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DMT 147: Pandora’s cap, the VMAs, finding new releases, Vevo on Apple TV, PledgeMusic and more

On Episode 147 of Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Karim Fanous (Music Ally) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) chat about Pandora’s Q2 earnings as the company decides to drop mobile listening caps, the VMA’s ratings and controversies, VEVO on the Apple TV, how to keep track of new albums released on Spotify and Rdio, Nigel Godrich’s follow-up on streaming, PRS for Music’s deal with YouTube and PledgeMusic’s catalogue initiative and lots more. You can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories here.

We also chat about a few upcoming events including Resonancia Colombia (from Karim) and Hard Working Class Heroes (from Darren). Make sure you check out Music Ally and the Daily Digest.

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:
00:50 Guest introduction
01:39 Pandora’s Q2 earnings, is company’s business model sustainable?
04:45 Pandora under pressure due to iTunes Radio. Will lifting the monthly cap of 40 hours for mobile listeners in the US put them in a better position?
09:10 Rise in viewers this year for the VMA’s up by 66% compared to last year. Is the public getting more excited about award ceremonies? What could be the cause?
16:30 Does winning or performing have more of an impact on sales in the VMA’s/Grammy Awards?
19:12 Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich follows-up on his streaming comments, but does this add anything new to the conversation?
26:19 PRS for Music signs a licensing deal with YouTube. What does this deal mean for YouTube, have they won over the societies with their current model?
30:40 Short break with Digital Music Trends’ sponsor Sheridans
33:30 Nince Inch Nails went down a very traditional route as far as their releases are concerned, does this mean that the “majors are dying” mantra can be put to bed?
39:00 Pledge music hiring Julian Huntley as head of the Catalog division – is this approach going to attract a new audience?
47:37 Due to Spotify’s new homepage interface there isn’t a specific place on the client to check out new releases, how do people discover new music? We look at a number of apps and Darren talks us through Rdio’s interface too.
53:10 Apple TV adds Vevo function, will 3rd party music streaming companies benefit Apple?
55:10 As of yet there are no advertisements, is this deal just a promotional one, or is money being exchanged, if so how?
01:00:34 Plenty of questions yet to be answered by Apple TV on how money will be made through this deal
01:02:19 Rounding up the interview with some of the events today’s guests will be heading off to, in the near future.
01:07:46 Outro

01:07:46 Outro

DMT 147: Pandora’s cap, the VMAs, finding new releases, Vevo on Apple TV, PledgeMusic and more

On Episode 147 of Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Karim Fanous (Music Ally) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) chat about Pandora’s Q2 earnings as the company decides to drop mobile listening caps, the VMA’s ratings and controversies, VEVO on the Apple TV, how to keep track of new albums released on Spotify and Rdio, Nigel Godrich’s follow-up on streaming, PRS for Music’s deal with YouTube and PledgeMusic’s catalogue initiative and lots more. You can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories here.

We also chat about a few upcoming events including Resonancia Colombia (from Karim) and Hard Working Class Heroes (from Darren). Make sure you check out Music Ally and the Daily Digest.

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: 
00:50 Guest introduction
01:39 Pandora’s Q2 earnings, is company’s business model sustainable?
04:45 Pandora under pressure due to iTunes Radio. Will lifting the monthly cap of 40 hours for mobile listeners in the US put them in a better position?
09:10 Rise in viewers this year for the VMA’s up by 66% compared to last year. Is the public getting more excited about award ceremonies? What could be the cause?
16:30 Does winning or performing have more of an impact on sales in the VMA’s/Grammy Awards?
19:12 Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich follows-up on his streaming comments, but does this add anything new to the conversation?
26:19 PRS for Music signs a licensing deal with YouTube. What does this deal mean for YouTube, have they won over the societies with their current model?
30:40 Short break with Digital Music Trends’ sponsor Sheridans
33:30 Nince Inch Nails went down a very traditional route as far as their releases are concerned, does this mean that the “majors are dying” mantra can be put to bed?
39:00 Pledge music hiring Julian Huntley as head of the Catalog division – is this approach going to attract a new audience?
47:37 Due to Spotify’s new homepage interface there isn’t a specific place on the client to check out new releases, how do people discover new music? We look at a number of apps and Darren talks us through Rdio’s interface too.
53:10 Apple TV adds Vevo function, will 3rd party music streaming companies benefit Apple?
55:10 As of yet there are no advertisements, is this deal just a promotional one, or is money being exchanged, if so how?
01:00:34 Plenty of questions yet to be answered by Apple TV on how money will be made through this deal
01:02:19 Rounding up the interview with some of the events today’s guests will be heading off to, in the near future.
01:07:46 Outro

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DMT 147: Pandora’s cap, the VMAs, finding new releases, Vevo on Apple TV, PledgeMusic and more

On Episode 147 of Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Karim Fanous (Music Ally) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) chat about Pandora’s Q2 earnings as the company decides to drop mobile listening caps, the VMA’s ratings and controversies, VEVO on the Apple TV, how to keep track of new albums released on Spotify and Rdio, Nigel Godrich’s follow-up on streaming, PRS for Music’s deal with YouTube and PledgeMusic’s catalogue initiative and lots more. You can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories here.

