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BBC launches Music Memories project

BBC Music Memories and BBC World Service are launching an international journey through music as part of the BBC’s music and dementia initiative. Rolled out on World Alzheimer’s Day (September…

Digital radio in cars: 3 months for EU to implement EECC

The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which entered into force on December 20th 2018, must be transposed into national legislation by EU Member States by December 21st 2020. Article 113,…

Malone to consolidate SiriusXM into Liberty Media?

Malone to consolidate SiriusXM into Liberty Media?

The rumour mill surrounding the departure of Jim Meyer, CEO at pay-radio operator SiriusXM and the broadcaster’s CFO (David Frear) announced at the same time, has ramped up in earnest.…

Study: Stream-ripping piracy on the rise

A study carried out by rights licensing body PRS for Music has found that overall usage of stream-ripping services dramatically increased by 1390 per cent between 2016 and 2019, overshadowing…

Report: Spotify opposes Apple One

Report: Spotify opposes Apple One

According to Mediavision’s newly published analysis Media & Markets, Spotify stands out as the most popular service in the Nordics. The company invests heavily in innovation projects. This week, rival…

Amazon launches podcasts in UK, US, Germany & Japan

Amazon launches podcasts in UK, US, Germany & Japan

Amazon Music announced today the launch of podcasts in the UK, US, Germany & Japan, across all tiers of service at no additional cost. Customers will be able to stream…

Apple launches Apple One services bundle

Apple has announced Apple One, a new bundle providing all Apple’s subscription services in one plan, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and iCloud. With…

SiriusXM names new CEO & CFO

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM is losing its CEO and CFO. CEO James Meyer will retire on December 31st while CFO David Frear “will be pursuing other opportunities” after 17 years…

RIAA: Music streaming revenues boosted by Covid

RIAA: Music streaming revenues boosted by Covid

Covid-19 might be keeping millions working from home but it is proving to be good news for streaming music providers. Pay-radio broadcaster SiriusXM has already told the market that it…

Amazon Music app on LG TVs

LG Electronics (LG) is launching an integrated Amazon Music app for its OLED, NanoCell and smart LCD TVs produced between 2016 and 2020 for LG TV owners in key countries…

SiriusXM ups subs guidance

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM has increased its guidance for net growth in its pay-radio operation by a net 700,000 and above the previous 500,000 expectations for the year. “Our business…

Bliss’ Uncool WWE podcast debuts Sept 22

Bliss’ Uncool WWE podcast debuts Sept 22

WWE has announced Uncool with Alexa Bliss, a new podcast series debuting on September 22nd. Hosted by WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss, the podcast will transport listeners back in time as…

Spotify, Riot Games eSports partnership

Spotify, Riot Games eSports partnership

Spotify and Riot Games, the video game developer behind League of Legends, are joining forces for a first-of-its-kind multiyear partnership. Spotify is also now the official—and exclusive—audio -streaming partner for…

Record listening figures for BBC Sounds

Record listening figures for BBC Sounds

Grounded with Louis Theroux was the most popular podcast for BBC Sounds during a record period between April-June 2020, which saw 313 million plays of all content across radio, podcasts…

McKenzie named Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra

BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced Faron McKenzie as the new head of the station. McKenzie brings a wealth of experience to the role, having most recently led the BBC’s first-ever…

SiriusXM funds $2bn share buyback

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM is ploughing another $2 billion into buying back its own shares. This means that SiriusXM has authorised and bought back a total of $16 billion of…

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