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DMT 227 Andrea Leonelli, Darren Hemming, Matthew Hawn, Smule

DMT 227: Meerkat, TIDAL, Apple & EU, Smule, Omnifone, Seatgeek, Bicycle Music Group

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) and Matthew Hawn (Product & Strategy consultant) to discuss the latest news in the music tech space. The show also includes a catch-up with Turner Kirk and Jeannie Yang from Smule.

On the show we discuss Madonna’s Meerkat premiere and beyond that the potential of apps like Meerkat and Periscope for artists, we address the latest news on the TIDAL front, Omnifone’s partnership with Samsung, Apple’s EU issues, the new Concord Bicycle Group and Seatgeek raising $62m (& what’s happening in the ticketing space?).

I also chat with Smule about the company’s work with artists (both established and up-and-coming), the latest video-based features, the internationalisation of their catalogue and the latest developments in the music gaming space which appears to be heating up right now.


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

brian zisk, kevin breuner, andrea leonelli, mike mccready, peter tondstad, olivier de simone

DMT 200: Apple & U2, TIDAL, Deezer, Rdio, Spotify Video Ads, Twitter

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A special show today as DMT reaches its 200th Episode, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than spending an hour chatting with Olivier de Simone (Urturn), Brian Zisk (Sf Music Tech Summit) and Kevin Breuner (CD Baby). This week’s week show also contains appearances from Peter Tondstad, Chief Commercial Officer at WiMP, and Mike McCready, CEO at Musicxray.

We kick off by chatting about Apple distributing U2’s new album ‘Songs of Innocence’ for free to anyone with an iTunes account at the end of the company’s keynote announcing the new iPhones and the Apple Watch. Does this contribute to the perception of music being free? Was it “creepy” to see an album appear in your library without requesting it? We discuss this and much more, including whether the Apple Watch will end up on our wrists…

This show is not an Apple fest though as we had a tonne of news from other services including the announcement of a new high-quality audio service called TIDAL (developed by WiMP) debuting in the US and UK later this fall. Deezer also announced its own high-quality Deezer Elite service that will launch internationally on Sonos devices and will also be available in the US.

We cover Rdio’s redesign and its conversion to freemium, Spotify’s introduction of video adverts and ‘sponsored’ listening and finally Twitter testing a BUY button. A game changer or something people don’t really want?

Mike McCready from Musicxray jumps on for a few minutes as well to talk about the latest at the Future Music Forum event which is happening next week in Barcelona (futuremusicforum.com).


As you can see, a packed show so I really hope you enjoy it,
Have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

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

Andrea Leonelli, Jessie Scoullar, Syd Lawrence, Digital Music Trends

DMT 195: Beats & iTunes, Milk Premium, Shazam, Rhapsody, Swell & more…

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome direct-to-fan expert Jessie Scoullar (Wicksteedworks.com) and supreme tinkerer Syd Lawrence (Wemakeawesomesh.it) to the show.

We start by chatting about Beats, as the acquisition gets regulatory approval in Europe and Vivendi declares the sale of its 13% share in the company to Apple, Ian Rogers is reportedly going to head both Beats Music and iTunes Radio, what could that mean for the company?

We also chat about Samsung finally introducing a premium tier for Milk (with a twist), Shazam’s Mac app – creepy or cool? – and its new Resonate product, Rhapsody’s mini acquisition spree with Exfm and Soundtracking and what Apple’s acquisition of Swell could mean – do we need more integration between spoken word and music content?

On top of that my guests chat about their latest projects which are very very cool. Syd talks about Basement Jaxx’s Power To The People project that just launched today, allowing users to contribute to the track and remix the contributions that will go towards the release of a charity single – check it out on http://www.powertothepeople.fm.

Jessie chats about her “Which Platform?” report that compares the most prominent direct to fan platforms analysing pretty much every aspect of what they offer so you can make an informed decision. Check out http://www.wicksteedworks.com/report/ for more info and to get a free sample.


And that’s all for this week. I really hope you’ll enjoy the show, have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

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

DMT 186: Apple buys Beats, WIN vs YouTube Pt.2, Amazon’s music, Megaupload’s cash, Consent Decree

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Ben Sisario (New York Times) and Eriq Gardner (The Hollywood Reporter) to the show as we discuss – at long last – Apple’s official announcement of the Beats Acquisition, WWDC, independent label associations coming down hard on YouTube and preparing to file a complaint with the European Union, Amazon’s possible entry in the on-demand streaming space, the Department of Justice reviewing ASCAP and BMI’s consent decree, MPAA and RIAA working to make sure Megaupload’s assets stay frozen, Ticketmaster’s tentative settlement and Stubhub launching a music app.

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