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Deezer acquires Stitcher

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Deezer, the Paris-based on-demand music service which operates in 180 national markets, has acquired Stitcher, the market-leading podcast app. The breakthrough deal puts a whole new category of content into the Deezer library. RAIN spoke to Tyler Goldman, Deezer's CEO of North America.

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Rhapsody brings on first CEO in more than three years

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Rhapsody has brought a new interim CEO into its executive ranks. David Hose will head the company for the time being while the board conducts a search for a permanent CEO. Hose has acted an as adviser, investor, and founder for several music- and mobile-centric companies. He most recently founded Soundwall, a startup that combines music and art to create “wireless connected canvases.”

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Survey shows strong outlook among audio publishers in Germany

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BVDW, the German digital economy federation, released a report on the traction of online radio and streaming in the nation. The data showed that gross investment in audio streaming is projected to increase by more than 50% in 2015, while gross revenue from in-stream advertising is expected to reach about 137 euros by next year, compared with revenue of 65 million euros in 2013.

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AudioHQ to provide distribution and sales for TeshMedia Group

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AudioHQ has entered into a digital distribution and sales partnership with TeshMedia Group. Under this arrangement, AudioHQ will develop streaming programs based on existing radio programs, and create marketing opportunities for the new lifestyle content. Podcasts and 24/7 streams are in the works, CEO Matt Cutair told RAIN.

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Roger Lanctot: Free Radio @ Risk

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Could wireless carriers take over the broadcast of radio content, removing a vital source of free, over-the-air content and information delivery? Guest Columnist Roger Lanctot of Strategy Analytics examines the question in the context of a Teracom report which denies it could ever happen. Lanctot didn't think it could either ... until he heard the report.

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Spotify’s Lowlands research: Streaming supports and extends the value of live music

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The inverse relationship of streaming music and music sales is well known: Streaming up, sales down. A similar symbiotic relationship exists between music concerts and music sales. But how do streaming and concerts interact? Is the relationship mutually beneficial? That's what Spotify's Director of Economics Will Page set out to discover in a new study.

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Beatport buys, closes social listening app Listn

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Beatport purchased a social listening app called Listn for an undisclosed price, then promptly decided to shut down the service. The app allowed its members to explore their friends’ music libraries, with connections to several popular streaming services: YouTube, Spotify, Rdio, and SoundCloud. Listn will no longer be available starting Oct. 30, but the app’s employees will be joining Beatport.

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Patrick Reynolds talks about the “meaty middle” of the FM sandwich

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Patrick Reynolds, Chief Strategy Officer of Triton Digital and a featured speaker at the upcoming RAIN Summit Europe in London on November 4, says that streaming could be the meat of the FM sandwich. That tasty analogy came up in a phone conversation with RAIN recently, in which Reynolds previewed the panel discussion he will moderate in London: "Measuring and Monetizing FM's Online Audience."

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