This week, Katz Radio Group announced listening trends from the past year through their RADAR findings. According the the Wall Street Journal, broadcast radio is still king, reaching almost 250 million listeners a…
Billboard announced a few months back that they would take into account streaming into their rankings. They will now apply that some approach to the creation of seven brand new specialized charts.
National Public Radio is gaining in popularity amongst younger music listeners, and the bands they listen to. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, performances and guest spots on NPR are now more sought after than a magazine cover. Citing Triton Digital’s data, Pandora generates the highest web traffic for music listening, but NPR ranks sixth.
Feeling homesick or pining of days past spent tuning the radio to your favorite station? There’s an app for that. homesickFM not only brings terrestrial radio to your mobile device, but it allows you to tune in to your favorite local station, even if you are away from home.
In the latest round of radio’s royalty fight, Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) yesterday introduced the Local Radio Freedom Act to the Senate. According to an article on Inside Radio, the Act is non-binding but opposes any on-air performance royalty on radio stations.
“The notion that Spotify, Pandora or any on-demand service is the ‘enemy’ of ‘radio’ makes no sense,” Mike Agovino of Triton Digital explained in an article on Radio Survivor.
CBS Sports is gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII, and while the company doesn’t hold the radio play-by-play rights, the game is showcasing the synergies of its new radio network. Yet CBS is playing long ball with new CBS Sports Radio network.
After several law firms said they were “investigating” Nielsen’s proposed $1.26 billion buyout of Arbitron, the first lawsuit contesting the merger has been filed. Arbitron shareholder Joseph Pace is asking the court to block the deal from closing until the company takes steps to ensure the $48 per share offer is the best it can get for shareholders.