Ep.74: Marcus Rüssel, CEO at Gigmit (DMT 1-2-1)

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This week on the DMT 1-2-1 show an interview with Marcus Rüssel, CEO of the Berlin-based startup Gigmit, an online platform built both for artists and for live music promoters.

Gigmit allows promoters to easily find artists suitable for their events and to manage the booking process in one place whilst enabling registered performers – whether bands or DJs – to find gigs.

Gigmit has already established relationships with hundreds of promoters across Europe and we chat about the platforms’ progress, business model and expansion plans.

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

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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Ep.73: A feature on the Smule Artist Program with Jeannie Yang and Turner Kirk

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This week on the DMT 1-2-1 show a feature on the social music apps developer Smule focusing in particular on the Artist Program recently launched by the company.

It was a real pleasure to welcome Jeannie Yang, Chief Product and Design Officer and Turner Kirk, Artist Relations Manager at the company to the show. We cover a fair bit of ground going all the way back to the first ever collaboration with an artist with the T-Pain app in 2009, the natural evolution of the relationship of the company with musicians and how that converged into the Artist Program.

We chat about how the partnership between Artists and Smule could help create an ecosystem that encourages discovery as well as create a new revenue stream. Finally we catch a glimpse of Smule’s plans for the social future of the platform.

It was great to finally catch-up with a company that I’ve been keeping an eye on for years, so I really hope you enjoy this show.

Have a fantastic week and ’till next time.

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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Ep.72: Nic Jones, Senior VP of International at VEVO (DMT 1-2-1)

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This week on the DMT 1-2-1 show an interview recorded in person (for once) at C/O Pop in Cologne. My guest is Nic Jones, Senior VP of International at VEVO and in the discussion we cover the company’s first year in Germany, the evolution of its user base and the devices they access the service from, progress on the monetisation front, the results of the VEVO Lift program, the company’s new discovery tools and much more.

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

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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Ep: 71: Shankar Meembat from Exaget and Jessey Jansen from the Voice of Maasai project

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This week a double episode of the DMT 1-2-1 as I hosted two great guests.

The first interview is with Shankar Meembat, CEO at Exaget. The company has developed a technology that delivers customised and targeted audio advertisements and other content to listeners based on their profiles. We chat about their development, the radio market and the opportunities for targeted advertising.

The second interview with with social entrepreneur Jessey Jansen, founder of the Little Lady Studio and the driving force behind the Voice of Maasai Kickstarter campaign. Jessey chats about how she ended up working with a Maasai choir, how this project came together, the purpose of the Kickstarter and how this kind of tool can be used to empower communities. If you’d like to support the Kickstarter you’ll find it here.

I’d like to thank Play MPE® for supporting this week’s episode of Digital Music Trends. Play MPE® is used by major and independent labels in over 45 countries and can help you to securely promote your artist with a rich multimedia experience. Find out more on http://www.plaympe.com.

I really hope you enjoy this week’s interviews, have a great week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
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Ep.70: Matthias Strobel, CMO at Nagual Sounds

This week on the DMT 1-2-1 show an interview with Matthias Strobel, CMO at Nagual Sounds.

The company just launched an Indiegogo campaign to support its first commercial release, Nagual Dance, a game that uses the Kinect to transform movement into sound.

You can find the campaign here  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nagual-dance-body-moving-music.

We chat about the company’s evolution, the upcoming game, the soundscapes, the indiegogo perks 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