CBS has announced that it plans to experiment with a new approach to radio, dispensing with traditional DJs and crowdsourcing the DJing, instead: CBS Radio will debut on June 28 the industry’s first 100 percent user-controlled, on-air radio program using a new social Web service called Jelli. Every Sunday between 10 p.m. and midnight on [...]
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Why Radio & Music Industry Sucks Nowadays offers an interesting look at the state of radio, and touches on why podcasting and Internet radio are becoming such important media for young radio listeners.
The National Association Of Broadcasters has asked Apple to change the design of iPods to incorporate an FM receiver.
Are broadcasters grabbing at straws to protect an industry that no longer has a monopoly on your ears?
When his weekday show was suddenly cancelled in a sweeping format change, nationally syndicated radio host Adam Carolla launched a free daily podcast -Â a podcast with a quarter million listens within 24 hours of the first episode posting. Wednesday, live streaming video service Stickam announced that it “will be the exclusive streamer for Adam [...]
Nationally syndicated radio show host Adam Carolla was recently, unceremoniously, fired when the station he broadcast from, Los Angeles’ KLSX 97.1 FM, changed its format to a pop music station. Declaring that terrestrial radio is “heading for the sh*tter,” Carolla has launched a free daily (Monday – Friday) podcast. “For now, itâ€™ll be very stripped [...]
The number of Americans that listen to radio at work is declining, as more and more people turn to Internet radio. According to data from the Arbitron/Edison Media Research Internet & Multimedia series of studies, among people who are employed full or part time and listen to radio at work, the portion listening most often [...]
GCap Media, operators of radio stations such as Capital Radio, Xfm and Classic FM recently announced that it has joined UK Podcasters Association. This move is seen as a big step toward radio industry integration with digital and online media. GCap is the first radio/media company to join the UKPA since the association’s creation in [...]
Research from Australian radio network Austereo shows that radio listeners’ attention is moving from traditional radio to podcasts and other mobile audio content. Companies that track media use, like Nielsen Media Research, haven’t caught up with people’s changing use of technology and are significantly misrepresenting media consumption, as a result. Highlights of Austereo’s research: Austereo [...]
Thousands of U.S. commercial webcasters plan to go silent Tuesday, June 26, to draw attention to an impending royalty rate increase that could threaten the viability of stations that broadcast mainstream music. Earlier in the year, the United States Copyright Royalty Board announced new royalty rates for webcasting traditionally licensed music, to be effective from [...]
A new Web poll survey, conducted by rock radio consultants Jacobs Media, has found that, among rock radio listeners, an FM radio tuner is the most desired new feature for portable media players. The survey also found more people than ever are interested in getting portable media players. The study asked about the most important [...]