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DMT 172: Warner & Shazam, American Idol, SongCoin, SoundFocus, wearables

Joining me on Digital Music Trends this week Eliot Van Buskirk from Evolver.fm and Jay Coyle from MusicGeekServices.com, we chat about Warner’s deal with Shazam, 19 Recordings’ suit against Sony Music on American Idol royalties, YouTube’s new playlist features, SongCoin (what is it?), SoundFocus raising capital to save our ears, the Brits ratings drop, the World Mobile Congress and what’s next in the wearable space when it comes to dealing with content.

You can find all the links to the stories we talked about (and links to the stories we didn’t have time to cover) in the show notes here. 

If you enjoyed the show please do leave us a comment on SoundCloud or YouTube, tweet @digimusictrends or share it within your network. The show mostly grows thanks to word of mouth so any help on that front is greatly appreciated.

Have a great week and ’till next time.

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

DMT 172: Warner & Shazam, American Idol, SongCoin, SoundFocus, wearables

Joining me on Digital Music Trends this week Eliot Van Buskirk from Evolver.fm and Jay Coyle from MusicGeekServices.com, we chat about Warner’s deal with Shazam, 19 Recordings’ suit against Sony Music on American Idol royalties, YouTube’s new playlist features, SongCoin (what is it?), SoundFocus raising capital to save our ears, the Brits ratings drop, the World Mobile Congress and what’s next in the wearable space when it comes to dealing with content.

You can find all the links to the stories we talked about (and links to the stories we didn’t have time to cover) in the show notes here. 

If you enjoyed the show please do leave us a comment on SoundCloud or YouTube, tweet @digimusictrends or share it within your network. The show mostly grows thanks to word of mouth so any help on that front is greatly appreciated.

Have a great week and ’till next time.

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

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DMT 172: Warner & Shazam, American Idol, SongCoin, SoundFocus, wearables

Joining me on Digital Music Trends this week Eliot Van Buskirk from Evolver.fm and Jay Cole from MusicGeekServices.com, we chat about Warner’s deal with Shazam, 19 Recordings’ suit against Sony Music on American Idol royalties, YouTube’s new playlist features, SongCoin (what is it?), SoundFocus raising capital to save our ears, the Brits ratings drop, the World Mobile Congress and what’s next in the wearable space when it comes to dealing with content.

Also, in the show I reference to the charity Pablove, founded by the the president of Elektra Records and his wife to fund pediatric cancer research, their annual Rock’n’Roll Golf Tournament is coming up in LA on the 4th of April so if you’re interested check out pablove.org/lagolf.


You can find all the links to the stories we talked about (and links to the stories we didn’t have time to cover) in the show notes here. 

If you enjoyed the show please do leave us a comment on SoundCloud or YouTube, tweet @digimusictrends or share it within your network. The show mostly grows thanks to word of mouth so any help on that front is greatly appreciated.

Have a great week and ’till next time.

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

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DMT 148: Spotify Connects, Twitter Commerce, Vevo & GEMA, Yahoo! redesigns Music & more…

This week on Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Kevin Breuner (CD Baby Marketing Director) and Mike McCready (MusicXray CEO) discuss the introduction of Spotify Connect, the hypothetical scenario of a musicians strike from streaming, Twitter’s new commerce focus with the appointment of Nathan Hubbard, artists’ demands on live audiences (for example the no mobiles/photos policy), Jay-Z premiering the “Holy Grail” video on Facebook, Trent Reznor’s Spin interview (he wants $10), Shazam’s new Twitter preview, the VMA sales lift for the artists performing (who got the most?) and what happened with Miley Cyrus, Vevo’s deal with GEMA, Yahoo Music’s redesign and Echo Nest back-end help and finally a cool project to get local U.S. libraries to help promote local music.

And you can find this week’s show notes with links to all the stories on https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c…



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

This week’s show is sponsored by media law firm Sheridans, at http://www.sheridans.co.uk, we thank them for their support of Digital Music Trends.

