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Clear Channel Still Juggles Debt

Still laboring under $20.7 billion of debt -- most of it assumed in the deal to take the company private, engineered by Bain Capital and Thomas H. …

SiriusXM, and Other Broadcasters, Suffer Potentially Crushing Loss in High-Stakes Copyright Battle

A California federal judge has delivered a legal earthquake in the music industry by declaring <b>Flo</b> & <b>Eddie</b> of the victors in a lawsuit against SiriusXM …

Internet radio services becoming more mainstream, survey says

Internet radio's drumbeat is getting louder.<p>More than half of Americans who go online listen to Internet radio services, and consumers who use them are using them more often, indicating the industry has become increasingly mainstream, according to a new study by Edison Research.<p>For the study, …

Internet Radio

Radio Industry Digital Rev Up 15% In 2013

Radio’s digital revenue rose 15% in 2013, putting the industry on track to grow 22% this year, — surpassing $500 million in digital advertising for …

Pandora CFO: We do Internet Radio 'better than anyone' (Q&A)

iTunes Radio launched with a splash, and is poised to roll out across the globe. So where does that leave Pandora?<p>Pandora, the Internet's biggest radio service, is the company the recorded music industry loves to hate. Some artists have loudly vilified it, accusing it ofpaying piddling rates to …

Pandora

Pandora's brutal early days and the core belief that carried the founders through

Despite its status today as arguably the world’s most successful digital music service, Pandora was anything but an overnight success. In its early …

Why Indie Musicians and Indie Radio Stations Should Work Together

With radio still a dominant means of streaming and discovery and the number of non-commercial stations increasing, trying to get airplay on college, …

Can we save AM radio?

Before Facebook, before the internet, before cellphones and TV and even FM radio, there was AM radio. Entire families would gather around elaborate refrigerator-sized receivers and bask in the warm glow of vacuum tubes as news, music, and entertainment poured from the only source of broadcast …

Liberty Ditches Plans to Acquire SiriusXM Radio, Embraces New Tracking Stocks

Under a plan unveiled Thursday, Liberty Broadband Group would house the firm's interests in Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and …

The music industry is still screwed: Why Spotify, Amazon and iTunes can’t save musical artists

Pandora, Spotify and Beats aren’t making a profit. If they never do, your favorite band will need a day job<p>What if the future of streaming music is a bust?<p>On June 9, a musician named Michael St. James tapped into a deep vein of insecurity shared by all artists challenged by the ongoing digital …

iTunes Radio expands sports and news offerings with ESPN and local NPR stations

NPR came to iTunes Radio in March, but at the time it was only one national station. Now there are over 40 local stations like WBEZ in Chicago, WBUR in Boston and WNYC in New York. You can pull in the fresh streams of these local affiliates AM or FM options so you can get all your regional gems in …

Pandora joins billion-dollar payouts club with Spotify and YouTube

Read More<p>Linkfire gets a deeper data partnership with Pandora<p>Linkfire has become a popular tool for music marketers using ‘smart links’ to direct …

Radio Disney Moving Off Air to Digital

2<p>SHARES<p>The Walt Disney Co. is looking to sell 23 more radio stations and move its Radio Disney kids programming exclusively to digital …

Clear Channel's revamp to iHeartMedia puts digital center stage

Clear Channel adopts the iHeart moniker from its online arm, underscoring how distinctions between tech and terrestrial radio are falling at the biggest company on the AM/FM dial.<p>Clear Channel on Tuesday refashioned itself as iHeartMedia, accentuating how the lines between online and AM/FM radio …

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