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