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The Digital Music News Podcast

Feb 7, 2019

Guenter Loibl and Nermina Mumic are trying to figure out a way to detect fraud and irregularities in royalty accounting statements.  

I asked Guenter: how big of a problem is this iceberg?

It's a lot bigger than we all think, he told me.

Here's a discussion on what these guys have found, and how they're parsing though...


Jan 21, 2019

Invest in the right music startup, and you're a billionaire.  Make the wrong bet, and you're out of $5 million (or in court for five years).

But that's true for any investment risk involving new ideas and sectors.  So why are investors still gun-shy around music startups and concepts?

I assembled three experts in...


Dec 5, 2018

And if it's not one of these three startups, it will likely be one of their competitors. In this episode, we dive deeply into the future of live music with three entrepreneurs attacking decentralized music gigs (SofaConcerts), live performance content recognization (Flits Music), and music concert VR (Noys VR)....


Nov 25, 2018

The number of streaming music subscribers is soaring: according to one report from Futuresource, more than 235 million will be paying for a streaming music service by the end of 2018.  But most of those gains are happening in North America and Western Europe, while regions like Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East...


Nov 13, 2018

It's an argument with no right answers. Comparing Gloria Gaynor's 1978 smash "I Will Survive" against The Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" from 1977 is like asking a parent to pick a favorite child.  And these are the indeed amongst the greatest progeny of Papa Disco.