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Andrea Leonelli, Jessie Scoullar, Syd Lawrence, Digital Music Trends

DMT 195: Beats & iTunes, Milk Premium, Shazam, Rhapsody, Swell & more…

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome direct-to-fan expert Jessie Scoullar (Wicksteedworks.com) and supreme tinkerer Syd Lawrence (Wemakeawesomesh.it) to the show.

We start by chatting about Beats, as the acquisition gets regulatory approval in Europe and Vivendi declares the sale of its 13% share in the company to Apple, Ian Rogers is reportedly going to head both Beats Music and iTunes Radio, what could that mean for the company?

We also chat about Samsung finally introducing a premium tier for Milk (with a twist), Shazam’s Mac app – creepy or cool? – and its new Resonate product, Rhapsody’s mini acquisition spree with Exfm and Soundtracking and what Apple’s acquisition of Swell could mean – do we need more integration between spoken word and music content?

On top of that my guests chat about their latest projects which are very very cool. Syd talks about Basement Jaxx’s Power To The People project that just launched today, allowing users to contribute to the track and remix the contributions that will go towards the release of a charity single – check it out on http://www.powertothepeople.fm.

Jessie chats about her “Which Platform?” report that compares the most prominent direct to fan platforms analysing pretty much every aspect of what they offer so you can make an informed decision. Check out http://www.wicksteedworks.com/report/ for more info and to get a free sample.


And that’s all for this week. I really hope you’ll enjoy the show, have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

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

neil cartwright, andrea leonelli, syd lawrence, ryan rauscher, digital music

DMT 160: Beats Music, YouTube Music & a hot Q1, Spotify Artists, Messaging, BT, HMV

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Neil Cartwright (Million Media), Syd Lawrence (wemakeawesomeshit) and Ryan Rauscher (Smix.Lab, Popakademie). We chat about Beats Music launching in January 2014, YouTube Music’s upcoming service now expected in Q1 2014, the Spotify Artists initiative including the analytics play and the Topspin partnership, music-specific messaging opportunities, BT’s upcoming music service, HMV’s change of direction and much more.

You can find this week’s shownotes here with links to all the stories: http://bit.ly/160notes


I really hope you enjoy the show, if you did make sure you subscribe to the weekly newsletter here for regular updates on new shows. Have a great week and ’till next time!

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

DMT 160: Beats Music, YouTube Music & a hot Q1, Spotify Artists, Messaging, BT, HMV

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Neil Cartwright (Million Media), Syd Lawrence (wemakeawesomeshit) and Ryan Rauscher (Smix.Lab, Popakademie). We chat about Beats Music launching in January 2014, YouTube Music’s upcoming service now expected in Q1 2014, the Spotify Artists initiative including the analytics play and the Topspin partnership, music-specific messaging opportunities, BT’s upcoming music service, HMV’s change of direction and much more.

You can find this week’s shownotes here with links to all the stories: http://bit.ly/160notes

I really hope you enjoy the show, if you did make sure you subscribe to the weekly newsletter here for regular updates on new shows. Have a great week and ’till next time!

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

DMT 160: Beats Music, YouTube Music & a hot Q1, Spotify Artists, Messaging, BT, HMV

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Neil Cartwright (Million Media), Syd Lawrence (wemakeawesomeshit) and Ryan Rauscher (Smix.Lab, Popakademie). We chat about Beats Music launching in January 2014, YouTube Music’s upcoming service now expected in Q1 2014, the Spotify Artists initiative including the analytics play and the Topspin partnership, music-specific messaging opportunities, BT’s upcoming music service, HMV’s change of direction and much more.

You can find this week’s shownotes here with links to all the stories: http://bit.ly/160notes

I really hope you enjoy the show, if you did make sure you subscribe to the weekly newsletter here for regular updates on new shows. Have a great week and ’till next time!

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

DMT 151: YouTube’s offline mode, FB & streaming data, Microsoft DJs, Discovr, BitTorrent & more

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Emily White (Whitesmith Entertainment) and Seth Jackson (Strange Thoughts): we discuss YouTube’s reported offline mode and its potential impact, the issue of streaming services feeding all your listening data to Facebook, Microsoft’s Surface 2 DJ experiment: crazy or crazy cool?, iTunes Radio’s staggering week-one numbers, the brand new version of Discovr, BitTorrent Bundles expanding the alpha test phase with seven media partners and much more!

And you can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories we talked about here: http://bit.ly/DMT151notes.

I hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to send your feedback/questions/points to contact@digitalmusictrends.com, have a great week and ’till next time!


This week’s show is sponsored by media law firm Sheridans, at http://www.sheridans.co.uk, we thank them for their support of Digital Music Trends.

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

Show Timeline:
00:15 Introduction and guests intro
02:15 YouTube reportedly introducing an offline mode, how will the music industry react?
05:15 Is there a concern here that YouTube’s offline mode would end up competing with the premium mobile offering of services like Spotify and Rdio?
07:15 Ian Rogers brought up a good point in relation to music services that send all your play information to Facebook. Is there a reason to have that turned on and should users think about switching that link off?
11:20 Microsoft launches a DJ Tool with the new Surface 2 although it’s not on sale yet. Crazy move or a way for them to appeal to a new market?
14:50 App Edjing raises 2.5 million dollars towards a new DJ application
21:46 iTunes Radio racks up 11 million users in the first week, will they stick around and what about iTunes’ potential international reach?
28:10 Twitter hires Bob Moczydlowsky from Topspin to head the company’s music division, after putting Nathan Hubbard on the Head of Commerce seat how is Twitter positioning itself in the music space?
32:00 Discovr has overhauled its application introducing a strong social element
36:45 BitTorrent launches a wider alpha program for it Bundles with 7 media partners, how will this play in the future of direct to fan and distribution?
41:35 The Streaming Task Force looked at 3,000 users’ habits in the USA when it comes to music consumption online, we look at the results and what they could mean…