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DMT 101 – Apple Radio, Spotify’s browser, Willis & Gaga

This week on Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Darren Hemmings (@mr_trick), Eliot Van Buskirk (@listeningpost) and Eamonn Forde (@eamonn_forde) discuss the digital music news of the past week.

In the show – which also includes a segment on mobile music making apps by Ashley Eldson – we talk about Apple’s radio rumours and implications, Bruce Willis and digital music inheritance, Spotify’s latest rumours, the importance of Playlists and Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album app – this and much more on this week’s Digital Music Trends.

Here a few links to the stories that we mention/talk about:

Apple & Music Streaming / iRadio?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/technology/apple-plans-to-challenge-pandora-in-web-radio.html?_r=3
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/09/08/links-08-sept-apple-eyes-up-internet-radio-and-pandora/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443589304577637861146885218.html

Bruce Willis and the lifespan of digital rights
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/shortcuts/2012/sep/03/bruce-willis-v-apple-owns-music-ipod?newsfeed=true
http://musicindustryblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/bruce-willis-and-the-when-owning-doesnt-actually-mean-owning-conundrum/

Spotify stories:
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/spotify-is-said-to-profit-from-its-subscribers-but-lose-more-luring-them/
http://evolver.fm/2012/09/06/music-is-still-too-expensive-to-be-free-too-free-to-be-expensive/
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/09/spotifys-da-wallach-explains-how-spotify-pays-artists.html
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2012/120905streaming
http://musically.com/2012/09/10/spotify-tipped-for-web-client-and-mobile-apps-platform/

Gaga incites fans to ask for iPads for Christmas so they can experience her new album in full. Is the Bjork-like experience a fad or can artists use apps as a viable distribution method?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/sep/07/lady-gag-artpop-interactive-app?newsfeed=true
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/lady-gaga-says-new-album-artpop-will-also-1007936852.story

Will more artists follow in her and Bjork’s footsteps or are dev costs still too high for most artists to see a return on something like this? http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/record-labels/business-matters-why-more-artists-will-follow-1007941152.story

Have a great week and ’till next time!

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

DMT 101 – Apple Radio, Spotify’s browser, Willis & Gaga

This week on Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Darren Hemmings (@mr_trick), Eliot Van Buskirk (@listeningpost) and Eamonn Forde (@eamonn_forde) discuss the digital music news of the past week.

In the show – which also includes a segment on mobile music making apps by Ashley Eldson – we talk about Apple’s radio rumours and implications, Bruce Willis and digital music inheritance, Spotify’s latest rumours, the importance of Playlists and Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album app – this and much more on this week’s Digital Music Trends.

Here a few links to the stories that we mention/talk about:

Apple & Music Streaming / iRadio?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/09/08/links-08-sept-apple-eyes-up-internet-radio-and-pandora/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443589304577637861146885218.html

Bruce Willis and the lifespan of digital rights
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/shortcuts/2012/sep/03/bruce-willis-v-apple-owns-music-ipod?newsfeed=true
Bruce Willis and the ‘When Owning Doesn’t Actually Mean Owning’ Conundrum

NY Times Blog on Spotify losing money to lure in paying subscribers
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/spotify-is-said-to-profit-from-its-subscribers-but-lose-more-luring-them/
http://evolver.fm/2012/09/06/music-is-still-too-expensive-to-be-free-too-free-to-be-expensive/
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/09/spotifys-da-wallach-explains-how-spotify-pays-artists.html
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2012/120905streaming
http://musically.com/2012/09/10/spotify-tipped-for-web-client-and-mobile-apps-platform/

Gaga incites fans to ask for iPads for Christmas so they can experience her new album in full. Is the Bjork-like experience a fad or can artists use apps as a viable distribution method?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/sep/07/lady-gag-artpop-interactive-app?newsfeed=true
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/lady-gaga-says-new-album-artpop-will-also-1007936852.story

Will more artists follow in her and Bjork’s footsteps or are dev costs still too high for most artists to see a return on something like this? http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/record-labels/business-matters-why-more-artists-will-follow-1007941152.story

Have a great week and ’till next time!

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

DMT 100 – Tomahawk

Hello Everyone and welcome to Digital Music Trends – Episode 100!

Thanks for sticking with the show for so long through ups and downs (and fairly long breaks) if you’re a long-time listeners and welcome if you’re new to it!

This week an interview with Jason Herskowitz (@jherskowitz), one of the programmers leading the Tomahawk (@Tomahawk) project.

Tomahawk is an open source music player that finally enables cross-platform music consumption and has a very strong social and discovery backbone. Ever wanted to search for music and see results spanning from Soundcloud tolast.fmto your Spotify subscription and finally your own music? This is what Tomahawk enables you to do.

There are many cool features and rather than listing them all here I encourage you to listen to the episode and find out!

How to get Tomahawk: http://gettomahawk.com

Also check outhttp://www.toma.hkfor a web-based first dip into the world of cross-platform streaming!

Hope you enjoy the show,
Andrea Leonelli
www.digitalmusictrends.com
http://twitter.com/digimusictrends

DMT 100 – Tomahawk

Hello Everyone and welcome to Digital Music Trends – Episode 100!

Thanks for sticking with the show for so long through ups and downs (and fairly long breaks) if you’re a long-time listeners and welcome if you’re new to it!

This week an interview with Jason Herskowitz (@jherskowitz), one of the programmers leading the Tomahawk (@Tomahawk) project.

Tomahawk is an open source music player that finally enables cross-platform music consumption and has a very strong social and discovery backbone. Ever wanted to search for music and see results spanning from Soundcloud to last.fm to your Spotify subscription and finally your own music? This is what Tomahawk enables you to do.

There are many cool features and rather than listing them all here I encourage you to listen to the episode and find out.

How to get Tomahawk:  http://gettomahawk.com

Also check out http://www.toma.hk for a web-based first dip into the world of cross-platform streaming

Hope you enjoy the show,
Andrea Leonelli
www.digitalmusictrends.com
http://twitter.com/digimusictrends

DMT 92 – Last.fm

This week the show is all about Last.fm and features an interview with Matthew Hawn, the company’s VP of product. We talk about the evolution of Last.fm, its API policy, how the Spotify app development came about, their partnership with Microsoft on their new Discover platform at last.fm/discover and also about location-based charts and plenty of other stuff.

DMT Episode 92 – Last.fm by digitalmusictrends


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Have a great week and ’til next time!

Andrea Leonelli