Spotify Ltd. moved quickly to assure investors that plans to go public are still on track for the music streaming service after co-founder and board member Martin Lorentzon told Swedish radio that reports of an impending New York Stock Exchange listing were false.
The podcast universe is developing fast, and NPR is shaping it. NPR, which began making podcasts over a decade ago, has a US audience of 11.4 million listeners and 80 million downloads monthly across 36 podcast shows. It’s been ranked consecutively for 13 months as the top podcast publisher by measurement firm Podtrac.
Big data has become one of the buzzwords of the modern-day music business, and for good reason. In an increasingly mature digital world, there isn’t a single point in the route to market – from promotion to distribution to retail – that can’t be monitored in incremental detail at the touch of a button.
The first-ever Share of Ear: Canada, an Edison Research survey commissioned by radio marketing and advocacy group Radio Connects, has determined that broadcast radio listening in Canada is even greater than in the U.S.
To seize this opportunity, localization is key. The most popular music streaming app in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Indonesia is Tencent-owned Joox, and this is largely due to the localized nature of their service.
22 years ago, a German technology revolutionized a whole industry. MP3 changed the way we all listen to music forever. Today it seems as if its days are over as it has largely been replaced by other audio formats. Is MP3 dead? Far from it!