Country veteran Garth Brooks has never been afraid to plough his own furrow in digital music, from launching his own downloads store to making his catalogue exclusive to Amazon Music for streaming. Now […]
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 […]
In early November, the UK’s High Court delivered a ruling in a copyright lawsuit involving major labels and radio-aggregator TuneIn which saw both sides claim victory. As we reported at the time, […]
The UK’s High Court has delivered its ruling on Warner Music and Sony Music’s copyright-infringement case against online-radio firm TuneIn. As is often the way of these things, both sides […]
British broadcaster the BBC is removing its live stations from radio-streaming service TuneIn. Well, on most of its platforms, anyway. “This change is driven primarily by the BBC’s efforts to […]
Streaming radio service TuneIn has irked some rightsholders in recent times, but now the company is reportedly mulling a potential sale.
Bloomberg claimed that TuneIn has hired boutique investment bank LionTree Advisors to evaluate its options: which could involve raising new funding as an alternative to selling the company. CEO John Donham has been fielding questions about the plans.
Streaming-radio service TuneIn is trying something new for Amazon’s Echo speakers. It’s a discounted premium subscription tier, which will cost $2.99 a month from Alexa-enabled devices, compared to the usual $9.99-a-month cost of TuneIn’s premium tier.
The strategy matches what Amazon has done with its $3.99-a-month ‘Echo Plan’ for its Music Unlimited music-streaming service.
The emphasis for TuneIn Live is as much on sports and news as on music-radio stations: US sporting leagues MLB, NBA, NHL, and the NFL are all among its partners. TuneIn says it builds on strong listening growth to its basic service, which streams live-radio stations, on smart speakers.
If Pandora thought its troubles were easing after securing a $480m strategic investment from SiriusXM… well, another digital radio firm is set to give it a headache.
TuneIn is suing Pandora, after an advertising-sales partnership between the two companies went sour. The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, anticipatory breach, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and negligent misrepresentation.
Streaming radio app TuneIn has more than 60 million active users listening to its collection of broadcast-radio stations and podcasts. It’s always been focused on free access, but this week […]
We’ve looked at radio and smartphones, but how about radio and smartwatches? Personal radio service Pandora has already said it’ll be present and correct for the Apple Watch launch this […]
Here’s an interesting deal: famed independent label Sub Pop has launched its own radio station on TuneIn, the website and app that has more than 50m active listeners. The label […]
Aiming to become the ‘Twitter of music’ is dangerous territory, given that even Twitter didn’t have much success with its attempt to become the Twitter of #music. But a major revamp of radio aggregator TuneIn is still interesting, as it figures out how to make digital radio listening more social.
In this case, that means introducing a Twitter-like follower model, where TuneIn users can follow stations and individual shows, as well as Facebook friends and phone contacts. The result is a news feed of new shows and updates, with TuneIn keen to explain that some of the bigger broadcasters already have big audiences on its service – 1.9m people following the BBC’s Radio One, for example.