American Music Fairness Act seeks radio recordings royalties
The fact that terrestrial radio broadcasters in the US do not pay performance royalties to artists or labels has been a longstanding complaint from the music industry. Could that finally be changing? That’s the aim of the...
June 25, 2021
Monitoring 28,000 stations worldwide, WARM (or World Airplay Radio Monitor) claims to provide the biggest coverage of any radio tracking service. Jesper Skibsby founded the company in 2017, when he discovered that incumbents...
June 17, 2021
Amazon Music gets more radio-like with new ‘DJ Mode’
One of the prevailing trends in the music streaming world is that DSPs want to replace traditional radio, and a big part of their strategy to do that is becoming more radio-like themselves. The latest example is Amazon Music,...
June 11, 2021
St. Vincent launches throwback series on Apple Music Radio
There’s a strong 70s influence to St. Vincent’s new album ‘Daddy’s Home’ and that’s something she’s diving into for a new series on Apple Music Radio. It’s called ‘WSTV...
June 7, 2021
TikTok gets radio station and playlists with SiriusXM
Who needs stuffy old traditional radio in this exciting new world of on-demand music streaming and short-video apps, eh? We’re in the TikTok era now, nobody wants to tune in to a radio station where someone else controls...
May 25, 2021
Bauer Media radio stations launch online subscription services
Music streaming services want to displace traditional radio as the first port of call for listeners, and part of their strategies involves adding more radio-like features (live audio included) to their services. However,...
May 5, 2021
Anghami gets into the live audio space with ‘Live Radio’ feature
Middle Eastern streaming service Anghami is getting into live audio, with an innovative feature called ‘Live Radio’ that it has been testing in beta since last autumn. Available within its Android and iOS apps, the...
May 4, 2021
BBC Sounds app gets chilled-out ‘relax’ stream from Radio 1
In the UK, the BBC Sounds app started life as a smarter way to access on-demand radio shows from public-service broadcaster the BBC, as well as its growing stable of podcasts. However, BBC Sounds is quietly becoming a decent...
April 23, 2021
TuneIn loses appeal in UK copyright infringement case
Radio aggregator TuneIn has lost its appeal in a copyright infringement case brought against the company in the UK by Sony Music and Warner Music. The original ruling, in November 2019, was mixed with the High Court ruling...
March 29, 2021
Women in Radio report identifies sexism and career barriers
A new report in the UK has explored some of the barriers that women face when trying to develop their careers in the radio industry. Published by Radio Silence and Women In Ctrl, the report is based on interviews and surveys...
March 10, 2021
Canadian study explores streaming support for broadcast radio
Music streaming services should financially support broadcast radio… says a study commissioned by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). 1,735 Canadians were asked for their opinions...
March 2, 2021
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek talks Bollywood, creators and battling radio with live features
"I believe 100% that we're going to see a rise of Bollywood and new types of Indian music making it into the global scene in the very near future." Not the first prediction of this kind, but it carries extra weight given...
February 23, 2021