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Spotify’s Attack on Radio in the Car

It’s informed speculation at this point, but the story goes like this: By the end of this month, Spotify is expected to make some hardware announcements, and there’s a good chance that one of those announcements will be designed to bring the platform closer to more cars. Obviously anybody with a smartphone and bluetooth can […]

Posted in alexa, car, car radio, connected car, gadget, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, pandora, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, spotify, streaming

Did Smart Speakers Affect Radio Listening in 2017?

There’s lots of talk about the impact of smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo on usage for radio. Indeed, last year alone, some 25 million of these devices were sold, 11 million in the holiday quarter alone. The appeal to broadcasters is obvious: A device that’s all about listening – and it’s being embraced by millions […]

Posted in 2017, alexa, amazon echo, google home, impact, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, Smart Speaker, streaming, trends

Media Unplugged: How to Survive the Media Apocalypse

How to survive the media apocalypse. And… Voice control: It’s not as big as you think – but maybe it will be. Plus, rants and raves about Spotify’s reinvention as an partner for music artists, the new Steven Spielberg movie The Post, and the the wax museum selfies that have outraged the world. It’s episode 75 of Media Unplugged with […]

Posted in alexa, apocalypse, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcasts, radio, radio broadcasting, ramsey-blog, selfies, spotify, steven spielberg, the post, tom asacker, voice control, wax museum

Media Unplugged: Apple’s TV Strategy Revealed

Apple’s TV strategy revealed! And… Video wins online – but where’s the money? Plus, rants and raves about Dyson’s move into electric vehicles, the scale of Amazon’s investment in Alexa, 12 questions that will change your life, and my own new podcast about the people and the making of the movie The Exorcist. It’s episode […]

Posted in 12 questions, alexa, apple, branding, dyson, exorcist, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Media Unplugged, money, online, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, tv, video

Access To Your Radio Station Is Not Enough

This one is going to upset some of you, so get ready…. Recently I did some research where listeners were asked what platforms they listened to and where they listened to them. One respondent, a 40’ish woman with a teenaged son, indicated that her son would never listen radio “because he’s always wearing those headphones […]

Posted in access, alexa, apple music, future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, skill, spotify, streaming

Here’s How Radio Gets MORE Important In Cars

I have written extensively about the challenges radio will have in cars with a dashboard which is built to sync with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. I have also written a lot about what happens to radio when cars drive themselves (hint: It gets ugly). But there’s another force out there and it’s a force in […]

Posted in alexa, amazon, android auto, apple carplay, Audio, car, ces, ford, future, in-car, listening, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, Moble Audio, radio, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, sync, technology, trends
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