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Whyd, is the Pinterest for music

Whyd, is the Pinterest for music | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

There are plenty of music services that let you find prepackaged music from record labels, like Spotify, iTunes and Pandora. But what about the millions of tracks, often from smaller artists, that are out in the open web, in places like YouTube and Soundcloud? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to discover these tracks, mix them into playlists, and listen to other people’s playlists?


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The Rebirth Of Radio | TechCrunch

The Rebirth Of Radio | TechCrunch | Radio Futures | Scoop.it
Since Pandora’s IPO a year ago, the online audio story has been something of a broken record.

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Radio needs to understand what the automakers are thinking

The average age of a car in the U.S. is now 11 years old – and that means that in the next year or so, many Americans will be in the market for a new vehicle. And many of these consumers will purchase one that is equipped with a system like Ford’s SYNC and Toyota’s Entune. This is significant because as we learned in Techsurvey8, a majority of our 57,300 respondents say the lion’s share of the broadcast radio listening takes place behind the wheel.


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Nicolas Moulard - Actuonda's curator insight, December 11, 2012 4:34 PM

 

Rudolf Kabutz's curator insight, January 12, 2013 3:30 AM

When will such cars come to Africa when the average lifespan of cars on the continent is most likely more than 20 years?

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A beta strategy for radio

The internet is changing society and human behaviour in fundamental ways. Even the English language is not immune from the effects of online culture.

In media, the internet has transformed not only the way that we distribute content, but also the way that audiences engage and interact with content.

The culture of agile software development is now influencing the way that broadcasters create new programmes. For the first time, programme makers are experimenting with their very own beta development strategy, which means launching new products that are feature complete, but are not yet fully debugged or "road tested".


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10 questions for Steve Pratt

10 questions for Steve Pratt | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

Steve Pratt is the Director of Digital Music for CBC, including CBC Music, the home of music at Canada's public broadcaster. CBC Music is designed for Canadian music fans, offering a choice of 50 free web radio stations, 12 genre-based online communities, original digital editorial content from teams across the Canada, and a community of over 30,000 artists who have uploaded over 150,000 songs to the service.


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Rapprochement historique entre Radio France et la radiodiffusion ...

Rapprochement historique entre Radio France et la radiodiffusion ... | Radio Futures | Scoop.it
C'est dans la sobriété et l'intimité qu'a été signée, vendredi 15 juin 2012, au 22ème étage de la Maison de la Radio à Paris, la 1ère « Charte de bonne entente entre Radio France et les radio...

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Radioplayer makes Hybrid Radio

Radioplayer makes Hybrid Radio | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

A new type of radio was unveiled at The Radio Festival by Radioplayer – a single radio unit which brings together all radio platforms.


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Social media for broadcasters: 5 golden rules

Social media for broadcasters: 5 golden rules | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

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1. Less is more

On social media platforms, quality is definitely more important than quantity. One of the biggest mistakes that brands sometimes make is to throw up a lot of content onto Facebook or Twitter in a way that is neither engaging nor connecting.

 

Do not post content unless you believe that it is relevant and that your audience will care. Unless you are providing optimised content that serves a real need, it will not generate more listening or viewing.

 

2. Being there is not enough

"Everyone is on Facebook, so we should be too," is not a social media strategy. Since a compelling and successful presence on social media will require resources, it sometimes helps to think of what you hope to achieve as a ROI (Return On Investment).

 

And it has to be an on-going investment in order to bear fruit. As in the real world, relationships take time to develop and strengthen.

 

Listeners and viewers are happy and often expect to see their favourite channel, station or programme on Facebook and Twitter, but you must acknowledge that they are there.

 

Social media is about conversation, not shouting a message. Listen to what your fans are saying and never stop listening.

 

One of the cardinal sins is to ask questions and then disappear. A comment must be answered, no less than a ringing telephone.

 

It is not enough to give away lots of tickets and prizes. Unless you acknowledge your audience socially, you make them feel that you don't care.

 

Above all, people want to feel that they are part of your channel or brand and that they belong. When you ask them to like you on Facebook or to follow you on Twitter, they think that you are trying to start a conversation and that you care.

 

It is wrong to ask them to do these things unless you are prepared to respond to their comments and ideas.

 

All of this requires specialized training to help journalists and producers to understand the benefits of social media, and to know how to participate effectively.

 

3. You're not the only one with an audience

Nowadays everyone has a voice and the power to influence her or his peers. Everyone who is active on Facebook and Twitter has their own audiences.

 

They are all connected to other people who trust them and respect their opinions. They recommend programmes to each other all the time.

 

Social media allow you to interact with a group of listeners or viewers who are emotionally connected to your brand and are motivated to share the content that you provide. If you listen to your fans or followers, they can generate the higher mind share that you will need to achieve higher ratings.

 

Your audience will share content with their individual audiences, who will in turn recommend it to their friends and followers.

 

It is part of human nature that none of us want to feel as though we are excluded from a conversation. Live TV has demonstrated the power of social media when used the "second screen" to enhance the TV experience and to foster TV-based communities.

