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andrea leonelli, emily white, glenn peoples

DMT 231: Grooveshark, Simfy, Apple, Instagram, Twitter, Bonnaroo

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It was a real pleasure to welcome Emily White (Whitesmith Entertainment ) and Glenn Peoples (Billboard) to the last weekly recording of Digital Music Trends. If you’d like to be kept up to date with any one-off show recordings do sign up to the newsletter on bit.ly/dmtlist

We start by chatting about the demise of Grooveshark under the weight years of controversies and lawsuits as well as the closure of Simfy, the first streaming service to open in Germany back in 2008.

The week we also had a flurry of Apple news to discuss as rumors around the company’s music streaming service continue to pour in, will it launch in June? Does Apple have the licenses it needs? And what about this DOJ investigation?

Finally we address Instagram’s launch of the @music content vertical, the future of Twitter and Live Nation’s majority stake in Bonnaroo.


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

DMT 151: YouTube’s offline mode, FB & streaming data, Microsoft DJs, Discovr, BitTorrent & more

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Emily White (Whitesmith Entertainment) and Seth Jackson (Strange Thoughts): we discuss YouTube’s reported offline mode and its potential impact, the issue of streaming services feeding all your listening data to Facebook, Microsoft’s Surface 2 DJ experiment: crazy or crazy cool?, iTunes Radio’s staggering week-one numbers, the brand new version of Discovr, BitTorrent Bundles expanding the alpha test phase with seven media partners and much more!

And you can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories we talked about here: http://bit.ly/DMT151notes.

I hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to send your feedback/questions/points to contact@digitalmusictrends.com, have a great week and ’till next time!


This week’s show is sponsored by media law firm Sheridans, at http://www.sheridans.co.uk, we thank them for their support of Digital Music Trends.

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

Show Timeline:
00:15 Introduction and guests intro
02:15 YouTube reportedly introducing an offline mode, how will the music industry react?
05:15 Is there a concern here that YouTube’s offline mode would end up competing with the premium mobile offering of services like Spotify and Rdio?
07:15 Ian Rogers brought up a good point in relation to music services that send all your play information to Facebook. Is there a reason to have that turned on and should users think about switching that link off?
11:20 Microsoft launches a DJ Tool with the new Surface 2 although it’s not on sale yet. Crazy move or a way for them to appeal to a new market?
14:50 App Edjing raises 2.5 million dollars towards a new DJ application
21:46 iTunes Radio racks up 11 million users in the first week, will they stick around and what about iTunes’ potential international reach?
28:10 Twitter hires Bob Moczydlowsky from Topspin to head the company’s music division, after putting Nathan Hubbard on the Head of Commerce seat how is Twitter positioning itself in the music space?
32:00 Discovr has overhauled its application introducing a strong social element
36:45 BitTorrent launches a wider alpha program for it Bundles with 7 media partners, how will this play in the future of direct to fan and distribution?
41:35 The Streaming Task Force looked at 3,000 users’ habits in the USA when it comes to music consumption online, we look at the results and what they could mean…

DMT 151: YouTube’s offline mode, FB & streaming data, Microsoft DJs, Discovr, BitTorrent & more

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Emily White (Whitesmith Entertainment) and Seth Jackson (Strange Thoughts): we discuss YouTube’s reported offline mode and its potential impact, the issue of streaming services feeding all your listening data to Facebook, Microsoft’s Surface 2 DJ experiment: crazy or crazy cool?, iTunes Radio’s staggering week-one numbers, the brand new version of Discovr, BitTorrent Bundles expanding the alpha test phase with seven media partners and much more!

And you can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories we talked about here: http://bit.ly/DMT151notes.

I hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to send your feedback/questions/points to contact@digitalmusictrends.com, have a great week and ’till next time!


This week’s show is sponsored by media law firm Sheridans, at http://www.sheridans.co.uk, we thank them for their support of Digital Music Trends.

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

Show Timeline:
00:15 Introduction and guests intro
02:15 YouTube reportedly introducing an offline mode, how will the music industry react?
05:15 Is there a concern here that YouTube’s offline mode would end up competing with the premium mobile offering of services like Spotify and Rdio?
07:15 Ian Rogers brought up a good point in relation to music services that send all your play information to Facebook. Is there a reason to have that turned on and should users think about switching that link off?
11:20 Microsoft launches a DJ Tool with the new Surface 2 although it’s not on sale yet. Crazy move or a way for them to appeal to a new market?
14:50 App Edjing raises 2.5 million dollars towards a new DJ application
21:46 iTunes Radio racks up 11 million users in the first week, will they stick around and what about iTunes’ potential international reach?
28:10 Twitter hires Bob Moczydlowsky from Topspin to head the company’s music division, after putting Nathan Hubbard on the Head of Commerce seat how is Twitter positioning itself in the music space?
32:00 Discovr has overhauled its application introducing a strong social element
36:45 BitTorrent launches a wider alpha program for it Bundles with 7 media partners, how will this play in the future of direct to fan and distribution?
41:35 The Streaming Task Force looked at 3,000 users’ habits in the USA when it comes to music consumption online, we look at the results and what they could mean…

DMT 151 Andrea Leonelli Emily White Seth Jackson music industry

DMT 151: YouTube’s offline mode, FB & streaming data, Microsoft DJs, Discovr, BitTorrent & more

This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Emily White (Whitesmith Entertainment) and Seth Jackson (Strange Thoughts): we discuss YouTube’s reported offline mode and its potential impact, the issue of streaming services feeding all your listening data to Facebook, Microsoft’s Surface 2 DJ experiment: crazy or crazy cool?, iTunes Radio’s staggering week-one numbers, the brand new version of Discovr, BitTorrent Bundles expanding the alpha test phase with seven media partners and much more!

