Triton Says 2015 Was a Big Year For Streaming

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As part of its December ranker, Triton also released some statistics from 2015 which said overall streaming reached an all-time high in 2015. Average Active Sessions increased by 13.3 percent for the Monday-Friday 6:00AM-8:00PM daypart and by 13.6 percent for the Monday-Sunday 6:00AM-Midnight daypart.

Pandora Debuts New Discovery Tool

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It's called "Browse" and Pandora says it helps users discover even more of the music they'll love. The new tool gives users nonstop discovery of new stations based on their listening activity and users can see what's playing on a station before adding it to their station list.

Bob & Tom App Dowloaded Over 100,000 Times

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Just one week after launch, the Bob & Tom app, which was developed in partnership with Clip Interactive, has been downloaded over 100,000 times.

DGital, Yahoo! Sports Launch J.J. Redick Podcast

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The new podcast, called The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick, features L.A. Clippers guard J.J. Redick. It's part of The Vertical Podcast with Woj, a series with Yahoo! Sports NBA. Reporter Adrian Wojnarowski will publish new episodes each Tuesday.

NAB Launches Bi-Weekly Podcast

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Each podcast is dedicated to covering timely issues impacting radio. A new NAB podcast will be released every other Tuesday. Each episode is 15 minutes long and is available publicly for two weeks. Then, it will be archived for NAB members-only access at nab.org/podcasts. LISTEN HERE.
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Spotify Rolling Out Video Feature

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Spotify is getting to launch a new video feature it has been testing over the past several months. The company announced the plans to begin distributing videos and podcasts with content providers that include ESPN, Comedy Central, the BBC, Vice Media and Maker Studios.

Are Podcasts Too Difficult For Users?

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Bridge Ratings has just completed an update to its annual “State of Podcasting” study originally conducted during November 2015 and January 2016. CEO Dave Van Dyke says for most Americans who care enough about podcasts...it's too cumbersome of a process.

NPR One Available On Apple’s CarPlay

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NPR One allows users to curate its own public radio news, stories, and podcasts. It is now incorporated into Apple's CarPlay.

Live 365 Closing Down In Nine Days

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The news was sent out to over 5,000 customers using the service, announcing the shutdown would be January 31. Live 365 had hinted earlier this year that the new royalty rates were the reason it might shut down. Here's the message customers received this week.
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iHeartRadio Crosses 80 Million User Mark

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iHeartMedia announced on Thursday that the 5-year-old iHeartRadio app now has more than 80 million registered users. iHeartRadio President Darren Davis said, "In just five years, we've seen continued powerful growth in our registered user base -- a testament to the power of radio and listening."


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