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Jelli releases metrics, tracks growth of broadcast radio programmatic

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Early this morning Jelli released a progress report of its SpotPlan programmatic buying platform, timed to coincide with RAIN Summit Nashville and the RAB/NAB Radio Show this week in Nashville. RAIN News spoke with Jelli CEO Mike Dougherty about how the programmatic market has grown since the announcement of SpotPlan in March, and its launch in April.

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The Download on Podcasts: Arguments for and against brand advertising in podcasts

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As much as podcasting has accomplished in its two-year resurgence as an increasingly popular and mature content business category, there is a preparatory feeling to the young industry. Major challenges seem to stand between the present and a potential future in which "big money" buys into podcasting as a category standing alongside video, display, and radio.

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Pandora finalizes direct licensing with Warner Music; now has all major labels and publishing groups for on-demand

Shortly after the U.S. stock market closed on Thursday, Pandora announced that it had reached agreement with Warner Music for direct licensing of Warner recordings in Pandora's upcoming on-demand music service. Pandora now appears locked and loaded to launch the on-demand service which has been in the works since last November.

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Pandora launches mid-tier Pandora Plus, along with new engagement features for users & advertisers

This morning Pandora announced the initial roll-out of a mid-tier subscription service called Pandora Plus. Costing $4.99 a month, this plan eliminates commercials, raises the limit on skipping songs, includes song replays, and offers a version of offline radio listening. New features for free listening are also rolling out. It is a milestone day for Pandora, as it introduces one on-demand feature which moves the company into new legal and business territory.

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