Digital radio

  1. Sirius XM Third-Quarter Earnings Drop, Subs Grow

    October 24, 2013 9:06 AM EDT The satellite radio company, controlled by John Malone's Liberty Media, added 513,000 users, raised its full-year sub growth guidance and posted another quarter of record revenue. Sirius XM Radio on Thursday reported lower third-quarter ear ...

  2. Business Matters: Soundrop Bets on Music as an Activity

    May 21, 2013 6:37 PM EDT The notion that music fits certain activities continues to spread at digital music services. Soundrop, known best for its Spotify app, launched what it calls “theme rooms” Tuesday that allow listeners to choose music based on activities. This a ...

  3. Visualizing Radio’s Future: FM Chips, HD Radio, One-Touch Pizza Ordering

    April 11, 2013 4:23 PM EDT Radio’s problem is that it doesn’t look very good. It sounds fine but, compared to newer online audio services that give users a visually rich experience, AM/FM radio needs to up its game.  The good news is that several potential solutions to ra ...

  4. Business Matters: U.S. Auto Sales Strong in March -- Why That's Good for the Music Business

    April 02, 2013 4:46 PM EDT U.S. consumers purchased more new cars in March than any month in nearly six years -- and that's good news for the music business. A healthy automobile market will mean more consumers will adopt the music products and services that are now ...

  5. Clear Channel Inks Second Radio Royalties Label Deal, This Time With Glassnote

    September 27, 2012 1:41 PM EDT Clear Channel has signed its second deal with an independent record label, teaming up with Glassnote Entertainment Group to pay out digital and terrestrial revenues to the label and its artists. The partnership comes on the heels of the radio gian ...

  6. RIAA, Pandora, NARAS, NAB Square Off On Capitol Hill

    June 07, 2012 8:26 AM EDT Different sectors of the music industry -- including reps from RIAA, NAB, NARAS, Pandora and others -- squared off before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology yesterday (June 6) over differences on issues like whether U.S. terre ...

  7. Study: 4 Million HD Radios to Hit Marketplace by Year's End

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Consumer acceptance of HD Radio may have had a slow start, but that seems to be improving, according to a new study of digital radio by ABI Research. By the end of this year, ABI is forecasting that there will be about 4 million digital radios in ...

  8. BBC 6 Music Ratings Up Again

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. modern rock and alternative station BBC 6 Music has continued to grow its audience despite a tough few months for those working on the network. It is now hitting a weekly audience of 1.19 million listeners. The digital station was under threa ...

  9. U.K. Digital Radio Sales Climb

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of digital radio players in the U.K. have hit a record high for the month of June, according to figures released by trade body Digital Radio U.K. Over 114,000 digital radios were sold last month throughout the United Kingdom, says Digital Ra ...

  10. NME Radio Returns To Digital TV, DAB To Follow

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT NME Radio will return as a DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) service shortly, following a new licensing agreement. The network, which plays alternative rock, stopped broadcasting on digital TV and DAB in June after licensee DX Media terminated the ...

  11. U.K. Govt May Delay Digital Switchover

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s coalition government has today (July 8) signaled its support for digital radio and the DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) system. As Billboard.biz reported yesterday (July 7), culture minister Ed Vaizey is still aiming for digital sw ...

  12. U.K. Govt Set To Confirm Digital Switchover

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. government is reportedly preparing to confirm plans to switch off the analog radio network. The previous Labour government had a target date of 2015, which looked increasingly hard to achieve given the slow take up of DAB (Digital Audio B ...

  13. Australian Digital Radio Exempted From Domestic Quota

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's digital-only radio stations won't be obligated to spin home-grown tunes for the next three years after the broadcast authority granted controversial exemption from the country's domestic content quota system. Despite the ...

  14. Cocker Says 6 Music Delay Would Be 'Dirty Trick'

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jarvis Cocker , the former Pulp frontman turned solo artist, issued a rallying cry in defense of BBC 6 Music , the U.K. modern rock and alternative radio station under threat of closure. Cocker, who joined 6 Music as a presenter at the beginning o ...

  15. NME Radio Taken Off DAB, Digital TV

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT NME Radio will no longer be broadcast on Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) radio or via digital TV. The network, which plays alternative rock, will continue via the NME.com website. But the departure from the two digital platforms is a blow for the ...

  16. Australian Radio To Launch Podcasts Over Airwaves

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Commercial Radio Australia has struck a strategic partnership with Beijing Jolon Digital Media Broadcasting to develop and promote a technology that will allow podcasts to be sent via the DAB+ broadcast band. Dubbed "Push Radio," Jolon h ...

