DMT 8 – Steve Knopper

This Week: an interview with author and Rolling Stones contributing editor Steve Knopper, Spotify + Mobile = MEGA Excitement,  Labels easing up on licensing fees and especially on Imeem, the PRS is lowering its streaming rates,  Pandora is doing well with ads,  updates on piracy in the UK and Spain, the Palm Pre’s dubious iTunes integration.

SHOW NOTES:

Feature: interview with Steve Knopper – contributing editor for the Rolling Stone and author of the book Appetite for Self-Destruction – now on sale on Amazon!

News:

Spotify Gets everyone excited with a preview of the android application and a special buffer… http://musically.com/blog/2009/05/28/spotify-shows-off-android-mobile-app-at-google-io-event/

Spotify for mobile should frighten Apple http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/05/spotifys-android-app-should-frighten-apple/

Other sources on Spotify on Android http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/spotify-shows-off-android-application-603030 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/28/AR2009052800538.html http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i0cc7a863b3935049819d1665c0039b43

Music Labels easing up on startups in licensing fees? http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/technology/start-ups/28music.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

PRS launches new rates for music streaming http://www.recordoftheday.com/www/news/article.php?aid=605

Youtube Responds to new PRS streaming rates http://musically.com/blog/2009/05/26/youtube-responds-to-new-prs-for-music-streaming-rates/

We7 responds to the PRS new streaming rates http://musically.com/blog/2009/05/26/we7-new-prs-rates-are-a-significant-milestone/

Guardian and Times: could the new streaming rates mean an upcoming new deal with YouTube? http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2009/may/26/digital-music-and-audio-youtube http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6367121.ece

Eu Nears Bloc-Wide Music Licensing http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/062db6ae-4a1f-11de-8e7e-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss&nclick_check=1

Itunes wants single EU copyright to harmonize the licensing on iTunes http://www.paidcontent.co.uk/entry/419-apple-wants-single-eu-copyright-itunes-licence-harmonisation/

Pandora Unleashing Mobile Phone Ads http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_22/b4133052597112.htm?chan=technology_technology+index+page_top+stories

Farkie startup lets you download online content such as youtube http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/25/farkie-lets-you-download-youtube-videos-myspace-playlists-and-much-more/

Seven million people download illegally in the UK http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8073068.stm

Spanish protests pro-p2p http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3id950b3467e2c7b0e7be2b07e67055a31

Spain’s piracy problem “getting worse” http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i6ec2932c7d29e992036757945a4b1ca8

Itunes Support confirmed for Palm Pre

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