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music design special

DMT 203: Music Product Design Special

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This week on Digital Music Trends a special pre-recorded show on music product design featuring Hannah Donovan, co-founder and design director of This Is My Jam and Rob Hampson, digital designer at We Make Awesome Shit.

Through the course of the show we talk about what drew them to designing for music products, some of the key challenges of the field, we discuss the advent of iOS7 and how that influenced the evolution of design for mobile.

We also look at some of the guest’s most recent projects, Hannah talks us through the latest iterations of This Is My Jam and Rob talks us through the design of projects like the Jaguar Skills game, the NOW Music iOS app and the Tinie Tempah app.

All-in-all an unmissable episode if you’re a fan of design or if you – like me – know very little about it!


The next Digital Music Trends show will be on the 16th of October – I’m taking a week’s break – but hopefully there is enough back catalogue on the site to keep you going until then!

I really hope you enjoy the show, have a fantastic week and ’till next time.
Andrea Leonelli
www.digitalmusictrends.com
www.twitter.com/digimusictrends

berlin music week 2014

DMT 199: Live at Berlin Music Week – Revenues, Discoverability, Distribution, Transparency

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This week I recorded Digital Music Trends live at Berlin Music Week 2014 and it was a pleasure to be joined by Michael Krause, Managing Director GSA (Germany Switzerland Austria) at Deezer, Janine Wuelker, Strategic Marketing and Digital Media Services at Finetunes , Phiona Okumu, founder of Afripop and Benjamin Lebrave, founder of Akwaaba Music.

This show combines a few news items with a look at some of the most interesting topics being addressed at the Berlin Music Week Conference.

We chat about the decline in album sales in the US, the situation in Germany, the issue of discoverability on digital services from an artist’s perspective, startup hubs in Germany and in Africa, This Is My Jam’s new Song Graph, the issues of transparency and fairness in digital music today, CD Baby’s Free service, YouTube’s new donation button and more.

Hosting this episode in front of a live audience was a great experience and I’d like to thank the organizers of the Berlin Music Week Conference for making it happen.


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

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

DMT 176: Rhapsody, UK Taxes, Mobile Piracy, Shazam & Juno, Spotify Apps, Linkin Park’s Game

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Matthew Ogle (This Is My Jam) and Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures). We discuss Rhapsody deciding against using the Echo Nest moving forward, Shazam’s partnership with Juno Records, music piracy on mobile, UK taxes and the closure of a loophole, the Pono’s success, Beats Music’s first (unofficial numbers), Spotify stopping submissions for new desktop client apps, Linkin Park’s new music game via Microsoft’s Projects Spark and much, much more.

You can find all the links to the stories discussed here.

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

DMT 176: Rhapsody, UK Taxes, Mobile Piracy, Shazam & Juno, Spotify Apps, Linkin Park’s Game

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Matthew Ogle (This Is My Jam) and Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures). We discuss Rhapsody deciding against using the Echo Nest moving forward, Shazam’s partnership with Juno Records, music piracy on mobile, UK taxes and the closure of a loophole, the Pono’s success, Beats Music’s first (unofficial numbers), Spotify stopping submissions for new desktop client apps, Linkin Park’s new music game via Microsoft’s Projects Spark and much, much more.

You can find all the links to the stories discussed here.

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

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DMT 176: Rhapsody, UK Taxes, Mobile Piracy, Shazam & Juno, Spotify Apps, Linkin Park’s Game

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Matthew Ogle (This Is My Jam) and Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures). We discuss Rhapsody deciding against using the Echo Nest moving forward, Shazam’s partnership with Juno Records, music piracy on mobile, UK taxes and the closure of a loophole, the Pono’s success, Beats Music’s first (unofficial numbers), Spotify stopping submissions for new desktop client apps, Linkin Park’s new music game via Microsoft’s Projects Spark and much, much more.

And at the end of the show a nice surprise for you all – like in the past two weeks I added two interviews from SXSW, the first being with Kjartan Slette, the Head of Strategy at music streaming service WiMP, and the second with Julien Mitelberg, the CEO at BandsInTown.



You can find all the links to the stories discussed here.

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