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4 Things Radio Can Learn from Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been the owner of the Washington Post for a year, and while his experiment at the Post remains a work in progress, the brand is experiencing the highest digital traffic in its history and is even modestly increasing print circulation in a time when most newspaper brands are continuing to […]

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Posted in amazon.com, Digital Strategy, digital traffic, gigaom, jeff bezos, learn, lessons, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, print circulation, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, washington post

“Pandora Helps Apple Sell More Music”

Maybe it’s time to stop asking Pandora how they feel about Apple’s pending entry into the streaming radio marketplace and start asking Spotify the same question. So argues GigaOm in this piece. And just-released data from the NPD Group tell the tale: One third (38 percent) of U.S. consumers surveyed reported that it is still […]

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Posted in apple, gigaom, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, music sales, online radio, pandora, radio, radio industry, spotify, streaming radio, trends

Will Kickstarter Disrupt Public Radio?

Kickstarter is one of several crowdsourced funding platforms.  Have a pet project?  Post it there and let the crowd fund it for you (or not). Recently the folks at public radio program developer PRX (friends of mine) have been experimenting with crowdsourcing development funds for some of their programs, including the third season of a […]

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“By 2020 ‘Broadcasting’…will be Foreign to Anyone Under 40″

GigaOm bottom-lines this week’s NAB with this: If this week’s National Association of Broadcasters Show is any indication, by 2020 “broadcasting” is a term that will be foreign to anyone under 40. Based on the show’s programming this year, as well as the general vibe that multiplatform delivery is the future, it seems that pretty […]

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