andrea leonelli, christopher moon, kyle blyn

DMT 205: Maverick, Playlists.net, AT&T & Beats, Spotify Family, Twitter Audio Cards, 300

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Kyle Bylin (SoundHound, Promised Land book) and Christopher Moon (Noisetrade) to the show.

We discuss Guy Oseary’s launch of management super-group Maverick, Playlists.net being acquired by Warner Music, AT&T dropping Beats Music, Apple considering cutting down the price of subscriptions, Spotify’s new Family Plan, Twitter’s Audio Cards, Xbox Music Deals and the latest from Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment.


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

andrea leonelli, darren hemmings, digital music trends

DMT 204: Yorke on BitTorrent, SoundCloud, Tidal, Spotify, US Q3 Sales & BBC’s God Only Knows

This week on Digital Music Trends we’re easing back into the swing of things after a short break and this episode features myself and Darren Hemmings (Founder, Motive Unknown) chatting about some of the key stories from the past two weeks: Thom Yorke releasing his new album as a BitTorrent bundle, SoundCloud’s reported issues with major labels and 2013 financials, Spotify becoming a profitable company in the UK in 2013, Tidal’s hardware partnerships, the latest on US music sales as Nielsen Soundscan releases the Q3 figures (it’s not pretty…) and finally a debate around the BBC’s God Only Knows video.

Just the two of us but still (hopefully) plenty to keep you entertained.


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

kristelia garcia, darren hemmings, andrea leonelli, deezer

DMT 201: iHeartMedia, U2 snowballs, Samples & Copyright, Deezer Elite, Alt-J, Facebook & Videos

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to have Kristelia Garcia (University of Colorado Law) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) on the show, I also chat with Beth Murphy, CMO of Deezer North America about Deezer Elite.

On the show we cover Clear Channel’s rebranding into iHeartMedia, the U2 album situation one week later, Jay Z speaking out on samples and copyright, Alt-J’s album app, Facebook & Videos, Pandora’s evolving attitude towards artists and much more.


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

Andrea Leonelli
www.digitalmusictrends.com
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steve rennie, sammy andrews, andrea leonelli, nico perez

DMT 197: BandPage & Spotify, SFX, Pono, Mixcloud & Vevo

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This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Sammy Andrews, Head of Digital at independent label Cooking Vinyl, and Steve Rennie, the founder of Renman Music and Business and former manager of Incubus.

We start by discussing the recent deal between BandPage and Spotify to showcase merch items on artists’ Spotify pages. We also discuss the recent SFX earnings and the long-term prospects of the company, Pono’s super-successful new Crowdfunder campaign, we have Mixcloud‘s co-founder Nico Perez join us with some exciting news from the company and chat about the latest at Vevo.

Sammy and Steve also chat about their latest projects.

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

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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zoe keating, steve lawson, glenn peoples, andrea leonelli

DMT 194: Independent music, Bandcamp, artist-fan relationship, YouTube, streaming…

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This week on Digital Music Trends a special show focused on independent music featuring Senior Editorial Analyst at Billboard Glenn Peoples (billboard.com), cellist and composer Zoë Keating (zoekeating.com) and solo bass guitarist Steve Lawson (stevelawson.net).

We chat about:

– Bandcamp, why does the platform work well for artists and why do artists identify with it? Zoë and Steve share how they got started on the platform and what it is about the service that works for them.

– How platforms like Patreon, Bandcamp and Pledge can facilitate an artist’s relationship with fans and what that relationship can mean to artists on both a human level and on a practical level.

– Streaming: how is it affecting “middle class” musicians and is the mainstream narrative of people’s shift to services like Spotify correct? Should artists have more of a say on the rates they are paid from streaming services or at least the ability to negotiate them?

– David Byrne’s latest comments on copyright review published by Glenn in a Billboard article this week.

– The Content Creators Coalition: can collective organisations help artists increase their bargaining power? Are there downsides?

– YouTutube’s music service: after a high-profile staff departure and several stumbling blocks what’s next for the yet-to-be announced service?



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

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