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DMT 223, Andrea Leonelli, Joe Conyers, Jim Carroll, Richard Busch

DMT 223: Blurred Lines, McDonald’s, Rock Band, Bjork, Germany, Songwriter Equity Act, SXSW

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This week on Digital Music Trends a packed show as I welcome Richard Busch, attorney at King & Ballow (who represented the Marvin Gaye estate in the recent suit), Joe Conyers, VP of Technology Downtown Music Publishing and Jim Carroll, journalist at the Irish Times to the show.

We start by talking about “Blurred Lines” and the jury finding against Pharrell and Robin Thicke who are to pay $7.4 million to the Marvin Gaye estate for infringing on the copyright of “Got to give it up”. First up we hear the Gaye estate attorney who talks us through some key issues of this trial and then we comment on its potential repercussions.

On the show we also tackle McDonald’s faux pas with the band Ex Cops and subsequent backtracking, Rock Band’s return – can console music games make a comeback?, Bjork’s exhibition at MOMA which from the reviews appears to be a tech #fail, the German music industry’s 2014 results, Spotify’s desktop tweaks, the Songwriter Equity Act, Kobalty’s new round and quite a few tips from our guests about SXSW.



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

DMT 135: The World Creators Summit with SACEM, ASCAP, Peermusic, GRD, BitTorrent

This week Digital Music Trends was in Washington DC recording interviews at the World Creators Summit (organized by CISAC), an event that gathered speakers from around the world discussing author rights, policy & copyright issues keeping the creators firmly in focus. So this week’s DMT is a collection of five interviews filmed whilst over there starting with Jean-Nöel Tronc, CEO of SACEM (the French collection society), then I speak to Paul Williams, president of ASCAP and hall-of-fame songwriter (and for those of you who don’t know him go check out tracks 7 and 9 of the new Daft Punk album), then Ralph Peer, II CEO of Peermusic, a discussion on the GRD with YouTube and the Danish Songwriters Guild and finally Matt Mason, VP of marketing at BitTorrent.

I really hope you enjoy this week’s episode and look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Have a great week and ’till next time.

00:15 Intro
02:05 Jean-Nöel Tronc, SACEM
16:43 Paul Williams, ASCAP
28:00 Ralph Peer II, Peermusic
42:07 Global Repertoire Database discussion with FX Nuttal (YouTube) and Niels Mosumgaard (Danish Songwriters Guild)
50:39 Matt Mason, BitTorrent

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

DMT 135: The World Creators Summit with SACEM, ASCAP, Peermusic, GRD, BitTorrent

DMT 135: The World Creators Summit with SACEM, ASCAP, Peermusic, GRD, BitTorrent

This week Digital Music Trends was in Washington DC recording interviews at the World Creators Summit (organized by CISAC), an event that gathered speakers from around the world discussing author rights, policy & copyright issues keeping the creators firmly in focus. So this week’s DMT is a collection of five interviews filmed whilst over there starting with Jean-Nöel Tronc, CEO of SACEM (the French collection society), then I speak to Paul Williams, president of ASCAP and hall-of-fame songwriter (and for those of you who don’t know him go check out tracks 7 and 9 of the new Daft Punk album), then Ralph Peer, II CEO of Peermusic, a discussion on the GRD with YouTube and the Danish Songwriters Guild and finally Matt Mason, VP of marketing at BitTorrent.

I really hope you enjoy this week’s episode and look forward to hearing your thoughts.


Have a great week and ’till next time.

00:15 Intro
02:05 Jean-Nöel Tronc, SACEM
16:43 Paul Williams, ASCAP
28:00 Ralph Peer II, Peermusic
42:07 Global Repertoire Database discussion with FX Nuttal (YouTube) and Niels Mosumgaard (Danish Songwriters Guild)
50:39 Matt Mason, BitTorrent

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