tunein Archives - Radio Intelligence
Blog Archives

Is The Radio Industry Too Selfish?

For years now, many in the radio industry have viewed the challenges they face from technology and consumer trends all wrong. They have seen it from the perspective of the radio industry, not the consumer. The latest example is illustrated in this article, titled: “As TuneIn Continues Subscription Push; Where Does AM/FM Go?” Setting up […]

See more ›

Posted in future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, netflix, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, radioinsight, ramsey-blog, shonda rhimes, subscription, tunein

What Radio Looks Like on Ford’s New Sync 3 for 2016

Never let it be said that the automakers don’t listen to feedback, because when it comes to Ford’s clunky Sync platform, they got an earful. And guess what? Ford responded. This week the automaker introduced the latest and greatest version of its Sync infotainment system, and it looks great. It will make its debut on […]

See more ›

Posted in 2015, connected car, dash, dashboard, Digital Strategy, ford, iheartradio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, siriusxm, spotify, sync, sync 3, technology, tunein

Amazon Just Reimagined the Table Radio – Amazon Echo

It’s called Amazon Echo, and like so many tech gadgets made by Amazon it’s more of an interesting idea than something which is necessarily likely to leap off the virtual shelves. Writes Amazon: Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It’s always on—just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. Echo begins working as […]

See more ›

Posted in amazon, amazon echo, amazon music, echo, iheartradio, itunes, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, music, pandora, prime, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, spotify, technology, tunein

The New Auto Dashboard: Is Radio Screwed?

Last week, Google announced Android Auto, which – like Apple’s CarPlay – aims to fully fulfill the promise of the so-called connected car. Watch this video to see an illustration of how the platform integrates music, both from Google Play and from third party apps like Pandora or iHeartRadio: So what does this mean for […]

See more ›

Posted in Advertising, android auto, apple, Audio, Automotive, carplay, chelsea handler, family ties, future, google, google play, howard stern, iheartradio, infotainment, Internet Radio, itunes radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Moble Audio, nielsen, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, refresher, sean hannity, spotify, starbucks, stitcher, tunein

What’s the Future of Radio in the Connected Car?

What does the crystal ball predict about the future of the so-called “connected car” and radio’s place in it? That was the purpose of my conversation with Toby Trevarthen, VP Monetization for Aha by Harman, a key provider of platforms and apps to automakers and the “connected” car. Here are two of the key questions I discussed […]

See more ›

Posted in aha, Audio Trends, Automotive, connected car, dash, harman, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, Moble Audio, online radio, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, streaming, toby trevarthen, trends, tunein

Here’s what IHeartRadio and TuneIn are Missing

Lots of blood, sweat, tears, and treasure have gone into making radio’s alternatives to Pandora et. al., yet I think both IHeartRadio and TuneIn are missing perhaps their greatest opportunity. And it’s staring them in the face. To be sure, these are terrific apps – as good as anything out there. So what are they […]

See more ›

Posted in android software, app, clear channel communications, features radio, hd radio, iheartradio, industry, Internet Radio, listener, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, music radio, pandora radio, radio, radio induustry, radio listeners, radio stations, radio technology, Radio's Future, RIU, skipping songs, social media, software, solve, the radio station, tunein, web 2.0, world wide web

Radio’s Mobile Challenge

I think most broadcasters are thinking about mobile all wrong.  The thinking goes like this: “We need a dedicated mobile app for our station!” Or… “We need to get our stations on mobile apps that already exist, like Tunein or IHeartRadio!” Both of these are wrong (or at least vastly insufficient) for the same reason: […]

See more ›

Posted in Advertising, app, emarketer, iheartradio, kleiner perkins, local, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, mary meeker, Media, mobile, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, Richard Ting, RIU, tunein