Clyde Smith of Hypebot appeared on Andrea Leonelli’s Digital Music Trends podcast along with David Riley of Good Lizard Media. The three discussed some surprising sales stats of 2012, Led Zeppelin’s move to license their catalogue for streaming and what every band needs to do in 2013. Via Hypebot:

(From Digital Music Trends) “We kick off a new run of the podcast by looking at the music sales figures from 2012 coming from the US (Nielsen/Billboard) and the UK (BPI/Official Charts Company). Nothing hugely uplifting but things could be worse… We also talk about Spotify’s move away from downloads in Europe, Led Zeppelin considering licensing their catalogue to a streaming services (and is there a reason for any huge act not to?) and finally we end by talking about crowdfunding and the 2013 check-list for any musician or band – especially unsigned ones – to kick-start the year and optimise the time spent online.”

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