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Frontier adds Amazon Music to smart radios

Frontier Smart Technologies, a supplier of digital audio solutions, is introducing support for Amazon Music to its Venice 6 smart radio solution.  The addition of Amazon Music, one of the…

SiriusXM pays $150m to avoid lawsuits

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM says it is paying $150 million (€127m) to settle all outstanding claims over unpaid music royalties. The payment will see all litigation, and in particular an action…

Pandora back in play?

Comments made last week suggest that music streaming service Pandora could be lining up for a sale/merger. This is by no means the first report that Pandora might end up…

Pandora completes acquisition of AdsWizz

Pandora completes acquisition of AdsWizz

Pandora, the US music streaming service, has completed its acquisition of AdsWizz, a global player in digital audio advertising technology. “Audio is the fastest growing format in digital advertising and…

SiriusXM giving listeners Good Vibrations

SiriusXM giving listeners Good Vibrations

US digital radio service SiriusXM has revealed that American rock band The Beach Boys are to launch an exclusive full-time summer-long SiriusXM channel, Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel, on…

WTA: Satellite operators show commercial & operational gains

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has released Satellite Operator Benchmarks 2018, the eighth report in its series that tracks, rates and compares the operational and commercial performance of satellite operators,…

YouTube Music launching May 22

YouTube has revealed that it will be launching a new music streaming service soon next week, branded simply as ‘YouTube Music’. In a blog post, the Google-owned company said: “……

Arqiva expands Sound Digital DAB radio network

Arqiva, the UK communications infrastructure company, has signed an agreement which will see the reach of Sound Digital’s commercial DAB multiplex in the UK expand by nearly 4 million people.…

Record year for DAB receiver sales

Record year for DAB receiver sales

Almost 12 million DAB receivers were sold in 2017 in Europe and Asia Pacific, a new record for yearly sales. Almost half (5.9 million) of the sales were for automotive…

SiriusXM beats expectations

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM added a net 330,000 new subscribers during its Q1 period, and this took its overall subscriber numbers to more than 33 million.  But the company said an…

Sky Q adds Spotify

Sky Q adds Spotify

Sky has announced that, effective immediately, the music-streaming Spotify app will be available via Sky Q. Anyone using the latest Sky STB will now be able to gain access to…

Sirius-XM “continuing to win”; adding video

Sirius-XM “continuing to win”; adding video

A letter to shareholders (and filed with the SEC) from SiriusXM’s CEO Jim Meyer painted a rosy picture of the company’s overall status, and reminding them that the pay-radio business…

Streaming drives global music revenues

Streaming drives global music revenues

2017 was a stellar year for the recorded music business, according to MIDiA research. Global recorded music revenues reached $17.4 billion in 2017 in trade values, up from $16 billion…

TalkSport takes England cricket tours from BBC

TalkSport takes England cricket tours from BBC

TalkSport has secured the free-to-air radio broadcast rights for the England cricket team’s forthcoming tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies, after outbidding the BBC Radio who have held…

Sweden embraces music streaming services

Sweden embraces music streaming services

Mediavision research finds that over 60 per cent of Swedish households subscribe to at least one service for music or TV streaming. And among the streaming households, almost half subscribe…