DMT 114 – A year in the world of 7 start-ups and a look at 2013

This week a special Digital Music Trends end-of-year episode: seven start-ups give us the low-down on 2012 and their outlook for 2013.

On the show: Alex White from Next Big Sound, Lee Parsons from Ditto Music, Dave Haynes from Soundcloud, Olivier de Simone from Webdoc, Nico Perez from Mixcloud, Francesco Baschieri from Spreaker, Ed Averdieck from Cuesongs.

I hope you enjoy the show, enjoy the holidays and see you in the new year!

Andrea Leonelli


DMT 110 – Musichackday London 2012

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Martyn Davies (@martyndavies, Sendgrid) and Syd Lawrence (@sydlawrence, Twilio, about Musichackday London 2012 which took place over the weekend of the 17th/18th of November at Facebook’s HQ in Soho. This week it’s well worth checking out the video version of the show as I’ve incorporated videos of some of the demos to showcase the hacks that we ended up talking about.

Now in its 4th year, we start by talking about Musichackday at large, including the spread of the event worldwide, why music hacks are more fun, the mindset of the community, Facebook’s sponsorship of the year’s event (& thoughts on Open Graph).

Then we move on to specific hacks from the London event – below’s a list of links including time they appear on the show – as well as lots of generic topics like the role of remix apps, status of Spotify apps, value of APIs, Radio and discovery, video-capture hacks and more…

Screecha (19:00)

EyePhone (23:13)

Move It (25:33)

Johnny Cash Has Been Everywhere Man (27:30)

Podiki (34:30)

Disco Disco Discotech (Hospitality Club) (39:40)

Remix of the Century (44:43)

Tracks In a Box (53:16)

Hope you enjoy the show and ‘’till next week.

Andrea Leonelli


DMT 107 – and Datownia

This week on Digital Music Trends a special episode while I’m currently on vacation where I interview the founders of start-ups (connecting emerging artists, entertainment service providers and audiences worldwide via the production of HD video content) and Datownia (allowing any company to create an API easily).

Enjoy and ’till next week when we resume the regular podcast!

DMT 105 – Deezer’s round, Soundcloud & Getty,, Pandora’s (cash) box

This week on Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli (@digimusictrends), Stephen O’Reilly (@steoreilly) and Darren Hemmings (@mr_trick) talk about Deezer’s new round of funding, Pandora’s royalties revelations, Soundcloud partnering with Getty to offer licensing opportunities to its users,’s earnings, the Redigi case on second hand music and much more!

Here’s a link to the week’s Shownotes with links to all the stories that we used as reference as well as the stories that we didn’t manage to talk about and some random link thrown in at the end:

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


Andrea Leonelli

DMT 103 – THE Merger, Pandora’s Bill, Myspace & Windowing

This week on Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli (@digimusictrends), Nathan Hoy (@nathanhoy), Darren Hemmings (@mr_trick) and Zach Carter (@zachncarter) have a lengthy chat about the UMG/EMI merger, Pandora’s quest to lower radio streaming rates in the US, the sexy defibrillation of Myspace, 7digital’s “Prototype Package” and the age-old question on windowing of releases this time raised by Deadmau5.

Please do check out the full show-notes that include links to the main stories:

Links to the listening/viewing options at the end of the post, have a great week and ’till next time!

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