Ramsey Unveils Hivio 2016 Speakers

Mark Ramsey calls Hivio the first and only audio future festival and it will be held in Los Angeles on June 2 and 3, 2016. It's the 4th year for the event and Ramsey says it brings together people from radio, online radio, podcasting, talent, agencies, social media, platforms, and more.

Cumulus Inks Big Deal With Futuri

Futuri Media has reached an agreement with Cumulus to provide the company with four of its platforms: Listener Driven Radio, Takeover, TopicPulse social media monitoring, and TopLine sales research. The technology will be implemented in 27 of Cumulus’ largest markets with additional markets and stations to follow.

SoundCloud Launches Stations Feature

Yet another player with a recognizable name enters the streaming space. SoundCloud has launched a new feature called "Stations," which allows users to tap into a long stream of music related to their likes.

SiriusXM Extends Deal With Acura, Honda

SiriusXM's connected-vehicle services division has signed a new five-year deal to provide driver-related data to Acura and Honda vehicles.

Radioline Selects Triton’s a2x

Triton Digital has signed a deal with European radio and podcast aggregator Radioline. Radioline joins Triton's a2x programmatic audio advertising exchange. This partnership enables the programmatic purchase of online digital audio inventory on Radioline’s website to start, with TV and mobile inventory becoming available this summer.

NextRadio, IBS Launch Contest

College students nationwide can create and submit a sixty second radio commercial promoting Emmis' NextRadio. NextRadio and the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System have teamed up in search of the best radio spot showcasing FM Chip in smartphones. The winner will have his or her spot included in an upcoming run of NextRadio commercials.

Spreaker Launches National Radio Ad Campaign

The Podcasting platform says it is running a large national radio ad campaign on hundreds of USA iHeartRadio radio stations promoting podcasting and Spreaker’s audio creation, publishing and distribution platform.

NPR Picks Triton For Podcast Distribution

NPR’s podcast catalogue includes Fresh Air, TED Radio Hour, Hidden Brain, Invisibilia and a wide variety of additional on-demand content covering science, music, pop culture, comedy, and news. NPR has chosen Triton’s Tap Podcast for distribution and monetization of its podcast content.

Google Honors Cox For Customer Satisfaction

CMG placed second for the 2015 Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Award for Highest Customer Satisfaction. CMG Director of Digital Solutions Jesse McCambridge (pictured) said, “Cox Media Group continues to be the go-to, trusted marketing experts by our advertising customers, and our digital solutions are delivering ROI and results for our clients."

Streaming Pioneer Closes Down

They say nothing lasts forever and that turns out to be true for streaming pioneer Live 365 which launched way back in 1999 and shut down Sunday. Here's the note posted to the Live365.com website...

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