And you can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories we talked about here: http://bit.ly/DMT151notes.


I hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to send your feedback/questions/points to contact@digitalmusictrends.com, have a great week and ’till next time!


This week’s show is sponsored by media law firm Sheridans, at http://www.sheridans.co.uk, we thank them for their support of Digital Music Trends.

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

Show Timeline:
00:15 Introduction and guests intro
02:15 YouTube reportedly introducing an offline mode, how will the music industry react?
05:15 Is there a concern here that YouTube’s offline mode would end up competing with the premium mobile offering of services like Spotify and Rdio?
07:15 Ian Rogers brought up a good point in relation to music services that send all your play information to Facebook. Is there a reason to have that turned on and should users think about switching that link off?
11:20 Microsoft launches a DJ Tool with the new Surface 2 although it’s not on sale yet. Crazy move or a way for them to appeal to a new market?
14:50 App Edjing raises 2.5 million dollars towards a new DJ application
21:46 iTunes Radio racks up 11 million users in the first week, will they stick around and what about iTunes’ potential international reach?
28:10 Twitter hires Bob Moczydlowsky from Topspin to head the company’s music division, after putting Nathan Hubbard on the Head of Commerce seat how is Twitter positioning itself in the music space?
32:00 Discovr has overhauled its application introducing a strong social element
36:45 BitTorrent launches a wider alpha program for it Bundles with 7 media partners, how will this play in the future of direct to fan and distribution?
41:35 The Streaming Task Force looked at 3,000 users’ habits in the USA when it comes to music consumption online, we look at the results and what they could mean…

digital music trends 148

DMT 148: Spotify Connects, Twitter Commerce, Vevo & GEMA, Yahoo! redesigns Music & more…

This week on Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Kevin Breuner (CD Baby Marketing Director) and Mike McCready (MusicXray CEO) discuss the introduction of Spotify Connect, the hypothetical scenario of a musicians strike from streaming, Twitter’s new commerce focus with the appointment of Nathan Hubbard, artists’ demands on live audiences (for example the no mobiles/photos policy), Jay-Z premiering the “Holy Grail” video on Facebook, Trent Reznor’s Spin interview (he wants $10), Shazam’s new Twitter preview, the VMA sales lift for the artists performing (who got the most?) and what happened with Miley Cyrus, Vevo’s deal with GEMA, Yahoo Music’s redesign and Echo Nest back-end help and finally a cool project to get local U.S. libraries to help promote local music.

And you can find this week’s show notes with links to all the stories on https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c…



I really hope you enjoy the show, have a great week and ’till next time!

This week’s show is sponsored by media law firm Sheridans, at http://www.sheridans.co.uk, we thank them for their support of Digital Music Trends.

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

Show timeline:

00:24 Introduction
01:55 Mike talks about how he went about building his relationship with Future Music Forum it Barcelona, we chat about the conference
04:13 Kevin updates us on the latest news about CD Baby
05:50 Spotify unveils Spotify Connect. Many speaker manufacturers have jumped on board. Will the general public pay attention?
09:50 What could Spotify do to raise customer awareness about this function? Will people even realize that the option exists?
11:50 Looking at a Billboard piece on a hypothetical Spotify strike, is it a feasible possibility?
17:00 Where will streaming position itself in US over the next few years, and will it cause another wave of the abandonment of CD?
24:10 Will Twitter’s new commerce strategy help the music industry increase record/merchandising/ticket sales?
29:52 A few artists lately have been banning mobile phones from gigs, is it ok for artists to make such demands of fans? Is it even reasonable to think fans will stop carrying phones/cameras to gigs?
34:40 Jay-Z released his new video “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake exclusively on Facebook for the first 24 hours, was using Facebook as a video hosting platform a good move and what is Facebook’s play here?
37:53 Short break featuring our sponsors Sheridans
40:50 Sales projections for the acts that performed during the VMA’s. Does a boost on social media always lead to an increase in sales?
44:47 We chat a bit more about Nine Inch Nails after Trent Reznor’s new interview with Spin.
53:40 Vevo manages to strike a deal with GEMA and is set to launch in Germany
56:10 Yahoo relaunched music.yahoo.com, also went through with a deal with the Echo Nest, a music intelligence service, hoping to improve their music database system. Given Yahoo!’s huge traffic how relevant is it for music and should artists pay attention as to their positioning on the platform?
59:42 Hypebot picks up on local NPR coverage about local libraries building streamable and downloadable collections or digital music from local artists, will this drive music communities in small to medium sized towns?
1:02:45 Outro