DMT 150: Rdio+Cumulus, Clear Channel+Warner, Pandora vs. ASCAP, Labels vs. SiriusXM

This week Digital Music Trends is all about new partnerships and new lawsuits as we record live from the Future Music Forum in Barcelona with guests Virginie Berger (Don’t Believe the Hype), Giampiero Di Carlo ( and Niall Doorley (Future Music Forum).

This week Rdio partners with Cumulus and opens up to ad-funded free access, Clear Channel partners with Warner, Pandora wins in court against ASCAP closing the direct licensing option until 2015, the majors join the lawsuit against SiriusXM in regards to pre-1972 recordings and Rhapsody investors enact a major restructuring.

This week’s show is sponsored by media law firm Sheridans, at, we thank them for their support of Digital Music Trends.

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

Andrea Leonelli

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