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Frank Lanoux, directeur général de NextRadioTV, a captivé hier aux RadioDays Europe de nombreux professionnels dans le cadre d'une conférence sur la seconde vie de RMC.
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Te deseo unas felices fiestas y un prospero año nuevoI wish you happy holidays and a prosperous new yearJe te souhaite de joyeuses fêtes et une nouvelle année fructueuseand Best [big media] Wishes to all for 2014 !!Nicolas Moulard - Actuonda
Culturebox vous propose de suivre dimanche à 18 heures, en live, et en son binaural, les « Vêpres Solennelles de la Vierge » de Monteverdi. Muni d’un casque, vous pourrez entendre pleinement la « spatialisation » sonore typique de la Renaissance. L’œuvre qui résonne particulièrement dans la Chapelle Royale de Versailles, est présentée par Sir John Eliot Gardiner dirigeant son Monteverdi Choir.
Spotify is starting to see nine-digit play counts for some of its songs — but YouTube still drives far bigger audiences.
Of course, comparing YouTube and Spotify is a bit like comparing apples and oranges. Not only is one of them all about audio and the other one all about video, Spotify also has a notably smaller footprint, being available in 55 countries, whereas YouTube is pretty much available all over the world.
However, that doesn’t mean that Spotify isn’t competing with YouTube when it comes to users who want to quickly, and possibly for free, access popular songs. And that competition could soon get a lot more fierce, as YouTube is rumored to launch its own music subscription offering in the coming months.
Gracenote has announced that it’s reeling in social analytics data fromMusicmetric to its Gracenote Rhythm platform.
Gracenote has established itself at the forefront of the media metadata industry and, back in January, we reported on the company’s new Rhythm API. The platform gives developers access to a new set of music suggestion algorithms, which can then be weaved into apps and services that offer radio stations, orinfinite playlists based on a specific artist, album, track or genre. It’s all about enabling music discovery and accurate recommendations in third-party services.Musicmetric, on the other hand, is a platform from UK-based startup Semetric, that delivers data about musicians’ popularity online, covering every cranny from Twitter to BitTorrent. This latest deal will see Gracenote take Musicmetric’s data to help it identify new and emerging artists before they hit the mainstream.
Gracenote has established itself at the forefront of the media metadata industry and, back in January, we reported on the company’s new Rhythm API. The platform gives developers access to a new set of music suggestion algorithms, which can then be weaved into apps and services that offer radio stations, orinfinite playlists based on a specific artist, album, track or genre. It’s all about enabling music discovery and accurate recommendations in third-party services.
Musicmetric, on the other hand, is a platform from UK-based startup Semetric, that delivers data about musicians’ popularity online, covering every cranny from Twitter to BitTorrent. This latest deal will see Gracenote take Musicmetric’s data to help it identify new and emerging artists before they hit the mainstream.
Back in January, we reported that Gracenote was also incorporating Next Big Sound’s real-time music consumption and trending data into its products. Similar to Musicmetric, Next Big Sound is an online analytics platform that measures the popularity of bands across the Web, covering music-streaming services, social networks and radio.
The elegance and simplicity of CarPlay is mouth-watering in its appeal. Who wouldn’t want their dashboard to work like this?
Not so obvious in this video is the answer to questions like “How do I find the radio?” or “What if I want to play a CD?”While the appetite for radio in its traditional form is not going to wither anytime soon, what you’re witnessing here is an attempt to meaningfully improve the dashboard experience so as to break old habits and form new ones. And nothing does that faster than transforming the frustrating and kludgy new car dashboard into an experience as familiar and comfortable and fulfilling as the one that lives on the iOS device in your pocket.When this scales, consumers will not be asking “where’s the radio?” They’ll be asking “WHY the radio?”And the answer will be: “Because there’s something there so unique and compelling you can’t find it anywhere else.”Or else it won’t be.What should be obvious to you is that the appeal of CarPlay is all “pull,” no “push.” It is the owner of the iPhone who will demand this platform in her new car. There will be no need fornationwide ad campaigns and hoity-toity alliances of industry leaders a la HD Radio. There will be no need to educate the consumer or sell them on a slate of presumed benefits. That’s because the benefits speak for themselves, and every consumer with an iOS device knows what they are.
Not so obvious in this video is the answer to questions like “How do I find the radio?” or “What if I want to play a CD?”
While the appetite for radio in its traditional form is not going to wither anytime soon, what you’re witnessing here is an attempt to meaningfully improve the dashboard experience so as to break old habits and form new ones. And nothing does that faster than transforming the frustrating and kludgy new car dashboard into an experience as familiar and comfortable and fulfilling as the one that lives on the iOS device in your pocket.
When this scales, consumers will not be asking “where’s the radio?” They’ll be asking “WHY the radio?”
And the answer will be: “Because there’s something there so unique and compelling you can’t find it anywhere else.”
Or else it won’t be.
