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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…

DMT 147: Pandora’s cap, the VMAs, finding new releases, Vevo on Apple TV, PledgeMusic and more

On Episode 147 of Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Karim Fanous (Music Ally) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) chat about Pandora’s Q2 earnings as the company decides to drop mobile listening caps, the VMA’s ratings and controversies, VEVO on the Apple TV, how to keep track of new albums released on Spotify and Rdio, Nigel Godrich’s follow-up on streaming, PRS for Music’s deal with YouTube and PledgeMusic’s catalogue initiative and lots more. You can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories here.

We also chat about a few upcoming events including Resonancia Colombia (from Karim) and Hard Working Class Heroes (from Darren). Make sure you check out Music Ally and the Daily Digest.

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:
00:50 Guest introduction
01:39 Pandora’s Q2 earnings, is company’s business model sustainable?
04:45 Pandora under pressure due to iTunes Radio. Will lifting the monthly cap of 40 hours for mobile listeners in the US put them in a better position?
09:10 Rise in viewers this year for the VMA’s up by 66% compared to last year. Is the public getting more excited about award ceremonies? What could be the cause?
16:30 Does winning or performing have more of an impact on sales in the VMA’s/Grammy Awards?
19:12 Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich follows-up on his streaming comments, but does this add anything new to the conversation?
26:19 PRS for Music signs a licensing deal with YouTube. What does this deal mean for YouTube, have they won over the societies with their current model?
30:40 Short break with Digital Music Trends’ sponsor Sheridans
33:30 Nince Inch Nails went down a very traditional route as far as their releases are concerned, does this mean that the “majors are dying” mantra can be put to bed?
39:00 Pledge music hiring Julian Huntley as head of the Catalog division – is this approach going to attract a new audience?
47:37 Due to Spotify’s new homepage interface there isn’t a specific place on the client to check out new releases, how do people discover new music? We look at a number of apps and Darren talks us through Rdio’s interface too.
53:10 Apple TV adds Vevo function, will 3rd party music streaming companies benefit Apple?
55:10 As of yet there are no advertisements, is this deal just a promotional one, or is money being exchanged, if so how?
01:00:34 Plenty of questions yet to be answered by Apple TV on how money will be made through this deal
01:02:19 Rounding up the interview with some of the events today’s guests will be heading off to, in the near future.
01:07:46 Outro

01:07:46 Outro

DMT 147: Pandora’s cap, the VMAs, finding new releases, Vevo on Apple TV, PledgeMusic and more

On Episode 147 of Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Karim Fanous (Music Ally) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) chat about Pandora’s Q2 earnings as the company decides to drop mobile listening caps, the VMA’s ratings and controversies, VEVO on the Apple TV, how to keep track of new albums released on Spotify and Rdio, Nigel Godrich’s follow-up on streaming, PRS for Music’s deal with YouTube and PledgeMusic’s catalogue initiative and lots more. You can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories here.

We also chat about a few upcoming events including Resonancia Colombia (from Karim) and Hard Working Class Heroes (from Darren). Make sure you check out Music Ally and the Daily Digest.

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: 
00:50 Guest introduction
01:39 Pandora’s Q2 earnings, is company’s business model sustainable?
04:45 Pandora under pressure due to iTunes Radio. Will lifting the monthly cap of 40 hours for mobile listeners in the US put them in a better position?
09:10 Rise in viewers this year for the VMA’s up by 66% compared to last year. Is the public getting more excited about award ceremonies? What could be the cause?
16:30 Does winning or performing have more of an impact on sales in the VMA’s/Grammy Awards?
19:12 Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich follows-up on his streaming comments, but does this add anything new to the conversation?
26:19 PRS for Music signs a licensing deal with YouTube. What does this deal mean for YouTube, have they won over the societies with their current model?
30:40 Short break with Digital Music Trends’ sponsor Sheridans
33:30 Nince Inch Nails went down a very traditional route as far as their releases are concerned, does this mean that the “majors are dying” mantra can be put to bed?
39:00 Pledge music hiring Julian Huntley as head of the Catalog division – is this approach going to attract a new audience?
47:37 Due to Spotify’s new homepage interface there isn’t a specific place on the client to check out new releases, how do people discover new music? We look at a number of apps and Darren talks us through Rdio’s interface too.
53:10 Apple TV adds Vevo function, will 3rd party music streaming companies benefit Apple?
55:10 As of yet there are no advertisements, is this deal just a promotional one, or is money being exchanged, if so how?
01:00:34 Plenty of questions yet to be answered by Apple TV on how money will be made through this deal
01:02:19 Rounding up the interview with some of the events today’s guests will be heading off to, in the near future.
01:07:46 Outro

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DMT 147: Pandora’s cap, the VMAs, finding new releases, Vevo on Apple TV, PledgeMusic and more

On Episode 147 of Digital Music Trends Andrea Leonelli, Karim Fanous (Music Ally) and Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown) chat about Pandora’s Q2 earnings as the company decides to drop mobile listening caps, the VMA’s ratings and controversies, VEVO on the Apple TV, how to keep track of new albums released on Spotify and Rdio, Nigel Godrich’s follow-up on streaming, PRS for Music’s deal with YouTube and PledgeMusic’s catalogue initiative and lots more. You can find this week’s shownotes with links to the stories here.

We also chat about a few upcoming events including Resonancia Colombia (from Karim) and Hard Working Class Heroes (from Darren). Make sure you check out Music Ally and the Daily Digest.

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.


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
Show timeline: 
00:50 Guest introduction
01:39 Pandora’s Q2 earnings, is company’s business model sustainable?
04:45 Pandora under pressure due to iTunes Radio. Will lifting the monthly cap of 40 hours for mobile listeners in the US put them in a better position?
09:10 Rise in viewers this year for the VMA’s up by 66% compared to last year. Is the public getting more excited about award ceremonies? What could be the cause?
16:30 Does winning or performing have more of an impact on sales in the VMA’s/Grammy Awards?
19:12 Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich follows-up on his streaming comments, but does this add anything new to the conversation?
26:19 PRS for Music signs a licensing deal with YouTube. What does this deal mean for YouTube, have they won over the societies with their current model?
30:40 Short break with Digital Music Trends’ sponsor Sheridans
33:30 Nince Inch Nails went down a very traditional route as far as their releases are concerned, does this mean that the “majors are dying” mantra can be put to bed?
39:00 Pledge music hiring Julian Huntley as head of the Catalog division – is this approach going to attract a new audience?
47:37 Due to Spotify’s new homepage interface there isn’t a specific place on the client to check out new releases, how do people discover new music? We look at a number of apps and Darren talks us through Rdio’s interface too.
53:10 Apple TV adds Vevo function, will 3rd party music streaming companies benefit Apple?
55:10 As of yet there are no advertisements, is this deal just a promotional one, or is money being exchanged, if so how?
01:00:34 Plenty of questions yet to be answered by Apple TV on how money will be made through this deal
01:02:19 Rounding up the interview with some of the events today’s guests will be heading off to, in the near future.
01:07:46 Outro