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RAIN launches Summit in Australia, collaborating with Commercial Radio Australia

RAIN Summit is heading to Australia! RAIN Summit Australia will take place in at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on October 13, in collaboration with Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), and will be produced as part of Radio Alive 2017, the Australian radio industry’s annual national conference. Continue Reading

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Pandora smart speaker listening up 282%, motivating new Edison Research study

Pandora has added to the smart speaker research hitting the industry this year with the first release of information from a commissioned survey by Edison Research examining how consumers use Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices. The survey was conducted with interesting methodology, essentially reinventing the listening diary concept. Continue Reading

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Audiocraft launches Agency for podcast production support

Australia-based Audiocraft, which describes its mission as “a community for Australian radiomakers and podcasters,” announced the creation of a new division that offers project talent for professionals in the audio industry — mainly podcasters. The creation of this agency shines a bit of light on the Australian podcasting market on the creative side. Continue Reading

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Upcoming RAIN Summit to focus on research, programmatic, creative audio, podcasting

Research, programmatic advertising, creative audio branding, and podcasting are key topics at the RAIN Digital Audio Advertising Summit on April 12 in Chicago, the third in a series of advertising-focused business conferences produced by RAIN in the past year. The event will take place in the famed Chicago House of Blues in the heart of River North. Continue Reading

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Infinite Dial: Steady rise for podcasting; continued super-listening

In today’s Infinite Dial 2017 webinar, we learned that recognition of podcasting, and listening, are continuing to grow. The latest data show that familiarity with the term “podcasting” has been on a very gradual uptick over the past decade. The past two years have had bigger hops for this metric, growing from 49% in 2015 to 55% in 2016 and now 60% in 2017. Continue Reading

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Trump administration might move to privatize Corporation for Public Broadcasting

One of Donald Trump’s first actions in the White House may mean drastic, devastating changes to public media. Prior to the inauguration, his transition team has included plans to privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The CPB is a nonprofit corporation that receives about $445 million a year in federal funding. It is also the primary source of funds for public television and radio programming. Continue Reading