Tag: radio

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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...
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Tools: WARM

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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...