UK music bodies concerned by BBC Music Introducing uncertainty
In many parts of the world radio continues to play a powerful role for the music industry - including emerging acts.
January 18, 2023
Spotify is cancelling some of its original live-audio shows
This time last year, it felt like live audio would be Spotify's next big growth category. Now there appears to be a bit of a shake up.
December 15, 2022
FMC outlines the American Music Fairness Act’s artist benefits
The American Music Fairness Act is the latest attempt to make US terrestrial radio broadcasters pay performance royalties for the music they play.
December 2, 2022
SiriusXM and Pandora launch an artist accelerator program
Ever since SiriusXM bought streaming service Pandora in 2018, the two services have explored partnerships and cross-promotions.
November 17, 2022
Amazon lays off some Amp staff but says still focused on growth
Amazon unveiled the Amp app in March, with artists, radio hosts, journalists and listeners able to launch their own music station and play DJ.
October 31, 2022
89% of British adults are still weekly radio listeners
The next time that somebody flippantly tells you that music streaming has already ‘killed’ radio, point them in the direction of the latest figures from British radio industry body Rajar.
October 27, 2022
The latest music-streaming service comes from… Polaroid?
Taking the prize for the most unexpected entry into digital music in 2022 is Polaroid, the brand best known for its range of instant cameras.
September 23, 2022
American Music Fairness Act takes its next legislative step
It's the latest attempt to get terrestrial radio broadcasters in the US to start paying performance royalties to artists and labels.
September 23, 2022
Amazon launches a rewards fund for its Amp radio-like service
Amazon launched its Amp app in March this year, as a way for anyone to sign up to broadcast a (fully licensed) music radio station.
September 15, 2022
Nēdl transcribes radio and UGC streams for discovery
Count us curious about a startup called Nēdl,which has just relaunched its mobile app, pitched as "the first AI-powered live audio search engine".
August 23, 2022
Ofcom explores music’s streaming and short-video evolution
Ofcom's latest Media Nations consumer research has plenty of points of interest for the music industry.
August 17, 2022