This week on the DMT 1-2-1 show a great chat with William Coates, the co-founder and CEO of Digital Tunes, an underground electronic music download store that started out in 2006 but has just undergone a major redesign. Digital Tunes was one of the first stores to allow lossless downloads of digital music and in early 2013 it was probably the first music store to accept BitCoin payments. We chat about the start of the company, challenges around curation, relationship with the labels and much more.
This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Darren Hemmings, Ashley Elsdon and Oisin Lunny about Sonos’ app update with universal search, Pandora’s rates win and price increase, MusikMesse, the IFPI’s latest report on 2013 recorded music sales, Lady Gaga at SXSW and the festival’s brand presence. You can find the show notes here.
The show ends with two of my SXSW interviews one with Eric Bieschke, Chief Scientist and VP of Playlists at Pandora and one with Rich Bengloff, President of A2IM.
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