Minter Dialogue with Pete Downton

This interview is with Pete Downton, Deputy CEO of 7Digital, a publicly traded agency that has a digital music platform with nearly 50 million tracks powering 50 music services around the world. In this podcast, we discuss the state of the music industry, some of the most important trends in music, including the role of the DJ, as well as MQA and the technological advancements in digital music quality, what it takes for musicians to succeed today, and much more.

Below, you’ll find the show notes and, of course, you are invited to comment. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to iTunes to rate the podcast.

“We’re only just starting to see in many ways the emergence of some of the old models.”
– Pete Downton

To connect with Pete Downton:

Site(s) mentioned by Pete:

  • Learn more about MQA: Master Quality Authenticated on Wikipedia and an interview with Bob Stuart.


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Music credit: The jingle at the beginning of the show is courtesy of my friend, Pierre Journel, author of the Guitar Channel. And, the new sign off music is “Finger Paint,” written and performed by Josh Saxe, produced by Chase Geiser. Here’s a link on iTunes. I invite you to take a spin on Pierre’s podcast or listen to more of Josh’s music!

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