  17. Digital Radio Scrappage Scheme For U.K.

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. radio industry has introduced a 'scrappage' scheme in an effort to boost sales of DAB digital radios. Described as a Radio Amnesty, it mirrors the 2009 car scrappage scheme in the U.K., which aimed to boost sales under a volunta ...

  18. BBC 6 Music Audience Soars To 1 Million

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has unique problems with the latest RAJAR figures: the digital station that management wants to close increased its audience by 50%, while the surprise ratings boost for Radio 2 's breakfast show will enrage commercial rivals. New aud ...

  19. U.K. Committee Criticizes Digital Radio Switchover

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An influential Lords committee has hit out at the British government's plans to switch the majority of U.K. radio stations from an analog signal to digital transmission within a five-year time frame. Published this week, the House of Lords Co ...

  20. Australia Embraces Digital Radio

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australians are tuning in to digital radio at a surprising rate, new data suggests. According to the inaugural Digital Radio Industry Report, published today by trade association Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), 449,000 Australians are listening ...

  21. Digital Radio U.K. Appoints Chairman

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital Radio U.K. has appointed Adam Singer as its chairman. The radio industry body tasked with preparing the U.K. for digital switchover said Singer will take up the role with immediate effect. He will work alongside chief executive Ford Ennals ...

  22. Protests At BBC Radio Closure Proposals

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC's proposals to close modern rock digital station 6 Music and the Asian Network has met with protests from listeners and the music industry. Artists including Mark Ronson and La Roux have spoken out in defence of 6 Music. Ronson said t ...

  23. BBC 'To Axe 6 Music'

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC is reportedly planning to axe modern rock digital radio station 6 Music as part of the corporation's strategic review of digital services. The Times reports on its front page that BBC director-general Mark Thompson will close BBC 6 Mu ...

  24. Ratings Setback For U.K. Digital Radio Switchover

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The outlook for digital switchover for U.K. radio in 2015 has taken a blow with the latest audience research figures. Digital Radio U.K., the trade body established by the publicly funded BBC, digital network owner Arqiva and the commercial radio ...

  25. TV Tune-In Ads Go Big On Online Radio

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV and cable tune-in advertising has always been one of radio's biggest categories. It's also shaping up to be one of the biggest spenders in online radio. For the month of January, Fox Broadcasting and The CW snapped up all of the premi ...

  26. NME Radio To Go National On DAB

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock radio network NME Radio will launch on national DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radio, effective Dec. 22. The eight-month trial period commences at 7am GMT. It launched on DAB in London only in May 2009. "Since launch, NME R ...

  27. CBS To Extend Four Radio Brands Beyond Local Markets

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio announced a new strategy Friday (Oct. 30) that will extend four of its iconic radio brands beyond their local markets. Taking advantage of HD Radio technology, the four stations WFAN-AM Sportsradio in New York, World Famous KROQ-FM in Lo ...

  28. Commercial Radio Backs U.K. Digital Upgrade

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. commercial radio sector has reacted positively to a government plan to upgrade the country to digital by 2015. The proposal was contained in the Digital Britain report, which has given the industry a government endorsement of the DAB plat ...

  29. BBC, Commercial Radio Partner On Digital

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC and the commercial radio sector have forged a partnership designed to secure the future of digital radio in the U.K. The initiative between the license fee-funded BBC and commercial networks is set to establish the Radio Council, a body wh ...

  30. Digital Radio Services Revealed Down Under

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the digital radio revolution just around the corner, commercial media group DMG Radio Australia has unveiled a flavor of some new music channels to come. The broadcaster, which operates the Nova and Vega networks, has added two new digital br ...

  31. BBC, Commercial Sector Partner On DAB Radio Campaign

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The BBC is to join forces with the commercial radio sector in an unprecedented move to boost DAB digital radio in the U.K. in the run-up to Christmas. The promotional campaign for DAB radio services and sets has been devised by BBC Future, Media a ...

  32. Mojo Radio To Close This Month

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST In another blow to the digital radio sector in the U.K., Bauer Media has announced the impending closure of Mojo Radio after five years. The station, a spin-off of the monthly classic rock consumer title, has been available on digital TV services ...

  33. Channel 4 Abandons U.K. Radio Plans

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. TV broadcaster Channel 4 says it will not be proceeding with the planned launch of three digital radio stations due to a slump in ad revenues. The move is the company's latest response to a 5% downturn in its TV advertising revenues. It ...

