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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

kristelia garcia, darren hemmings, andrea leonelli, deezer

DMT 201: iHeartMedia, U2 snowballs, Samples & Copyright, Deezer Elite, Alt-J, Facebook & Videos

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to have Kristelia Garcia (University of Colorado Law) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) on the show, I also chat with Beth Murphy, CMO of Deezer North America about Deezer Elite.

On the show we cover Clear Channel’s rebranding into iHeartMedia, the U2 album situation one week later, Jay Z speaking out on samples and copyright, Alt-J’s album app, Facebook & Videos, Pandora’s evolving attitude towards artists and much more.


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

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

berlin music week 2014

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 189: UK Charts, T-Mobile Music Freedom, YouTube contract leaks, BBC, Patreon

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) and Jules Parker (Polaroid Management) as we power through the week’s news in digital music including:
– a lengthy debate on the inclusion of streaming data in the UK’s streaming chart
– an analysis of T-Mobile’s Music Freedom initiative: does it endanger Net Neutrality?
– another development in the YouTube Music saga as the contract proposed to independent labels leaks, is the fight becoming too public?
– the BBC’s new music strategy
– Patreon’s new round of funding
…. and much more….

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

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

DMT 189: UK Charts, T-Mobile Music Freedom, YouTube contract leaks, BBC, Patreon

Subscribe to Digital Music Trends’ weekly newsletter here.

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) and Jules Parker (Polaroid Management) as we power through the week’s news in digital music including:
– a lengthy debate on the inclusion of streaming data in the UK’s streaming chart
– an analysis of T-Mobile’s Music Freedom initiative: does it endanger Net Neutrality?
– another development in the YouTube Music saga as the contract proposed to independent labels leaks, is the fight becoming too public?
– the BBC’s new music strategy
– Patreon’s new round of funding
…. and much more….

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

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