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Andrea Leonelli, Chandler Coyle, Joel T. Jordan, Mark Frieser

DMT 226: The Tide Turns Against TIDAL, Music on Consoles, Coachella, SynchTank

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Chandler Coyle (Music Geek Services, Berklee), Mark Frieser (Syncsummit) to chat about the week’s news. The show also features an interview with Joel T. Jordan from Synchtank.

Inevitably we open the show by chatting extensively about TIDAL’s press conference. Just 4 days after the (in)famous event the tide seems to have turned against the company given the many obvious issues with the service.

We discuss the upcoming Syncsummit London event, the integration of Spotify into the Playstation and what the console market means for music subscriptions and finally Coachella’s renewed partnership with YouTube to livestream the festival.

The show also incorporates an interview with Joel T. Jordan, the founder of the company Synchtank, specialised in online catalogue management & licensing software for publishers, labels and other industry professionals.

I really hope you enjoy this week’s podcast, have a great week and ’till next time!

(Andrea Leonelli)

Andrea Leonelli, Darren Hemmings, Digital Music Trends

DMT 221: Snapchat, Apple Editorial, MTV Apps, YouTube & Brands, UK Music

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a pleasure to welcome Darren Hemmings (Founder, strategic digital marketing consultancy Motive Unknown).

We start by discussing Snapchat’s music feature, its potential and the potential headaches it may generate from a licensing point of view.
We also chat about Apple’s quest for a music journalist/editor in London which seems to confirm earlier reports of a curation-centred strategy, MTV’s new Play and Trax apps and other low-cost streaming options, YouTube’s move against channels bypassing its ads network with embedded sponsored spots, the GoFundMe campaign to support the ‘Amen Break’ songwriter and UK Music’s manifesto released ahead of the UK’s general election.

I really hope you enjoy the show,

Andrea Leonelli

ben sisario, andrea leonelli, jay frank

DMT 217: Zoe Keating & YouTube, PlayStation & Spotify, iHeartRadio, Australia, Transparency

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This week on Digital Music Trends it was a real pleasure to welcome Jay Frank (Digsin) and Ben Sisario (New York Times) to the show.

The first part of the show is devoted to a discussion around Zoe Keating’s blog from last week, which highlighted some important issues on the terms imposed by YouTube on independent artists if they want to continue to monetise their content on the platform.

We also talk about Spotify’s coup in securing a partnership with Sony PlayStation that will see the company scrap its Music Unlimited Service (that never really took off…), the positive and negative aspects of the new Touch Preview feature on iOS, the decline of the Australian music market which registered another 10% drop in 2014, iHeartRadio’s latest numbers and Pandora’s next move, Sly Stone’s royalties lawsuit, transparency in the music industry and much more.

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

Andrea Leonelli

andrea leonelli, vickie nauman, siggi

DMT 215: CES Music Gadgets, Deezer’s Muve, Spotify growth, Iceland Music Export

This week on Digital Music Trends I chat with Vickie Nauman (CrossBorderWorks Consulting) who tells me all about the most exciting music-related gadgets she found on the show floor at CES in Las Vegas.

We also cover the two biggest news of the week, Deezer’s acquisition of Muve Music and Spotify reaching 15 million paid subscribers.

Finally on this episode an interview recorded in Groningen during Eurosonic with Siggi (Sigtryggur Baldursson), the MD of Iceland Music Export. Iceland is the focus country at 2015’s edition of Eurosonic and we discuss Icelanding acts, the live and recorded music markets as well as Iceland Airwaves.

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

Andrea Leonelli

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