What should be obvious to you is that the appeal of CarPlay is all “pull,” no “push.” It is the owner of the iPhone who will demand this platform in her new car. There will be no need fornationwide ad campaigns and hoity-toity alliances of industry leaders a la HD Radio. There will be no need to educate the consumer or sell them on a slate of presumed benefits. That’s because the benefits speak for themselves, and every consumer with an iOS device knows what they are.
This, more than anything, is the new world radio faces: A world where consumers hold all the cards. A world where habits intersect with technology and become fungible. A world where you either offer something people really, really want and can’t find anywhere else.
Kajon Cermac of NPR affiliate station KCRW Los Angeles reflects on her relationship with her listeners. On Air is part of the I Am Los Angelesdocumentary portrait series. The film is directed by Joris Debeij and features an original composition from Thomas Weidijk and Moreno Matulessy.
La Fnac repart à l'offensive dans la musique en ligne. L'enseigne ouvre lundi Fnac Jukebox, un service d'écoute de musique par abonnement. Sur le modèle de Deezer et deSpotify, il donne accès légalement à plusieurs millions de chansons en streaming, depuis un site Web ou une application sur smartphone.
Le lancement de Fnac Jukebox marque le grand retour de la Fnac dans la musique en ligne. Le distributeur, pourtant premier vendeur de musique physique en France, n'est jamais parvenu à s'imposer face à iTunes d'Apple dans le téléchargement de morceaux à l'acte. Fin 2012, il a préféré stopper son service et nouer un partenariat avec son concurrent.
L'art du voyage selon Air France c'est aussi une invitation au voyage par les sens en proposant à bord de ses avions mais aussi sur le net, des sélections musicales invitant au rêve, à la relaxation et au ressourcement. Avec l'application Music in the Sky, chacun peut lever son iphone vers le ciel pour y découvrir des centaines de titres sélectionnés par Air France MusicUne des 60 campagnes de BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT présentées sur PARIS 2.0 les 5, 6 et 7 mars à la gaité lyriquehttp://fr.amiando.com/brandedentertai...
Throughout the evolution of radio research, spanning nearly 40 years, the industry has mostly concentrated on the hard facts of research, and the easily-quantifiable – answering questions like, “What portion of the audience likes this song?” or, “What portion of the audience works in an office?” For that sort of study we call people on the phone, or now contact them on the Internet, or bring them to hotel ballrooms for auditorium music tests or to focus group facilities. However there is one place that our research mostly hasn’t gone to – straight into the homes of the listeners. There’s also an entire line of inquiry we largely haven’t attempted – understanding the emotions underneath the behaviors and the real connections that people have to country music and country radio.
In an average ethnographic study, you might talk with eight to ten people – a smaller sample with a much deeper amount of inquiry. We actually doubled that for this study, talking with people in four time zones and using a variety of methods. We first created a connection with our respondents through telephone interviews. Then, some went on to do what’s called a video diary, where they film themselves and their families in key moments throughout their everyday lives. For others, our team actually traveled to their homes and visited with them for several hours. We also followed up by telephone with additional questions based on what we had observed. Overall, we spent over 60 hours with these Country Radio P1s, in 13 states, across four time zones. That’s a substantial amount of time, and more than enough to see major patterns across our audiences.
“Now, we remain strong believers that on-demand and custom playlist services do not replace a curated local or national broadcast experience … Radio is so much more than just a playlist punctuated by ads … These new digital services simply replace the music you buy and the playlist you make, which is why is always going to natural complement to a professionally curated broadcast radio experience.”
Dickey made several references to a “widening” of audio consumption: “The audio space is widening and total audio consumption is actually increasing because technology makes it more readily accessible.”
So the equation appears to go like this: Small-market radio stations out, Westwood programming in, new content funneled to Rdio for distribution to online audiences. In that new content, Dickey emphasized sports brands CBS and NBC, and tent-pole sporting events like the NCAA finals, the Olympics, and the Masters. Entertainment award shows (Grammys, AMAs) and network-branded news are in the WestwoodOne bucket also. Presumably, we can expect to start seeing (and hearing) these non-music streams featured in Rdio during 2014.
Edison’s Larry Rosin and Megan Lazovick, along with Jayne Charneski, presented the latest Country music study from Edison Research, #MeetTheMillennials, at the 2014 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on February 19. The presentation slides are available below.
Culturebox propose une première Mondiale. Grâce à la prise de son spatialisée en 3D, vous allez vivre en direct la diffusion de ce concert avec la même restitution que si vous étiez à la Chapelle Royale de Versailles.
The cars of today, and especially tomorrow, generate rivers of data that will change everything from how meteorologists understand the weather, to how towns identify their most egregious potholes, to — our favorite — how people will listen to music in the car.
Over half of all music listening takes place in the car, according to Pandora senior vice president of strategic solutions Heidi Browning, speaking at Friday’s jam-packed “Internet of Cars” panel at SXSW. Those cars are starting to generate as much as 25MB per hour, according to Team Detroit executive creative director Scott Lange, who described the car as “the biggest wearable,” adding that it “leaves a trail of ones and zeros behind it.”
