This week on Digital Music Trends I’m joined by Adam Webb and Richard Kirstein (Resilient Music). We start with music streaming stories talking about Spotify acquiring Tunigo and about Songza’s latest update and its growth in numbers. We also cover Bittorrent’s introduction of the Bittorrent Bundles alpha in partnership with Ultra Music and Kaskade, the year-long deal between Vevo and Toyota in the UK, YouTube subscriptions, the importance of music metadata as discussed at the latest @Narm event in LA and much more! Below you’ll find a breakdown of the show with YouTube links that will take you directly to each story that we discussed, you can also use these times as reference if you’re listening to the show on any other device.
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Check out www.digitalmusictrends.com for more on the show, including the weekly DMT 1-2-1 show where I interview interesting startups and digital music companies on their respective projects.
Have a great week and ‘till next time!
00:12 Show & guests intro
01:24 Spotify acquires Tunigo
05:29 Songza updates its app and announces user numbers
14:50 Red Bull Academy & the future of brand involvement in music
24:53 Vevo & Toyota Aygo + where is Vevo going?
34:45 BitTorrent and the new BitTorrent Bundles
42:08 Metadata discussions at the NARM LA event, the latest issues and the hopes pinned on the GRD project.
50:30 Miller Music Tour — Richard talks about his involvement in the recent partnership between beer brand Miller and Sebastian Ingrosso
53:30 Adam talks about the Momentum Music Fund for musicians