RAIN (Radio And Internet Newsletter)

Webcast listening in September was 8% higher than the year-ago period, as Spotify widened its upward trend advantage compared to Pandora. This according to Triton Digital's Top-20 Ranker, a monthly...
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by James Cridland James Cridland's International Radio Trends is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Triton Digital's webcast metrics, hurdles to radio on smart speakers, a station...
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A German startup received a funding round to support its development of a voice assistant focused on use in cars. German Autolabs secured €7 million for its work on the...
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After previous hints that it would be reframing its approach, Apple has reportedly hired Sam Jadallah to lead its smart home business. CNBC reported that Apple has picked up the...
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Jason Hoch has departed Stuff Media, and its new parent company iHeartMedia. He was the head of new initiatives and EP at the HowStuffWorks podcast network. Hoch is leaving to...
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SoundCloud has introduced a distribution tool. SoundCloud Premier distribution allows creators to have their uploads sent to other music and digital services, opening up new audiences and new revenue streams...
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Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web: SoundCloud at the Grammys. Apple Music's Grammy deal. Smart speakers' language options. Singing in tongues. Continue Reading →
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The text of the EU Copyright Directive has been finalized, meaning the stage is set for a sweeping legal update that could have unintended consequences for online communication in the...
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Google has several operating systems under its umbrella, and one of them is getting a pivot in response to the swelling interest in smart speakers. The Android Things operating system...
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Universal Music Group's fourth-quarter results have been posted by parent company Vivendi, capping a big year and leaving any potential buyers with more information about what the label has to...
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