Digital Music Trends at Midem 2014

Norman Abdul Halim, Recording Industry Malaysia Midem 2014

Digital Music Trends speaks with Norman Abdul Halim from Recording Industry of Malaysia. We chat about the different digital services available in Malaysia, and how artists are starting to expand internationally.

Andrea Leonelli

Melinda Lee, General Manager at Getty Images Music (DMT at MIDEM 2014)

Digital Music Trends catches up with Melinda Lee, GM at Getty Music. Getty’s music service aims to provide an easy solution for videographers looking for easy-to-license music at a price that reflects the budget of their production. We chat about the challenges faced and achievements of the service over the past three years – since I last spoke to them.

Andrea Leonelli

Marie-Alicia Chang, MusicMetric (DMT at MIDEM 2014)

Digital Music Trends at MIDEM 2014 interviews Marie-Alicia Chang, co-founder and Head of Data Partnerships at MusicMetric. The company has been working hard over 2013 to make their data more accessible and meaningful to the music industry so we chat about that process and the company’s milestones in the past 12 months.

Andrea Leonelli

Ep.46: Mel Brown from Impressive PR (DMT 1-2-1) Midem 2014

This week on the DMT 1-2-1 show an interview with Mel Brown, founder of Impressive PR, recorded at MIDEM 2014. Impressive has handled PR for bands like Snow Patrol, Muse, Coldplay and many more over the years, in this interview we chat about the evolution of music PR, the importance of discovering new bands, the independent music scene in the UK and the biggest do’s and don’t’s for bands when getting in touch with a PR agency.

00:45 What does Impressive PR do?
02:15 In recent years there has definitely been a shift towards digital as far as the industry in concerned, how has this affected the way in which PR agencies conduct their business?
03:49 These days in the US often PR firms have to do a bit of marketing as well as there is often a crossover. How do you deal with that in the UK?
06:27 How would quantify the impact of print?
08:20 You also act as an A&R in the sense that you get so many submissions by indie bands that want you to represent them, how much time do you spend listening to new acts?
10:20 When it comes to established artists there needs to be a great amount of coordination between PR, digital people, label etc. Do you find the ecosystem is helpful in making this communication happen efficiently?
11:36 What are the biggest Do’s and Don’t’s for artists when in comes to getting in touch with a PR company?
12:35 The independent scene in the UK has become healthier and grown over the years, do you think this trend will continue?

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

Andrea Leonelli

Brian Hamilton, SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Gracenote (DMT at Midem 2014)

Digital Music Trends chats with Brian Hamilton, SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Gracenote. We chat about the Tribune acquisition in 2013, the new Gracenote Rhythm initiative, their involvement in hack days, the partnership with Next Big Sound, the international business and much more.

Andrea Leonelli