamberlin, Andrea Leonelli

DMT 209: YouTube Music Key, Applebeats, VEVO, Gracenote, Bandcamp, LiveOne, Adrev

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Jimmy Chamberlin (CEO, LiveOne & original drummer, Smashing Pumpkins) and Brian Felsen (CEO, AdRev) to the show.

We open with the launch of YouTube Music Key, though it can be called a “low-key debut” as it’s invite-only for now (drum roll).

We also cover the breaking news that Apple may integrate Beats into iOS as early as March 2015 and then discuss Gracenote’s Entourage, Bandcamp considering a subscription feature, Uber’s partnership with Spotify, BitTorrent Bundles opening up to everyone and much more.

Finally we hear from Jimmy and Brian about their respective companies, LiveOne and Adrev, so this is a show you shouldn’t miss!



Have a fantastic week and ’till next time.

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