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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

zoe keating, steve lawson, glenn peoples, andrea leonelli

DMT 194: Independent music, Bandcamp, artist-fan relationship, YouTube, streaming…

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This week on Digital Music Trends a special show focused on independent music featuring Senior Editorial Analyst at Billboard Glenn Peoples (billboard.com), cellist and composer Zoë Keating (zoekeating.com) and solo bass guitarist Steve Lawson (stevelawson.net).

We chat about:

– Bandcamp, why does the platform work well for artists and why do artists identify with it? Zoë and Steve share how they got started on the platform and what it is about the service that works for them.

– How platforms like Patreon, Bandcamp and Pledge can facilitate an artist’s relationship with fans and what that relationship can mean to artists on both a human level and on a practical level.

– Streaming: how is it affecting “middle class” musicians and is the mainstream narrative of people’s shift to services like Spotify correct? Should artists have more of a say on the rates they are paid from streaming services or at least the ability to negotiate them?

– David Byrne’s latest comments on copyright review published by Glenn in a Billboard article this week.

– The Content Creators Coalition: can collective organisations help artists increase their bargaining power? Are there downsides?

– YouTutube’s music service: after a high-profile staff departure and several stumbling blocks what’s next for the yet-to-be announced service?



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

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

DMT 189: UK Charts, T-Mobile Music Freedom, YouTube contract leaks, BBC, Patreon

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) and Jules Parker (Polaroid Management) as we power through the week’s news in digital music including:
– a lengthy debate on the inclusion of streaming data in the UK’s streaming chart
– an analysis of T-Mobile’s Music Freedom initiative: does it endanger Net Neutrality?
– another development in the YouTube Music saga as the contract proposed to independent labels leaks, is the fight becoming too public?
– the BBC’s new music strategy
– Patreon’s new round of funding
…. and much more….

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

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

DMT 189: UK Charts, T-Mobile Music Freedom, YouTube contract leaks, BBC, Patreon

Subscribe to Digital Music Trends’ weekly newsletter here.

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) and Jules Parker (Polaroid Management) as we power through the week’s news in digital music including:
– a lengthy debate on the inclusion of streaming data in the UK’s streaming chart
– an analysis of T-Mobile’s Music Freedom initiative: does it endanger Net Neutrality?
– another development in the YouTube Music saga as the contract proposed to independent labels leaks, is the fight becoming too public?
– the BBC’s new music strategy
– Patreon’s new round of funding
…. and much more….

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

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

andrea leonelli, dareent hemmings, jules parker, digital music trends

DMT 189: UK Charts, T-Mobile Music Freedom, YouTube contract leaks, BBC, Patreon

Subscribe to Digital Music Trends’ weekly newsletter here.

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) and Jules Parker (Polaroid Management) as we power through the week’s news in digital music including:
– a lengthy debate on the inclusion of streaming data in the UK’s streaming chart
– an analysis of T-Mobile’s Music Freedom initiative: does it endanger Net Neutrality?
– another development in the YouTube Music saga as the contract proposed to independent labels leaks, is the fight becoming too public?
– the BBC’s new music strategy
– Patreon’s new round of funding
…. and much more….


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

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