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Digital Watch: Is Apple Music a Threat to Indie Internet Radio?

On Monday Apple announced its much anticipated music service, called, appropriately enough, Apple Music. It essentially integrates Beats Music, which the company acquired last year, more closely with iTunes and iTunes Radio, and adds more celebrity-curated stations and playlists. Apple Music doesn’t become available until June 30, so nobody has taken it for a spin […]

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Radio News Round-Up: Dallas station to air tapes from JFK assassination, Iggy Pop holiday broadcasts

Here’s a quick radio news roundup to round-out your Thursday afternoon: Nielsen just released its annual Music 360 study that shows 63% of music listeners still turn to terrestrial radio to discover new music, and that radio drives many listeners to look for music on YouTube. The Radio and Internet Newsletter talked with David Bakula, […]

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Internet and satellite audience numbers indicate that people still love radio

The Radio and Internet Newsletter covers Triton Digital’s online radio listening metrics for May, noting that growth is flat, in keeping with an expected “summer slow-down.” Pandora continues to lead the market by a wide margin, with more than 1.4 million average active listening sessions, and 1.5 billion session starts from 6 AM to midnight. […]

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Slacker adds Weather Channel local forecasts

Weather reports and alerts are a mainstay of most live radio broadcasts, especially during drivetime, and there are plenty of apps that will deliver forecasts to your smartphone. However, updated local weather is more difficult to obtain on streaming services if you’re not just listening to a local station’s stream. Today Slacker Radio releases a […]

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Slacker Radio adds 6 million users since February relaunch

On Thursday Slacker Radio announced that it added 6 million listeners since the service relaunched with a new design in February. That’s when Slacker upped the ante with unlimited free listening to its streaming, curated stations on PCs and mobile devices, in addition to an interface overhaul. These stations include news and sports from ABC […]

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Mobile radio apps jump from the smartphone to the dashboard at CES

Three years ago at CES car stereos started talking to smartphones to control apps like Pandora. This year radio apps are moving en masse from the smartphone into the dashboard. Smartphones still provide the critical mobile data link, although one auto manufacturer announced a deal to integrate that access directly in the dash. Two major […]

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