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Andrea Leonelli, Darren Hemmings, Digital Music Trends

DMT 221: Snapchat, Apple Editorial, MTV Apps, YouTube & Brands, UK Music

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Darren Hemmings (Founder, strategic digital marketing consultancy Motive Unknown).

We start by discussing Snapchat’s music feature, its potential and the potential headaches it may generate from a licensing point of view.
We also chat about Apple’s quest for a music journalist/editor in London which seems to confirm earlier reports of a curation-centred strategy, MTV’s new Play and Trax apps and other low-cost streaming options, YouTube’s move against channels bypassing its ads network with embedded sponsored spots, the GoFundMe campaign to support the ‘Amen Break’ songwriter and UK Music’s manifesto released ahead of the UK’s general election.

I really hope you enjoy the show,

Andrea Leonelli

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DMT 208: YouTube/Merlin, Spotify reacts to Swift, MTV Trax, Kobalt on transparency, SoundCloud

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Jessie Scoullar (@WicksteedWorks) and Matthew Hawn (@jukevox).

Although we recorded a few hours before the announcement of YouTube Music Key (that’s one for next week) we do cover YouTube’s deal Merlin and ponder whether that may convince more indies to jump on board.

We obviously have to chat about the other big story which is Taylor Swift’s stance on streaming and Daniel Ek’s response on the Spotify blog.

During the show we also cover the launch of the MTV Trax app as a partnership between MTV and MusicQbed, Kobalt’s CEO talking about transparency, SoundCloud’s deal with Warner, the BMI reassuring Pandora that the major publishers will stay on as clients, SoundHound’s redesigned app, the new Composed classical music streaming service, Amanda Palmer’s “The Art of Asking” and much more…

I really hope you enjoy this episode, have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli