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
Apple Music syndicates radio shows to Cool FM in Nigeria
Apple Music was the first global music streaming service to have its own live radio station built in. Now expanded to a suite of stations, some of its shows are now being syndicated to traditional radio stations. Well, one...
January 22, 2021
Spotify set for daily soap opera podcast in 2021
“I don’t know what happens to news and I don’t know what happens to sports,” mused Spotify’s then-CFO Barry McCarthy in 2018, when talking about how the music streaming service wanted to take on traditional...
December 14, 2020
Sonos goes HD with subscription-based radio service
Sonos is kicking its streaming ambitions up a notch, with the launch of a subscription-based radio service called Sonos Radio HD. Available in the US and UK, it costs $7.99 / £7.99 a month, and promises 'high-fidelity...
November 13, 2020
Spotify launches its own radio-style ‘daily morning show’
Breakfast shows are a staple of the traditional radio landscape. Now Spotify has one too. 'The Get Up' is a weekday-mornings show, launching in the US only, delivered as a playlist. That means personalised music picks...
October 23, 2020
Apple Music goes Boss-eyed with its Bruce Springsteen Week
Apple Music is pushing all the boats out for the release of Bruce Springsteen's 20th studio album 'Letter to You'. There'll be a week of radio shows on its new Apple Music Hits station, plus an album listening party and...
October 20, 2020