Digital Music Trends at Midem 2014

Charles Caldas, CEO at Merlin – DMT at MIDEM 2014

Digital Music Trends chats with Charles Caldas, Merlin’s CEO at MIDEM 2014.

00:40 Charles gives us an overview of Merlin
01:10 Merlin has had great success in the past few years representing the independent sector worldwide, especially when it comes to negotiating with streaming services, has that also helped them achieve the healthy market share indies currently have on those services?
03:28 If we look at the worldwide picture, where are you seeing the most activity when it comes to Merlin?
05:19 You have just launched a new dashboard for your members, what is that all about?
06:42 How do you vet new services that are coming into the market and choose who you partner with?
09:22 What is your relationship with Google like?
11:00 What are Merlin’s plans for 2014?

Denis Ladegaillerie, Believe Digital – DMT at Midem 2014

At MIDEM 2014 I chat with Denis Ladegaillerie, CEO at Believe Digital. We discuss Believe’s growth over the past eight years.

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Artists & Brands with W Communications & Vision Artists (DMT at MIDEM 2014)

At MIDEM 2014 I had the pleasure to catch up with Warren Johnson, head of W Communications and Ronnie Traynor head of Vision Artists. The two companies have joined forces recently to create a new venture WVA which specializes in working with brands on music-based marketing campaigns. We chat about the role of brands in artists careers, artists attitudes towards brand partnerships, what can be done to improve those relationships and the increase the success of artist-driven brand campaigns.

Andrea Leonelli

Urturn at MIDEM 2014

Digital Music Trends chats with Stelio Tzonis, Olivier de Simone and Michael Schneider from Urturn. We chat about the milestones for the company over the past 12 months and plans for the immediate future.

Andrea Leonelli

An interview with Mandar Thakur from Times Music India – DMT at MIDEM 2014

Digital Music Trends brings you some insights on the Indian music market thanks to this interview with Mandar Thakur, Chief Operating Officer at Times Music India, one of the largest independent music entities in the country. We chat about the structure of the industry, how music promotion works, streaming services, YouTube and lots more!

00:45 Tell us a little about Times Music
01:53 Are the models that are applied in India very similar to the ones applied in the UK or US as far as licensing, royalties, record sales etc?
04:30 Are the majors present in India and what are their market shares?
08:25 As India’s music scene is directly linked to the movie industry, how do you get fans to know about your music?
09:55 What are the largest music streaming services in India?
The biggest challenge for 3rd party streaming services will be to be able to license the catalog that they need to actually become an appealing service to the country. What are your thoughts on this issue?