Tag: radio

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iHeartMedia following Pandora into on-demand streaming

Pandora’s intentions to launch a $9.99-a-month on-demand streaming service are well-known, but its main radio rival in the US is now following suit. The New York Post reported that iHeartMedia will announce its own on-demand...
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BBC Radio 1 wants to be the ‘Netflix of music radio’

Having fended off (for now) the challenge of Apple’s Beats 1 radio station, the BBC’s Radio 1 is now focusing on what its controller Ben Cooper describes as a ‘phone-first’ strategy for making original audio content. “We...
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Questlove to host three-hour radio show on Pandora

Pandora’s latest artist partnership is with Questlove from The Roots. He has signed up as a strategic adviser and “artist ambassador” for the streaming service, as well as committing to a three-hour radio show called...
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Behind The Campaign: Paul Carrack – Sandbox 154

British singer-songwriter Paul Carrack has been a member of several bands, notably Mike & The Mechanics, but has been putting out solo albums since 1980. Soul Shadows is his eighteenth solo album and got to #25 on the UK...
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Behind The Campaign – LISSIE – Sandbox 158

After two albums on Columbia, US singer Lissie moved to independent label Cooking Vinyl in 2015. My Wild West is her first album under this new deal and was released on 12th February. MARCUS KNIGHT, product & marketing manager...
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Pandora’s three new charts

You stand around waiting for a new digital music chart and then three show up at once. In this case, all three are from Pandora and are designed to show what tracks are bubbling up and what tracks are getting played the most.
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Pandora is more egalitarian than radio – says Pandora analyst

Since he left Billboard for Pandora, Glenn Peoples has been taking to Medium to post blogs about digital music, data and consumer behaviour (echoing his highly readable and insightful columns when at Billboard).
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Pandora renews call for ‘value shift’ from radio to streaming

Pandora recently hired Billboard journalist Glenn Peoples for an insights and analytics role. He’s lost no time in putting the streaming service’s case to be an artist-friendly alternative to broadcast radio in the US.
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Deezer redesigns homepage to boost music discovery

Deezer has given its homepage a refresh, with more discovery features. Besides its existing ‘Flow’ feature of music recommendations, the Deezer home screen will now also feature channels spotlighting a mixture of playlists,...
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Spotify launches two new radio shows: AM/PM and Secret Genius

Spotify has launched two new radio shows in its ‘Originals’ series. The shows are called AM/PM and Secret Genius, and are both available as Spotify playlists, alternating spoken-word interview segments with songs chosen...
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Pandora sets out its stall for developing country artists

Pandora recently hired Billboard journalist Glenn Peoples, and now we know more about what he’ll be doing for the company. Peoples has published a blog post on Medium comparing Pandora’s ability to break new country artists...
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Rdio Collapse – November 2015