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DMT 156: YouTube Music subs, Troy Carter’s fund, SFX, SoundCloud at a 1/4 billion users

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Benji Rogers (Pledge Music) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) to the show.
We chat about the latest reports surrounding the upcoming arrival of a YouTube music subscription service, Google’s reported $5m investment into Lyor Cohen’s new music venture (and why is Google getting into the content business?), SoundCloud reaching a quarter billion monthly users and hooking up with Instagram, SFX’s new acquisitions, Troy Carter’s startup fund, Ontario’s $45m music fund, the funding the situation in the UK and US and much, much more!

You can find the links to all the articles/stories mentioned in the shownotes here: http://bit.ly/DMT156

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

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

Timeline:
00:00 Introduction
01:55 YouTube seems to very close to rolling out its new subscription service which will have both a free and a paid tier. We debate whether YouTube is gunning for Spotify with this new service or is the demographic slightly different?
13:54 Its appears that Google has invested around £5m in a new music venture by Lyor Cohen former Warner Music Executive, why is Google interested in getting into the content side of things, does this seem like a smart move for them?
18:55 Soundcloud has reached a quarter of a billion monthly unique users onto the platform, this is a very fast growth, plus they also announced an integration with Instagram, what next?
26:48 SFX got hold of development house Arc90, Fame House and and also music start up Tunezy this week, where is it heading?
34:45 Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s manager and head of Atom Factory announced a new fund for tech start ups worth between $75-100m. Carter is very tech oriented, is this a good move for him and will it spur more managers to take a chance on technology companies?
44:40 Ontario has approved a $45m fund to be rolled out over 3 years for music, in contrast how is the funding space developing in the UK and Plegde Music in US?
54:54 Outro

DMT 156: YouTube Music subs, Troy Carter’s fund, SFX, SoundCloud at a 1/4 billion users

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Benji Rogers (Pledge Music) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) to the show.
We chat about the latest reports surrounding the upcoming arrival of a YouTube music subscription service, Google’s reported $5m investment into Lyor Cohen’s new music venture (and why is Google getting into the content business?), SoundCloud reaching a quarter billion monthly users and hooking up with Instagram, SFX’s new acquisitions, Troy Carter’s startup fund, Ontario’s $45m music fund, the funding the situation in the UK and US and much, much more!

You can find the links to all the articles/stories mentioned in the shownotes here: http://bit.ly/DMT156

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

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

Timeline:
00:00 Introduction
01:55 YouTube seems to very close to rolling out its new subscription service which will have both a free and a paid tier. We debate whether YouTube is gunning for Spotify with this new service or is the demographic slightly different?
13:54 Its appears that Google has invested around £5m in a new music venture by Lyor Cohen former Warner Music Executive, why is Google interested in getting into the content side of things, does this seem like a smart move for them?
18:55 Soundcloud has reached a quarter of a billion monthly unique users onto the platform, this is a very fast growth, plus they also announced an integration with Instagram, what next?
26:48 SFX got hold of development house Arc90, Fame House and and also music start up Tunezy this week, where is it heading?
34:45 Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s manager and head of Atom Factory announced a new fund for tech start ups worth between $75-100m. Carter is very tech oriented, is this a good move for him and will it spur more managers to take a chance on technology companies?
44:40 Ontario has approved a $45m fund to be rolled out over 3 years for music, in contrast how is the funding space developing in the UK and Plegde Music in US?
54:54 Outro

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DMT 156: YouTube Music subs, Troy Carter’s fund, SFX, SoundCloud at a 1/4 billion users

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Benji Rogers (Pledge Music) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) to the show.
We chat about the latest reports surrounding the upcoming arrival of a YouTube music subscription service, Google’s reported $5m investment into Lyor Cohen’s new music venture (and why is Google getting into the content business?), SoundCloud reaching a quarter billion monthly users and hooking up with Instagram, SFX’s new acquisitions, Troy Carter’s startup fund, Ontario’s $45m music fund, the funding the situation in the UK and US and much, much more!

You can find the links to all the articles/stories mentioned in the shownotes here: http://bit.ly/DMT156


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

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

Timeline:
00:00 Introduction
01:55 YouTube seems to very close to rolling out its new subscription service which will have both a free and a paid tier. We debate whether YouTube is gunning for Spotify with this new service or is the demographic slightly different?
13:54 Its appears that Google has invested around £5m in a new music venture by Lyor Cohen former Warner Music Executive, why is Google interested in getting into the content side of things, does this seem like a smart move for them?
18:55 Soundcloud has reached a quarter of a billion monthly unique users onto the platform, this is a very fast growth, plus they also announced an integration with Instagram, what next?
26:48 SFX got hold of development house Arc90, Fame House and and also music start up Tunezy this week, where is it heading?
34:45 Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s manager and head of Atom Factory announced a new fund for tech start ups worth between $75-100m. Carter is very tech oriented, is this a good move for him and will it spur more managers to take a chance on technology companies?
44:40 Ontario has approved a $45m fund to be rolled out over 3 years for music, in contrast how is the funding space developing in the UK and Plegde Music in US?
54:54 Outro

DMT 130: SiriusXM, #Music, Morrissey, Shazam + Future Music Camp Interviews

This week on Digital Music Trends first a quick news round-up covering the latest on SiriusXM, Twitter #Music, iTunes, Amanda Palmer’s shout-out to Morrissey, Shazam and the compilation market in the UK.

