Audioboom aims to disrupt radio industry (The Financial Times)

digital entertainment post audioboomIn the business of audio entertainment, the big money is in music. But that has not stopped investors from getting excited about a less glamorous type of audio: the spoken word.

The 10-fold increase in the market capitalisation of Audioboom in just five months has highlighted this little-known companyas… [Read more onn The Financial Times]


Clear Channel Flips Its Name to iHeartMedia (Newsfactor Business Report)

Clear Channel, the nation’s biggest radio station owner, is broadcasting a new signal to listeners and advertisers. The San Antonio-based media company, owner of 840 radio stations, has changed its name to iHeartMedia, after its iHeartRadio online network that lets people listen to the likes of… [Read more on Newsfactor Business Report]

Big Data Audio Streaming: How Spotify And Pandora Use Data To Better Serve Customers (CloudTweaks)

Source: Spotify

Source: Spotify

Big Data Audio Streaming: How Spotify And Pandora Use Data To Better Serve Customers

Companies such as Pandora and Spotify are examples of audio streaming services that employ Big Data extensively. It’s nothing new in the entertainment world, as Big Data is shaping the future of the movie industry as well. Similarly to the world of cinema, music streaming services stand to gain with… [Read more on CloudTweaks]

Daniel Mermet envisage un “Là-bas si j’y suis” sur le Web (Télérama)


Radio | Remercié par France Inter en juin dernier, l’animateur compte reprendre son émission sur Internet. Il profitera de la prochaine Fête de L’Humanité pour mettre en place une campagne de souscriptions. Objectif : lancer son pure player le 21 janvier prochain.

A 11h30 ce mercredi 27 août, soit une demi-heure seulement après la très médiatique conférence de presse de rentrée de Radio France, Daniel Mermet tient la sienne propre à quelques… [Lire la suite sur Télérama]

An Apple-Pandora Merger Would Be A ‘Scary Combination’ (Benzinga)

Before Apple officially acquired Beats Electronics, many analysts speculated about alternative mergers.

Spotify was one of the first companies that came up, followed by Pandora, Bose and others within the music business. Now that the Beats deal is over, further merger speculation has died down, but… [Read more on Benzinga]

Juniper: Spotify and Pandora under threat from Apple and Google in slow digital music sector (ITProPortal)

Digital music revenues are forecast to slow down over the coming five years due to the strength of the streaming model and the continued presence of piracy dogging the market.

Juniper Research figures showed that… [Read more on ITProPortal]