We also chat about a few upcoming events including Resonancia Colombia (from Karim) and Hard Working Class Heroes (from Darren). Make sure you check out Music Ally and the Daily Digest.

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.


I really hope you enjoy the show, have a great week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
http://www.twitter.com/digimusictrends
Show timeline: 
00:50 Guest introduction
01:39 Pandora’s Q2 earnings, is company’s business model sustainable?
04:45 Pandora under pressure due to iTunes Radio. Will lifting the monthly cap of 40 hours for mobile listeners in the US put them in a better position?
09:10 Rise in viewers this year for the VMA’s up by 66% compared to last year. Is the public getting more excited about award ceremonies? What could be the cause?
16:30 Does winning or performing have more of an impact on sales in the VMA’s/Grammy Awards?
19:12 Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich follows-up on his streaming comments, but does this add anything new to the conversation?
26:19 PRS for Music signs a licensing deal with YouTube. What does this deal mean for YouTube, have they won over the societies with their current model?
30:40 Short break with Digital Music Trends’ sponsor Sheridans
33:30 Nince Inch Nails went down a very traditional route as far as their releases are concerned, does this mean that the “majors are dying” mantra can be put to bed?
39:00 Pledge music hiring Julian Huntley as head of the Catalog division – is this approach going to attract a new audience?
47:37 Due to Spotify’s new homepage interface there isn’t a specific place on the client to check out new releases, how do people discover new music? We look at a number of apps and Darren talks us through Rdio’s interface too.
53:10 Apple TV adds Vevo function, will 3rd party music streaming companies benefit Apple?
55:10 As of yet there are no advertisements, is this deal just a promotional one, or is money being exchanged, if so how?
01:00:34 Plenty of questions yet to be answered by Apple TV on how money will be made through this deal
01:02:19 Rounding up the interview with some of the events today’s guests will be heading off to, in the near future.
01:07:46 Outro

DMT 141: The Godrich/Yorke Streaming Debate, Scandinavia living the future, AT&T Leaps into Muve

This week on Digital Music Trends an extended panel including Martyn Davies (SendGridMusic Hack Day), Eric Eitel and Andrea Goetzke (all2gethernowBerlin Music Week), Duncan Geere (DuncanGeere.com) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown).

Given the heated debate generated by Nigel Godrich’s and Thom Yorke’s tweets about Spotify over the weekend in the first half of the show we take a step back and look at/discuss the different points of view that transpired in the press over the past few days. Also on the show we chat about Norway and Sweden’s incredible recorded music revenue growth in the first half of 2013, the acquisition of Leap Wireless (and by proxy Muve Music) by AT&T and what that could mean for the Daisy partnership rumors, the first-week results of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail – a roaring success?, Europe’s slow progress towards pan-European licensing, Apple releasing Logic X and much more.

Thanks for watching/listening, have a great week and ’till next time
Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
http://www.twitter.com/digimusictrends

00:18 Introduction and guests introduction
02:20 Nigel Godrich and Tom Yorke VS Spotify: a read-through the tweets that started the story and what was your first reaction when you heard of this?
09:45 A few of the articles written in the past few days address what artists expect from streaming services and whether they should expect to make money from them. What are your thoughts on current rates and artist expectations?
16:20 Has this debate been going on in Germany as well and did it start back when Simfy was popular or is it more recent?
18:30 Duncan in your piece on TechRadar you disagree with the point that Spotify is bad for new music and your points revolve around low barrier of entry and piracy prevention, can you elaborate on those arguments?
20:50 There were a couple of interesting points made one from the CEO of Ticketmaster calling from unionization of musicians to provide a united front when it comes from dealing with streaming services, and one from Stuart Dredge bringing the focus on what Spotify can do to help new bands and improving the platform’s value to them, is there scope to do more?
29:00 And just to put a wild idea out there since there’s already an infrastructure in place on Spotify to serve advertising to non-paying subscribers, would it make sense for part of that infrastructure to be used to promote the artist’s own tickets, merch or release when a paying subscriber is listening to their music?
32:20 Staying on streaming, Norway and Sweden just posted two digit increases in total recorded music revenues due to streaming in the first half of 2013. And once again the question, is there anything we can take away from this success story or are the factors driving growth in these territories a very narrow non-replicable set of circumstances?
35:00 As far as Germany is concerned with physical being still such a large part of the market do you think in time there’s a chance of things heading in this direction?
36:00 Going back to the UK Darren and Martyn what you think about Duncan’s theory that we’re just a few years in the past and Britain may soon be in a similar situation as Norway and Sweden?
40:25 AT&T buys Leap Wireless which is the owner of Muve Music, do you think this is relevant to the rumors of a deal between AT&T and Daisy? Would it be feasible for the carrier to offer two different services (one premium, one low-cost) to its users?
47:47 Andrea and Eric talk about the Berlin Music Week conference they are organizing taking place on the 5th and 6th of September. http://www.berlin-music-week.de
49:00 And hopefully the last feature on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, the album has done very well with over half a million sales in the first week and setting a Spotify record with 14 million plays. Will the apparent lack of cannibalization from the album giveaway and subsequent success of the release pave the way for more deals like the one he made with Samsung?
55:00 For the first time the European Parliament Committee for Legal Affairs has approved unanimously proposals for a new framework allowing easy pan-European licensing of music, is this a step forward?
57:20 And finally Logic X is out, first release in 4 years from Apple
01:00:00 Guest projects, thanks and outro

