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DMT 92 – Last.fm

This week Digital Music Trends 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.

Don’t forget that you can follow me on twitter the handle is @digimusictrends, the show’s website is www.digitalmusictrends.com and you can also access it via the iTunes store (on your computer or on an iOS device), Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/digitalmusictrends and mixcloud at mixcloud.com/digitalmusictrends.

There are also some great applications to keep up to date with podcasts on the go such as Downcast for iOS and Doggcatcher for Android.

Have a great week and ’til next time! Andrea Leonelli

DMT 77 – We7

This week on the show an interview with Steve Purdham, the CEO of UK-based streaming service We7. We talk about ISPs, Apple’s subscription question mark and the company’s new Radio app that was released just yesterday for Android phones.

Also on the show I’ll talk about the London edition of Unconvention that happened at the Roundhouse on the 26th of February, about the unveiling of the iPad 2 and the shift in focus with the Garageband app and finally about Spotify reaching the milestone of 1 million paying subscribers.


Check out www.digitalmusictrends.com for more information!

Andrea Leonelli

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DMT 77 – We7

This week on the show an interview with Steve Purdham, the CEO of UK-based streaming service We7. We talk about ISPs, Apple’s subscription question mark and the company’s new Radio app that was released just yesterday for Android phones.

Also on the show I’ll talk about the London edition of Unconvention that happened at the Roundhouse on the 26th of February, about the unveiling of the iPad 2 and the shift in focus with the Garageband app and finally about Spotify reaching the milestone of 1 million paying subscribers.

Check out www.digitalmusictrends.com for more information!

Andrea Leonelli

DMT 74 – Spreaker

Hello everyone and welcome to Digital Music Trends! After the ultra-long shows from Midem last week today it’s short and sweet as I interview Francesco Baschieri, co-founder of Italian-based start-up Spreaker (www.spreaker.com). The company allows users to create their own radio shows on the cloud and broadcasting live.

Digital Music Trends – Episode 74 by digitalmusictrends

But before the interview today it’s impossible not to mention the twist in the fate of EMI with Citigroup taking over the major and writing off 65% of its debt. EMI is now left with a cash reserve of 300 million dollars and it will be interesting to see whether they decide to invest any of it in the Digital space. Meanwhile there were reports this week that a deal had been reached between EMI and Spotify for a US launch, which means that Spotify could indeed see a launch by the end of this year since it has reportedly already reached an agreement with Sony. I think that if either Warner or Universal were to also join in Spotify could comfortably launch on the back of three majors and the indies.

Meanwhile ever-reliable Greg Sandoval from CNET outlined in a great article the latest on Google Music – with conflicting reports on it being very close to launch (as early as next month) and on it not being very close at all with a launch still months away… Here the link:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20030130-261.html
 
Well that’s all for this week! I hope you enjoyed the show. Next week I’m going to have Alex White, CEO of the Next Big Sound on the show so it’s going to be a good episode!

As usual you can find all previous shows both on iTunes, Soundcloud and www.digitalmusictrends.com. On the site you can also sign up to the weekly newsletter so you’ll know as soon as a new show is out. You can also follow the show on twitter at twitter.com/digimusictrends.

Have a great week and ‘till next time.
Andrea Leonelli
www.digitalmusictrends.com

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DMT 74 – Spreaker

Hello everyone and welcome to Digital Music Trends! After the ultra-long shows from Midem last week today it’s short and sweet as I interview Francesco Baschieri, co-founder of Italian-based start-up Spreaker (www.spreaker.com). The company allows users to create their own radio shows on the cloud and broadcasting live.

But before the interview today it’s impossible not to mention the twist in the fate of EMI with Citigroup taking over the major and writing off 65% of its debt. EMI is now left with a cash reserve of 300 million dollars and it will be interesting to see whether they decide to invest any of it in the Digital space. Meanwhile there were reports this week that a deal had been reached between EMI and Spotify for a US launch, which means that Spotify could indeed see a launch by the end of this year since it has reportedly already reached an agreement with Sony. I think that if either Warner or Universal were to also join in Spotify could comfortably launch on the back of three majors and the indies.

Meanwhile ever-reliable Greg Sandoval from CNET outlined in a great article the latest on Google Music – with conflicting reports on it being very close to launch (as early as next month) and on it not being very close at all with a launch still months away… Here the link:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20030130-261.html

Well that’s all for this week! I hope you enjoyed the show. Next week I’m going to have Alex White, CEO of the Next Big Sound on the show so it’s going to be a good episode!

As usual you can find all previous shows both on iTunes, Soundcloud and www.digitalmusictrends.com. On the site you can also sign up to the weekly newsletter so you’ll know as soon as a new show is out. You can also follow the show on twitter at twitter.com/digimusictrends.

Have a great week and ‘till next time.
Andrea Leonelli
www.digitalmusictrends.com