Andrea Leonelli, Lee Knife, Emmanuel Legrand

DMT 220: Future of Copyright Pt. 2, Zane Lowe, Songwriters, Pandora, Vessel, Abbey Road

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Lee Knife, the Executive Director at the Digital Media Association (DiMA – digmedia.org) and Emmanuel Legrand, US Editor at Music Week.

On the show we continue the discussion started last week around the “Copyright and the Music Marketplace” released by the US Copyright Office, this time focusing on some of the criticisms brought forward by DiMA.

Emmanuel and I then go on to chat about the news of the week including Zane Lowe’s move to Apple and what that means for the approach to curation of the upcoming iTunes streaming service, songwriters voicing their concerns around royalties in Sweden and elsewhere, Pandora’s new Artist Audio Messaging feature, Vessel’s deal with Universal Music for video exclusives, UMG’s investment to make sure the recording facilities at Abbey Road Studios remain state of the art for decades to come and much more.


I really hope you enjoy the show,

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
http://www.twitter.com/digimusictrends

Kristelia Garcia, Andrea Leonelli, Dan Koplowitz

DMT 219: Future of Copyright in the US, Grammys, Deezer Elite, Rhapsody, Apple as a label?

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Kristelia Garcia (Associate Professor of Law at Colorado Law) and Dan Koplowitz (founder of Friendly Fire Recordings).

We start the show by tackling some of the salient points of the copyright recommendations document released by the US Copyright Office last week. Admittedly, our discussion only covers a tiny portion of what is contained in the 245-page document – any more and the subject would have taken over the show – but hopefully it will serve as a good introduction.

On a related point, we also discuss the Grammy’s newly launched Creators Alliance, which seems to pave the way for a more co-ordinated approach from artists towards getting their voices heard, especially if the recommendations mentioned above were to lead to the drafting of a new bill.

In regards to digital music services, we cover Deezer Elite’s expansion to 150 territories, Rhapsody reaching 2.5 million users and the (denied) rumors of Apple’s Big Machine acquisition, could the Netflix/Amazon model work in the music industry?

Finally, we discuss the Billboard Power List and the issue of diversity in the music industry and Kristelia tells us about a fantastic conference she has been organising entitled “Innovation in the Creation and Distribution of Content” featuring high-profile artists, digital music executives and a fireside chat with the US Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante (more info on http://bit.ly/flatironsip).


I really hope you enjoy the show,

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
http://www.twitter.com/digimusictrends

Andrew Dubber, Steve Knopper, Andrea Leonelli

DMT 218: Jay-Z & Aspiro, Super Bowl, Guvera, Show.co, Leaks, SoundCloud

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This week on the show it was a real pleasure to welcome Andrew Dubber (musictechfest.org) and Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone) to the show.

We start by discussing Jay-Z’s acquisition of Aspiro, which includes the WiMP and TIDAL streaming services.

We also chat about Spotify’s reported fundraise, Missy Elliott’s Super Bowl comeback, Show.co’s new gating feature, the music industry’s relationship with leaks, Music Tech Fest and the Music Bricks project, SoundCloud’s iPad app and much more.

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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ben sisario, andrea leonelli, jay frank

DMT 217: Zoe Keating & YouTube, PlayStation & Spotify, iHeartRadio, Australia, Transparency

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Jay Frank (Digsin) and Ben Sisario (New York Times) to the show.

The first part of the show is devoted to a discussion around Zoe Keating’s blog from last week, which highlighted some important issues on the terms imposed by YouTube on independent artists if they want to continue to monetise their content on the platform.

We also talk about Spotify’s coup in securing a partnership with Sony PlayStation that will see the company scrap its Music Unlimited Service (that never really took off…), the positive and negative aspects of the new Touch Preview feature on iOS, the decline of the Australian music market which registered another 10% drop in 2014, iHeartRadio’s latest numbers and Pandora’s next move, Sly Stone’s royalties lawsuit, transparency in the music industry and much more.


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

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
http://www.twitter.com/digimusictrends

sammy andrews, duncan geere, beth murphy, andrea leonelli, digital music trends, music industry

DMT 216: Apple & Semetric, EU, Deezer US, Primary Wave, Germany, Rdio, Festivals, Placebo, TLC

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This week on Digital Music Trends a packed show featuring Sammy Andrews (Head of Digital, Cooking Vinyl) and Duncan Geere (Freelance Journalist) as well as an appearance from Deezer US’ CMO Beth Murphy to tell us about the Muve acquisition.

On the show we tackle the news that Apple has acquired Semetric (better known for the Musicmetric product), the UK Business Secretary’s call for a single European digital marketplace, Primary Wave’s merger, the amazing resilience of physical sales in Germany, Rdio’s executive hires in Europe, Sonisphere’s cancellation and the Rock In Rio Vegas line-up, Placebo’s deal with Kobalt and TLC’s Kickstarter campaign.


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

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
http://www.twitter.com/digimusictrends

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