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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

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

andrea leonelli, vickie nauman, siggi

DMT 215: CES Music Gadgets, Deezer’s Muve, Spotify growth, Iceland Music Export

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Vickie Nauman (CrossBorderWorks Consulting) who tells me all about the most exciting music-related gadgets she found on the show floor at CES in Las Vegas.

We also cover the two biggest news of the week, Deezer’s acquisition of Muve Music and Spotify reaching 15 million paid subscribers.

Finally on this episode an interview recorded in Groningen during Eurosonic with Siggi (Sigtryggur Baldursson), the MD of Iceland Music Export. Iceland is the focus country at 2015’s edition of Eurosonic and we discuss Icelanding acts, the live and recorded music markets as well as Iceland Airwaves.


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/digimusictrendsf

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

duncan geere, eric jones, dan koplowitz, andrea leonelli

DMT 188: YouTube’s block, Prime Music, SideStep, Spotify’s Web API, BitTorrent, Deezer

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Duncan Geere (duncangeere.com) and Dan Koplowitz (friendlyfirerecordings.com) to chat about the latest music tech news. The show also features an appearance from Eric Jones, founder of merch startup Sidestep.

This week we start by tackling reports stating that YouTube is about to “pull” independent music videos from the service (and debate what that “pulling” may look like…), talk about Amazon’s new Prime Music service, BitTorrent Bundles reaching 100m downloads and Streams, Spotify’s new Web API and tighter Echo Nest integration, Deezer’s new round, Samsung integrating Spotify Connect in its new Series M speakers and much more…


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