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

Show timeline:

00:24 Introduction
01:55 Mike talks about how he went about building his relationship with Future Music Forum it Barcelona, we chat about the conference
04:13 Kevin updates us on the latest news about CD Baby
05:50 Spotify unveils Spotify Connect. Many speaker manufacturers have jumped on board. Will the general public pay attention?
09:50 What could Spotify do to raise customer awareness about this function? Will people even realize that the option exists?
11:50 Looking at a Billboard piece on a hypothetical Spotify strike, is it a feasible possibility?
17:00 Where will streaming position itself in US over the next few years, and will it cause another wave of the abandonment of CD?
24:10 Will Twitter’s new commerce strategy help the music industry increase record/merchandising/ticket sales?
29:52 A few artists lately have been banning mobile phones from gigs, is it ok for artists to make such demands of fans? Is it even reasonable to think fans will stop carrying phones/cameras to gigs?
34:40 Jay-Z released his new video “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake exclusively on Facebook for the first 24 hours, was using Facebook as a video hosting platform a good move and what is Facebook’s play here?
37:53 Short break featuring our sponsors Sheridans
40:50 Sales projections for the acts that performed during the VMA’s. Does a boost on social media always lead to an increase in sales?
44:47 We chat a bit more about Nine Inch Nails after Trent Reznor’s new interview with Spin.
53:40 Vevo manages to strike a deal with GEMA and is set to launch in Germany
56:10 Yahoo relaunched music.yahoo.com, also went through with a deal with the Echo Nest, a music intelligence service, hoping to improve their music database system. Given Yahoo!’s huge traffic how relevant is it for music and should artists pay attention as to their positioning on the platform?
59:42 Hypebot picks up on local NPR coverage about local libraries building streamable and downloadable collections or digital music from local artists, will this drive music communities in small to medium sized towns?
1:02:45 Outro

DMT 140: Shazam’s round, Daisy and AT&T potential partners, YouTube and Vevo, Magna app #fail?

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures), Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone) and Nikke Osterback (Saari Music) to discuss the latest news in the music tech industry. This week we cover Shazam’s new round of funding, the rumors of Beats-backed Daisy seeking a carrier partnership for launch in the US, YouTube and Vevo’s renewed partnership, Base79’s new round of funding, 7Digital first to sell music on the new Firefox Mobile OS and Jay-Z’s Magna Carta raising eyebrows from both a UX and privacy point of view.

Also as there were a few bits of news that we didn’t manage to cover on the panel so I jumped on at the end to record a short round-up which includes Songkick’s Detour expansion in the UK, Bing Audio expanding internationally, UMG’s deal with PLDT in the Philippines, South Africa’s Look & Listen music retail chain relaunching its digital store, startup Promohut and finally Bandzoogle acquiring OneSheet.

After a few weeks without hiccups you’ll notice that the video version of the show has a fair few “still picture” moments due to Skype malfunctions, trying my best to make sure the chance of this happening again is minimized my end. You can find this week’s shownotes here.

And finally I’d like to thank Venture Harbour (http://www.ventureharbour.com) for helping me out in the past few days to improve DMT’s website from an SEO standpoint…
I hope you enjoy the show, have a great week and ’till next time!

Timeline with YouTube links:

00:15 Introduction and Guests
01:55 Shazam closes a $40 million round of funding from America Movil
08:08 Beats-backed upcoming Daisy music streaming service reportedly seeking partnership with a major carrier in the US, potentially AT&T
16:08 YouTube and Vevo renew partnership with Google reportedly investing in the company to the tune of $40/50m
22:30 Base79 raises a new round of funding from Evolution Media Growth Partners
25:40 New Firefox Mobile OS is out in the wild and 7digital jumps on board to provide users a way to purchase and access music
29:40 Jay-Z’s album is released and there are UX and privacy concerns raised around the app through which Samsung gave away Magna Carta Holy Grail
40:40 Whatever the guests want to talk about!
Andrea by himself – quick run through extra news:
43:30 Songkick launches Detour in 10 more cities in the UK
44:30 Windows expands Bing Audio internationally and Spotify updates the Windows 8 Mobile app to add more functionality
45:35 Universal Music strikes a deal with the Philippines Long Distance Telephone company to distribute its music with the company’s mobile division
46:30 In South Africa music retail chain Look & Listen relaunches its digital store in partnership with Mondia Media
47:00 PromoHut launches to deliver pre-release access to superfans
48:10 Bandzoogle has acquired OneSheet

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