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SiriusXM Q4 revenue up 4%

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM has announced its Q4 and full-year 2022 operating and financial results, including revenue of $2.28 billion (€2.09bn) and $9 billion, respectively. SiriusXM’s revenue was flat in the quarter compared to the prior year period, and increased by 4 per cent in 2022 compared to the prior year – this dragged down […]

February 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

BBC local radio increasing support for new music

The BBC will continue to champion local music across England with fresh plans for BBC Introducing on local radio and BBC Sounds. In the future, 20 new BBC Introducing programmes will broadcast across the BBC’s 39 local stations each week. For the first time ever these 20 shows will each broadcast twice a week (on […]

February 3, 2023

Increased listening for BBC Radio, BBC Sounds in Q4

More than 33 million people listened to BBC Radio stations live each week during the final quarter of 2022, according to new RAJARs. Radio 5 Live boosted its live audience to 5.57 milion with its news and sports content, including Formula 1 and 2022 FIFA World Cup. Radio 4 and its agenda-setting breakfast show, Today, […]

February 2, 2023

DoubleVerify foils audio fraud scheme

DoubleVerify (DV), a software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, has announced the discovery of ‘BeatSting,’ the first large-scale ad impression fraud scheme to target audio inventory. Since the DV Fraud Lab first identified the family of fraud in 2019, an estimated $20 million has been siphoned from advertisers. BeatSting alone is responsible […]

February 2, 2023

Research: Broadcast radio still attracts US drivers

According to findings from Hub Entertainment Research, while digital options are increasingly important, ‘traditional’ media such as broadcast radio still play important roles for those on-the-go. The study, Media on the Move 2022, details what media devices Americans use while on the move: in their cars, on mass transit, or in the air. Key highlights […]

January 24, 2023

Spotify adds Rotana’s catalogue

Spotify and Rotana Music have signed a licensing agreement that will see Rotana’s once-exclusive music catalogue to be available on Spotify across the Middle East and North Africa, and other markets where the service is live. Rotana Music is owned by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a Saudi Arabian billionaire businessman, and its catalogue features some […]

January 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

BBC proceeds with local modernisation plans

The BBC says is taking the next steps to reshape local services after listening to audience feedback around proposals for local radio programming. In October 2022, proposals to modernise BBC local services were set out to boost online provision for 43 areas across the country, enhance local audio services on BBC Sounds and create a […]

January 18, 2023

MPs call for music streaming fairness

More focus is still needed on ensuring creators and performers receive a fairer cut of the money made from streaming music, according to a report from the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which calls for the establishment of a wide-ranging national strategy for music. The DCMS Committee’s recommendations follow an […]

January 13, 2023By Colin Mann

Jackson named BBC Radio 3 Controller

Sam Jackson has been announced as BBC Radio 3’s new Controller. Jackson will drive creative and managerial responsibility for the running of Radio 3 and the delivery of the annual BBC Proms, the celebrated classical music festival. Jackson started his career as a runner for the BBC Proms, and brings a wealth of experience in […]

January 13, 2023

iPlayer, BBC Sounds set festive records

Viewers and listeners flocked to BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds in record numbers over the festive period with millions also watching on BBC TV and listening on BBC Radio. On BBC iPlayer, every day across the ‘festive fortnight’ – December 20th to January 2nd – programmes were streamed more times on iPlayer this year than […]

January 5, 2023