Tag Archives: Spotify (Software)

Larry Miller, Andrea Leonelli, Taishi Fukuyama

DMT 229: Believe Digital, Guvera, TIDAL, EDM, Spotify ads, Furious 7

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This week it was a real pleasure to welcome to the show Larry Miller (Associate Professor of Music Business at NYU & host of Musonomics podcast) and Taishi Fukuyama, founder of Japan market entry, business development agency PRTL.

We start by talking about an acquisition that caught everyone by surprise, that of Tunecore by Believe Digital, do the two companies complement one another?

Also on the show we discuss TIDAL’s slide the iOS apps chart, Guvera announcing reaching 10m users, the value of dance music in the US estimated to be $1.9bn, Spotify’s advertising growth and new publishing appointment and finally the incredible performance of the Furious 7 soundtrack and a question, why the resurgence of OSTs over the past couple of years?


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

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

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andrea leonelli, vickie nauman, siggi

DMT 215: CES Music Gadgets, Deezer’s Muve, Spotify growth, Iceland Music Export

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Vickie Nauman (CrossBorderWorks Consulting) who tells me all about the most exciting music-related gadgets she found on the show floor at CES in Las Vegas.

We also cover the two biggest news of the week, Deezer’s acquisition of Muve Music and Spotify reaching 15 million paid subscribers.

Finally on this episode an interview recorded in Groningen during Eurosonic with Siggi (Sigtryggur Baldursson), the MD of Iceland Music Export. Iceland is the focus country at 2015’s edition of Eurosonic and we discuss Icelanding acts, the live and recorded music markets as well as Iceland Airwaves.


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/digimusictrendsf

digital music trends, jessie scoullar, matthew hawn, andrea leonelli

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

brian zisk, kevin breuner, andrea leonelli, mike mccready, peter tondstad, olivier de simone

DMT 200: Apple & U2, TIDAL, Deezer, Rdio, Spotify Video Ads, Twitter

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A special show today as DMT reaches its 200th Episode, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than spending an hour chatting with Olivier de Simone (Urturn), Brian Zisk (Sf Music Tech Summit) and Kevin Breuner (CD Baby). This week’s week show also contains appearances from Peter Tondstad, Chief Commercial Officer at WiMP, and Mike McCready, CEO at Musicxray.

We kick off by chatting about Apple distributing U2’s new album ‘Songs of Innocence’ for free to anyone with an iTunes account at the end of the company’s keynote announcing the new iPhones and the Apple Watch. Does this contribute to the perception of music being free? Was it “creepy” to see an album appear in your library without requesting it? We discuss this and much more, including whether the Apple Watch will end up on our wrists…

This show is not an Apple fest though as we had a tonne of news from other services including the announcement of a new high-quality audio service called TIDAL (developed by WiMP) debuting in the US and UK later this fall. Deezer also announced its own high-quality Deezer Elite service that will launch internationally on Sonos devices and will also be available in the US.

We cover Rdio’s redesign and its conversion to freemium, Spotify’s introduction of video adverts and ‘sponsored’ listening and finally Twitter testing a BUY button. A game changer or something people don’t really want?

Mike McCready from Musicxray jumps on for a few minutes as well to talk about the latest at the Future Music Forum event which is happening next week in Barcelona (futuremusicforum.com).


As you can see, a packed show so I really hope you enjoy it,
Have a fantastic week and ’till next time!

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

Andrea Leonelli, Ralph Christoph, Darren Hemmings

DMT 193: Facebook Save, Spotify, Ultra vs Phan, Senzari, Samsung headphones, iTunes Festival

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Ralph Christoph (Head of Program, C/O Pop Convention) and Darren Hemmings (Founder, Motive Unknown).

We cover Facebook’s new Save function and its music-related implications, Spotify’s plans for Asia and Daniel Ek’s statements on an IPO, Ultra’s lawsuit against Michelle Phan, the upcoming C/O Pop conference, Samsung’s high-end headphones, Senzari’s new MusicGraph.ai and the iTunes Festival heading back to London in September.


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