We spoke to Steve Goldstein, founder of the newest podcast company, Amplifi Media. Goldstein executed a friendly exit from Saga Communications, where he was EVP and Group Program Director for nearly 30 years. Amplifi is founded on content development, and exploring white space in the burgeoning podcast category.[read more]
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THIS WEEK: Beats Music leaks; new startup merges listening and broadcasting; new podcast company Amplifi Media; Android Auto hits the road; new AMP bill benefits music producers. [read more]
Triton Digital announced an exclusive deal with Major League Baseball (MLB) to deliver and monetize streaming audio advertisements within MLB's streaming apps. The agreement starts with the upcoming 2015 season.[read more]
Steve Goldstein, Executive Vice President of Saga Communications for nearly three decades, is exiting the company and has announced the formation of Amplifi Media, a new podcast network.[read more]
urRadio, a new streaming startup launched this morning, is based on technology that uniquely blends music discovery and broadcasting. "We're changing how people listen to music," the CEO told RAIN News.[read more]
An influential legal panel will highlight RAIN Summit West, April 12 in Las Vegas. The RAIN Legal Panel, well-known at RAIN Summits for illuminating complex issues of music licensing, will be moderated by David Oxenford and feature the RAIN Summit debut of Alex Luke.[read more]
The New York Times captured a carload of anonymously sourced information about Apple's music products. Apple's refreshed music ecosystem will be unveiled this summer, according to earlier rumors.[read more]
British digital music company 7digital released 2014 financials that embody two major changes, one structural (a merger last year) and one strategic. The company is turning decidedly toward its B2B streaming services.[read more]
The Download on Podcasts is a weekly feature sponsored by PodcastOne.
What's the problem? Lack of a native podcast app, as Apple provides in iPhones. That void makes podcast discovery, organization, and listening more difficult and less at-hand.[read more]
Today's brief news items feature some unexpected combinations.[read more]
Media technology and database company Gracenote announced this morning that it has hired music tech veteran Ethan Kaplan as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Music. "When I was 16 I started a fan website for the band R.E.M.," says Kaplan. "The rest of my career extends from there."[read more]
John Gorman has four decades of executive programming experience in radio. Jim Marchyshyn was in sales and marketing. The two have partnered to co-found oWOW Media, a Cleveland Internet radio station staffed by sales and on-air personnel who mostly come from broadcast radio.[read more]