DMT 5 – Newsround

This week we feature an interview with Ed Underwood, op. manager for the Peoples Music Store (http://peoplesmusicstore.com) who tells us about the London-based company, their latest deals and their plans for the future.

Also in the news EMI and Warner’s financial results, the first numbers for the iTunes variable pricing model, the problems of the French music industry, Pandora and affiliate links, Universal Music partners with Ebay in Australia and more!

Links for this week’s stories:

Peoples Music Store
http://peoplesmusicstore.com/

Financial Times and Billboard on EMI’s full-years earnings.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0e221ed2-3b69-11de-ba91-00144feabdc0.html
http://billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i7908e745d3e66ebab40aad3d187d82f2?imw=Y

Music Ally Blog and EMI’s recent new experiments.
http://musically.com/blog/2009/05/07/emi-treading-its-own-unique-digital-path/

Paid Content and CNET on Warner Music’s new and safer digital direction.
http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/419-wmgs-bronfman-jr-no-more-online-investments/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10235895-93.html

Billboard, Digital Music News and the Register on iTunes Variable Pricing.
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i3744fbefe2a504e9201e0f4aefe7a337
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/050309itunes/view
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/06/itunes_variable_pricing/

Imeem receives more funding to survive at least another few months
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10234357-93.html

CBS new Music division
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/05/AR2009050501611.html

Last.Fm’s new visual player
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/technologynews/5291811/Last.fm-launches-new-visual-music-player.html

Billboard article on the sharp sales decline in France for the first quarter of 2009
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ia74d58b9ff5575d7453ff2a6add15003

Pandora and the affiliate links scheme
http://digitalmusicnews.com/stories/050709rhapsody
http://www.dmwmedia.com/news/2009/05/08/realnetworks-posts-net-loss%3B-music,-games-revenues

Billboard on Universal Music’s deal with Ebay in Australia
http://billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ia74d58b9ff5575d7adc49dceb13e371e?imw=Y

The great escape:
www.escapegreat.com

Email digitalmusictrends@gmail.com with any news or suggestion or startup to feature on the show!!

 

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