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DMT 168: SoundCloud, Last.fm, Grammys, Prince, Rap Genius, Baidu…

This week on Digital Music Trends Pete Jimison (efsharp.com) and Clyde Smith (Hypebot.com) join me to chat about SoundCloud’s new round, Last.fm, the Grammys, Prince suing fans and then taking it back, Rap Genius’ UMPG deal and new mobile app, Baidu’s new wireless box in China, Sweden 2013 figures and more…

Unfortunately we suffered a major glitch in the video version of the show (as is obvious) but this is the last time we shoot the show with the old equipment so hopefully it won’t happen again in the future!

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

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DMT 152: Radio Bill, Soundrop funding, Songza & Foursquare, Spotlight, YouTube Music Awards

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Scott Cohen founder of the Orchard and Chris Ruen, author of Freeloading: How our insatiable hunger for free content starves creativity. We discuss the new bill put forward in the US by Mel Watt to introduce performance royalty payments from traditional radio network, Soundrop’s new round of funding, Beats’ new investor, Spotify’s Spotlight feature, Songza partnering with Foursquare and the significance of the YouTube Music Awards.


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

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DMT 151: YouTube’s offline mode, FB & streaming data, Microsoft DJs, Discovr, BitTorrent & more

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Emily White (Whitesmith Entertainment) and Seth Jackson (Strange Thoughts): we discuss YouTube’s reported offline mode and its potential impact, the issue of streaming services feeding all your listening data to Facebook, Microsoft’s Surface 2 DJ experiment: crazy or crazy cool?, iTunes Radio’s staggering week-one numbers, the brand new version of Discovr, BitTorrent Bundles expanding the alpha test phase with seven media partners and much more!

And you can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories we talked about here: http://bit.ly/DMT151notes.


I hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to send your feedback/questions/points to contact@digitalmusictrends.com, have a great week and ’till next time!


This week’s show is sponsored by media law firm Sheridans, at http://www.sheridans.co.uk, we thank them for their support of Digital Music Trends.

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

Show Timeline:
00:15 Introduction and guests intro
02:15 YouTube reportedly introducing an offline mode, how will the music industry react?
05:15 Is there a concern here that YouTube’s offline mode would end up competing with the premium mobile offering of services like Spotify and Rdio?
07:15 Ian Rogers brought up a good point in relation to music services that send all your play information to Facebook. Is there a reason to have that turned on and should users think about switching that link off?
11:20 Microsoft launches a DJ Tool with the new Surface 2 although it’s not on sale yet. Crazy move or a way for them to appeal to a new market?
14:50 App Edjing raises 2.5 million dollars towards a new DJ application
21:46 iTunes Radio racks up 11 million users in the first week, will they stick around and what about iTunes’ potential international reach?
28:10 Twitter hires Bob Moczydlowsky from Topspin to head the company’s music division, after putting Nathan Hubbard on the Head of Commerce seat how is Twitter positioning itself in the music space?
32:00 Discovr has overhauled its application introducing a strong social element
36:45 BitTorrent launches a wider alpha program for it Bundles with 7 media partners, how will this play in the future of direct to fan and distribution?
41:35 The Streaming Task Force looked at 3,000 users’ habits in the USA when it comes to music consumption online, we look at the results and what they could mean…

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DMT 150: Rdio+Cumulus, Clear Channel+Warner, Pandora vs. ASCAP, Labels vs. SiriusXM

This week Digital Music Trends is all about new partnerships and new lawsuits as we record live from the Future Music Forum in Barcelona with guests Virginie Berger (Don’t Believe the Hype), Giampiero Di Carlo (Rockol.com) and Niall Doorley (Future Music Forum).

This week Rdio partners with Cumulus and opens up to ad-funded free access, Clear Channel partners with Warner, Pandora wins in court against ASCAP closing the direct licensing option until 2015, the majors join the lawsuit against SiriusXM in regards to pre-1972 recordings and Rhapsody investors enact a major restructuring.




This week’s show is sponsored by media law firm Sheridans, at http://www.sheridans.co.uk, we thank them for their support of Digital Music Trends.

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

Lucy Blair, Andrea Leonelli, Jessie Scoullar, Eamonn Forde

DMT 149: Ministry of Sound vs Spotify, iTunes Radio, Songza, Pono, Xbox Music

On Digital Music Trends 149 Andrea Leonelli, Lucy Blair (Anjunabeats), Jessie Scoullar (Wicksteed Works) and Eamonn Forde (Music Ally) discuss Ministry of Sound taking Spotify to court over playlists, iTunes Radio’s launch, Songza’s new round, HQ Audio service Pono, Xbox Music on iOS and Android and much more. You can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories we talked about here: http://bit.ly/DMT149notes.


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

This week’s show is sponsored by media law firm Sheridans, at http://www.sheridans.co.uk, we thank them for their support of Digital Music Trends.

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

DMT 149 Timeline
00:50 Guest introduction
1:40 Updates from guests
3:30 Ministry of Sound takes Spotify to court
12:00 A lot of money is being invested in curated playlists, will Spotify’s case also affect that department?
16:00 Article by playlists.net, about their experience as a service devoted to playlists.
17:34 How will the implementation with such a lawsuit work out? What happens if users still upload the same playlists with different names?
19:38 Apple announces 2 new phones the iphone 5s and iphone 5c and iTunes radio will launch on the 18th of September in the US, will it deliver as a stand alone service? Will it really boost download sales?
22:30 As iTunes radio will be a free service, will it drive more customers?
28:17 An information piece from our sponsors at Sheridans
30:36 Songza raise $4.7 million funding round to develop advertising, can the improved customer advertising experience help them expand in the UK?
38:40 Is it possible that the integration between Topspin and Daisy could actually hinder Topspin’s adoption as a common source within the industry?
40:25 Neil Young about to release a high quality digital music service called PONO, will users be sold on the idea of carrying around another piece of hardware with them to listen to music?
42:35 Getting the original masters of all the tracks on service will be quite an expensive process, how will that affect the catalog?
51:15 Microsoft finally launches its Xbox music service in iOS and Android, plus as a web browser, could this mean more subscriptions for them in light of the upcoming Xbox One launch?
55:20 Did the lack of 3rd party support until now hinder the success of Xbox music?
57:56 Sony enters the living room market with the PS Vita TV, is it only to compete with Microsoft? Is there any innovation going on?
59:52 Outro