Triton Digital and audioBoom announce merger to create preeminent online audio technology company

Today, Triton Digital®, a leading technology and services provider to the digital audio industry, announced a planned merger with UK-based podcast network and technology provider audioBoom, in which Triton Digital will combine with AudioBoom Group PLC, the corporate structure by which the British podcast platform company is traded on the London Stock Exchange. Exclusive interview with Neal Schore. Continue Reading


Announcing the 2nd Annual RAIN Podcast Business Summit, March 22 in New York

RAIN is pleased to announce the second annual Podcast Business Summit, following the success of the 2017 event in New York. The 2018 edition of this breakthrough event will be held at New World Stages, 340 W. 50th Street, on March 22. The Podcast Business Summit is the only event examining and defining the on-demand audio marketplace, its growth, trends, and the podcast opportunity for brands, businesses, and advertisers. Continue Reading


The Podcast Exchange launches to match Canadian podcasts with advertisers

A three-person podcast agency called The Podcast Exchange (TPX) has launched in Canada, with the mission of connecting podcasts with advertisers. The company stands in the middle ground between podcast publishers and marketers, and intends to better fertilize that middle ground by matching content to advertising. Continue Reading


After a year of development, Pandora launches Dynamic Audio ads

When Pandora announced the Dynamic Audio ad product last February, the idea was to create a targeting technology that could personalize audio marketing to the listener to an unusually individual degree. The launch partner for that development venture was British ad company A Million Ads. Now, the two companies are starting to roll out the result of that work, on a testing basis with two advertisers. Continue Reading


Pandora announces layoffs, restructuring, and expansion of Atlanta office

In what Pandora calls a “redesign,” the company has announced a company reorganization that includes layoffs, a remapping of its key initiatives, and prioritization of its Atlanta office for growth even as its official HQ remains in Oakland. The staff reduction will affect 5% of Pandora’s workforce. At the same time, the company plans to hire for its new initiatives in the less expensive, talent-rich Atlanta market. Continue Reading


CRB rate increase: not necessarily 44% (a look at Pandora)

As the new Copyright Royalty Board rate ruling sinks in today, we look at how it might affect Pandora. Using the company’s 2017 Annual Report and financials from the most recent earnings report, it becomes clear that the new rates will not apply to most of Pandora’s royalty cost, and that the simple 44% CRB rate hike is actually more complicated … and lower. Continue Reading


Scripps reshapes for the 21st century: cutbacks coming; radio laid off too

The venerable E.W. Scripps Company, a multimedia national player in newspapers, radio, television, and digital media, has announced a tectonic and identity-changing restructure plan. As with many corporate reinventions, headcount will be reduced over 12-18 months, costs will be lowered, technology will be centralized, resources will be optimized across divisions. And radio will be ditched entirely. Continue Reading


Futuri Media launches ad network, expanding beyond tech products to sales

Futuri Media issued an announcement today which expands the company’s purview beyond the suite of software and technology products it has offered broadcasters for years. At the crux is a new product called the Futuri Ad Network, which promises “flexible and turnkey options for generating revenue with digital content.” Continue Reading