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Andrea Leonelli, Jessie Scoullar, Syd Lawrence, Digital Music Trends

DMT 195: Beats & iTunes, Milk Premium, Shazam, Rhapsody, Swell & more…

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome direct-to-fan expert Jessie Scoullar (Wicksteedworks.com) and supreme tinkerer Syd Lawrence (Wemakeawesomesh.it) to the show.

We start by chatting about Beats, as the acquisition gets regulatory approval in Europe and Vivendi declares the sale of its 13% share in the company to Apple, Ian Rogers is reportedly going to head both Beats Music and iTunes Radio, what could that mean for the company?

We also chat about Samsung finally introducing a premium tier for Milk (with a twist), Shazam’s Mac app – creepy or cool? – and its new Resonate product, Rhapsody’s mini acquisition spree with Exfm and Soundtracking and what Apple’s acquisition of Swell could mean – do we need more integration between spoken word and music content?

On top of that my guests chat about their latest projects which are very very cool. Syd talks about Basement Jaxx’s Power To The People project that just launched today, allowing users to contribute to the track and remix the contributions that will go towards the release of a charity single – check it out on http://www.powertothepeople.fm.

Jessie chats about her “Which Platform?” report that compares the most prominent direct to fan platforms analysing pretty much every aspect of what they offer so you can make an informed decision. Check out http://www.wicksteedworks.com/report/ for more info and to get a free sample.


And that’s all for this week. I really hope you’ll enjoy the show, have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

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

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 178: YouTube Music, Gracenote, Rhapsody, Music Matters, Australia, Beggars Group, Big Sound

This week on Digital Music Trends a massive show spanning several continents and featuring Jasper Donat (Music Matters) from Hong Kong and Nick O’Byrne (AIR, Big Sound) from Melbourne as well as appearances from Ty Roberts (co-founder & CTO at Gracenote) from San Francisco and Paul Springer (SVP of Americas and Chief Product Officer at Rhapsody) from Seattle.

We chat about YouTube Music’s reported delays, Vivendi’s sale of SFR, Gracenote Rhythm’s integration of Deezer track data, the latest from Music Matters which takes place next month, the decline of the Australian music market, the Beggars Group announcing a re-evaluation of the 50/50 split for streaming royalties, the Big Sound conference and Rhapsody’s latest numbers.

In the “best from the rest” at the end of the show AIM’s new startup loan initiative, Prince opens a music publishing company and Bacardi makes music with Austin’s bats.


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

DMT 178: YouTube Music, Gracenote, Rhapsody, Music Matters, Australia, Beggars Group, Big Sound

This week on Digital Music Trends a massive show spanning several continents and featuring Jasper Donat (Music Matters) from Hong Kong and Nick O’Byrne (AIRBig Sound) from Melbourne as well as appearances from Ty Roberts (co-founder & CTO at Gracenote) from San Francisco and Paul Springer (SVP of Americas and Chief Product Officer at Rhapsody) from Seattle.

We chat about YouTube Music’s reported delays, Vivendi’s sale of SFR, Gracenote Rhythm’s integration of Deezer track data, the latest from Music Matters which takes place next month, the decline of the Australian music market, the Beggars Group announcing a re-evaluation of the 50/50 split for streaming royalties, the Big Sound conference and Rhapsody’s latest numbers.

In the “best from the rest” at the end of the show AIM’s new startup loan initiative, Prince opens a music publishing company and Bacardi makes music with Austin’s bats.

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

DMT 178: YouTube Music, Gracenote, Rhapsody, Music Matters, Australia, Beggars Group, Big Sound

This week on Digital Music Trends a massive show spanning several continents and featuring Jasper Donat (Music Matters) from Hong Kong and Nick O’Byrne (AIRBig Sound) from Melbourne as well as appearances from Ty Roberts (co-founder & CTO at Gracenote) from San Francisco and Paul Springer (SVP of Americas and Chief Product Officer at Rhapsody) from Seattle.

We chat about YouTube Music’s reported delays, Vivendi’s sale of SFR, Gracenote Rhythm’s integration of Deezer track data, the latest from Music Matters which takes place next month, the decline of the Australian music market, the Beggars Group announcing a re-evaluation of the 50/50 split for streaming royalties, the Big Sound conference and Rhapsody’s latest numbers.

In the “best from the rest” at the end of the show AIM’s new startup loan initiative, Prince opens a music publishing company and Bacardi makes music with Austin’s bats.

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