Recently the complete music catalog of PRINCE was made available on streaming services for the first time. Also the last notorious refusers, the German band: Die Toten Hosen recently flodded streaming services with their music. Sounds great, right? Everything there. Always. And Forever. No?
Last week I was invited to participate a discussion on the great Digital Music Trends (weekly Podcast) about germany and its music/tech scene together with Ryan Rauscher(Smix.lab, Futuremusiccamp), Barbara Hallama (Hallama.org) and Steffen Holly (Fraunhofer IDMT). You can find all the links to the stories in the show-notes here: http://bit.ly/dmt121notes.
I mentioned also that Bandcamp has a good chance to take over some shares from Soundcloud, as they offer direct sales AND the new fan feature. Yesternight I checked in at Bandcamp again and was totally fascinated by the fact that they show realtime stats. So you see, what people are buying right now, from where they are and if they spent more or less money. Definitely a company to watch out
Conclusion at the end of the talk, Andrea Leonelli asked us about innovate new startups out of germany and we couldn’t mention a single one. Blame it to the since years ongoing debate about licensing and copyright.
Do you remember? Back in the days, when you where writing thoughts, ideas and exciting things which happened in a little book, the diary? Maybe locked with a little, cute lock. For you eyes only?
Yes, I also had this. And one day, when I moved myself and a lot of stuff from Munich to Hamburg I just forgot one box with all this calendars and little diaries….. So a lot of things, which happened in my life in the 80ies are kind of forgotten. But here comes Memolane. The way better timeline than the one in Facebook:
Already some months ago I heard of Drip.FM via Ghostly Records and Stones Throw Records. Its a subscription service for labels which was the idea of Sam Valenti (ghostly records) and Miguel Senquiz. (Read the story at “Your hidden potential UK“) And yesterday i got an invitation, so I had the chance to test it. Its great! –>