Some of this data — like whether the windshield wipers are running or not — can be used on a massive, aggregated level to understand where it’s raining with more real-time granularity than has ever been possible. Likewise, windshield wiper activation could inform which music your car plays for you, picking genres or tilting playback one way or another within your artist stations.
“If you’re in the fast lane, let’s say, we could play you some hardcore rock ‘n roll — or maybe some country music to slow you down a little bit,” said Pandora’s Browning, adding that while the possibilities are fairly limitless in terms of the sort of data-driven features that can be added to car music, consumers will decide whether they’re actually worthwhile. The two most requested features from the connected car, according to a study conducted by the company, are navigation and internet radio — so the demand is definitely there, even if it’s less clear which of these more ambitious features will stick.
As another example, cars might select music based on where the driver’s seat is located (as a way of determining which family member is driving), according to Sefi Grossman, vice president technology director for Team Detroit. He thinks drivers might subscribe to their own car settings, allowing them to turn any car (a zip car, a rental car, a borrowed car, etc.) into their “own” car, at least where the listening and other preferences are concerned.
Bop.fm allows users of subscription music services to share songs and playlists with users of other services. The startup just added Beats Music to the mix.
Warner Music Group a révélé avoir établi un partenariat avec Shazam, démontrant une volonté louable de moderniser ses pratiques. (...) Une maison de disque "Shazam" devrait être créée pour signer les révélations les plus prometteuses.
A radio station for dogs and dog lovers will run for 24 hours on March 7 as part of a Be Lungworm Aware campaign.
It will feature "dog-umentaries", fashion tips for pooches, live link-ups to Crufts and advice for dog owners such as keeping their pets happy, healthy and safe.
The app is compatible with more than 30 devices, including of course Samsung's Galaxy branded smartphones and tablets. Samsung announced its latest smartwatch a day before, along with another new version, the Gear 2 Neo, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The watches are due out globally starting in April.
Gear 2 will serve as a remote control for the content you hear via the iHeartRadio app. From your wrist, you'll be able to access favorite live and custom stations, save favorites, scan live stations, skip and pause songs, and rate songs with a thumbs up or thumbs down. iHeartRadio covers more than 1,500 live stations, as well as the ability to create custom stations from more than 450,000 artists and more than 18 million songs. You'll be able to view album art on the watch display.
On ne les voit pas, mais on les entend un peu partout. Quoi? Les listes de lecture musicales de l'entreprise montréalaise Stingray Digital, qui compte 200 employés et a un chiffre d'affaires de 100 millions de dollars.
Inconnu au bataillon, Stingray impressionne
Larry Rosin (pictured) and Megan Lazovick of Edison Research presented detailed information about the Country radio listener at CRS yesterday in an "Ethnographic Study." Lazovick went out across the country and spent days with listeners, observing how they consume music and what the country music format means to them. In addition to reinforcing the fact that Country music songs make an emotional connection with the listener, Edison uncovered more details about how consumers take in their audio entertainment. And, it's all about the path of least resistance. If consumers are in their automobiles, the radio is a very easy selection. If they are in their homes however, radio is facing many more challenges. Listen to our interview with Rosin and Lazovick about this project HERE
Among the study’s key findings were: - Radio’s competition is no longer only between stations. The fight today is against all of the other media: Television(outlets like CMT/GAC/TCN), YouTube, Pandora, and even personal mobile devices. - People are choosing to listen to the device that presents the path of least resistance. In the car, that remains radio. At home or in the workplace, there is a much more competitive situation: television, in particular, at home and the Internet at work. - If one listens to radio today, it is often devoid of emotion. And yet when you talk to people in their homes, they place the emphasis on the emotions that country music elicits. - One of the challenges that Radio faces is the fact that country fans don’t spontaneously equate country music strictly to country radio like the used to. This poses a challenge to radio provide talented DJs/hosts to guide the listeners in a more personal manner.
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, one of the most interesting things to me was the prominence that radio got.
No, not FM radio — more of which later — but the radio and music services run by the mobile phone companies.
The truth is that algorithmic jukeboxes (marketed to consumers as “radio”) are all relatively similar. Sure, Pandora contains some carefully curated Music Genome Project data to produce theirs. Other companies use The Echo Nest’s algorithmic technology, or even Fraunhofer’s magic audio fingerprinting stuff, to do the same job. Any of these systems will do a passable, and refinable, job of playing me more of the music I love, and less of the music I don’t. The game is less about competence and more about distribution these days.
The changes happening in media consumption are vastly more pronounced in the younger age groups. Our study of online 18-34s shows that in every location of listening outside of the car, online 18-34s are more likely to listen to online radio (including the streams of AM/FM stations) than radio from a traditional transmitter. Of course, the change in consumption is being driven primarily by the adoption of smart phones.
As shown by other studies – Internet Radio usage does not lead to a wholesale abandonment of ‘traditional’ radio – indeed 89% of 18-34s reported listening to over-the-air radio stations in the week before they were surveyed. The advent of Internet Radio has surely led to some time-shifting from one form to the other, but meaningfully there is little doubt that Online delivery has expanded the time people spend with audio