The first 100 Episodes of Digital Music Trends

DMT 100 – Tomahawk

Hello Everyone and welcome to Digital Music Trends – Episode 100!

Thanks for sticking with the show for so long through ups and downs (and fairly long breaks) if you’re a long-time listeners and welcome if you’re new to it!

This week an interview with Jason Herskowitz (@jherskowitz), one of the programmers leading the Tomahawk (@Tomahawk) project.

Tomahawk is an open source music player that finally enables cross-platform music consumption and has a very strong social and discovery backbone. Ever wanted to search for music and see results spanning from Soundcloud to to your Spotify subscription and finally your own music? This is what Tomahawk enables you to do.

There are many cool features and rather than listing them all here I encourage you to listen to the episode and find out.

How to get Tomahawk:

Also check out for a web-based first dip into the world of cross-platform streaming

Hope you enjoy the show,
Andrea Leonelli

DMT 99 – Jeremy Silver

Hello Everyone!
                          Digital Music Trends is back this week after a long break with an interview with Jeremy Silver. Jeremy has had a long experience in digital music and the creative industries and so in this show we cover quite a few topics, from his experience as VP of New Media at EMI in the mid 90s to the evolution of music recommendations, from the importance of music data for independent artists to his take on the global repertoire database project and the need to centralise rights information.

To follow Jeremy’s work online visit:

Hope you enjoy the show, have a great week and ’till next time.

Andrea Leonelli

DMT 98 – Cuesongs

This week on the show an interview with Ed Averdieck CEO and Co-founder of CueSongs. CueSongs is a start-up that aims to make it easier to license commercial music for video (be it a documentary, a movie, a commercial or a school project).

On the show I also talk about the Music4.5 event on Mobile Music that I attended in London last Thursday (, some great speakers with subjects spanning from mobile gaming to making music on mobile devices.

Hope you enjoy the show!

DMT 97 – All Access Today Japan

This week on the show an interview with Taishi Fukuyama from All Access Today Japan. We talk about the evolution of the digital music landscape in Japan, AATJ’s work with US and European start-ups and how they can help artists enter the Japanese market.

All Access Today Japan:

Taishi on Twitter:

DMT 96 – Hack Your Hit with Jay Frank

This week on the show an interview with Jay Frank, author of Futurehit.dna. Jay is back on the show two years after his first interview on DMT to talk about his new book Hack Your Hit and about his new record label Digsin.

We talk about how musicians can improve their odds of being noticed online, the elements that can play a part in creating a hit, real world presence versus social media presence, how to avoid being overwhelmed by the abundance of digital services, the value of free and much more!

Check out Jay’s site and his label’s site And of course you can find Jay’s books on Amazon too – here’s a link to the Kindle edition of Hack Your Hit

Have a great week and ’till next time. And BTW if you’re going to be at SXSW 2012 give me a shout! Here’s a link to the panel I’ll be moderating on the 15th “The Evolution Of Music Discovery In The Cloud”

Andrea Leonelli