DMT 7 – Great Escape 2009 Part 2


This Week on Digital Music Trends: the Spotify story and progress as told by Daniel Elk at the Great Escape, the Pirate Bay’s trial woes, Napster presents the best subscription deal ever (?), iTunes pass vs iPhone apps, Myspace is stalling and more on Spain’s own P2P trial.


The 2nd judge appointed to oversee the Pirate Bay’s trial is removed – again for possible bias.

Labels increase pressure on the Pirate Bay

Napster, the best subscription deal ever? Is five dollars a sustainable price for other subscription-based music companies?

Take That launch a new itunes Pass – what are the implications of joining this scheme versus creating your very own iPhone app?

Myspace possibly in trouble

Spain’s own P2P trial against Pablo Soto:



DMT 6 – Great Escape 2009 Part 1

WOW!!! a manic week at Digital Music Trends after the madness of the Great Escape, with more interviews lining up and more people listening every week – it’s going to be a really interesting June so stay tuned!!

This week:news from the Great Escape (a PRS presentation on the Music industry’s economics and the Long Tail o P2P), the three strikes law is passed in France, Wilco successfully deal with a leak, the BPI releases 2008’s numbers and Blubster goes on trial in Spain.

 Episode 6 Shownotes

– The Great Escape Festivel (

Chris Carey from the PRS and the state of the music industry’s economy!

Will Page and Eric Garland on the Long Tail of P2P – see their report on

Will the labels ever strike a deal with the ISPs? I ask Eric Garland, Will Page and Product Manager for Limewire Nathan Lovejoy.

France’s Three Strikes Law is finally passed by the French senate, but problems are already on the horizon

Wilco and their positive reaction to a leak:

The British Phonographic Industry’s figures on the performance of recorded music in 2008

DMT 5 – Newsround

This week we feature an interview with Ed Underwood, op. manager for the Peoples Music Store ( 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

Financial Times and Billboard on EMI’s full-years earnings.

Music Ally Blog and EMI’s recent new experiments.

Paid Content and CNET on Warner Music’s new and safer digital direction.

Billboard, Digital Music News and the Register on iTunes Variable Pricing.

Imeem receives more funding to survive at least another few months

CBS new Music division

Last.Fm’s new visual player

Billboard article on the sharp sales decline in France for the first quarter of 2009

Pandora and the affiliate links scheme,-games-revenues

Billboard on Universal Music’s deal with Ebay in Australia

The great escape:

Email with any news or suggestion or startup to feature on the show!!


DMT 4 – Newsround

Hope you enjoy this week’s podcast! I’m tring out different formats (longer and shorter) let me know what you like best and email any comments!! 

Topics Covered this week : Simplify for the iPhone, Spotify is the hugely successful startup of the week, the Rapidshare case in Germany, RIAA settles with Santangelo, Canada’s pirates are as bad as Chinese ones, VEVO VS HULU and the People’s Music Store deal with Universal Music.


Did Rapidshare “turn in” one of its users? 

Report – Rapidshare Gave Personal Information to Rights Holders to Assist Home Raid of Uploader

The Guardian launches “Digit:Music” – a survey on digital habits in the UK


The People’s Music Store signs deal with Universal Music

HMV Sales up 11% this quarter…

Santangelo VS the RIAA – a settlement is agreed.$7,000



DMT 3 – Three Strikes Laws

Ok, this week’s podcast is a bit odd – i recorded it in the middle of the night and I was trying to be quiet so many apologies if I sound like a cross between a late night call-line and a tired bear. Hope you enjoy the stories though!!

Topics covered: three Strikes around the globe, the Pirate Bay sentence could be declared a mistrial, some Comes With Music statistics, the Loi Hadopi (three strikes law) in France finds an enemy in the European Union, Hulu and Music videos, the fall of music sales around the globe.

Startup of the week!

Three Strikes Report part 2 – Around the World

New Zealand



South Korea



Torrent Freak and the Swedish Torrent Sites Closures

Torrent Search via Google

Comes with Music might not have a great deal of active users…

Troubles for the Loi Hadopi in France

Another study claiming pirates buy more music

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