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Why Slacker is Radio’s Best-Kept Secret

How can terrestrial radio partner with online radio for the benefit of both? That’s just one topic tackled by Duncan Orrell-Jones, CEO of Slacker Radio. In this Q&A from hivio, the audio future festival, Orrell-Jones outlines Slacker’s business strategy and how it contrasts with the strategies of more familiar names like Pandora or Spotify. Slacker’s […]

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Posted in 2015, apple music, duncan orrell-jones, hivio, interview, Interviews, mark ramsey, Media, online radio, pandora, radio, ramsey-blog, slacker, spotify, strategy, streaming

Pandora to Exclusively Stream Serial Podcast – and What It Means

Beginning later this month, Pandora becomes the exclusive streaming home for the uber-popular Serial podcast. And starting next year, Pandora adds Serial’s sister radio show/podcast This American Life (on what can only be a non-exclusive basis). I’ve been thinking about the consequence of this announcement, and here’s the best I can come up with: It’s good […]

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Posted in exclusive, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, online radio, pandora, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, serial, slacker, spotify, streaming

You are Invited to hivio 2015 – the Audio Future Festival

There are events for radio and online radio and digital and local revenue and commercial and public and Christian broadcasters, but there’s no event for people across the audio space to gather together in one place at one time. Audio is one medium, and hivio, the audio future festival, is that one event. I’m proud to announce that […]

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Posted in 2015, available, bill freund, brian benedik, clip interactive, dennis clark, duncan orrell-jones, fast company, federated media, forbes, hivio, iheartmedia, jaclyn johnson, jaime solis, jake shapiro, james derby, joel douek, kirsten wolf, man made music, marilu henner, mark ramsey, Media, michael schneider, mike agovino, nerdist, no subject, pat higbie, prx, ramsey-blog, richard laermer, rlm, sara sisenwein, scott baker, seth laderman, slacker, spotify, starcom, the blaze, tickets, tom asacker, triton, tv guide, xapp media

4 Ways iTunes Radio Changes Everything

This post was originally published by PBS’s MediaShift and is reprinted here with their permission. I wrote it shortly before last week’s spate of Apple announcements. The launch of Apple’s iOS 7 signals more than a major upgrade to Apple’s mobile operating system. Embedded in its feature set is an alternative to every music-playing radio […]

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Posted in apple, Insights, Internet Radio, ios 7, itunes, itunes radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, slacker, spotify, streaming

I’m Going to Stage a Secret Radio Meeting

…much like the one being staged in “secret” at the NAB Radio Show right now. And like that meeting, the purpose of mine is to plot radio’s digital future. Because, as we all know, the future of any industry is best mapped out by its leading executives, locked together in a private room with nary […]

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Posted in apple, arbitron, clear channel, cumulus, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, meeting, nab, pandora, radio, radio industry, radio show, Radio's Future, RIU, secret, slacker, spotify, triton

Here Comes the New Dashboard

So what’s in store for the auto dashboard of tomorrow? It may not be whatever’s on the drawing board in Detroit (or in the picture above). It may really be whatever’s in your pocket. So says venture capitalist John Backus: In-car electronics, standalone GPS, satellite radio, seatback DVD players and HD radio will quickly disappear, […]

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Posted in Audio Trends, Automotive, dar.fm, dashboard, in-car, john backus, jonathan sasse, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, michael robertson, mobile, radio, radio industry, RIU, scott hanselman, slacker

The Limits of Personalization

Okay, so I have weird tastes.  I’m the guy whose favorite dishes in restaurants are discontinued for lack of interest.  And my music tastes are just as irregular. But thanks to the Internet you can find anything nowadays, and thanks to personalized radio services you can create what you want out of nothing if you […]

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Posted in Insights, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, pandora, Personalization, radio, radio industry, RIU, sirius, siriusxm, slacker, xm

R.I.P. Arbitron’s Total Audience Measurement

Earlier this week, a number of leading broadcasters piped in on a scenario whereby Pandora and other online radio services would be measured alongside radio in Arbitron’s supposedly forthcoming Total Audience Measurement report, and the most telling word was this one:  “Frightening.” Indeed it is “frightening,” the thought that a stable ecosystem of radio brands […]

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Posted in arbitron, industry, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, pandora, radio, RIU, slacker, streaming, total audience measurement, triton