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DMT 199: Live at Berlin Music Week – Revenues, Discoverability, Distribution, Transparency

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This week I recorded Digital Music Trends live at Berlin Music Week 2014 and it was a pleasure to be joined by Michael Krause, Managing Director GSA (Germany Switzerland Austria) at Deezer, Janine Wuelker, Strategic Marketing and Digital Media Services at Finetunes , Phiona Okumu, founder of Afripop and Benjamin Lebrave, founder of Akwaaba Music.

This show combines a few news items with a look at some of the most interesting topics being addressed at the Berlin Music Week Conference.

We chat about the decline in album sales in the US, the situation in Germany, the issue of discoverability on digital services from an artist’s perspective, startup hubs in Germany and in Africa, This Is My Jam’s new Song Graph, the issues of transparency and fairness in digital music today, CD Baby’s Free service, YouTube’s new donation button and more.

Hosting this episode in front of a live audience was a great experience and I’d like to thank the organizers of the Berlin Music Week Conference for making it happen.


I really hope you enjoy the show and ’till next time.

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

DMT 117: The One With MySpace, Redigi, Mega, Sweden, Fandalism, HMV…

This week on Digital Music Trends we cover The Most News Ever. Only kidding, but it’s a hefty number of stories and I couldn’t have done it without the help of Stuart Dredge and Darren Hemmings.

This week we talk about: 
- the public launch of MySpace, Justin Timberlake’s involvement and the Merlin rights issue.
- Redigi’s upcoming European launch, legal implications and potential repercussions on the industry (if anyone can be bothered to use it)
- Kim Dotcom’s launch of Mega amongst much fanfare, but what’s the potential piracy impact?
- digital distribution price wars as Fandalism offers first free and then cheap iTunes, Spotify and Google Play uploads
- the KLF releases slipping through checks and getting released without permission on iTunes and Spotify
- flexibility price of streaming subscriptions as Rhapsody launches a $5 tier tied to the MetroPCS carrier
- the astonishing story of music sales in Sweden where growth is in the double digits, and is anything happening out there applicable in the UK or is it simply a cultural difference
- a quick update on HMV, as the group starts to 

You can find links to coverage of all the stories we talk about here: http://bit.ly/DMT116notes


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

Andrea Leonelli

www.digitalmusictrends.com

@digimusictrends

DMT 117: The One With MySpace, Redigi, Mega, Sweden, Fandalism, HMV…

This week on Digital Music Trends we cover The Most News Ever. Only kidding, but it’s a hefty number of stories and I couldn’t have done it without the help of Stuart Dredge and Darren Hemmings.

This week we talk about: 
- the public launch of MySpace, Justin Timberlake’s involvement and the Merlin rights issue.
- Redigi’s upcoming European launch, legal implications and potential repercussions on the industry (if anyone can be bothered to use it)
- Kim Dotcom’s launch of Mega amongst much fanfare, but what’s the potential piracy impact?
- digital distribution price wars as Fandalism offers first free and then cheap iTunes, Spotify and Google Play uploads
- the KLF releases slipping through checks and getting released without permission on iTunes and Spotify
- flexibility price of streaming subscriptions as Rhapsody launches a $5 tier tied to the MetroPCS carrier
- the astonishing story of music sales in Sweden where growth is in the double digits, and is anything happening out there applicable in the UK or is it simply a cultural difference
- a quick update on HMV, as the group starts to 

You can find links to coverage of all the stories we talk about here: http://bit.ly/DMT116notes

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

Andrea Leonelli

www.digitalmusictrends.com

@digimusictrends

DMT 117: The One With MySpace, Redigi, Mega, Sweden, Fandalism, HMV…

This week on Digital Music Trends we cover The Most News Ever. Only kidding, but it’s a hefty number of stories and I couldn’t have done it without the help of Stuart Dredge and Darren Hemmings.

This week we talk about: 
- the public launch of MySpace, Justin Timberlake’s involvement and the Merlin rights issue.
- Redigi’s upcoming European launch, legal implications and potential repercussions on the industry (if anyone can be bothered to use it)
- Kim Dotcom’s launch of Mega amongst much fanfare, but what’s the potential piracy impact?
- digital distribution price wars as Fandalism offers first free and then cheap iTunes, Spotify and Google Play uploads
- the KLF releases slipping through checks and getting released without permission on iTunes and Spotify
- flexibility price of streaming subscriptions as Rhapsody launches a $5 tier tied to the MetroPCS carrier
- the astonishing story of music sales in Sweden where growth is in the double digits, and is anything happening out there applicable in the UK or is it simply a cultural difference
- a quick update on HMV, as the group starts to 

You can find links to coverage of all the stories we talk about here: http://bit.ly/DMT116notes

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

Andrea Leonelli

www.digitalmusictrends.com

@digimusictrends