RAIN (Radio And Internet Newsletter)

France's music trade group SNEP reported that the nation's digital revenue surpassed physical revenue last year. Overall, the French market posted 1.8% growth for its recorded music market in 2018,...
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Anghami, an on-demand streaming platform centered in the Middle East and North Africa, has expanded its content offerings to include podcasts. The company has added more than 250 podcasts to...
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Google Podcasts and PRX announced plans for a second round of their podcast creator program. The pair introduced their plans to launch an accelerator project for aspiring creators in October....
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At the RAIN Podcast Business Summit on March 5, keynoter Zack Reneau-Wedeen (Founder and Head of Product, Google Podcasts) spoke with Steve Pratt (Principal and Co-owner, Pacific Content) about doubling...
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Podtrac has posted its ranker of the top 20 podcsats in February 2019. The chart has a few new appearances, with The Ron Burgundy Podcast on iHeartRadio debuting at No....
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by James Cridland James Cridland's International Radio Trends is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: A collection of features and data points related to radio listening on...
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Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web: Voice assistants struggle with discovery. The new journey for indies. What if Google buys UMG? Continue Reading →
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Warner Music Group has signed a direct licensing deal with Boomplay Music, a leading music streaming service in Africa. Under the terms of their agreement, Boomplay will be able to...
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Magellan has published its list of the top 15 podcast advertisers from February. Last month's ranker includes first-time appearances from 1-800-Flowers and BetterHelp, after both brands have been buying podcast...
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The BBC World Service has introduced a new app in partnership with Zeno Media. Their app relies on Zeno's call-to-listen function that helps people stay connected to radio stations in...
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