 

4. Behave as you would in the real world

Everyday rules of etiquette and good behaviour also apply in the world of social media. Furthermore, if something is not interesting in real life there is no reason to think people will care when they see it on your Facebook page.

 

What you had for breakfast will be of little interest or importance to your show's followers unless you are a celebrity presenter. In real life, we would not shout to everyone in a room that someone has paid us a compliment, so why re-tweet vapid praise?

 

It is annoying and clogs up feeds with irrelevant content. If nothing else works, stop and ask yourself, would I be interested if somebody said that to me in real life?

 

5. It's a lot of work - is it worth the effort?

Public service media invest a great deal of resources into creating compelling news programmes, light entertainment , music and fiction. Maximizing visibility is not only a matter of common sense, many see it as an essential part of their remit.

 

Social media help to raise the profile of station or programme brands and to increase rating for linear radio and TV. This happens by making it easier to discover content in several different ways .

 

Firstly, there is the process of recommendation within a peer group. Secondly, hashtags are proving another very effective way of reaching people who are not part of your community.

Thirdly, Google and other search engines rank results from Twitter very high up in search results.

 

In the end, though, it is a question of future survival. We are heading towards a very fragmented future will become increasingly comfortable with choosing which content they want to consume when and where.

 

Gone are the days when broadcasters could shout from the top of the hill to a grateful audience. The Internet is educating listeners and viewers to use their voices and to expect broadcasters to listen and to respond.


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BBC iPlayer sees daytime peak for radio

Stats from the BBC’s iPlayer show peak radio listening is during daytime hours at 12pm, rather than the traditional breakfast slot on FM. And most requests are to listen to live radio rather than catch-up programmes, unlike television where around only 1 in 8 requests for live TV.


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BBC pushes red button on Virgin

The BBC says it is “reinventing” red button interaction to bring together television, radio and online media. The integration launches on the Virgin Media TiVo service, available in 1.2 million homes in the United Kingdom. The new connected red button features will roll out to other internet connected television platforms over the coming months. While the design is a great improvement, favouring a commercial platform and failing to support from the outset the new YouView joint venture in which it is a partner suggests that the BBC strategy is far from connected.


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Is digital radio making a comeback in France?

Is digital radio making a comeback in France? | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

After relaunching its call for digital radio networks in Paris, Marseille and Nice, French broadcast authority CSA plans to open a call for digital terrestrial licences for France's next 20 biggest cities. CSA states that the 23 cities account for 62 percent of the French population. The licensing process, which is opposed by the big analogue stations, has yet to be approved in plenary session. It is backed by independent and smaller stations as well as public broadcaster Radio France.


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Music Discovery Still Dominated by Radio, Says Nielsen Music 360 Report

Music Discovery Still Dominated by Radio, Says Nielsen Music 360 Report | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

Nielsen edite une etude qui dis la meme chose que celle commandée par la Sacem en debut d'année sur les habitudes des consommateurs de musique en France

 

Exemple :

La radio est encore le principal moyen pour decouvrir la musique

48% grâce à la radio
10% via des amis / parents
7% grâce à YouTube

 

Le decouverte (posture active)  est differente de l'ecoute (posture passive) => 64% des adolescents écoutent leur musique via YouTube. 56% via la radio, 53% sur iTunes et 50% via le format CD.

 

... tous les chiffres ici : http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/press-room/2012/music-discovery-still-dominated-by-radio--says-nielsen-music-360.html


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French company plans to launch digital terrestrial pay-radio

French company plans to launch digital terrestrial pay-radio | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

Candidate pour devenir le distributeur d'une offre de radios payantes - une première en France -, la société prévoit de diffuser 63 radios. Pour se financer, elle envisage une introduction en Bourse si elle obtient le feu vert du CSA.


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Top 5 examples of interactive radio

Top 5 examples of interactive radio | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

Who is doing the cleverest, most innovative things with interactive radio? James Cridland picks five best-of-breed stations and programmes.


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Dropbox rachète Audiogalaxy et se lance dans le streaming musical

Dropbox rachète Audiogalaxy et se lance dans le streaming musical | Radio Futures | Scoop.it
Le géant du cloud Dropbox vient de racheter Audiogalaxy, une société spécialisée dans le streaming musical, pour un montant indéterminé. Après le cloud,

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5 Companies That Will Define The Future Of Radio

5 Companies That Will Define The Future Of Radio | Radio Futures | Scoop.it
Who's forging the future of radio? It's still early, but keep an ear on this handful of businesses already pounding out that future. 

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Radios : le risque d'une bombe juridique

Radios : le risque d'une bombe juridique | Radio Futures | Scoop.it
Le CSA ne sait pas trop comment calculer les seuils anti-concentration, alors il propose deux méthodes... et en appelle au Parlement.

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Apple's Siri assistant coming to 2 Chevy cars in 2013

Apple's Siri assistant coming to 2 Chevy cars in 2013 | Radio Futures | Scoop.it
The automaker isn't adding Apple's service to any high-end models just yet, but two smaller cars aimed at buyers on a budget. To use it, owners will need an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 running iOS 6 that can connect to the car's infotainment system.

