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andrea leonelli, emily white, glenn peoples

DMT 231: Grooveshark, Simfy, Apple, Instagram, Twitter, Bonnaroo

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It was a real pleasure to welcome Emily White (Whitesmith Entertainment ) and Glenn Peoples (Billboard) to the last weekly recording of Digital Music Trends. If you’d like to be kept up to date with any one-off show recordings do sign up to the newsletter on bit.ly/dmtlist

We start by chatting about the demise of Grooveshark under the weight years of controversies and lawsuits as well as the closure of Simfy, the first streaming service to open in Germany back in 2008.

The week we also had a flurry of Apple news to discuss as rumors around the company’s music streaming service continue to pour in, will it launch in June? Does Apple have the licenses it needs? And what about this DOJ investigation?

Finally we address Instagram’s launch of the @music content vertical, the future of Twitter and Live Nation’s majority stake in Bonnaroo.


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

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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

DMT 212

DMT 212: Indian Music Market, Apple, YouTube Rights, Grooveshark, Piracy, SoundCloud, Vinyl

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Glenn Peoples (Sr. Editorial Analyst, Billboard), Andy Malt (Editor, CMU) and Mandar Thakur (COO, Times Music India).

We start by talking about Apple’s suit including the difficulties the prosecution is having finding plaintiffs and we cover YouTube’s new rights database that video creators will be able to consult before using a copyrighted track on their video.

Then Mandar Thakur from Times Music joins me to chat about the evolution of the digital music market in India over the past 12 months.

After that interview we chat about Grooveshark’s new radio service, the Pirate Bay raid, SoundCloud reportedly working on another funding round, the vinyl boom and the iPod Classic’s price soaring.


I really hope you enjoy the show.

Have a great week and ’till next time.

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

DMT 211

DMT 211: UK Copyright, Apple’s iPod suit, Blinkbox, adding up royalties, Instagram

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Cliff Fluet (Lewis Silkin and 11 Advisory) and Eamonn Forde (Music Ally, The Guardian & more).

We start by examining the copyright exceptions introduced in the UK and talk about the judicial review process that is being initiated by music industry bodies who believe that that these exceptions should have been accompanied by levies on blank media.

We also chat about Apple’s class action antitrust lawsuit that is unfolding in an Oakland court this week, Tesco’s attempts to offload Blinkbox with Vodafone as a potential buyer, Cooking Vinyl launching a new royalty company and Kobalt opening up its Portal to its Label Services Clients. Finally we discuss artist’s use of Instagram to promote a release.


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