Yearly Archives: 2010

Q2 Revenues were up 7% for The Nielsen Company

With a $1.75 billion IPO pending, the CFO of The Nielsen Company was restricted in what he could say in the company’s Q2 conference call. But Brian West was upbeat in his comments to bond analysts and reported decent growth for the quarter. The Watch segment, which includes Nielsen’s broadcast ratings businesses, posted a revenue…
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SNL Kagan on "The Future of Online Radio Revenue"

On July 21, 2010, SNL Kagan hosted a webinar to discuss "The Future of Online Radio Revenue." Here are some interesting findings from the webinar: Digital radio ad revenue (including internet, mobile, and interactive) is growing quickly, but is still a small percentage of total radio revenues. However, streaming and mobile applications are essential for…
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10 Reasons Satellite Radio Rocks by Sheryl Owen

One of our readers, Sheryl Owen, wrote an article entitled "10 Reasons Satellite Radio Rocks" and asked us if we could share with our readers.  If you have an interesting article you'd like to share with us, we will be more than happy to repost your article on our blog... as long as it has to…
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NAB HD Radio Multicast Award

There’s still time to submit your nomination for the National Association of Broadcasters HD Radio Multicast Award! The deadline to submit entries is July 30, 2010. The NAB HD Radio Multicast Award was established in 2007 and recognizes stations utilizing HD Radio technology through innovative or groundbreaking programming on a multicast channel. Stations were asked…
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News/Talk Remains Most Listened to Public Radio Format United States

Today Arbitron announced the release of Public Radio Today, 2010 Edition. Public Radio Today, 2010 Edition is an analysis of audience demographics and listening patterns of the nine most popular public radio formats: 1. News/Talk 2. News-Classical 3. Classical Music 4. News-Music 5. Adult Album Alternative (AAA) 6. Jazz 7. News-Jazz 8. Variety Music 9.…
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BMI Agrees on Lower Interim Rates

BMI and the Radio Music License Committee have agreed on new interim rates, which will be taking effect August 1, 2010. These rates are lower than the temporary rates which took effect on January 1, 2010. “The Radio Music License Committee and BMI have reached an interim fee agreement in the radio industry's rate making…
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What about Google?

Within the next several months, Google will be rolling out their music store aiming to take some market share from Apple’s iTunes Store. Google’s music service will be tied to its search engine, and a subscription-based service will be available. Last year, as a first step, Google started linking to partner sites like iLike and…
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Online and Mobile Music Listening to Rise 15%

According to AccuStream Research, online and mobile music listening are forecast to rise 15% this year to 8.3 billion hours, compared to only a 9% increase in 2009. Total listening hours are forecast to expand 22% in 2011. AccuStream’s report, Online and Mobile Music Spins and Media Spend: 2010 – 2012 provides comprehensive music listening…
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RadioTime and Denison Webradio Announce World’s Radio Stations on USB Drive

DALLAS - (Business Wire) RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, today announced it provides its Internet radio guide to the Dension Webradio, a small USB dongle that can bring the world’s radio stations and programs to any USB-capable home entertainment system or car radio. Developed by Dension Audio Systems,…
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NPR CEO Schiller Says All Cars Will Have Internet Radios

This morning during The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference, National Public Radio’s CEO, Vivian Schiller, had some positive outlooks on internet radio. Here are some of the things she mentions: NPR’s ratings continue to grow -- just hitting 34 million listeners, averaging 6 hours a week. It’s important that listeners are on…
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SoundEx "undistributed funds" top $200 million, Digital Music News finds

SX: AMOUNT REFLECTS “EXPLOSION” OF NET RADIO SoundExchange is holding over $200 million in unpaid royalties, according to Digital Music News. “And, given the growth arcs,” Digital Music News writes, “the amount may be quite a lot more.” SoundExchange’s current pile of $200 million is up from $96.7 million it had at the end of…
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Court caps off ASCAP interim fees, saving radio $40M

The radio industry came home from court with a new ASCAP rate that will take effect in June or July and will remain in effect until a new rate is negotiated or imposed. The Radio Music License Committee says it will save the industry about $40M in annual fees. RMLC’s Executive Director, Bill Velez, commented,…
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Internet Radio Becoming More Competitive in 2010

SNL Kagan recently published an updated 2010 analysis of Internet Radio. While the major radio broadcast names such as CBS and Clear Channel Communications are receiving the bulk of Internet radio ad revenues, based on publicly reported data, on the strength of their well-established local audiences, Internet radio pureplay Pandora Media has shown it can…
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Pure Internet Radio Threesome Head for the U.S.

British digital and internet radio enthusiasts have enjoyed the quality sound and cool styling of PURE products for a good while now. Happily, the company has just announced that three of the range first announced at CES 2010 will shortly be available to U.S. customers. The award-winning EVOKE Flow, the independence-inducing Oasis Flow and the…
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Jacobs Media Technology Survey: Latest Media Usage Findings

According to the latest Jacobs Media Technology Survey, a majority of rock radio listeners surveyed have yet to move to listening to radio on smartphones. Most are still listening to RF-based radio. However, about a third of these rock listeners are using Pandora for streaming music, and enjoy using it regularly. Another interesting finding was…
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RadioTime’s User Listening Sessions: Over 45 Million

RadioTime recently published their user listening session stats. Unsurprisingly, RadioTime keeps getting more and more users. In March 2010 RadioTime had over 45 million user listening sessions. That’s a 40% increase from February 2010! “For 100 years, radio has been an important source of news and entertainment because it offers unique live, local and free…
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The Infinite Dial 2010: Digital Platforms and the Future of Radio

Key Findings about Radio and Digital Platforms: Nearly one in four Americans has listened to audio from an iPod or other MP3 player connected to a car stereo: Although consumers often have to deal with myriad adapters and other barriers to in-car listening, 54 percent of iPod/MP3 player owners have listened to their device in…
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Internet Radio – Traditional Radio’s Future?

In a just-completed Bridge Ratings study of 3500 consumers ages 12+, our goal was to determined the current status/awareness and use of Internet radio among average Americans and the impact of Internet radio listening on traditional radio (AM/FM) listening.The results of this study suggest that the two sets of Internet radio streaming listeners (Streamies and…
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Add 100,000-plus Internet Radio Stations to Windows Media Center

With Windows Media Center, you will now be able to tune in local FM radio stations–provided, that is, you have an FM tuner connected to your PC (some internal TV tuner cards include one) and a good antenna. With Windows Media Center, you can stream over 100,000 radio stations from all over the world. Major…
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