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DMT 222: On Soundcloud, UMG’s 2014, the evolution of D2F, Amanda Palmer on Patreon

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Benji Rogers (President, Pledge Music) and Jessie Scoullar (Founder, Wicksteed Works).

We start by discussing On SoundCloud’s $1m payment to partners thanks to high-profile brand partnerships and what that could mean for the company’s future.

Then we ¬†tackle UMG’s 2014 decline in revenues which, alongside the recent management shake-up, could see the label revisiting its attitude towards freemium services.

I also take advantage of the expertise of this week’s guests in everything direct to fan to talk about the evolution of D2F experiences. We debate whether they are being successfully deployed by the majority of artists or whether we’re still looking at a missed opportunity. In that context we also discuss Amanda Palmer’s new Patreon page which at the time of the recording had hit $14k and is now approaching $20k per ‘thing’ released.

Finally, we discuss SXSW 2015 and what my guests have planned so far for the festival which kicks off in just a few day’s time in Austin, Texas.


I really hope you enjoy the show and ’till next time.

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

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DMT 218: Jay-Z & Aspiro, Super Bowl, Guvera, Show.co, Leaks, SoundCloud

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This week on the show it was a real pleasure to welcome Andrew Dubber (musictechfest.org) and Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone) to the show.

We start by discussing Jay-Z’s acquisition of Aspiro, which includes the WiMP and TIDAL streaming services.

We also chat about Spotify’s reported fundraise, Missy Elliott’s Super Bowl comeback, Show.co’s new gating feature, the music industry’s relationship with leaks, Music Tech Fest and the Music Bricks project, SoundCloud’s iPad app and much more.

Andrea Leonelli
http://www.digitalmusictrends.com
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DMT 212

DMT 212: Indian Music Market, Apple, YouTube Rights, Grooveshark, Piracy, SoundCloud, Vinyl

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Glenn Peoples (Sr. Editorial Analyst, Billboard), Andy Malt (Editor, CMU) and Mandar Thakur (COO, Times Music India).

We start by talking about Apple’s suit including the difficulties the prosecution is having finding plaintiffs and we cover YouTube’s new rights database that video creators will be able to consult before using a copyrighted track on their video.

Then Mandar Thakur from Times Music joins me to chat about the evolution of the digital music market in India over the past 12 months.

After that interview we chat about Grooveshark’s new radio service, the Pirate Bay raid, SoundCloud reportedly working on another funding round, the vinyl boom and the iPod Classic’s price soaring.


I really hope you enjoy the show.

Have a great week and ’till next time.

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

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DMT 208: YouTube/Merlin, Spotify reacts to Swift, MTV Trax, Kobalt on transparency, SoundCloud

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Jessie Scoullar (@WicksteedWorks) and Matthew Hawn (@jukevox).

Although we recorded a few hours before the announcement of YouTube Music Key (that’s one for next week) we do cover YouTube’s deal Merlin and ponder whether that may convince more indies to jump on board.

We obviously have to chat about the other big story which is Taylor Swift’s stance on streaming and Daniel Ek’s response on the Spotify blog.

During the show we also cover the launch of the MTV Trax app as a partnership between MTV and MusicQbed, Kobalt’s CEO talking about transparency, SoundCloud’s deal with Warner, the BMI reassuring Pandora that the major publishers will stay on as clients, SoundHound’s redesigned app, the new Composed classical music streaming service, Amanda Palmer’s “The Art of Asking” and much more…

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

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

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DMT 204: Yorke on BitTorrent, SoundCloud, Tidal, Spotify, US Q3 Sales & BBC’s God Only Knows

This week on Digital Music Trends we’re easing back into the swing of things after a short break and this episode features myself and Darren Hemmings (Founder, Motive Unknown) chatting about some of the key stories from the past two weeks: Thom Yorke releasing his new album as a BitTorrent bundle, SoundCloud’s reported issues with major labels and 2013 financials, Spotify becoming a profitable company in the UK in 2013, Tidal’s hardware partnerships, the latest on US music sales as Nielsen Soundscan releases the Q3 figures (it’s not pretty…) and finally a debate around the BBC’s God Only Knows video.

Just the two of us but still (hopefully) plenty to keep you entertained.


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