Digital Music Trends Audio show

Digital Music Trends Audio

Summary: Digital Music Trends started in April 2009 and since then it's been covering the latest news and start-ups in the digital music industry.

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 DMT 99 – Jeremy Silver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:52

Hello Everyone! Digital Music Trends is back this week after a long break with an interview with Jeremy Silver. Jeremy has had a long experience in digital music and the creative industries and so in this show we cover quite a few topics, from his experience as VP of New Media at EMI in the mid 90s to the evolution of music recommendations, from the importance of music data for independent artists to his take on the global repertoire database project and the need to centralize rights information. To follow Jeremy’s work online visit: Hope you enjoy the show, have a great week and ’till next time. Andrea Leonelli

 DMT 98 – Cuesongs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:20

This week on the show an interview with Ed Averdieck CEO and Co-founder of CueSongs. CueSongs is a start-up that aims to make it easier to license commercial music for video (be it a documentary, a movie, a commercial or a school project). On the show I also talk about the Music4.5 event on Mobile Music that I attended in London last Thursday (, some great speakers with subjects spanning from mobile gaming to making music on mobile devices.

 DMT 97 – All Access Today Japan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:32

This week on the show an interview with Taishi Fukuyama from All Access Today Japan. We talk about the evolution of the digital music landscape in Japan, AATJ’s work with US and European start-ups and how they can help artists enter the Japanese market. All Access Today Japan: Taishi on Twitter:

 DMT 96 – Hack Your Hit with Jay Frank | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:29

This week on the show an interview with Jay Frank, author of Futurehit.dna. Jay is back on the show two years after his first interview to talk about his new book Hack Your Hit and about his new record label Digsin. We talk about how musicians can improve their odds of being noticed online, the elements that can play a part in creating a hit, real world presence versus social media presence, how to avoid being overwhelmed by the abundance of digital services, the value of free and much more! Check out Jay’s site and his label’s site And of course you can find Jay’s books on Amazon too - here’s the link to the Kindle edition of Hack Your Hit Have a great week and ’till next time. And BTW if you’re going to be at SXSW 2012 give me a shout! Here’s a link to the panel I’ll be moderating on the 15th of March “The Evolution Of Music Discovery In The Cloud” Andrea Leonelli

 DMT 95 – Mpme by Apsmart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:38

This week on the Digital Music Trends an interview with Rahul Powar, founder of Apsmart the company behind the app MPme. MPme is an application created from the ground up for the iPad and it provides a curated online radio experience. The app actually monitors thousands of commercial radio stations and can serve up recommendations in real tim on stations that are playing tracks that are in line with your music tastes. MPme was recently named best startup in the Music Discovery, Recommendation and Creation category at Midem. Check it out on the app store or visitwww.mpme.comfor more information! Hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to more info on DMT.

 DMT 94 – | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:07

This week on the Digital Music Trendsan interview with David Nam, strategic consultant at, a mobile app that allows you to share and discover music on the go and track your recommendations geographically

 DMT 93 – PlayMySong & Navegas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:08

This week on Digital Music Trends an interview with the CEO of PlayMySong Rami Korhonen with an update on what they’ve been up to in the past year. Playmysong is a great social Jukebox controlled right from your mobile device - coming soon to a venue close to you! Also an interview with Lutz Villalba the CEO of newly launched start-up Navegas that is creating an interesting in-browser integration of different audio sources. Visit & and

 DMT 92 – | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:24

This week Digital Music Trends is all about and features an interview with Matthew Hawn, the company’s VP of product. We talk about the evolution of, its API policy, how the Spotify app development came about, their partnership with Microsoft on their new Discover platform at and also about location-based charts and plenty of other stuff. Don’t forget that you can follow me on twitter the handle is @digimusictrends, the show’s website is and you can also access it via the iTunes store (on your computer or on an iOS device), Soundcloud at and mixcloud at There are also some great applications to keep up to date with podcasts on the go such as Downcast for iOS and Doggcatcher for Android. Have a great week and ’til next time! Andrea Leonelli

 DMT 91 – Webdoc | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:02

Hello everyone and welcome to Digital Music Trends! This week on the show an interview with Olivier de Simone, head of music at start-up Webdoc. The company lets you create, share and discover rich interactive posts in a very short space of time, and they have a particular focus on music in this initial phase. In the interview we talk about how the idea of Webdoc developed, the challenges in creating a service of this type, their focus on design and practical applications for musicians. Check out to create a beautifully designed flyer, share a track, count down to an event in just a couple of minutes. Hope you enjoy the show and ’till next time. Andrea Leonelli

