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Andrea Leonelli, James Hamlin from WhoSampled, Darryl Ballantyne from LyricFind, Kevin Breuner from CD Baby, Paul Anthony from Rumblefish and Mark Steiner from Gigsalad.

DMT 224: SXSW Calling, Empire, Rhapsody, YouTube for Artists, Lamar most streamed

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This week on Digital Music Trends a SXSW special recorded with a few attendees who took some time to fill me in on what’s going on at this year’s event. We discuss what’s happening in Austin, the latest from their respective companies and we also cover this week’s news.

And it was a pleasure to welcome to the show James Hamlin from WhoSampled, Darryl Ballantyne from LyricFind, Kevin Breuner from CD Baby, Paul Anthony from Rumblefish and Mark Steiner from Gigsalad.

We also chat about Kendrick Lamar’s Spotify streaming record, the Empire soundtrack taking the N.1. spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart thanks to streaming, Rhapsody’s Twitter feature and Rdio’s new social features, YouTube for artists and much more…



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

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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Kristelia Garcia, Andrea Leonelli, Dan Koplowitz

DMT 219: Future of Copyright in the US, Grammys, Deezer Elite, Rhapsody, Apple as a label?

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Kristelia Garcia (Associate Professor of Law at Colorado Law) and Dan Koplowitz (founder of Friendly Fire Recordings).

We start the show by tackling some of the salient points of the copyright recommendations document released by the US Copyright Office last week. Admittedly, our discussion only covers a tiny portion of what is contained in the 245-page document – any more and the subject would have taken over the show – but hopefully it will serve as a good introduction.

On a related point, we also discuss the Grammy’s newly launched Creators Alliance, which seems to pave the way for a more co-ordinated approach from artists towards getting their voices heard, especially if the recommendations mentioned above were to lead to the drafting of a new bill.

In regards to digital music services, we cover Deezer Elite’s expansion to 150 territories, Rhapsody reaching 2.5 million users and the (denied) rumors of Apple’s Big Machine acquisition, could the Netflix/Amazon model work in the music industry?

Finally, we discuss the Billboard Power List and the issue of diversity in the music industry and Kristelia tells us about a fantastic conference she has been organising entitled “Innovation in the Creation and Distribution of Content” featuring high-profile artists, digital music executives and a fireside chat with the US Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante (more info on http://bit.ly/flatironsip).


I really hope you enjoy the show,

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