Then a few interviews recorded at Future Music Camp 2013 in Mannheim. The event, organized by the Popakademie, saw students, music industry and startups come together to discuss some of the hottest issues in the digital space. On this episode I interview representatives from Universal Music A&R, BMW music & apps division, Odyssey Music Network artist management and startup Endore.me.

Check out the timeline below to skip to a specific news story (on YouTube)

Andrea Leonelli (digitalmusictrends.com / twitter.com/digimusictrends)

00:01 Introduction
NEWS
01:25 SiriusXM’s earnings
02:33 Twitter #Music’s slides from the App Charts
04:08 Happy birthday to you! iTunes is 10 years old…
05:09 Amanda Palmer writes an open letter to Morrissey suggesting that he crowdfunds his new record
06:56 Compilations market keeps growing in the UK
08:07 Shazam announces a new CEO
INTERVIEWS
09:43 Peter Burgner — Entertainment and Music Apps division – BMW — recorded IN a car… Peter shows off the latest dashboard technology from BMW that detects and interfaces directly with the apps on your phone.
17:22 Julian Krohn — A&R Manager — Universal Music. I ask Julian about the evolution of the role of A&R within a label. What are the responsibilities of A&R today? How does an act get discovered? How does A&R work effectively with both the digital marketing units of a label and artists’ management? How is the YouTube/GEMA standoff affecting artists in Germany?
29:48 Ryan Rauscher — Project Manager – SMIX.LAB (Popakademie). Ryan is a long time organizer of the Future Music Camp, we talk about how the event has evolved over the past five years as well as students’ involvement and their uptake of new services.
36:42 Tobias Schiwek — Founder and CEO — Endore.me. Tobias, one of the founders of music streaming service Simfy, talks about his new startup that aims to be the Flipboard for entertainment. The app aggregates all relevant information on artists allowing fans to follow what their favorite acts are doing without having to visit a variety of different platforms.
43:08 Ulysses Hüppauff — Founder – Odyssey Music Network. Ulysses started the management company Odyssey after a number of years at Universal and Sony music, the company has built a solid roster of international artists including Apocalyptica. We talk about the evolution of management’s role as it becomes the hub for most of the artist’s activities. Ulysses is also working closely with Pledge music and has conducted a number of successful campaigns on the platform in Germany

DMT 130: SiriusXM, #Music, Morrissey, Shazam + Future Music Camp Interviews

This week on Digital Music Trends first a quick news round-up covering the latest on SiriusXM, Twitter #Music, iTunes, Amanda Palmer’s shout-out to Morrissey, Shazam and the compilation market in the UK.

Then a few interviews recorded at Future Music Camp 2013 in Mannheim. The event, organized by the Popakademie, saw students, music industry and startups come together to discuss some of the hottest issues in the digital space. On this episode I interview representatives from Universal Music A&R, BMW music & apps division, Odyssey Music Network artist management and startup Endore.me.

Check out the timeline below to skip to a specific news story (on YouTube)

Andrea Leonelli (digitalmusictrends.com / twitter.com/digimusictrends)

00:01 Introduction
NEWS
01:25 SiriusXM’s earnings
02:33 Twitter #Music’s slides from the App Charts
04:08 Happy birthday to you! iTunes is 10 years old…
05:09 Amanda Palmer writes an open letter to Morrissey suggesting that he crowdfunds his new record
06:56 Compilations market keeps growing in the UK
08:07 Shazam announces a new CEO
INTERVIEWS
09:43 Peter Burgner — Entertainment and Music Apps division – BMW — recorded IN a car… Peter shows off the latest dashboard technology from BMW that detects and interfaces directly with the apps on your phone.
17:22 Julian Krohn — A&R Manager — Universal Music. I ask Julian about the evolution of the role of A&R within a label. What are the responsibilities of A&R today? How does an act get discovered? How does A&R work effectively with both the digital marketing units of a label and artists’ management? How is the YouTube/GEMA standoff affecting artists in Germany?
29:48 Ryan Rauscher — Project Manager – SMIX.LAB (Popakademie). Ryan is a long time organizer of the Future Music Camp, we talk about how the event has evolved over the past five years as well as students’ involvement and their uptake of new services.
36:42 Tobias Schiwek — Founder and CEO — Endore.me. Tobias, one of the founders of music streaming service Simfy, talks about his new startup that aims to be the Flipboard for entertainment. The app aggregates all relevant information on artists allowing fans to follow what their favorite acts are doing without having to visit a variety of different platforms.
43:08 Ulysses Hüppauff — Founder – Odyssey Music Network. Ulysses started the management company Odyssey after a number of years at Universal and Sony music, the company has built a solid roster of international artists including Apocalyptica. We talk about the evolution of management’s role as it becomes the hub for most of the artist’s activities. Ulysses is also working closely with Pledge music and has conducted a number of successful campaigns on the platform in Germany.