‘Bone Conduction’ Headphones Don’t Go Over Your Ears — But How Do They Transmit Sound?

‘Bone conduction’ headphones are one of the strangest things you’ll try.  But they amazingly transmit audio while keeping your ear canal open to other noises. What?  You’re not subscribed to the Digital Music News Podcast?  We’re available on iTunes, S… Continue Reading

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If Audio Is Hot, Why Isn’t Radio Partying?

While the massive uptick in the popularity of audio seems like it should be good news for traditional broadcast radio, the reality is that much of this resurgence has manifested in the form of podcasts and new forms of tech like smart speakers. _____________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of… Continue Reading

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Spotify: The Decline of Playlists and Rise of Podcasts [MIDiA]

Just as the music industry gets comfortable with playlists as a marketing and revenue generation tool, come words of caution from the analysts at MIDiA. A playlist ‘hit’ often does not do much to help long-term artist brand building, they say, and then there are the challenges and opportunities caused… Continue Reading

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Green Takeover: Spotify’s Podcast Play Pays Off, Beating Apple In Multiple Markets

Spotify’s $500 million move into podcasts appears to already be paying off for the audio streamer. New data shows Spotify has surpass Apple to become the dominate podcast player in Mexico, Spain and Italy and all of South America. A Green Takeover While Apple’s dominance remains in the US and… Continue Reading

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Doubling Down Again on Podcasts, Spotify Acquires Small Studio Parcast

Spotify has dug down deep on podcasts. For months, Spotify has made strategic moves into the booming podcast market. Last October, for example, the streaming music giant unveiled Spotify for Podcasters.  The service would allow podcasters to quickly li… Continue Reading

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