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DMT 196: SESAC, NAB, Smule, Global Street Date, Artist Distribution

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Emily White, co-founder of Whitesmith Entertainment and Kevin Wortis, head of label services at Girlie Action Media & Marketing.

We chat about SESAC’s latest announcements and the acquisition of Rumblefish, the NAB’s opposition to a review of the consent decrees, Merlin’s deal with Pandora, Smule’s new artist program and the potential adoption of a global street date for music releases.

We also discuss the latest developments in music distribution services for independent artists and the evolution of crowdfunding services.


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

DMT 130: SiriusXM, #Music, Morrissey, Shazam + Future Music Camp Interviews

This week on Digital Music Trends first a quick news round-up covering the latest on SiriusXM, Twitter #Music, iTunes, Amanda Palmer’s shout-out to Morrissey, Shazam and the compilation market in the UK.

Then a few interviews recorded at Future Music Camp 2013 in Mannheim. The event, organized by the Popakademie, saw students, music industry and startups come together to discuss some of the hottest issues in the digital space. On this episode I interview representatives from Universal Music A&R, BMW music & apps division, Odyssey Music Network artist management and startup Endore.me.

Check out the timeline below to skip to a specific news story (on YouTube)

Andrea Leonelli (digitalmusictrends.com / twitter.com/digimusictrends)

00:01 Introduction
NEWS
01:25 SiriusXM’s earnings
02:33 Twitter #Music’s slides from the App Charts
04:08 Happy birthday to you! iTunes is 10 years old…
05:09 Amanda Palmer writes an open letter to Morrissey suggesting that he crowdfunds his new record
06:56 Compilations market keeps growing in the UK
08:07 Shazam announces a new CEO
INTERVIEWS
09:43 Peter Burgner — Entertainment and Music Apps division – BMW — recorded IN a car… Peter shows off the latest dashboard technology from BMW that detects and interfaces directly with the apps on your phone.
17:22 Julian Krohn — A&R Manager — Universal Music. I ask Julian about the evolution of the role of A&R within a label. What are the responsibilities of A&R today? How does an act get discovered? How does A&R work effectively with both the digital marketing units of a label and artists’ management? How is the YouTube/GEMA standoff affecting artists in Germany?
29:48 Ryan Rauscher — Project Manager – SMIX.LAB (Popakademie). Ryan is a long time organizer of the Future Music Camp, we talk about how the event has evolved over the past five years as well as students’ involvement and their uptake of new services.
36:42 Tobias Schiwek — Founder and CEO — Endore.me. Tobias, one of the founders of music streaming service Simfy, talks about his new startup that aims to be the Flipboard for entertainment. The app aggregates all relevant information on artists allowing fans to follow what their favorite acts are doing without having to visit a variety of different platforms.
43:08 Ulysses Hüppauff — Founder – Odyssey Music Network. Ulysses started the management company Odyssey after a number of years at Universal and Sony music, the company has built a solid roster of international artists including Apocalyptica. We talk about the evolution of management’s role as it becomes the hub for most of the artist’s activities. Ulysses is also working closely with Pledge music and has conducted a number of successful campaigns on the platform in Germany

DMT 130: SiriusXM, #Music, Morrissey, Shazam + Future Music Camp Interviews

This week on Digital Music Trends first a quick news round-up covering the latest on SiriusXM, Twitter #Music, iTunes, Amanda Palmer’s shout-out to Morrissey, Shazam and the compilation market in the UK.

Then a few interviews recorded at Future Music Camp 2013 in Mannheim. The event, organized by the Popakademie, saw students, music industry and startups come together to discuss some of the hottest issues in the digital space. On this episode I interview representatives from Universal Music A&R, BMW music & apps division, Odyssey Music Network artist management and startup Endore.me.

Check out the timeline below to skip to a specific news story (on YouTube)

Andrea Leonelli (digitalmusictrends.com / twitter.com/digimusictrends)

