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DMT 198: SoundCloud & ads, Medium, Audiam, Gramofon, Denmark, age ratings and more…

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Jeff Price (Audiam) and J Herskowitz (Tomahawk, Hatchet).

We kick off by chatting about SoundCloud’s announcement: the company unveiled the first step in its new monetisation strategy (“On Soundcloud”) which involves brand advertising and launched a Premier Partner program for a selected number of artists.

We also discuss Medium’s upcoming music magazine, I show off the Gramofon box, and finally we cover Denmark’s latest recorded music revenues figures and the UK’s music video age rating test.

During the show Jeff brings us up to speed on the latest at Audiam and J on latest at Tomahawk.


I really hope you enjoy this week’s show, next week DMT will be recorded live at Berlin Music Week and may be released on Friday morning rather than Thursday (just FYI)…

‘Till next time.

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

DMT 177: BandPage, Spotify, TV boxes, Last.fm, Topspin Platform, Ultra Music

A dense show this week on Digital Music Trends featuring J Herskowitz and Brian Felsen as well as – for the first few minutes – J Sider CEO at BandPage talking about their latest funding round.
This week we also discuss Spotify’s redesign for its desktop and iOS apps, Rdio on the Chromecast, the launch of the Amazon Fire TV box, Last.fm axing its radio product and re-focusing on recommendations, Topspin Platform finding a home with BandMerch and Cinder Block via Transorm Capital, Ultra Music Festival’s troubles in Miami, MusicQBed’s latest numbers and the quest for a lower price point for streaming, The Filter returning to the music data space with its Responsive Radio product and much more!

You can find the show notes here.

I really hope you enjoy the show, if you do make sure you subscribe via any of the available channels and also subscribe to the weekly newsletter – have a great week and ’till next time!

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

DMT 177: BandPage, Spotify, TV boxes, Last.fm, Topspin Platform, Ultra Music

A dense show this week on Digital Music Trends featuring J Herskowitz and Brian Felsen as well as – for the first few minutes – J Sider CEO at BandPage talking about their latest funding round.
This week we also discuss Spotify’s redesign for its desktop and iOS apps, Rdio on the Chromecast, the launch of the Amazon Fire TV box, Last.fm axing its radio product and re-focusing on recommendations, Topspin Platform finding a home with BandMerch and Cinder Block via Transorm Capital, Ultra Music Festival’s troubles in Miami, MusicQBed’s latest numbers and the quest for a lower price point for streaming, The Filter returning to the music data space with its Responsive Radio product and much more!

You can find the show notes here.

I really hope you enjoy the show, if you do make sure you subscribe via any of the available channels and also subscribe to the weekly newsletter – have a great week and ’till next time!

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

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DMT 177: BandPage, Spotify, TV boxes, Last.fm, Topspin Platform, Ultra Music

A dense show this week on Digital Music Trends featuring J Herskowitz and Brian Felsen as well as – for the first few minutes – J Sider CEO at BandPage talking about their latest funding round.
This week we also discuss Spotify’s redesign for its desktop and iOS apps, Rdio on the Chromecast, the launch of the Amazon Fire TV box, Last.fm axing its radio product and re-focusing on recommendations, Topspin Platform finding a home with BandMerch and Cinder Block via Transorm Capital, Ultra Music Festival’s troubles in Miami, MusicQBed’s latest numbers and the quest for a lower price point for streaming, The Filter returning to the music data space with its Responsive Radio product and much more.


You can find the show notes here.

I really hope you enjoy the show, if you do make sure you subscribe via any of the available channels and also subscribe to the weekly newsletter – have a great week and ’till next time!

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

DMT 137: Jay-Z & Samsung, Pink Floyd Stream, BMI goes to (Rate) Court, Audiam & MySpace

This week on Digital Music Trends J Herskowitz, Jeff Price and Marcus Taylor join me to chat about: Jay Z’s deal with Samsung on the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, BMI taking Pandora to the Rate Court, Pink Floyd joining the streaming fold, Audiam launching to enable musicians to collect all their YouTube money, the new MySpace going out of beta and getting a native iOS app, the launch of Soundwave as well as the latest from Tomahawk. The shownotes with links to all the articles are here: http://bit.ly/dmt137notes

It was a really fun show to record and I hope you’ll enjoy the smooth video and audio throughout… a first for a 4-way conversation across 2 continents. Below a breakdown of the show with links to the specific clips on YouTube.

00:16 Introduction of show and guests
01:40 Jaz-Z’s deal with Samsung to distribute Magna Carta Holy Grail
02:53 Do you think this will work in Jay-Z’s favor from a marketing perspective?
07:30 There are a few steps to giving the album away including having to make users aware that this is happening and getting them to download the app on their phone, are they going to be able to give away 1 million copies?
08:50 And the album given away as part of the deal are unlikely to be counted for charts purposes, have artists stopped caring about charts?
10:20 BMI sues Pandora and takes the case to the Federal Rate Court after the two companies could not reach an agreement. What do you feel about BMI’s options, it feels like they were being backed into a corner and that was their only shot. What do you think?
13:50 Is Pandora antagonizing essentially all of the rightsholders from the master owners to the publishers?
18:50 Pink Floyd join the streaming fold after quickly reaching the 1 million plays they asked for on Wish You Were Here, was the bar for unlocking set too low and what do you think will happen to the remaining holdouts?
24:45 Jeff you’ve just launched a new project called Audiam this week can you tell us a little bit about what the concept is and what the company does?
Jeff explains how videos on YouTube can be monetized and how things get complicated when you add music into the picture.
28:00 J Herskowitz talks about what’s happening with Tomahawk
30:40 Marcus Taylor talks about Venture Harbour
31:50 Is Google preparing to serve music instantly to people who are looking for songs? Would it make sense?
39:00 the new MySpace exits beta and launches iOS app, any takers?
46:30 Shout-out to Soundwave, new app

Thanks for tuning in, have a great week and ’till next time!

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