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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

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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

Robert Singerman, Andrea Leonelli, J Herskowitz, Digital Music Trends

DMT 214: Music Sales, Pono Music Store, UMG & Havas, PJ Harvey, MIDI Vinyl, iTunes 14-day returns

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This week on DMT it was a real pleasure to welcome Robert Singerman (Dotmusic, Caribbean Music Summit) and J Herskowitz (Tomahawk) to the show to chat about the first music tech news of the year.

On this Episode we tackle US music sales for 2014, the launch of the Pono music store as the device is nearing commercial availability, the Caribbean Music Summit, UMG and Havas partnering, PJ Harvey recording her next album in a box in front of an audience, DJ Qubert’s vinyl/MIDI controller and iTunes’ 14-days return policy in Europe.


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 118: Bjork’s Kickstarter, Streaming Battles, Repugnant Myspace?

On this episode of DMT I’m joined by Glenn Peoples (@billboardglenn) and J Herskowitz (@jherskowitz).
This week we talk about:
– Bjork’s Kickstarter campaign for Biophilia
– Rdio launching a free 6-month trial of the service in multiple territories
– Samsung’s Music Hub going beyond Samsung devices
– Sony Music Unlimited HQ audio: will anyone care?
– Music sales in Japan for 2012, why did CD sales increase and will streaming make an impact in 2013?
– The worldwide independent music industry network WIN condemns the attitude of the new MySpace toward independents as “repugnant”. Can MySpace recover?

You can find links to this week’s stories here: http://bit.ly/DMT118notes

DMT 118: Bjork’s Kickstarter, Streaming Battles, Repugnant Myspace?

On this episode of DMT I’m joined by Glenn Peoples (@billboardglenn) and J Herskowitz (@jherskowitz).
This week we talk about:
– Bjork’s Kickstarter campaign for Biophilia
– Rdio launching a free 6-month trial of the service in multiple territories
– Samsung’s Music Hub going beyond Samsung devices
– Sony Music Unlimited HQ audio: will anyone care?
– Music sales in Japan for 2012, why did CD sales increase and will streaming make an impact in 2013?
– The worldwide independent music industry network WIN condemns the attitude of the new MySpace toward independents as “repugnant”. Can MySpace recover?

You can find links to this week’s stories here: http://bit.ly/DMT118notes

DMT 118: Bjork’s Kickstarter, Streaming Battles, Repugnant Myspace?

On this episode of DMT I’m joined by Glenn Peoples (@billboardglenn) and J Herskowitz (@jherskowitz).
This week we talk about:
– Bjork’s Kickstarter campaign for Biophilia
– Rdio launching a free 6-month trial of the service in multiple territories
– Samsung’s Music Hub going beyond Samsung devices
– Sony Music Unlimited HQ audio: will anyone care?
– Music sales in Japan for 2012, why did CD sales increase and will streaming make an impact in 2013?
– The worldwide independent music industry network WIN condemns the attitude of the new MySpace toward independents as “repugnant”. Can MySpace recover?

You can find links to this week’s stories here: http://bit.ly/DMT118notes