DMT 231: Grooveshark, Simfy, Apple, Instagram, Twitter, Bonnaroo

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It was a real pleasure to welcome Emily White (Whitesmith Entertainment ) and Glenn Peoples (Billboard) to the last weekly recording of Digital Music Trends. If you’d like to be kept up to date with any one-off show recordings do sign up to the newsletter on bit.ly/dmtlist

We start by chatting about the demise of Grooveshark under the weight years of controversies and lawsuits as well as the closure of Simfy, the first streaming service to open in Germany back in 2008.

The week we also had a flurry of Apple news to discuss as rumors around the company’s music streaming service continue to pour in, will it launch in June? Does Apple have the licenses it needs? And what about this DOJ investigation?

Finally we address Instagram’s launch of the @music content vertical, the future of Twitter and Live Nation’s majority stake in Bonnaroo.

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

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Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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DMT 230: Pandora & CRB, Jay-Z, EU’s Copyright Directive, Jukely

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This week it was a pleasure to welcome Sophie Goossens (lawyer at August & Debouzy) and Darren Hemmings (founder of Motive Unknown) to the show.

On this penultimate instalment of our weekly appointments we start by chatting about a DMT all-time-favourite topic: Pandora’s quest for profitability and we also mention the latest CRB rate-setting procedures.

In other news, another round of Tidal-ness as we talk about Jay-Z’s tweets and wonder: should the company just stop with the hollow PR talk and come back in a couple of months with a more substantial plan?

We also discuss the EU Copyright Directive and the Digital Single Market initiative as PoliticoEU leaked some of the talking points of the upcoming announcement on the matter.

Finally we chat about live music subscriptions startup Jukely, as the company closes an $8m round and is set to expand to more cities.

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

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Andrea Leonelli

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DMT 229: Believe Digital, Guvera, TIDAL, EDM, Spotify ads, Furious 7

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This week it was a real pleasure to welcome to the show Larry Miller (Associate Professor of Music Business at NYU & host of Musonomics podcast) and Taishi Fukuyama, founder of Japan market entry, business development agency PRTL.

We start by talking about an acquisition that caught everyone by surprise, that of Tunecore by Believe Digital, do the two companies complement one another?

Also on the show we discuss TIDAL’s slide the iOS apps chart, Guvera announcing reaching 10m users, the value of dance music in the US estimated to be $1.9bn, Spotify’s advertising growth and new publishing appointment and finally the incredible performance of the Furious 7 soundtrack and a question, why the resurgence of OSTs over the past couple of years?

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

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Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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DMT 228: IFPI, Apple’s Music app, Exclusives Debate, Guitar Hero, Spotify’s Round, Mixcloud

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This week it was a real pleasure to welcome to the show Nico Perez (co-founder, Mixcloud) and Olivier de Simone (music industry consultant).

We start by chatting about the IFPI’s Digital Music Report 2015, which includes some interesting figures on the evolution of the digital music market. We also address Apple’s revamped Music app in the iOS 8.4 beta, the renewed focus on exclusives for music streaming services – – a good or a bad thing?, Spotify’s new round, Guitar Hero’s resurgence in a “live” setting, the UK’s vinyl chart, UMG’s 11.5m settlement in downloads royalties lawsuit, the latest from Mixcloud and much, 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

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DMT 227: Meerkat, TIDAL, Apple & EU, Smule, Omnifone, Seatgeek, Bicycle Music Group

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) and Matthew Hawn (Product & Strategy consultant) to discuss the latest news in the music tech space. The show also includes a catch-up with Turner Kirk and Jeannie Yang from Smule.

On the show we discuss Madonna’s Meerkat premiere and beyond that the potential of apps like Meerkat and Periscope for artists, we address the latest news on the TIDAL front, Omnifone’s partnership with Samsung, Apple’s EU issues, the new Concord Bicycle Group and Seatgeek raising $62m (& what’s happening in the ticketing space?).

I also chat with Smule about the company’s work with artists (both established and up-and-coming), the latest video-based features, the internationalisation of their catalogue and the latest developments in the music gaming space which appears to be heating up right now.

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