 DMT 90 – Songtrust | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:08

This week on the show an interview with Justin Kalifowitz, co-founder of the start-up Songtrust. The company offers a digital rights management solution that allows songwriters to manage their publishing online. Amongst the services offered by Songtrust is the payment of royalties from international collection societies and the company also offers different membership tiers according to the songwriter’s requirements as well as an account aimed at bands. Check out: Have a great week and ‘tll next time. Andrea Leonelli Digital Music Trends

 DMT 89 – Rjdj’s Dimensions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:32

This week on the show Martin Roth, CTO of Rjdj a company that specializes in reactive music apps. After the huge success of their “Inception” project Rjdj is about to unveil a new app called Dimensions so tune in to learn all about it a month before release! Twitter #dimensionsapp!/search?q=%23dimensionsapp

 DMT 88 – Topspin Media | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:39

This week on Digital Music Trends an interview with Shamal Ranasinghe, co-founder of Topspin, the direct-to-fan marketing and retail software platform. We talk about the company’s evolution in the past couple of years, new features, integrations and much more! Links to Topspin: Topspin Homepage Education How To Videos: Twitter:!/topspinmedia(@topspinmedia) Topspin and Youtube articles:Financial Times: Music Week: Examples:

 DMT 87 – Making Music on the Move with Ashley Eldson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:08

This week on the show an interview with Ashley Eldson, creator of the Palmsound blog which has been going strong for five years and is all about about music making apps and hardware. In this episode I tap into Ashley’s incredible knowledge base about making music on the iPhone and iPad in particular. We talk about the latest developments in this field including implementation of “core audio”, the entrance of large music creation companies like Native Instruments, Yamaha and Korg into the market, stand-alone software synths versus sequencers, the Alesis I/O Dock for the iPad & the release of new hardware products for iOS devices in general. We also discuss the status of Android in this field and we finish by talking about what the future may bring for making music on the move - taking into account the inevitable hardware advances that will be taking place in the next couple of years. If you’re into creating music on mobile devices you have to check out and also follow Ashley on Twitter on I really hope you enjoyed the show, visit Digital Music Trends for more info or follow me on Twitter (@digimusictrends) Have a great week and ’till next time Andrea Leonelli

 DMT 86 – SoundOut | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:36

This week on Digital Music Trends an interview with David Courtier-Dutton, the CEO of SoundOut ( a super-interesting company that provides labels, musicians and radio stations with an insight into how a track might perform commercially. SoundOut was recently nominated in the Best Innovation or Gadget category at the BT Digital Music Awards 2011. SoundOut has created a community of Scouts that built up via word of mouth - they are encouraged to evaluate each track based on how well they think it will do commercially rather than on whether they personally like it or not. The Scouts are paid a small fee (2 to 20 cents depending on how good they are) for each review they post and the review themselves are evaluated by the company’s semantic technology to check on how good they are. Based on these reviews SoundOut is able to generate reports at different levels of complexity - starting at just $30 for the Standard report which contains 80 reviews delivered within 5 days all the way to $149 for the Pro report which contains a whole host of additional information as well as 200 review, demographic analysis, possibility to isolate UK or US reviewers etc. If you’d like to download a sample report check out It seems like a very interesting way to go about looking at the commercial viability of a track and with large radio stations and labels regularly commissioning SoundOut reports it looks like they’ve tapped into the right market, let me know what you think! Well that’s all for this week, I really hope you enjoyed the show. Please remember to visit for previous shows or you can follow me on twitter, the handle is digimusictrends. Have a great week and ‘till next time!

 DMT 85 – Looking at the Featured Artist Coalition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:14

This week on the show an interview with Mark Kelly, the CEO of the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) - also well known as the keyboard player in the band Marillion. In the interview we talk about the FAC and its main objectives, the challenges that are facing featured artists in navigating the digital domain both in terms of managing new revenue streams and managing their own presence online as a brand, pan-european licensing and the shift in mindset from rights-holders as the perceived value of music slips. This week’s show is not all about digital music technology but I hope that it will be appreciated by the many artists who listen to the podcast! Have a great week and ’till next time Andrea Leonelli


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