00:01 Introduction
NEWS
01:25 SiriusXM’s earnings
02:33 Twitter #Music’s slides from the App Charts
04:08 Happy birthday to you! iTunes is 10 years old…
05:09 Amanda Palmer writes an open letter to Morrissey suggesting that he crowdfunds his new record
06:56 Compilations market keeps growing in the UK
08:07 Shazam announces a new CEO
INTERVIEWS
09:43 Peter Burgner — Entertainment and Music Apps division – BMW — recorded IN a car… Peter shows off the latest dashboard technology from BMW that detects and interfaces directly with the apps on your phone.
17:22 Julian Krohn — A&R Manager — Universal Music. I ask Julian about the evolution of the role of A&R within a label. What are the responsibilities of A&R today? How does an act get discovered? How does A&R work effectively with both the digital marketing units of a label and artists’ management? How is the YouTube/GEMA standoff affecting artists in Germany?
29:48 Ryan Rauscher — Project Manager – SMIX.LAB (Popakademie). Ryan is a long time organizer of the Future Music Camp, we talk about how the event has evolved over the past five years as well as students’ involvement and their uptake of new services.
36:42 Tobias Schiwek — Founder and CEO — Endore.me. Tobias, one of the founders of music streaming service Simfy, talks about his new startup that aims to be the Flipboard for entertainment. The app aggregates all relevant information on artists allowing fans to follow what their favorite acts are doing without having to visit a variety of different platforms.
43:08 Ulysses Hüppauff — Founder – Odyssey Music Network. Ulysses started the management company Odyssey after a number of years at Universal and Sony music, the company has built a solid roster of international artists including Apocalyptica. We talk about the evolution of management’s role as it becomes the hub for most of the artist’s activities. Ulysses is also working closely with Pledge music and has conducted a number of successful campaigns on the platform in Germany.

Episode 130 of Digital Music Trends

DMT 130: SiriusXM, #Music, Morrissey, Shazam + Future Music Camp Interviews

This week on Digital Music Trends first a quick news round-up covering the latest on SiriusXM, Twitter #Music, iTunes, Amanda Palmer’s shout-out to Morrissey, Shazam and the compilation market in the UK.

Then a few interviews recorded at Future Music Camp 2013 in Mannheim. The event, organized by the Popakademie, saw students, music industry and startups come together to discuss some of the hottest issues in the digital space. On this episode I interview representatives from Universal Music A&R, BMW music & apps division, Odyssey Music Network artist management and startup Endore.me.

Check out the timeline below to skip to a specific news story (on YouTube)

Andrea Leonelli (digitalmusictrends.com / twitter.com/digimusictrends)


00:01 Introduction
NEWS
01:25 SiriusXM’s earnings
02:33 Twitter #Music’s slides from the App Charts
04:08 Happy birthday to you! iTunes is 10 years old…
05:09 Amanda Palmer writes an open letter to Morrissey suggesting that he crowdfunds his new record
06:56 Compilations market keeps growing in the UK
08:07 Shazam announces a new CEO
INTERVIEWS
09:43 Peter Burgner — Entertainment and Music Apps division – BMW — recorded IN a car… Peter shows off the latest dashboard technology from BMW that detects and interfaces directly with the apps on your phone.
17:22 Julian Krohn — A&R Manager — Universal Music. I ask Julian about the evolution of the role of A&R within a label. What are the responsibilities of A&R today? How does an act get discovered? How does A&R work effectively with both the digital marketing units of a label and artists’ management? How is the YouTube/GEMA standoff affecting artists in Germany?
29:48 Ryan Rauscher — Project Manager – SMIX.LAB (Popakademie). Ryan is a long time organizer of the Future Music Camp, we talk about how the event has evolved over the past five years as well as students’ involvement and their uptake of new services.
36:42 Tobias Schiwek — Founder and CEO — Endore.me. Tobias, one of the founders of music streaming service Simfy, talks about his new startup that aims to be the Flipboard for entertainment. The app aggregates all relevant information on artists allowing fans to follow what their favorite acts are doing without having to visit a variety of different platforms.
43:08 Ulysses Hüppauff — Founder – Odyssey Music Network. Ulysses started the management company Odyssey after a number of years at Universal and Sony music, the company has built a solid roster of international artists including Apocalyptica. We talk about the evolution of management’s role as it becomes the hub for most of the artist’s activities. Ulysses is also working closely with Pledge music and has conducted a number of successful campaigns on the platform in Germany.

DMT 115: 2012 sales, streaming Led Zep, artist strategies for 2013

Happy new year to all DMT listeners! This week I’m joined by David Riley from Good Lizard Media and Clyde Smith from Hypebot.

We kick off a new run of the podcast by looking at the music sales figures from 2012 coming from the US (Nielsen/Billboard) and the UK (BPI/Official Charts Company). Nothing hugely uplifting but things could be worse… We also talk about Spotify’s move away from downloads in Europe, Led Zeppelin considering licensing their catalogue to a streaming services (and is there a reason for any huge act not to?) and finally we end by talking about crowdfunding and the 2013 check-list for any musician or band – especially unsigned ones –  to kick-start the year and optimise the time spent online.

You’ll notice that there has been an increase in quality of the video this week BUT Skype played up big time giving us a slightly choppy audio that no amount of compressing, limiting, and EQ’ing could fix. Hope you can cope with it for this show and I promise to do my best to get a better quality audio next week.

‘Till next time.

Andrea Leonelli

http://www.digitalmusictrends.com

@digimusictrends