25 episodes

Dario de Wet & Farhan Lalji bring you MDLSKL - Putting the spotlight on the intersection of music and technology in the modern streaming era.

MDLSKL Dario de Wet & Farhan Lalji

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Dario de Wet & Farhan Lalji bring you MDLSKL - Putting the spotlight on the intersection of music and technology in the modern streaming era.

    S4E2: The Impact of NFTs on the Music Industry

    S4E2: The Impact of NFTs on the Music Industry

    This week, we discuss NFTs and their potential impact on the music industry. We explore their origins, current market activity and give our predictions on what the future could hold.

    • 32 min
    S4E1: The Square-Tidal Deal

    S4E1: The Square-Tidal Deal

    This week, we unpack Square's $297m acquisition of Jay-Z's TIDAL and what this means for the future of the music industry. We explore the rationale behind the deal and why this is one of the most exciting industry developments in recent years.

    • 32 min
    S3E6: Wrapped 2020

    S3E6: Wrapped 2020

    This week, we put the spotlight on MDLSKL's year in review, unpacking the data behind our listening habits and what has made 2020 a year to remember (or forget). We explore active trends, our predictions and what we're expecting for 2021 and beyond.

    • 34 min
    S3E5: Cherie Hu | Founder and Publisher at Water & Music

    S3E5: Cherie Hu | Founder and Publisher at Water & Music

    We welcome award-winning music-tech journalist Cherie Hu to discuss the influence new digital experiences are having on artist monetisation, how this impacts the future of the music industry, and where video games and social media fit into it all.

    • 50 min
    S3E4: In Defense of Spotify

    S3E4: In Defense of Spotify

    This week, we discuss the controversial comments of Spotify CEO, Daniel Ek, suggesting that the secret to success in the digital era is not higher payout rates, but more output from musicians - "You can't record music once every three to four years and think that's going to be enough".

    • 37 min
    S3E3: Olivier Robert-Murphy | Chief of Possibilites at UMG

    S3E3: Olivier Robert-Murphy | Chief of Possibilites at UMG

    As Chief of Possibilities at Universal Music Group (UMG), Toulouse-born Olivier Robert-Murphy’s desire to seek out inventive and collaborative business concepts never wavers.


    Driving New Business around the world, Olivier leads an award-winning team of global music, content and partnership experts, recognised as THE creative company for music, culture and brands. Servicing more than 500 brands yearly, across 70 markets, they provide innovative campaigns and focused insights to help local and global brands truly connect with their audiences and find their unique voice in culture.


    This week, we sit down with Olivier to learn more about his story and discuss the current state of the industry.

    • 17 min

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Super engaging

Really fun and engaging podcast. Great banter between the hosts, lovely to listne to.

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