RAIN (Radio And Internet Newsletter)

AdLarge's podcast unit, cabana, is diving into the hugely successful category of true crime by taking in Crime Junkie, a show which started in December. Continue Reading →
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Not our headline. A good laugh before the holiday weekend. Continue Reading →
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Music video publisher Vevo will shutter its branded apps and video website in the near future. YouTube will become Vevo's main distribution platform. At the same time, the company's statement leaves the door open to other distribution partnerships. Continue Reading →
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Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, is sending out a 10th-birthday notice. To mark the milestone, Merlin is announcing three hires. the agency started operating in May, 2008, with three people. It now employs 21 people across four offices on three continents, serving tens of thousands of indie labels. Continue Reading →
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Podcast company audioBoom has announced its summer slate of original programs, under its audioBoom Studios production arm. One new show is joined by three returning podcasts. Continue Reading →
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Venerable media metadata company Gracenote (a Nielsen subsidiary) today announced a new technology product called Sonic Style, which classifies tracks into micro-categories that more exactly match up to what consumers with to hear in playlists. The technology aspires to create smarter playlists in a voice-first world of smart speakers. Continue Reading →
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RadioPublic has announced a new feature called Stations, which are RadioPublic podcast playlists ready-made for one-click listening across a topical range of programs. Continue Reading →
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While there is no earnings call for iHeartMedia scheduled during the media giant's bankruptcy process, the normal regulatory filing (10-Q) was made. From that document, a few interesting points can be gleaned. Continue Reading →
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As we noted last week, today is rollout day for a new YouTube Music app, and two new subscription plans for ad-free, downloadable YouTube use. Click through for plan details, a gloomy forecast (not from RAIN News), and quotes from Lyor Cohen. Continue Reading →
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Another streaming holdout has reversed course: Peter Gabriel has released most of his albums to Spotify, and possibly other services. In addition to other business considerations in releasing the music, there is the enduring value of back catalogs in streaming services. Continue Reading →
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