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Charles Caldas, CEO at Merlin – DMT at MIDEM 2014

Digital Music Trends chats with Charles Caldas, Merlin’s CEO at MIDEM 2014.

00:40 Charles gives us an overview of Merlin
01:10 Merlin has had great success in the past few years representing the independent sector worldwide, especially when it comes to negotiating with streaming services, has that also helped them achieve the healthy market share indies currently have on those services?
03:28 If we look at the worldwide picture, where are you seeing the most activity when it comes to Merlin?
05:19 You have just launched a new dashboard for your members, what is that all about?
06:42 How do you vet new services that are coming into the market and choose who you partner with?
09:22 What is your relationship with Google like?
11:00 What are Merlin’s plans for 2014?

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DMT 169: The MIDEM 2014 Big Show

This week on Digital Music Trends a MIDEM 2014 special to savour:  sit back, relax and enjoy this one since guests include Charles Caldas (Merlin), Luis Justo (Rock in Rio), Benji Rogers (Pledge Music), Mel Brown (Impressive PR), Mandar Thakur (Times Music), Ken Hertz (Hertz, Lichtenstein and Young LLP), Scott Cohen (The Orchard), Norman Abdul Halim (Malaysian Recording Industry), Denis Ladegaillerie (Believe) and Jordan Berliant (The Collective).

We chat about anything and everything in this expansive show on the state of the music industry in 2014 with a particular international focus and an eye on the independent sector. The full interviews will appear in due time on the DMT YouTube and SoundCloud channels – there will be a new one uploaded every day during February.

DMT’s coverage of Midem 2014 wouldn’t have been possible without the help of CI, leading provider of digital supply chain services to the world’s premier independent music companies. Check them out on ci-info.com.


I really hope you enjoy the show, feel free to share this one as much as you can!

Have a great week and ’till next time.

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

DMT 169: The MIDEM 2014 Big Show

This week on Digital Music Trends a MIDEM 2014 special to savour:  sit back, relax and enjoy this one since guests include Charles Caldas (Merlin), Luis Justo (Rock in Rio), Benji Rogers (Pledge Music), Mel Brown (Impressive PR), Mandar Thakur (Times Music), Ken Hertz (Hertz, Lichtenstein and Young LLP), Scott Cohen (The Orchard), Norman Abdul Halim (Malaysian Recording Industry), Denis Ladegaillerie (Believe) and Jordan Berliant (The Collective).

We chat about anything and everything in this expansive show on the state of the music industry in 2014 with a particular international focus and an eye on the independent sector. The full interviews will appear in due time on the DMT YouTube and SoundCloud channels – there will be a new one uploaded every day during February.

DMT’s coverage of Midem 2014 wouldn’t have been possible without the help of CI, leading provider of digital supply chain services to the world’s premier independent music companies. Check them out on ci-info.com.

I really hope you enjoy the show, feel free to share this one as much as you can!

Have a great week and ’till next time.

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

DMT 169: The MIDEM 2014 Big Show

This week on Digital Music Trends a MIDEM 2014 special to savour:  sit back, relax and enjoy this one since guests include Charles Caldas (Merlin), Luis Justo (Rock in Rio), Benji Rogers (Pledge Music), Mel Brown (Impressive PR), Mandar Thakur (Times Music), Ken Hertz (Hertz, Lichtenstein and Young LLP), Scott Cohen (The Orchard), Norman Abdul Halim (Malaysian Recording Industry), Denis Ladegaillerie (Believe) and Jordan Berliant (The Collective).

We chat about anything and everything in this expansive show on the state of the music industry in 2014 with a particular international focus and an eye on the independent sector. The full interviews will appear in due time on the DMT YouTube and SoundCloud channels – there will be a new one uploaded every day during February.

DMT’s coverage of Midem 2014 wouldn’t have been possible without the help of CI, leading provider of digital supply chain services to the world’s premier independent music companies. Check them out on ci-info.com.

I really hope you enjoy the show, feel free to share this one as much as you can!

Have a great week and ’till next time.

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

DMT 133: Songkick, Spotify Charts, Tumblr, Google All Access Music, Merlin numbers & more…

This week on Digital Music Trends I’m joined by Virginie Berger, founder of media agency Don’t Believe the Hype and Duncan Geere, freelance journalist working with a variety of publications including Wired.

This week on the show we start by talking about Songkick opening up the beta of its Detour concert crowdsourcing platform to all Londoners and joining forces with Soundcloud to showcase gig listings next to the tracks on the audio sharing platform, we also cover Spotify’s new charts, Tumblr’s acquisition by Yahoo!, Google Play All Access Music (post-announcement), Merlin’s latest digital music numbers from a survey of its members, Deezer and whether they are eyeing up the US market, Pandora working to woo artists and much more.

As usual you can find links to some of the stories we covered and also to the stories we didn’t have time to cover in the Google doc: http://bit.ly/133notes.

Under the embeds of the audio and video you can also find the timeline of the show and links to jump to the stories you really can’t wait to hear. Remember that Digital Music Trends is also available on iTunes and most podcatchers just type my name or Digital Music Trends in the search bar or follow the links in the menu bar of digitalmusictrends.com.

Have a great week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
@digimusictrends

DMT Timeline:

00:18 Intro to the guests
02:15 Songkick Detour, impressions, potential and potential hurdles
10:35 Songkick & Soundcloud, match made in heaven?
12:44 Spotify’s new Charts
20:00 Yahoo acquires Tumblr, any impact on the music community on the service?
24:45 Google Play All Access Music, will it gain traction?
28:26: Deezer looking to enter the US via a third party company?
34:30 Merlin showcases the results of a members service on revenues and distribution services
41:05 Pandora tries to woo artists with a new backend service while asking them to send a letter to congress highlighting the value of the company
45:00 Wrap-up and outro