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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

DMT 133: Songkick, Spotify Charts, Tumblr, Google All Access Music, Merlin numbers & more…

This week on Digital Music Trends I’m joined by Virginie Berger, founder of media agency Don’t Believe the Hype and Duncan Geere, freelance journalist working with a variety of publications including Wired.

This week on the show we start by talking about Songkick opening up the beta of its Detour concert crowdsourcing platform to all Londoners and joining forces with Soundcloud to showcase gig listings next to the tracks on the audio sharing platform, we also cover Spotify’s new charts, Tumblr’s acquisition by Yahoo!, Google Play All Access Music (post-announcement), Merlin’s latest digital music numbers from a survey of its members, Deezer and whether they are eyeing up the US market, Pandora working to woo artists and much more.

As usual you can find links to some of the stories we covered and also to the stories we didn’t have time to cover in the Google doc: http://bit.ly/133notes.

Under the embeds of the audio and video you can also find the timeline of the show and links to jump to the stories you really can’t wait to hear. Remember that Digital Music Trends is also available on iTunes and most podcatchers just type my name or Digital Music Trends in the search bar or follow the links in the menu bar of digitalmusictrends.com.

Have a great week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
@digimusictrends

DMT Timeline:

00:18 Intro to the guests
02:15 Songkick Detour, impressions, potential and potential hurdles
10:35 Songkick & Soundcloud, match made in heaven?
12:44 Spotify’s new Charts
20:00 Yahoo acquires Tumblr, any impact on the music community on the service?
24:45 Google Play All Access Music, will it gain traction?
28:26: Deezer looking to enter the US via a third party company?
34:30 Merlin showcases the results of a members service on revenues and distribution services
41:05 Pandora tries to woo artists with a new backend service while asking them to send a letter to congress highlighting the value of the company
45:00 Wrap-up and outro

 

 

DMT 133: Songkick, Spotify Charts, Tumblr, Google All Access Music, Merlin numbers & more…

This week on Digital Music Trends I’m joined by Virginie Berger, founder of media agency Don’t Believe the Hype and Duncan Geere, freelance journalist working with a variety of publications including Wired.

This week on the show we start by talking about Songkick opening up the beta of its Detour concert crowdsourcing platform to all Londoners and joining forces with Soundcloud to showcase gig listings next to the tracks on the audio sharing platform, we also cover Spotify’s new charts, Tumblr’s acquisition by Yahoo!, Google Play All Access Music (post-announcement), Merlin’s latest digital music numbers from a survey of its members, Deezer and whether they are eyeing up the US market, Pandora working to woo artists and much more.

As usual you can find links to some of the stories we covered and also to the stories we didn’t have time to cover in the Google doc: http://bit.ly/133notes.

Under the embeds of the audio and video you can also find the timeline of the show and links to jump to the stories you really can’t wait to hear. Remember that Digital Music Trends is also available on iTunes and most podcatchers just type my name or Digital Music Trends in the search bar or follow the links in the menu bar of digitalmusictrends.com.

Have a great week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
@digimusictrends

DMT Timeline:

00:18 Intro to the guests
02:15 Songkick Detour, impressions, potential and potential hurdles
10:35 Songkick & Soundcloud, match made in heaven?
12:44 Spotify’s new Charts
20:00 Yahoo acquires Tumblr, any impact on the music community on the service?
24:45 Google Play All Access Music, will it gain traction?
28:26: Deezer looking to enter the US via a third party company?
34:30 Merlin showcases the results of a members service on revenues and distribution services
41:05 Pandora tries to woo artists with a new backend service while asking them to send a letter to congress highlighting the value of the company
45:00 Wrap-up and outro

 

DMT 133: Songkick, Spotify Charts, Tumblr, Google All Access Music, Merlin numbers & more…

This week on Digital Music Trends I’m joined by Virginie Berger, founder of media agency Don’t Believe the Hype and Duncan Geere, freelance journalist working with a variety of publications including Wired.

This week on the show we start by talking about Songkick opening up the beta of its Detour concert crowdsourcing platform to all Londoners and joining forces with Soundcloud to showcase gig listings next to the tracks on the audio sharing platform, we also cover Spotify’s new charts, Tumblr’s acquisition by Yahoo!, Google Play All Access Music (post-announcement), Merlin’s latest digital music numbers from a survey of its members, Deezer and whether they are eyeing up the US market, Pandora working to woo artists and much more.

As usual you can find links to some of the stories we covered and also to the stories we didn’t have time to cover in the Google doc: http://bit.ly/133notes.

Under the embeds of the audio and video you can also find the timeline of the show and links to jump to the stories you really can’t wait to hear. Remember that Digital Music Trends is also available on iTunes and most podcatchers just type my name or Digital Music Trends in the search bar or follow the links in the menu bar of digitalmusictrends.com.


Have a great week and ’till next time!

Andrea Leonelli
@digimusictrends

 

DMT Timeline:

00:18 Intro to the guests
02:15 Songkick Detour, impressions, potential and potential hurdles
10:35 Songkick & Soundcloud, match made in heaven?
12:44 Spotify’s new Charts
20:00 Yahoo acquires Tumblr, any impact on the music community on the service?
24:45 Google Play All Access Music, will it gain traction?
28:26: Deezer looking to enter the US via a third party company?
34:30 Merlin showcases the results of a members service on revenues and distribution services
41:05 Pandora tries to woo artists with a new backend service while asking them to send a letter to congress highlighting the value of the company
45:00 Wrap-up and outro

 

 

 

DMT 78 – Rootmusic

(23rd of March 2011)

This week on the show an interview with J Sider, the CEO and founder of RootMusic, a company that is having a big impact on how bands are presenting themselves on Facebook. I’ll be chatting with J about the company’s development and growth, their business model, functionality of the service and future plans. If you’d like to know how to set up a BandPage on Rootmusic go to www.rootmusic.com and you’ll find a step-by-step video guide that will show you exactly how to do it – I know that sometimes Facebook pages settings can be anything but intuitive.

In terms of Digital Music News SXSW has monopolized the news in the last couple of weeks. Of all the news that came out of Austin I’d like to point out two that seem particularly important on the tech front. First of all Topspin Media launched what they called “Act 2” of their service. Topspin has been so far only available to bands with a sizable fan-base and yearly revenue, now the platform is available for a fee of $9.99 per months which gives you access to their marketing platform and e-commerce tools. Topspin is really a fantastic service so if you’re a band looking for ways to improve your direct-to-fan sales this is certainly something you want to look at. Naturally though you’re going to need to be able to offset the monthly fee with your impressive sales!

Also at SXSW London-based start-up Songkick announced a series of partnership starting with one with Facebook that will enable artists to pull gig listings from Songkick into Facebook painlessly. Songkick also announced a number of other API-based integrations with the likes of Souncloud, Ning, Topspin and BandCamp amongst others which really makes the service a great way to keep up to date with your favorite artists’ gigs. So if you have a chance this week make sure you check out Topspinmedia.com and Songkick.com – you may already know the names but it may be well worth checking out their new features.

Well that’s all for this week, I really hope you enjoyed the show. As usual check out www.digitalmusictrends.com for more information on the show and previous episodes. On the homepage you’ll also be able to sign up to the newsletter. You can also find the show on iTunes and subscribe from there and naturally you can access it from any iOS device including the Apple TV. The show is also available on Doggcatcher from Android so you have no reason to miss it really! And finally you can follow me on twitter, the handle is digimusictrends, or email me with any feedback the address is digitalmusictrends@gmail.com

Have a great week and ‘till next time!

Andrea Leonelli