DMT 9 – Newsround

This week: the Pirate Party gains 2 seats at the EU, We Are Hunted launches a Twitter music chart, We7 plans to go mobile, Last.FM’s new projects, RIAA vs ISPs in the USA, Vevo finds a new ally in Sony Music.

Shownotes:

The Pirate Bay gains 2 seats at the EU http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/a_swing_to_the_pirates.html http://www.zeropaid.com/news/86365/the-pirate-bay-urges-eu-users-to-get-out-and-vote/

We Are Hunted starts a Twitter chart: http://wearehunted.com/twitter http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industrye3/i1dc51bcd151aa7062dfa0da86b7b1b76

Last.FM – a great UK success story http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/jun/03/last-fm

The RIAA failing to convince ISPs to police their networks: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10256481-93.html

We7 Going Mobile! http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ifc1a00a9add40186346d1114648177b8

Sony music joins the VEVO venture http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/04/AR2009060403995.html

DMT 8 – Steve Knopper

This Week: an interview with author and Rolling Stones contributing editor Steve Knopper, Spotify + Mobile = MEGA Excitement,  Labels easing up on licensing fees and especially on Imeem, the PRS is lowering its streaming rates,  Pandora is doing well with ads,  updates on piracy in the UK and Spain, the Palm Pre’s dubious iTunes integration.

SHOW NOTES:

Feature: interview with Steve Knopper – contributing editor for the Rolling Stone and author of the book Appetite for Self-Destruction – now on sale on Amazon!

News:

Spotify Gets everyone excited with a preview of the android application and a special buffer… http://musically.com/blog/2009/05/28/spotify-shows-off-android-mobile-app-at-google-io-event/

Spotify for mobile should frighten Apple http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/05/spotifys-android-app-should-frighten-apple/

Other sources on Spotify on Android http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/spotify-shows-off-android-application-603030 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/28/AR2009052800538.html http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i0cc7a863b3935049819d1665c0039b43

Music Labels easing up on startups in licensing fees? http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/technology/start-ups/28music.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

PRS launches new rates for music streaming http://www.recordoftheday.com/www/news/article.php?aid=605

Youtube Responds to new PRS streaming rates http://musically.com/blog/2009/05/26/youtube-responds-to-new-prs-for-music-streaming-rates/

We7 responds to the PRS new streaming rates http://musically.com/blog/2009/05/26/we7-new-prs-rates-are-a-significant-milestone/

Guardian and Times: could the new streaming rates mean an upcoming new deal with YouTube? http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2009/may/26/digital-music-and-audio-youtube http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6367121.ece

Eu Nears Bloc-Wide Music Licensing http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/062db6ae-4a1f-11de-8e7e-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss&nclick_check=1

Itunes wants single EU copyright to harmonize the licensing on iTunes http://www.paidcontent.co.uk/entry/419-apple-wants-single-eu-copyright-itunes-licence-harmonisation/

Pandora Unleashing Mobile Phone Ads http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_22/b4133052597112.htm?chan=technology_technology+index+page_top+stories

Farkie startup lets you download online content such as youtube http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/25/farkie-lets-you-download-youtube-videos-myspace-playlists-and-much-more/

Seven million people download illegally in the UK http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8073068.stm

Spanish protests pro-p2p http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3id950b3467e2c7b0e7be2b07e67055a31

Spain’s piracy problem “getting worse” http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i6ec2932c7d29e992036757945a4b1ca8

Itunes Support confirmed for Palm Pre

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DMT 7 – Great Escape 2009 Part 2

This Week on Digital Music Trends: the Spotify story and progress as told by Daniel Elk at the Great Escape, the Pirate Bay’s trial woes, Napster presents the best subscription deal ever (?), iTunes pass vs iPhone apps, Myspace is stalling and more on Spain’s own P2P trial.

LINKS

The 2nd judge appointed to oversee the Pirate Bay’s trial is removed – again for possible bias. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/05/judge-reviewing-pirate-bay-trial-bias-is-removed-for-bias/

Labels increase pressure on the Pirate Bay http://torrentfreak.com/record-labels-increase-legal-pressure-on-pirate-bay-090519/

Napster, the best subscription deal ever? Is five dollars a sustainable price for other subscription-based music companies? http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-10244574-58.html http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/the-high-cost-of-selling-cheap-music-services/

Take That launch a new itunes Pass – what are the implications of joining this scheme versus creating your very own iPhone app? http://musically.com/blog/2009/05/21/take-that-launch-itunes-pass-subscription/

Myspace possibly in trouble http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/18/myspace-is-in-real-trouble-if-these-page-view-declines-dont-reverse/

Spain’s own P2P trial against Pablo Soto: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/sociedad/Pablo/Soto/soy/heroe/descargas/elpeputec/20090519elpepusoc_5/Tes http://www.zeropaid.com/news/86284/spanish-p2p-developer-goes-to-court-for-unfair-competition/ http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i82a4bef380199312f851e2b544022806