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Report: Devices important for music streaming growth

Report: Devices important for music streaming growth

After a dynamic few years in the music and audio industries, 2018 and the first half of 2019 have once again been marked by the continuous growth of global music…

SiriusXM settles class action

SiriusXM settles class action

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM was in trouble because of alleged breaches of the US Federal ‘Telephone Consumer Protection Act’. It meant potential breaches of Federal telemarketing rules and where consumers had…

Arqiva to be broken up?

Two years ago, UK-based transmission specialist Arqiva was contemplating a £6 billion (€6.5bn) IPO, but now reports are circulating that its owners are contemplating breaking the company up into its…

Research: Smart speakers boost digital listening to record high

Research: Smart speakers boost digital listening to record high

Digital listening share has increased to 56 per cent, up from 50.2 per cent in Q2 2018, boosted by the growing popularity of smart speakers and listening online and via…

SiriusXM benefits from Pandora

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM reported its Q2 numbers with revenues up $2 billion (up 38 percent), allowing it to buy in $898 million of its shares for cancellation. Its overall revenues…

Spotify adds Disney hub

Spotify adds Disney hub

Spotify users in the US, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can now find a designated hub for the music behind some of the most popular Disney…

SiriusXM expands and upgrades

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM says it is upgrading its streaming service with new audio channels, greater personalisation from Pandora and expanded video offerings. Additionally, the streaming service is available to…

Report: Warning signs for in-car audio streaming

A study from Strategy Analytics and its in-vehicle UX (User Experience) division says that “yesterday’s” in-car CD players, and then high-quality radio, which were “must haves” for drivers are now…

Ofcom plans 100s of new digital radio stations

Hundreds of new local digital radio stations could start broadcasting in the UK from 2020, under proposals outlined by broadcast regulator Ofcom. With over 40 per cent of the UK’s…

Research: Podcasting reshaping in-car audio space

Research: Podcasting reshaping in-car audio space

The big news in 2019 in the in-car audio space is the ascendance of podcasting, as both established players in streaming and broadcasting, as well as smaller start-ups compete for…

Lagardere to sell French radio stations?

French business daily Les Echos is reporting that Lagardere could end up selling its French radio stations. These assets are currently not amongst the list of planned disposals. In a…

SiriusXM to borrow extra $1.5bn

SiriusXM to borrow extra $1.5bn

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM had planned to raise $750 million of extra borrowings in the form of Senior Notes due for repayment in 2024. But such was the positive response from…

DAB digital radio sales reach 75m worldwide

WorldDAB’s latest market report reveals that by the end of Q4 2018, over 75 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific – up from…

Zenith: 27% of media consumption on mobile

Zenith: 27% of media consumption on mobile

Consumers will spend 800 hours on mobile internet this year, increasing to 930 hours by 2021 to account for 31 per cent of global media consumption in that year, up…

SiriusXM raises $1.25bn

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM initially planned to raise $1 billion of fresh borrowing but such was the positive market response that it increased the amount to $1.25 billion (in the…