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Spotify in 85 new international markets

Spotify in 85 new international markets

Music streaming service Spotify is adding 85 new international market to its portfolio of coverage. Sweden-based Spotify says the expansion adds 1 billion potential listeners around the world. Currently Spotify…

Sweden: Live radio increasingly pressured by audio streaming

Sweden: Live radio increasingly pressured by audio streaming

Swedish adults spend more and more time listening to streamed audio. Mediavision analysis reveal that younger adults are driving the development, while the older population prefers traditional radio to digital…

Report: 15% of podcasts capture majority of industry revenue

Report: 15% of podcasts capture majority of industry revenue

Podcasting, a growing sector of the media ecosystem, is increasingly drawing interest from global consumers, advertisers, publishers, and media companies. Global podcasting ad revenues increased more than 65 per cent…

SiriusXM loses ‘Lifetime Sub’ lawsuit

SiriusXM loses ‘Lifetime Sub’ lawsuit

US pay-radio broadcaster SiriusXM has lost a Class Action lawsuit. The action was heard before a California federal court where SiriusXM was accused of misleading subscribers about the terms of…

TikTok, Universal Music Group expand alliance

TikTok, Universal Music Group expand alliance

Music-based entertainment Universal Music Group (UMG) and short-form video app TikTok have revealed a global agreement that they say delivers equitable compensation for recording artists and songwriters and significantly expands…

ESPN Podcasts sets download record

ESPN Podcasts experienced strong growth in 2020, with downloads growing 28 per cent to nearly 500,000,000, a new record (499.3 million).  The old mark was set a year ago. The…

SiriusXM adds 909,000 subs

SiriusXM adds 909,000 subs

US pay-radio broadcaster SiriusXM has reported its Q4 and full year numbers. It added 909,000 net new self-pay subscribers during the year and taking the total to 30.9 million. Revenues…

SiriusXM loses latest satellite

Pay-radio’s SiriusXM’s brand-new satellite, launched only a few weeks ago, has suffered an in-orbit malfunction and while the full extent of the damage is uncertain the craft is likely to…

BBC launches Soundscapes for Wellbeing

BBC launches Soundscapes for Wellbeing

BBC has launched its Soundscapes for Wellbeing initiative which aims to bring nature to everyone during lockdown. Soundscapes for Wellbeing aims to connect audiences with nature through creative programming on…

Analyst: Nordic media driven by subscriptions

Analyst: Nordic media driven by subscriptions

Mediavision’s analysis of the Nordic media market shows that subscriptions now account for the majority of each household’s spend on both media and access (i.e. mobile and broadband). An average…

FIFA launches podcast series & music strategy

FIFA has announced the launch of FIFA Sound, a new entertainment strategy designed to create innovative connections between football fans, music enthusiasts, players, artists, and the game and songs they…

BBC Sounds app joins Sky Q

BBC Sounds app joins Sky Q

The BBC Sounds app is now available to all Sky Q customers in the UK, offering more than 80,000 hours of audio content, including live BBC radio broadcasts, music mixes,…

SiriusXM beats 2020 guidance

Pay-radio company SiriusXM told the NASDAQ exchange that it added 909,000 new subscribers to taking the operator’s total self-pay numbers to 30.9 million “and beating its most recent guidance”. Moreover,…

UK TalkRadio banned from YouTube

YouTube has removed TalkRadio’s channel from its platform. It has not given an explanation for its action, but there is speculation that it relates to its rules on Covid-19-related misinformation,…

Strictly’s Buswell to host new BBC podcast

A new BBC Radio 1 podcast, Di’s Salon with Dianne Buswell, will launch on January 21st on BBC Sounds. Before Strictly Come Dancing, Buswell was a full-time professional hairdresser and…

BPI: Streaming now 80% of UK music consumption

BPI: Streaming now 80% of UK music consumption

Music consumption increased for a sixth year in 2020, with 155 million albums or their equivalent either streamed or purchased in 2020 – an 8.2 per cent rise on 2019,…

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