Spotify Dubbed Digital Predator By Top Radio Consultant

The potential disruptive impact of Spotify’s new "Your Daily Drive " playlist which mixes music, news and short podcasts, is starting to sink in at radio. Respected radio consultant Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media has now dubbed "Your Daily Drive" and short daily podcasts like the New York Times produced… Continue Reading

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KCRW MD and DJ Jason Bentley Is Exiting

Jason Bentley, the longtime Music Director of the influential Los Angeles radio station KRCW, announced that he was stepping down from the position and as host of the radio show Morning Becomes Eclectic. Bentley’s last show as host of Morning Becomes Eclectic will be August 30, 2019. KCRW will be… Continue Reading

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Spotify Takes Aim At Radio with ‘Your Daily Drive’ [Mark Mulligan of MIDiA]

[UPDATED] MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan has been warning for more than a year that radio is streaming’s next frontier; and with this week’s release of the personalized music + news playlist "Your Daily Drive," Spotify took a giant step towards making his prediction a reality. _______________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of… Continue Reading

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Measuring Music’s Timelessness: A Tricky Business

Whether expressed or not, a latent goal of most musicians is to create music that endures, and hopefully has life beyond its creator. But just how does one measure music’s timelessness? Here Patrick McGuire explore the complexities in defining music’s longevity. _____________________________ Guest post by Patrick McGuire from the TuneCore… Continue Reading

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Broadcasters Do To Artists Exactly What They Complain Is Being Done To Them, says SoundExchange’s Michael Huppe [HYPOCRISY ALERT!]

[UPDATED] The National Association of Broadcaster is lobbying to end the right of satellite companies to license and transmit broadcasters’ content to undeserved markets without permission and often at rates below what broadcasters prefer. But that same thing happens every day when AM/FM radio plays a song and the performer… Continue Reading

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Spotify Stations Free App Has Launched In US

Spotify’s like lean-back listening Stations app is now available in the U.S. for iOS and Android devices. The app had previously been tested only in Australia. Spotify Stations offers a minimalist approach that most closely mimics Pandora and broadcast radio. Free users get the occasional ad, while Spotify premium subscribers… Continue Reading

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Radionomy To End US Streaming This Week

[UPDATED] Radionomy, which allowed users to create online radio stations, will shut down U.S. streaming at the end of this week.The announcement offered to migrate stations to Shoutcast for Business. U.S. music licensing rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board made streaming to U.S. listeners unsustainable for the company, according… Continue Reading

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