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DMT 216: Apple & Semetric, EU, Deezer US, Primary Wave, Germany, Rdio, Festivals, Placebo, TLC

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This week on Digital Music Trends a packed show featuring Sammy Andrews (Head of Digital, Cooking Vinyl) and Duncan Geere (Freelance Journalist) as well as an appearance from Deezer US’ CMO Beth Murphy to tell us about the Muve acquisition.

On the show we tackle the news that Apple has acquired Semetric (better known for the Musicmetric product), the UK Business Secretary’s call for a single European digital marketplace, Primary Wave’s merger, the amazing resilience of physical sales in Germany, Rdio’s executive hires in Europe, Sonisphere’s cancellation and the Rock In Rio Vegas line-up, Placebo’s deal with Kobalt and TLC’s Kickstarter campaign.


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

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DMT 200: Apple & U2, TIDAL, Deezer, Rdio, Spotify Video Ads, Twitter

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A special show today as DMT reaches its 200th Episode, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than spending an hour chatting with Olivier de Simone (Urturn), Brian Zisk (Sf Music Tech Summit) and Kevin Breuner (CD Baby). This week’s week show also contains appearances from Peter Tondstad, Chief Commercial Officer at WiMP, and Mike McCready, CEO at Musicxray.

We kick off by chatting about Apple distributing U2’s new album ‘Songs of Innocence’ for free to anyone with an iTunes account at the end of the company’s keynote announcing the new iPhones and the Apple Watch. Does this contribute to the perception of music being free? Was it “creepy” to see an album appear in your library without requesting it? We discuss this and much more, including whether the Apple Watch will end up on our wrists…

This show is not an Apple fest though as we had a tonne of news from other services including the announcement of a new high-quality audio service called TIDAL (developed by WiMP) debuting in the US and UK later this fall. Deezer also announced its own high-quality Deezer Elite service that will launch internationally on Sonos devices and will also be available in the US.

We cover Rdio’s redesign and its conversion to freemium, Spotify’s introduction of video adverts and ‘sponsored’ listening and finally Twitter testing a BUY button. A game changer or something people don’t really want?

Mike McCready from Musicxray jumps on for a few minutes as well to talk about the latest at the Future Music Forum event which is happening next week in Barcelona (futuremusicforum.com).


As you can see, a packed show so I really hope you enjoy it,
Have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

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

DMT 177: BandPage, Spotify, TV boxes, Last.fm, Topspin Platform, Ultra Music

A dense show this week on Digital Music Trends featuring J Herskowitz and Brian Felsen as well as – for the first few minutes – J Sider CEO at BandPage talking about their latest funding round.
This week we also discuss Spotify’s redesign for its desktop and iOS apps, Rdio on the Chromecast, the launch of the Amazon Fire TV box, Last.fm axing its radio product and re-focusing on recommendations, Topspin Platform finding a home with BandMerch and Cinder Block via Transorm Capital, Ultra Music Festival’s troubles in Miami, MusicQBed’s latest numbers and the quest for a lower price point for streaming, The Filter returning to the music data space with its Responsive Radio product and much more!

You can find the show notes here.

I really hope you enjoy the show, if you do make sure you subscribe via any of the available channels and also subscribe to the weekly newsletter – have a great week and ’till next time!

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

DMT 177: BandPage, Spotify, TV boxes, Last.fm, Topspin Platform, Ultra Music

A dense show this week on Digital Music Trends featuring J Herskowitz and Brian Felsen as well as – for the first few minutes – J Sider CEO at BandPage talking about their latest funding round.
This week we also discuss Spotify’s redesign for its desktop and iOS apps, Rdio on the Chromecast, the launch of the Amazon Fire TV box, Last.fm axing its radio product and re-focusing on recommendations, Topspin Platform finding a home with BandMerch and Cinder Block via Transorm Capital, Ultra Music Festival’s troubles in Miami, MusicQBed’s latest numbers and the quest for a lower price point for streaming, The Filter returning to the music data space with its Responsive Radio product and much more!

You can find the show notes here.

I really hope you enjoy the show, if you do make sure you subscribe via any of the available channels and also subscribe to the weekly newsletter – have a great week and ’till next time!

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

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DMT 177: BandPage, Spotify, TV boxes, Last.fm, Topspin Platform, Ultra Music

A dense show this week on Digital Music Trends featuring J Herskowitz and Brian Felsen as well as – for the first few minutes – J Sider CEO at BandPage talking about their latest funding round.
This week we also discuss Spotify’s redesign for its desktop and iOS apps, Rdio on the Chromecast, the launch of the Amazon Fire TV box, Last.fm axing its radio product and re-focusing on recommendations, Topspin Platform finding a home with BandMerch and Cinder Block via Transorm Capital, Ultra Music Festival’s troubles in Miami, MusicQBed’s latest numbers and the quest for a lower price point for streaming, The Filter returning to the music data space with its Responsive Radio product and much more.


You can find the show notes here.

I really hope you enjoy the show, if you do make sure you subscribe via any of the available channels and also subscribe to the weekly newsletter – have a great week and ’till next time!

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