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Robert Singerman, Andrea Leonelli, J Herskowitz, Digital Music Trends

DMT 214: Music Sales, Pono Music Store, UMG & Havas, PJ Harvey, MIDI Vinyl, iTunes 14-day returns

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This week on DMT it was a real pleasure to welcome Robert Singerman (Dotmusic, Caribbean Music Summit) and J Herskowitz (Tomahawk) to the show to chat about the first music tech news of the year.

On this Episode we tackle US music sales for 2014, the launch of the Pono music store as the device is nearing commercial availability, the Caribbean Music Summit, UMG and Havas partnering, PJ Harvey recording her next album in a box in front of an audience, DJ Qubert’s vinyl/MIDI controller and iTunes’ 14-days return policy in Europe.


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

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

steve rennie, sammy andrews, andrea leonelli, nico perez

DMT 197: BandPage & Spotify, SFX, Pono, Mixcloud & Vevo

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This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Sammy Andrews, Head of Digital at independent label Cooking Vinyl, and Steve Rennie, the founder of Renman Music and Business and former manager of Incubus.

We start by discussing the recent deal between BandPage and Spotify to showcase merch items on artists’ Spotify pages. We also discuss the recent SFX earnings and the long-term prospects of the company, Pono’s super-successful new Crowdfunder campaign, we have Mixcloud‘s co-founder Nico Perez join us with some exciting news from the company and chat about the latest at Vevo.

Sammy and Steve also chat about their latest projects.

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

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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andrew dubber, andrea leonelli, aidan sliney, paul fakler

DMT 192: Thrilling Rights, Fair Digital Deals Declaration, unRadio, Soundwave, Soundcloud, Pono

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Eric MacKay (My Media Insider), Andrew Dubber (Music Tech Fest), Paul Fakler (Arent Fox LLP) and Aidan Sliney (Soundwave).

We start off the show by discussing the latest news around the review of the ASCP and BMI consent decrees by the US Department of Justice. The DOJ is now said to be looking into whether Sony/ATV, UMPG and ASCAP “coordinated” their negotiations with Pandora and in the meantime Sony/ATV’s Chairman is threatening to pull out of ASCAP and BMI completely, but is that actually feasible for the publisher?

We also discuss the “Fair Digital Deals Declaration” by the Worldwide Independent Network, Rhapsody’s unRadio product, SoundCloud’s rumoured equity deal with the majors and PONO gets a new CEO and new back-end service provider.

During the show I also chat with the CTO of Soundwave Aidan Sliney and he demonstrates the brand new version of the app which includes a messaging service.


Finally don’t forget to go check out the Music Tech Fest website for news on the event (musictechfest.org) and the My Media Insider website for Eric’s latest news (mymediainsider.com).

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

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DMT 179: Gramofon, Deezer, Sprint, Rate Courts, Pono, Megaupload, Smule

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This week on Digital Music Trends a packed show featuring Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone), Andy Malt (CMU) as well as a contribution from Deborah Newman (MusicStrat) on the US rate court proceedings.

We discuss the new Gramofon hardware project that debuted on Kickstarter this week and that is closely tied to Fon, news from Deezer as the company announces new features and a tie-up with Samsung in Europe, Smule‘s new $16.6m round, Universal Music’s acquisition of Eagle Rock Entertainment, the Pono closing its Kickstarter at $6.2m, Kim Dotcom‘s assets and fresh legal trouble for Megaupload, P2P legal in Spain and finally as mentioned earlier we delve deep into the rate court cases to understand what’s happening in the US with Deborah Newman from MusicStrat.


I really hope you enjoy this packed show, I’d love to hear from you so make sure you get in touch with @digimusictrends on twitter or email contact@digitalmusictrends.com

Andrea Leonelli

http://www.digitalmusictrends.com 

DMT 179: Gramofon, Deezer, Sprint, Rate Courts, Pono, Megaupload, Smule

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This week on Digital Music Trends a packed show featuring Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone), Andy Malt (CMU) as well as a contribution from Deborah Newman (MusicStrat) on the US rate court proceedings.

We discuss the new Gramofon hardware project that debuted on Kickstarter this week and that is closely tied to Fon, news from Deezer as the company announces new features and a tie-up with Samsung in Europe, Smule’s new $16.6m round, Universal Music’s acquisition of Eagle Rock Entertainment, the Pono closing its Kickstarter at $6.2m, Kim Dotcom’s assets and fresh legal trouble for Megaupload, P2P legal in Spain and finally as mentioned earlier we delve deep into the rate court cases to understand what’s happening in the US with Deborah Newman from MusicStrat.

I really hope you enjoy this packed show, I’d love to hear from you so make sure you get in touch with @digimusictrends on twitter or email contact@digitalmusictrends.com

Andrea Leonelli

http://www.digitalmusictrends.com