October 18, 2013 at 9:57 am

Digital Music Trends: David Byrne, Spotify, Rdio, Miley Cyrus, Amazon, iTunes, EDM, Politics, Pandora, More

Evolver.fm editor Eliot Van Buskirk appeared on Digital Music Trends this week to discuss the latest, well, trends in digital music.

Incubus manager Steve Rennie, journalist David Downs, host Andrea Leonelli, and Van Buskirk discussed the following things at the following times:

00:24 Introduction
02:23 IPO of SFX Entertainment, debuted on NASDAQ last week and became the first public company built on EDM. Our guests give their thoughts on this music IPO…
09:24 David Byrne, author of “How music works” weighed in on the streaming debate in the Guardian, we discuss his points and where the conversation should head next…
20:44 Rdio came out this week with a free exclusive stream of the Redbull Stratos documentary, are we going to see more of these promotions from streaming services?
32:34 A study confirmed this week that iTunes a lot more expensive than Amazon. Are people ever going to make the switch based on price?
41:57 There’s no such thing as bad press as Miley Cyrus scores a n.1 album in both the US and UK. What does this tell us?
49:39 Pandora had an interesting interview with CNET saying it’d like to see artists get paid more. But by whom?
01:00:24 Wrap-up & and upcoming projects from our guests…

 Here’s the video:

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And here’s the audio: