Apple to Start Charging for Radio
As of January 29, iTunes Radio will no longer be free. The service which was launched back in 2013 will cost $10.00 per month. Beats 1 will be the only music service available for free from Apple. Apple notified customers last week by e-mail. Here's what an Apple spokesperson told Buzzfeed about the change...
How CBS Tries To Sell Ads On Podcasts
Digital website Digiday points out that it's been about a year now since CBS launched its Play.It podcast network. Advertisers the company was able to land include Dunkin’ Donuts and DraftKings.
Integration of iHeart Data Into Strata is Complete.
STRATA announced Thursday that all of iHeartMedia's digital audio inventory is now available to ad buyers through STRATA's systems. It now gives over 1,000 advertising agencies the ability to access iHeartMedia's digital inventory using STRATA's media buying system. Ad buyers and agencies can now view iHeartMedia's digital audio inventory in STRATA's systems, including data on local markets, audience, and ratings.
If You Fail in Politics, That’s a Podcast
The concept was created by The Huffington Post and hosted by Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis. It's called 'Candidate Confessional' which focuses on the rough-and-tumble business of political elections.
David Bowie Channel Returns To SiriusXM
After the passing of the music icon, SiriusXM is bringing back the David Bowie Channel to honor his career and life. The exclusive, limited-run channel, which originally aired in 2013, will feature music from Bowie's entire career, from his earliest recordings through his most recent release Blackstar, as well as rare tracks and demo versions of some of Bowie's greatest songs. The David Bowie Channel will run now through January 18 on SiriusXM's The Loft, channel 30.
DGital Launches “Ochocinco and Dukes” Podcast
Former NFL players Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson (pictured) and Jamie Dukes are the hosts of the latest podcast launched by DGital Media. A new episode will be produced every Thursday.
1.5 Billion Downloads For PodcastOne in 2015
200 programs generated 1.5 Billion downloads for PodcastOne last year and CEO Norm Pattiz says so far so good.
Bowie Streams Explode On Spotify
After his death was announced Sunday night, fans of the rock legend flocked to Spotify to listen to David Bowie's music. USA Today reports Bowie's music surged 2,700% after his passing this past weekend.
The iHeartMedia Country Music Festival Is Back
It's the third year for the event which, this year, will be held on April 30, and once again in Austin. Already announced for the show are Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Keith Urban, and The Zac Brown Band.
MMG Signs Chicken Soup For The Soul
Media Management Group has announced it is now working with Chicken Soup for the Soul to develop, distribute, and monetize both long- and short-form programming for radio and to develop podcasts.