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Whyd, is the Pinterest for music

Whyd, is the Pinterest for music | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

There are plenty of music services that let you find prepackaged music from record labels, like Spotify, iTunes and Pandora. But what about the millions of tracks, often from smaller artists, that are out in the open web, in places like YouTube and Soundcloud? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to discover these tracks, mix them into playlists, and listen to other people’s playlists?


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The top 5 best examples of interactive radio

The top 5 best examples of interactive radio | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

Who is doing the cleverest, most innovative things with interactive radio? James Cridland picks five best-of-breed stations and programmes.


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Digital radio's great expectations

Digital radio's great expectations | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

This year’s EBU Digital Radio Conference, held Oct. 10–11 here in Brussels, played host to more than 50 senior managers from public service radio broadcasters.


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BBC launches Connected Red Button on Tivo

BBC launches Connected Red Button on Tivo | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

The BBC has launched Connected Red Button, initially on Virgin Media’s TiVo® service for television viewers but aims to expand to radio services too. It's not known at this stage what radio content will be provided via the re-invented service but it will eventually work with other internet-connected TVs.


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Euro-Chip boost for digital radio

Euro-Chip boost for digital radio | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

GENEVA, 14 NOVEMBER 2012

 

 

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has launched a campaign for all new radios and mobile devices to be fitted with a ‘Euro-Chip’, which will give Digital Radio vital impetus and a surer future in Europe.

 

Euro-Chip integrates the main radio standards, such as digital (DAB/DAB+/DMB) and analogue (FM), into one universal radio receiver, overcoming incompatibilities and bringing important benefits to broadcasters, manufacturers and consumers.

 

Owners of any device containing a live Euro-Chip – including smartphones and tablets – can enjoy cost-free broadcast reception, even as they cross international borders or pass between digital and analogue signals.

 

Crucially, Euro-Chipped smartphones will draw younger people to radio; EBU research consistently confirms that it is the device, and not the delivery system, that matters most to them.

The technology will also enhance radio’s role as the optimum communications medium in the event of networks failure, during for instance, natural disasters; at these pressured times, broadcast networks usually continue to work.

 

The EBU wants action on several levels:

 

• Although many devices have been fitted with a radio chip, dormant chips must be activated.
• Radio chip tools should be open and accessible for creative minds to develop new applications.
• Any future radios and smart devices must contain active Euro-Chips when they reach the shelves.

 

To this end, the EBU will talk to key stakeholders, such as carmakers, legislators and electronics manufacturers, to spread universal awareness of the huge opportunity that Euro-Chip represents.

 

EBU President Jean-Paul Philippot said: “Radio is extremely popular in Europe, but it has not enjoyed the same momentum as television, notably in the consumer electronics sphere. We want to send a clear signal that the EBU is determined to make radio a key part of Europe’s digital future.”

 

The EBU Executive Board has agreed a declaration in support of Euro-Chip, which lists the reasons why Euro-Chip is essential:

 

• Efficient network use: Euro-Chip eases pressure on mobile broadband networks while making full use of spectrum allocations for digital and analogue radio.

• Cost-free listening: In mobile phones, Euro-Chip enables audiences to receive broadcast services everywhere at no incremental cost. Consumers will not need to pay for broadband reception of free-to-air radio services.

• An Internal Market-friendly device: future-proof and interoperable, Euro-Chip enables radio reception in dozens of countries.

• Huge potential for innovative radio services: access to radio chips and hybrid radio services will engender new business models, creative opportunities and audience interaction.

• Enhanced public safety: Radio is the most resilient communications medium in natural disasters and national emergencies, a feature that Euro-Chip will enhance by increasing radio’s reach. Euro-Chip will also boost road safety in Europe by simplifying the delivery of real-time, language-independent traffic information about local and cross-border conditions.

 

BEN STEWARD, Communications Officer,
T +41 (0)22 717 2213
M +41 (0)79 244 6535
E steward@ebu.ch

 

ABOUT THE EUROPEAN BROADCASTING UNION (EBU)


The EBU is the world's foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with Members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond.


The EBU's mission is to defend the interests of public service media and to promote their indispensible contribution to modern society. It is the point of reference for industry knowledge and expertise.


The EBU operates EUROVISION, the media industry's premier distributor and producer of top quality live sport and news, as well as entertainment, culture and music content.
The EUROVISION satellite and fibre network is the largest and most reliable in the world directly plugged in to public service media everywhere.


web: www.ebu.ch - www.eurovision.com
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Why Sound Could Win in the Battle Against Video on the Web

Why Sound Could Win in the Battle Against Video on the Web | Radio Futures | Scoop.it

The web is unmuting, says Soundcloud CEO Alexander Ljung. Why he believes video will take a backseat to sound in the battle for web attention.


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The internet's killer challenge to the radio set - BDlive

The internet's killer challenge to the radio set - BDlive | Radio Futures | Scoop.it
The internet's killer challenge to the radio setBDliveOF ALL our familiar gadgets, the radio set is perhaps the most endangered by smartphones and tablets, with the internet pulling in thousands more stations than short wave ever could.

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