This week on Digital Music Trends I’m joined by Darren Hemmings (@mr_trick) and Sam Taylor (@saaaaaam). We talk about:
– AC/DC landing on iTunes (finally) and the parallels to hold-outs now happening in the streaming world including Rihanna’s latest album release
– digital groceries, as UK supermarket giant Tesco plans to integrate recently acquired music streaming service We7 into its video distribution brand Blinkbox, discussing the role large-scale retailers can play in this area and whether the fact that they don’t actually need to make a profit from these services could damage stand-alone music and video distribution companies.
– the latest on the Internet Radio Fairness act including some of the numbers unveiled by songwriters in regards to royalties received by Pandora
– finally we do a quick overview of the music industry events happening in the first part of 2013 including Eurosonic, Midem, SFmusictech, SXSW and the Great Escape.
This week on Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli (@digimusictrends), Nancy Baym (@nancybaym) and Eamonn Forde (@eamonn_forde) chat about Spotify, the UMG/HP deal, the rise of 4G and its impact on music services, fan-funded projects versus a label’s A&R spending power and much more!
You can find the shownotes for this week’s podcast here with links to all the stories we talked about and to the ones we didn’t get a chance to talk about: http://bit.ly/DMT109notes
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