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 104 – Lossless Pono, Rdio & Artists, CD’s 30th and Megabox

This week on Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli (@digimusictrends), Sitar Teli (@sitar), Martyn Davies (@martynrdavies) and Mark Mulligan (@Mark_Mulligan) talk about Neil Young’s fight to bring lossless to the masses with Pono, Rdio’s new artist referral initiative, the conclusion of UMG’s acquisition of EMI,  the CD’s 30th anniversary and the teaser video for Megabox.

Here the link to the show’s Google doc shownotes, from there you can go and check out all of DMT’s sources for this week’s digital music news.

Have a great week and ’till next time!

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!

Audio Options

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– Soundcloud
– RSS Feed
– Mixcloud
– Various podcatching apps (try Downcast for iOS, Doggcatcher on Android, Stitcher on both)

DMT 102 – Bittorrent, Clean Clouds, iTunes and Shazam

This week Andrea Leonelli (@digimusictrends) Duncan Geere (@duncangeere), Steve Knopper (@knopps) and Andy Malt (@andymalt) discuss the latest news in digital music including Bittorrent, Clean Clouds, iTunes, Shazam, Reverbnation, Hadopi.

Also this week another segment by Ashley Eldson from Palmsounds on mobile music making apps! Talking iPhone 5 and the magic of Audiobus!

Please do check out the full show-notes which include links to the stories we talked about and also to the stories that we didn’t get around to talking about here:

I hope you’ll enjoy the show and ’till next week!

DMT 101 – Apple Radio, Spotify’s browser, Willis & Gaga

This week on Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Darren Hemmings (@mr_trick), Eliot Van Buskirk (@listeningpost) and Eamonn Forde (@eamonn_forde) discuss the digital music news of the past week.

In the show – which also includes a segment on mobile music making apps by Ashley Eldson – we talk about Apple’s radio rumours and implications, Bruce Willis and digital music inheritance, Spotify’s latest rumours, the importance of Playlists and Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album app – this and much more on this week’s Digital Music Trends.

Here a few links to the stories that we mention/talk about:

Apple & Music Streaming / iRadio?

Bruce Willis and the lifespan of digital rights

Spotify stories:

Gaga incites fans to ask for iPads for Christmas so they can experience her new album in full. Is the Bjork-like experience a fad or can artists use apps as a viable distribution method?

Will more artists follow in her and Bjork’s footsteps or are dev costs still too high for most artists to see a return on something like this?

Have a great week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli