Stream On You Crazy Diamond

With everyone talking nonstop about a possible Congressional bailout of Wall Street, another Congressional bailout story is going unnoticed. Internet radio startups like Pandora have been sweating bullets for over a year now, in regards to their own financial and legal challenges. But in this case, The House acted unanimously to pass legislation that favors […]

Free Personalized Radio, Anytime, Anywhere

According to Adweek, Pandora is scoring big with the release of its iPhone App. Pandora has streamed 3.3 million songs to iPhone users since the launch of its new mobile application, making it the third most popular such app for the red-hot device. As of July 14, the company had registered 180,000 new users, and […]

Rush to the Bank

At lunch today I was reading The New York Times business section. On the front page of that section there’s a big photo of Rush Limbaugh (not available online) and an article that reveals his newly negotiated income. I don’t mind saying it grossed me out. Limbaugh, who has 20 million listeners a week on […]

iLike R.E.M.

Radio, like newspapers, is being hit with body blows from the internet. Here’s the latest round: iLike, a social network for music fans, is scoring big today with the pre-release of R.E.M.’s new album. The roll-out, the first of its kind for a major act, will allow fans to stream and share Accelerate in its […]

All Bruce All The Time

Sirius, with its multi-channel lineup is able to take a couple of deep dives into the world of a particular artist. In addition to the Boss’ channel, Sirius also offers a Grateful Dead channel.

Web Advertising Overtakes Radio

From Forbes: U.S. Internet advertising spending is poised to overtake radio advertising for the first time, providing a reminder that broadcasters need to be more aggressive in their embrace of online opportunities. U.S. radio ad spending is expected to inch up 1.5% in 2007, to $20.4 billion, short of online ad expenditures of $21.7 billion, […]

Diversity Threatened By Institutional Greed

I went to stream some indie rock on WOXY this morning, but none came through. Today is a The Day of Silence, an international protest against exorbitant royalty rates that threaten the existence of all but the most well funded webcasters. The Internet Radio Equality Act has recently been introduced in both the House and […]

Stream On You Crazy Diamonds

The New York Times investigates increased online activity at many of the nation’s mainstream radio stations. These moves to stay relevant and reach listeners where they live come at a tough time for all who would dare to stream audio, as the federal Copyright Royalty Board is intent on levying monolithic fees for such use. […]