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Digital music trends, benji rogers, jessie scoullar, andrea leonelli

DMT 222: On Soundcloud, UMG’s 2014, the evolution of D2F, Amanda Palmer on Patreon

This week’s show is brought to you by Gramofon, a small device that can give your ‘old school’ speakers a new lease of life by adding seamless wireless streaming functionality controlled right from the Spotify app. Check it out on Gramofon.com.

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Benji Rogers (President, Pledge Music) and Jessie Scoullar (Founder, Wicksteed Works).

We start by discussing On SoundCloud’s $1m payment to partners thanks to high-profile brand partnerships and what that could mean for the company’s future.

Then we  tackle UMG’s 2014 decline in revenues which, alongside the recent management shake-up, could see the label revisiting its attitude towards freemium services.

I also take advantage of the expertise of this week’s guests in everything direct to fan to talk about the evolution of D2F experiences. We debate whether they are being successfully deployed by the majority of artists or whether we’re still looking at a missed opportunity. In that context we also discuss Amanda Palmer’s new Patreon page which at the time of the recording had hit $14k and is now approaching $20k per ‘thing’ released.

Finally, we discuss SXSW 2015 and what my guests have planned so far for the festival which kicks off in just a few day’s time in Austin, Texas.


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

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

DMT 183: Beats & Apple, Yonder, Aphex Twin, Dubset, piracy, Last.fm & more

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This week on Digital Music Trends a real pleasure to have Lucy Blair and Darren Hemmings as guests on the show, which also features interviews with the CEO of Dubset Media Bob Barbiere and the CEO of Yonder Adam Kidron.

Of course we open with a discussion on the Beats Electronics/Music and Apple acquisition story, which has generated a significant amount of press whilst unconfirmed by either company.

We also chat about the successful Kickstarter for a limited release of a rare Aphex Twin record, news on the anti-piracy front as we look at a study from Sweden that shows the impact of the iPRED law, the new HADOPI guidelines and the UK ISPs considering sending some letters to naughty customers.

Finally we chat about Last.fm as it just emerged that Spotify tried to acquire the company before it got hold of The Echo Nest. In between these stories of course the interviews with Yonder and Dubset Media.

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

DMT 183: Beats & Apple, Yonder, Aphex Twin, Dubset, piracy, Last.fm & more

Subscribe to DMT’s weekly newsletter on http://www.bit.ly/dmtlist
This week on Digital Music Trends a real pleasure to have Lucy Blair and Darren Hemmings as guests on the show, which also features interviews with the CEO of Dubset Media Bob Barbiere and the CEO of Yonder Adam Kidron.

Of course we open with a discussion on the Beats Electronics/Music and Apple acquisition story, which has generated a significant amount of press whilst unconfirmed by either company.

We also chat about the successful Kickstarter for a limited release of a rare Aphex Twin record, news on the anti-piracy front as we look at a study from Sweden that shows the impact of the iPRED law, the new HADOPI guidelines and the UK ISPs considering sending some letters to naughty customers.

Finally we chat about Last.fm as it just emerged that Spotify tried to acquire the company before it got hold of The Echo Nest. In between these stories of course the interviews with Yonder and Dubset Media.

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

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DMT 183: Beats & Apple, Yonder, Aphex Twin, Dubset, piracy, Last.fm & more

Subscribe to DMT’s weekly newsletter on http://www.bit.ly/dmtlist
This week on Digital Music Trends a real pleasure to have Lucy Blair and Darren Hemmings as guests on the show, which also features interviews with the CEO of Dubset Media Bob Barbiere and the CEO of Yonder Adam Kidron.

Of course we open this week’s show with a discussion around the possible acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music by Apple, which has generated a significant amount of press whilst still unconfirmed by either company.

We also chat about the successful Kickstarter for a limited release of a rare Aphex Twin record, news on the anti-piracy front as we look at a study from Sweden that shows the impact of the iPRED law, the new HADOPI guidelines and the UK ISPs considering sending some letters to naughty customers.

Finally we chat about Last.fm as it just emerged that Spotify tried to acquire the company before it got hold of The Echo Nest. In between these stories of course the interviews with Yonder and Dubset Media.


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

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DMT 179: Gramofon, Deezer, Sprint, Rate Courts, Pono, Megaupload, Smule

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This week on Digital Music Trends a packed show featuring Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone), Andy Malt (CMU) as well as a contribution from Deborah Newman (MusicStrat) on the US rate court proceedings.

We discuss the new Gramofon hardware project that debuted on Kickstarter this week and that is closely tied to Fon, news from Deezer as the company announces new features and a tie-up with Samsung in Europe, Smule‘s new $16.6m round, Universal Music’s acquisition of Eagle Rock Entertainment, the Pono closing its Kickstarter at $6.2m, Kim Dotcom‘s assets and fresh legal trouble for Megaupload, P2P legal in Spain and finally as mentioned earlier we delve deep into the rate court cases to understand what’s happening in the US with Deborah Newman from MusicStrat.


I really hope you enjoy this packed show, I’d love to hear from you so make sure you get in touch with @digimusictrends on twitter or email contact@digitalmusictrends.com

Andrea Leonelli

http://www.digitalmusictrends.com