DMT 141: The Godrich/Yorke Streaming Debate, Scandinavia living the future, AT&T Leaps into Muve

This week on Digital Music Trends an extended panel including Martyn Davies (SendGridMusic Hack Day), Eric Eitel and Andrea Goetzke (all2gethernowBerlin Music Week), Duncan Geere (DuncanGeere.com) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown).

Given the heated debate generated by Nigel Godrich’s and Thom Yorke’s tweets about Spotify over the weekend in the first half of the show we take a step back and look at/discuss the different points of view that transpired in the press over the past few days. Also on the show we chat about Norway and Sweden’s incredible recorded music revenue growth in the first half of 2013, the acquisition of Leap Wireless (and by proxy Muve Music) by AT&T and what that could mean for the Daisy partnership rumors, the first-week results of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail – a roaring success?, Europe’s slow progress towards pan-European licensing, Apple releasing Logic X and much more.

Thanks for watching/listening, have a great week and ’till next time
Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
http://www.twitter.com/digimusictrends

00:18 Introduction and guests introduction
02:20 Nigel Godrich and Tom Yorke VS Spotify: a read-through the tweets that started the story and what was your first reaction when you heard of this?
09:45 A few of the articles written in the past few days address what artists expect from streaming services and whether they should expect to make money from them. What are your thoughts on current rates and artist expectations?
16:20 Has this debate been going on in Germany as well and did it start back when Simfy was popular or is it more recent?
18:30 Duncan in your piece on TechRadar you disagree with the point that Spotify is bad for new music and your points revolve around low barrier of entry and piracy prevention, can you elaborate on those arguments?
20:50 There were a couple of interesting points made one from the CEO of Ticketmaster calling from unionization of musicians to provide a united front when it comes from dealing with streaming services, and one from Stuart Dredge bringing the focus on what Spotify can do to help new bands and improving the platform’s value to them, is there scope to do more?
29:00 And just to put a wild idea out there since there’s already an infrastructure in place on Spotify to serve advertising to non-paying subscribers, would it make sense for part of that infrastructure to be used to promote the artist’s own tickets, merch or release when a paying subscriber is listening to their music?
32:20 Staying on streaming, Norway and Sweden just posted two digit increases in total recorded music revenues due to streaming in the first half of 2013. And once again the question, is there anything we can take away from this success story or are the factors driving growth in these territories a very narrow non-replicable set of circumstances?
35:00 As far as Germany is concerned with physical being still such a large part of the market do you think in time there’s a chance of things heading in this direction?
36:00 Going back to the UK Darren and Martyn what you think about Duncan’s theory that we’re just a few years in the past and Britain may soon be in a similar situation as Norway and Sweden?
40:25 AT&T buys Leap Wireless which is the owner of Muve Music, do you think this is relevant to the rumors of a deal between AT&T and Daisy? Would it be feasible for the carrier to offer two different services (one premium, one low-cost) to its users?
47:47 Andrea and Eric talk about the Berlin Music Week conference they are organizing taking place on the 5th and 6th of September. http://www.berlin-music-week.de
49:00 And hopefully the last feature on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, the album has done very well with over half a million sales in the first week and setting a Spotify record with 14 million plays. Will the apparent lack of cannibalization from the album giveaway and subsequent success of the release pave the way for more deals like the one he made with Samsung?
55:00 For the first time the European Parliament Committee for Legal Affairs has approved unanimously proposals for a new framework allowing easy pan-European licensing of music, is this a step forward?
57:20 And finally Logic X is out, first release in 4 years from Apple
01:00:00 Guest projects, thanks and outro