Digital Music Trends 145 Best of Show January to July 2013

DMT 145: Best of 2013 so far…Daisy, Google Play, Twitter Music, MySpace, iTunes Radio, Jay-Z

This week on Digital Music Trends a massive Best Of show spanning January to July 2013. I picked extracts covering the biggest stories of the year so far and created a rumors-to-announcement-to-release summary of the discussions on the likes of Google Play Music All Access, Twitter Music and iTunes Radio. Other stories covered include the upcoming Daisy streaming service, the re-launch of MySpace, Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail release and the latest on Spotify.

Appearing on the show are David Emery (Beggars Group), Duncan Geere, Will Mills (Shazam), Syd Lawrence (, Karim Fanous (Music Ally), Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone), Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures), Nikke Osterback (Saari Music), Stuart Dredge (Music Ally), Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown), Jeff Price (Audiam), J Herskowitz (Tomahawk), Marcus Taylor (Venture Harbor), Dave Allen (, Eliot Van Buskirk (, Ben Sisario (New York Times), Matthew Hawn, Stephen O’Reilly (Topspin, Mobile Roadie), Virginie Berger (Don’t Believe the Hype), Adam Webb, Richard Kirstein (Resilient Music), Eric Eitel (all2gethernow) , Andrea Groetzke (all2gethernow), Martyn Davies (SendGrid), Glenn Peoples (Billboard), Clyde Smith (Hypebot), Jim Carrol (Irish Times), Alejandro Mairin (MusicPimpBlog), Tom Satchwell (Beatsontoast). See below for a detailed timeline.

I hope you enjoy the show, if you did please pass it on to a colleague, friend or like minded digital music geek! Have a great week and ’till next time.

Andrea Leonelli

Below a timeline of the show:
00:10 Intro
01:39 Music streaming service Daisy, from the announcement in January to the latest news…
18:50 the MySpace relaunch backed by Justin Timberlake was a hot item in the first few months of 2013…
30:00 The announcement of Twitter Music was highly anticipated, but how did it go down?
41:00 Google Play Music All Access was still just a rumor back in February when we first talked about it, watch the story unfold all the way up to launch…
01:02:30 Spotify acquired Tunigo…
01:06:38 Spotify came under scrutiny after Nigel Godrich’s remarks on streaming (echoed by Thom Yorke), here’s the big streaming debate!
01:18:23 Spotify’s 2012 financial results…
01:22:06 iTunes Radio, from the days when we were still calling it iRadio to the announcement…
01:45:00 Jay-Z’s Samsung partnership and the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, from announcement to week 1 sales.

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