  34. Promotional Value Of Music On Radio: $2.4 Billion

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One day after the contentious Performance Rights Act sailed through the House Subcommittee on Courts , the Internet and Intellectual Property, NAB president and CEO David Rehr pegged the promotional value of music broadcast on terrestrial radio at ...

  35. U.K. Digital Radio Group Urges 'Migration'

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Radio Working Group (DRWG) has called for a long-term plan to move all radio services to digital. The DRWG was established by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport last November to look into the future of digital radio. Represent ...

  36. CLIQ Not Yet Clicked Off

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The operators of CLIQ, the U.K. mobile-to-PC music retail service aimed at commercial radio audiences, are denying a report in London's Financial Times today that the service has totally collapsed. Launched in January, CLIQ is an instant-purc ...

  37. Q Mag Turns Over New Leaf With Radio Launch

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. will perform an exclusive 15-song set to launch Q Magazine's new digital radio service, which is due to go live June 2. Bauer Radio is re-launching Q Radio, an off-shoot of the popular British music monthly magazine, Q. The new service ...

  38. Brian May Goes Radio Ga Ga For Planet Rock

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT According to the lyrics to one of the more memorable songs in his canon, Queen's Brian May is a "champion." Now the famous guitarist is championing the cause of troubled British digital radio station Planet Rock. In a posting on the ...

  39. iTunes 'Tagging' Software Unveiled

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's a record label's dream: fan hears song on radio, fan likes song, fan presses one button on radio receiver and buys song. Whether or not fans will actually do this remains a big question, but at least the technology is finally rollin ...

  40. Report: Apple Readies HD Radio Push

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to a story at iLounge.com, an independent provider of information about all things iPod- and iPhone-related, Apple plans a push during the Macworld Expo event in San Francisco next month for HD Radio-equipped boom boxes that have iPod do ...

  41. France Prepares For Digital Radio

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST French minister of culture Christine Albanel on Wednesday signed an order to confirm the adoption of Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (T-DMB) and Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) as digital radio standards in France. This follows a series o ...

  42. HD Radio Streams To Get iTunes Tags

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radio conglomerates CBS Radio, Clear Channel, Cumulus, Cox, Entercom and Great Media are all in the process of implementing the new iTunes tagging feature to their HD radio streams. The technology, unveiled early last month, allows HD radio listen ...

  43. Channel 4 Consortium Wins U.K. DAB License

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A consortium led by Channel 4, the U.K. media group that operates one of the country's leading commercial TV networks, has won the license for the country's second national commercial digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio multiplex. Med ...

  44. Best Buy Expands HD Radio Lineup

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy, which has partnered with the HD Digital Radio Alliance and iBiquity Digital Corporation, has become the first national retailer to make the HR Radio products available throughout its national chain of 832 stores. The HD Digital Radio All ...

  45. Top Execs To Launch Slacker Inc.

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The former top executives at MusicMatch, Rio, and iRiver America tomorrow (March 14) will formally launch Slacker Inc., a new San Diego-based startup company focusing on portable digital radio. Dennis Mudd, former CEO of digital jukebox software c ...

  46. Sirius Ends Year With +6 Million Subscribers

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Satellite radio service provider Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. said Tuesday (Jan 2) it grew its subscriber base to more than 6 million, roughly at the midpoint of a previous projection. Also, based on preliminary fourth-quarter financial results, Si ...

  47. Sirius Q3 Revs Soar, Subs Up 135%

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Revenue soared 150% to $167.1 million. Sirius Satellite Radio's total revenue soared 150% to $167.1 million during the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, compared to the $66.8 million in revenue earned during the same period in 2005. Sirius ...

  48. Watts Buzzin With Galaxy Deal

    October 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Weekly digital radio show begins Nov. 3. Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly Records is launching a weekly radio show on Galaxy Digital, a division of national U.K. dance radio station Galaxy FM. Ben Watt will host the hour-long show, debuting Friday ...

  49. Radio Shack Rolls Out HD Radios In NYC

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Part of retailer's staggered rollout. Radio Shack continues its national rollout of HD digital radio receivers to include 250 of the nearly 350 Radio Shack stores open in the New York metropolitan region. Radio Shack became the first national ...

  50. XM Posts Quarter Loss, Slashes Sub Forecast

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Net loss $229 million, $147 million a year ago. XM Satellite Radio posted an expanded second quarter net loss, fueled, in part, by over $100 million in non-operating charges stemming from a debt restructuring. The company, which currently claims 7 ...

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