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DMT 108 – Internet Radio Acts, Pandora, Google’s Free matching & more

This week on Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Gerd Leonhard (@gleonhard) and Tom Davenport (@tomdavenport) discuss internet radio streaming rates, Pandora’s woes, Google’s free matching service, the latest on Vevo & Youtube and Facebook Music Apps.


Enjoy the show and check out the show-notes below for links to all the articles that were read in the making of the episode:

http://bit.ly/DMT108notes

Also check out :

http://www.mediafuturist.com – Gerd’s site

http://www.tomdavenport.co.uk – Tom’s site

Have a great week and ’till next time

Andrea Leonelli

http://www.digitalmusictrends.com

@digimusictrends

DMT 101 – Apple Radio, Spotify’s browser, Willis & Gaga

This week on Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Darren Hemmings (@mr_trick), Eliot Van Buskirk (@listeningpost) and Eamonn Forde (@eamonn_forde) discuss the digital music news of the past week.

In the show – which also includes a segment on mobile music making apps by Ashley Eldson – we talk about Apple’s radio rumours and implications, Bruce Willis and digital music inheritance, Spotify’s latest rumours, the importance of Playlists and Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album app – this and much more on this week’s Digital Music Trends.

Here a few links to the stories that we mention/talk about:

Apple & Music Streaming / iRadio?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/technology/apple-plans-to-challenge-pandora-in-web-radio.html?_r=3
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/09/08/links-08-sept-apple-eyes-up-internet-radio-and-pandora/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443589304577637861146885218.html

Bruce Willis and the lifespan of digital rights
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/shortcuts/2012/sep/03/bruce-willis-v-apple-owns-music-ipod?newsfeed=true
http://musicindustryblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/bruce-willis-and-the-when-owning-doesnt-actually-mean-owning-conundrum/

Spotify stories:
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/spotify-is-said-to-profit-from-its-subscribers-but-lose-more-luring-them/
http://evolver.fm/2012/09/06/music-is-still-too-expensive-to-be-free-too-free-to-be-expensive/
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/09/spotifys-da-wallach-explains-how-spotify-pays-artists.html
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2012/120905streaming
http://musically.com/2012/09/10/spotify-tipped-for-web-client-and-mobile-apps-platform/

Gaga incites fans to ask for iPads for Christmas so they can experience her new album in full. Is the Bjork-like experience a fad or can artists use apps as a viable distribution method?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/sep/07/lady-gag-artpop-interactive-app?newsfeed=true
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/lady-gaga-says-new-album-artpop-will-also-1007936852.story

Will more artists follow in her and Bjork’s footsteps or are dev costs still too high for most artists to see a return on something like this? http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/record-labels/business-matters-why-more-artists-will-follow-1007941152.story

Have a great week and ’till next time!

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

DMT 95 – MPme by Apsmart

This week on the show an interview with Rahul Powar, founder of Apsmart the company behind the app MPme.

MPme is an application created from the ground up for the iPad and it provides a curated online radio experience. The app actually monitors thousands of commercial radio stations and can serve up recommendations in real tim on stations that are playing tracks that are in line with your music tastes. MPme was recently named best startup in the Music Discovery, Recommendation and Creation category at Midem.

Check it out on the app store or visit www.mpme.com for more information!

Hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to visit  www.digitalmusictrends.com and www.twitter.com/digimusictrends for more information.

DMT 95 – Mpme by Apsmart

This week on the Digital Music Trends an interview with Rahul Powar, founder of Apsmart the company behind the app MPme.

MPme is an application created from the ground up for the iPad and it provides a curated online radio experience. The app actually monitors thousands of commercial radio stations and can serve up recommendations in real tim on stations that are playing tracks that are in line with your music tastes. MPme was recently named best startup in the Music Discovery, Recommendation and Creation category at Midem.

Check it out on the app store or visitwww.mpme.comfor more information!

Hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to visitwww.digitalmusictrends.comandwww.twitter.com/digimusictrendsfor more info on DMT.

DMT 86 – SoundOut

It’s been a horrendously long time since the last show and I must apologize for the gap. Hoping to get things back on track in this episode an interview with David Courtier-Dutton, the CEO of SoundOut (http://www.soundout.com) a super-interesting company that provides labels, musicians and radio stations with an insight into how a track might perform commercially. SoundOut was recently nominated in the Best Innovation or Gadget category at the BT Digital Music Awards 2011.

 

Episode 86 – SoundOut by digitalmusictrends

 

SoundOut has created a community of Scouts that built up via word of mouth – they are encouraged to evaluate each track based on how well they think it will do commercially rather than on whether they personally like it or not. The Scouts are paid a small fee (2 to 20 cents depending on how good they are) for each review they post and the review themselves are evaluated by the company’s semantic technology to check on how good they are.

Based on these reviews SoundOut is able to generate reports at different levels of complexity – starting at just $30 for the Standard report which contains 80 reviews delivered within 5 days all the way to $149 for the Pro report which contains a whole host of additional information as well as 200 review, demographic analysis, possibility to isolate UK or US reviewers etc. If you’d like to download a sample report check out http://www.soundout.com/Gallery/126.pdf.

It seems like a very interesting way to go about looking at the commercial viability of a track and with large radio stations and labels regularly commissioning SoundOut reports it looks like they’ve tapped into the right market, let me know what you think!

Well that’s all for this week, I really hope you enjoyed the show. Please remember to visit www.digitalmusictrends.com for previous shows or you can follow me on twitter, the handle is digimusictrends. Have a great week and ‘till next time!