Sony, WMG Win Copyright Infringement Case vs TuneIn, More Lawsuits Expected

The High Court of England and Wales has ruled against digital radio company TuneIn in a copyright infringement case brought by Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. The lawsuit filed by the two major record companies alleged that TuneIn played and rebroadcast music without a U.K. license. Of particular… Continue Reading

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SiriusXM Adds 210K Subs, Pandora Adds Just 33K In Q3

SiriusXM added 210,000 subscribers to its satellite radio service last quarter, while it’s Pandora streaming music service added just 33,000 paid subscribers. By contrast, Spotify added 5 million paid users in the same three months. Shares of Sirius XM declined 0.5% in premarket trading Thursday, on missed profit expectations. THIRD… Continue Reading

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What Truly Makes A Fan

In this piece, Fred Jacobs compares radio and sports fans, highlighting the value of cultivating long-term enthusiasts, and the limits of numbers and data in defining passion. _________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies The blacksmith and the artist Reflect it in their art They forge their… Continue Reading

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Court Approves Pandora Appeal Of Pre-1972 Recordings Suit Due To Music Modernization Act

Last week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals told a lower federal court to reconsider Pandora’s bid to negate a class-action lawsuit over the streaming of pre-1972 recordings. The appeal was granted because of the Music Modernization Act, which makes these tracks eligible for digital performance royalties. When the Flo… Continue Reading

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WNYC-FM Is Latest Public Radio Station To Slash Music

WNYC-FM, one of New York City’s top non-commercial radio stations, is canceling most music programming in favor of news and talk. Disturbingly, other public radio stations are making similar moves or shifting music programming to less listened to time slots and secondary HD channels. It’s a trend that has independent… Continue Reading

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It Bears Repeating: Why Repetition In Music Is A Good Thing

While on of the main complaints about satellite and broadcast radio is that the same songs get played over and over again, numbers suggest there’s a major disconnect between what people say they don’t want, and what they actually enjoy listening to, and that musical repetition is actually a good… Continue Reading

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The Currency Of Deceased Rock Stars

In the wake of the passing of both Eddie Money and The Cars’ Ric Ocasek, Fred Jacobs here reflects on the lasting value of Classic Rock, and how music from the 60s and 70s continues to accrue cultural relevancy even as the number of actual artists from the era dwindles…. Continue Reading

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TuneIn, Apple Bring Global Radio Stations To Apple Music And Siri-Enabled Devices

TuneIn and Apple have teamed to offer access to more than 100,000 global radio stations on all Siri-enabled devices and Apple Music. This collaboration comes on the heels of Apple’s release of iOS13, which according to the tech giant, introduces a new radio experience to Apple devices – including iPhone,… Continue Reading

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The Love Of Listening To The Radio While Driving Not Dead

Listening to music in the car has been a favorite past time of travelers as long as radios and cars have existed, and while many believe that recent technological advancements might have reduced this practice, a passion for music and radio on the road remains. ______________________________ In this latest piece… Continue Reading

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Stationhead Adds Recording To Free Radio Station Creation App, Driving More Paid Music Streams

Stationhead, the social radio station creation app has added the ability to record shows with music drawn directly from Spotify and Apple Music. The app’s streaming integration eliminates the need for costly licensing while ensuring rightsholders are properly compensated, as well as empowering artists and podcasters to create content that… Continue Reading

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