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Weekly Listening to Online Radio Continues its Steady Climb

Weekly Listening to Online Radio Continues its Steady Climb

More than half the population now listens to online radio at least once per week, continuing a methodical climb across all demos…

What Are the Odds iHeart's Streaming Hail Mary Will Succeed?

What Are the Odds iHeart’s Streaming Hail Mary Will Succeed?

iHeart Media is expected to launch a paid streaming service this week. Will it be enough to turn the company around?

Must Read: Michael Wolff on the Desperate State of Digital

Must Read: Michael Wolff on the Desperate State of Digital

Author and journalist Michael Wolff looks through the posturing of digital news organizations, and sees little more than a failing proposition. It’s a must-read…

Linkage: The Big Three Now Take in About $10 Million a Day From Streaming

Linkage: The Big Three Now Take in About $10 Million a Day From Streaming

ICYMI, Sony Music posted its latest quarterly earnings, and the report showed that they too now derive more revenue from steaming than downloads and physical sales…

Weekend Reading - Podcast Gold Rush, Pandora Sale, Tidal is for Real

Weekend Reading – Podcast Gold Rush, Pandora Sale, Tidal is for Real

Adweek story suggests that Pubradio podcast revenue is at the tip of the iceberg, Pandora stock up as rumors swirl, and if you’re an artist Tidal is where you want to be…

Weekend Reading: Pandora Uses Edison Research to Stick It to Radio

Weekend Reading: Pandora Uses Edison Research to Stick It to Radio

Edison’s just-released in-car study shows that commuters change stations an average of 22 times during each one-way commute. Commercial radio is just not up to snuff…

Live 365 On Life Support - Is This What SoundExchange Wanted?

Live 365 On Life Support – Is This What SoundExchange Wanted?

Two weeks ago we suggested doom for small webcasters when the Copyright Royalty Board released its new rates. And now it has begun — Live 365 announces layoffs; cuts streams as investors bail…

New Streaming Rates May Kill The Little Guys -- An Opportunity For Pubradio?

New Streaming Rates May Kill The Little Guys — An Opportunity For Pubradio?

There’s one thing everyone seems to agree on: The new streaming royalty rates are very bad news for small and medium webcasters. But could this be an opportunity for Public Radio?…

Apple Music Already #2 in Paying Subscribers

Apple Music Already #2 in Paying Subscribers

Having just launched its pay service last month, Apple Music is already the #2 streamer in terms of paying subscribers…

Guest Column: Buh-Bye KPRI

Guest Column: Buh-Bye KPRI

While we’re sad for the loss of San Diego’s KPRI, we’re happy for radio entrepreneurs Bob Hughes and Jonathan Schwartz. SBR’s John Bradley writes that the loss is not an indictment of the format…

Linkage: What a Stream is Worth, FTC Investigates Apple, News Users Not Paying

Linkage: What a Stream is Worth, FTC Investigates Apple, News Users Not Paying

Three stories about the transition to digital: Billboard parses the value of a stream, FTC considers anti-trust complaints of Apple streaming competitors, and users of digital news seem to like “free” as well…

With All the Apple Music Hoopla, a Reminder That Streaming is Just 3% Of the Biz

With All the Apple Music Hoopla, a Reminder That Streaming is Just 3% Of the Biz

Apple Music launches today. Apple’s stock is up as of this writing and buzzers are buzzing about whether or not it will change the music business. Let’s hope so, because right now paid streaming is a bust…

Pricing Firm Suggests People Will Pay More For Music Streaming

Pricing Firm Suggests People Will Pay More For Music Streaming

A new study from pricing advisory firm Atenga suggests that people will pay more for streaming services, and that some services are “worth” more to consumers than others…

Backlash Against Tidal Shows How Far Apart Artists and Consumers Really Are

Backlash Against Tidal Shows How Far Apart Artists and Consumers Really Are

This week Jay Z and other mega-artists announced a new streaming venture called Tidal. But the somewhat bizarre backlash demonstrated that artists and consumers are talking past each other…

The Top 22 Players in Triple A and Adult Rock 2014: #1 - Streaming

The Top 22 Players in Triple A and Adult Rock 2014: #1 – Streaming

2014 was the year that the data started to confirm our collective hunch that streaming was going to damage sales and send many artists back to their day jobs. Plenty of reasons to be fearful; Any to be cheerful?

Staggering Prediction: Half of AM and FM Stations Will Be Gone in 10 Years

Staggering Prediction: Half of AM and FM Stations Will Be Gone in 10 Years

Borrell Associates makes the bold prediction that the internet’s pending invasion of cars will lead to the disappearance of half of all broadcast radio stations by 2024…

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