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Clear Channel Study Says Terrestrial Radio Still Draws Huge Numbers

Clear Channel Study Says Terrestrial Radio Still Draws Huge Numbers | Music business | Scoop.it

"Radio continues to be a popular media choice for people of all ages according to a research study commissioned by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment called “State of Listening in America.” According to the report, which was released Friday, 92% of all respondents reported listening to radio at least once a week."

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Spotify Radio Nudges Millions of Listeners Toward Paying for Music

Spotify Radio Nudges Millions of Listeners Toward Paying for Music | Music business | Scoop.it
Last week, Spotify made a big splash by launching an unexpected new feature.
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Radio Royalty Deal Offers Hope for Industrywide Pact

Radio Royalty Deal Offers Hope for Industrywide Pact | Music business | Scoop.it
A groundbreaking deal between Clear Channel Communications and the Big Machine record label raised the possibility of a solution over compensation for broadcasting music.
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Does Radio Matter?

Does Radio Matter? | Music business | Scoop.it

"For decades, commercial radio airplay was considered the silver bullet for success: a form of promotion with sufficient power and reach to generate significant record sales, while also ..."

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Internet Radio Services Need To Separate Themselves from the Crowd

Internet Radio Services Need To Separate Themselves from the Crowd | Music business | Scoop.it
Upstart Internet radio service Raditaz believes Pandora’s problem is “repetition and a lack of diversity,” the company says at an Echo Next blog post. So...
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Earbits: No advertisers, No restrictions - Just great music.

Earbits: No advertisers, No restrictions - Just great music. | Music business | Scoop.it
Enter Earbits, a online radio station/ marketing platform that boasts a healthy selection of known and unknown artist on their commercial free network. If Pitchfork had an online radio format it would probably sound like Earbits.
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Radio Everywhere: How Audio Survived the Digital Revolution

Radio Everywhere: How Audio Survived the Digital Revolution | Music business | Scoop.it
Radio was supposed to be dead by now. But in the age of podcasts, Spotify and Sirius XM, a whole new generation of listeners are lending their ears to audio content.
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How music service Senzari plans to take on Pandora and traditional radio

How music service Senzari plans to take on Pandora and traditional radio | Music business | Scoop.it
Would you drop Pandora for another service? If you're in the US, the answer may be yes, but in many other territories, you may not even have access to Pandora and the likes. This is ...
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Active vs. Passive Fans: Why Radio & TV Still Rank Tops For Music Discovery

Active vs. Passive Fans: Why Radio & TV Still Rank Tops For Music Discovery | Music business | Scoop.it
The data presented in a recent NPD Group/NARM study found terrestrial radio and syndicated television among the main influential sources of music discovery (60% and 49% respectively).

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Pandora CTO Reveals Half of The U.S. Pays $0 For Music

Pandora CTO Reveals Half of The U.S. Pays $0 For Music | Music business | Scoop.it

"Today at GigaOm's RoadMap conference in San Francisco, Pandora CTO Tom Conrad revealed that his company aims to monetize the vast majority of listeners who pay little or nothing per year for music."

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Why Does the Music Industry Seem to Hate Fairness? - SlashGear

Why Does the Music Industry Seem to Hate Fairness? - SlashGear | Music business | Scoop.it

Is it just me or does the music industry really, really hate fairness? For years now, we’ve been hearing about labels trying to limit what we can access on digital stores and musicians holding out on offering their tracks because of the so-called “unfairness” across the Web.


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Spotify offers free radio play on mobile devices

Spotify offers free radio play on mobile devices | Music business | Scoop.it
(06-19) 04:22 PDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The music-subscription company Spotify is joining Pandora, Slacker and Songza in offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the U.S. Until now, the company charged people $...
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Clear Channel and Taylor Swift Agree to Reinvent Royalty System

Clear Channel and Taylor Swift Agree to Reinvent Royalty System | Music business | Scoop.it
The deal allows Clear Channel to save money in the fast-growing, but unpredictable, world of Internet radio, while giving Taylor Swift and her label access to an income stream in traditional radio they have long coveted.
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Radio Revenues to Steadily Rise, Fueled by Online Surge

Radio Revenues to Steadily Rise, Fueled by Online Surge | Music business | Scoop.it
Over-the-air (OTA) local radio station revenues were relatively flat at $14.1 billion in 2011, up just 0.4% from a year earlier, but are predicted to increase at a faster...
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Something Is Broken If Internet Radio Has to Charge Bands to Make Money

Something Is Broken If Internet Radio Has to Charge Bands to Make Money | Music business | Scoop.it

"Pandora and other webcasters who fought for lower royalty rates a few years ago rejoiced when they achieved rates they thought would allow them to achieve profitability, back in 2009.

 

Yet questions still surround the ability of webcasters such as the now-public Pandora to turn a profit, given that their payments to copyright holders increase at the same rate at which they grow."

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Wahwah.fm Turns iPhones into Local or Global Radio Stations

Wahwah.fm Turns iPhones into Local or Global Radio Stations | Music business | Scoop.it

"Wahwah.fm lets you turn the music stored on your iPhone into an internet radio station that gets broadcast worldwide, or to other people near your location. Not only that, you can also check out what other users are broadcasting."

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iHeartRadio Adds College Radio Stations - Is Seeking to Add 'A Lot More'

iHeartRadio Adds College Radio Stations - Is Seeking to Add 'A Lot More' | Music business | Scoop.it
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is again expanding the iHeartRadio platform with the announcement of plans to begin carrying streams from college radio stations on...
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Pandora Reaches 40 Million Active Users, Sees No Impact from On-Demand Services

Pandora is a radio station and “one of the largest radio stations” in major U.S. markets, CEO Joe Kennedy said during Tuesday’s conference call for the...
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Study: FM Radio Is Still the Biggest Source for Music Discovery...

Study: FM Radio Is Still the Biggest Source for Music Discovery... | Music business | Scoop.it

"One of the oldest platforms is still the biggest vehicle for new music discovery, even among more dedicated music fans. In a just-released joint study from NPD Group and NARM, FM (and AM) radio consistently emerged as the most important place for discovery, with word-of-mouth falling second."

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