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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

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Programmatic advertising dominates digital display; radio and other traditional media on track

Zenith Media shared some results from its 2017 edition of Programmatic Marketing Forecasts. Programmatic already dominates digital display buying, and will to an even greater degree in 2017. Traditional media, including radio, are slower to adopt data-driven buying, but the report says they will. Continue Reading

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Nielsen brings Music Connect to Canada; will it shake up radio?

Nielsen has launched its Music Connect data product in Canada. This rollout offers clients more in-depth listener data, including for streaming and broadcasting. It covers 72 metropolitan areas across Canada, and has analytics including airplay, sales, and social media activity. According to Canadian music industry specialist Alan Cross, it could “shake up” what listeners hear on Canadian Radio. Continue Reading

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Google Play Music relaunches, smarter about you and your soundtrack

Google Play Music relaunched today, announcing an update that makes machine learning a bigger part of its listening experience. That means the platform will combine listeners’ individual music tastes with contextual information such as time of day and location to offer improved song recommendations. It all happens behind the scenes, based on Google’s understanding of the user. Another step closer to the “Me Button.” Continue Reading

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iHeartMedia confirms: On-demand, two flavors, January launch

The rumor mill was buzzing earlier this week about iHeartMedia’s plans to enter on-demand streaming. Now, America’s biggest broadcast group has announced that it has two such services in the works, both due to launch in January 2017. Details are scarce, but there is one important feature. Continue Reading

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Hillary Clinton jumps into podcasting with Max Linsky

Hillary Clinton is co-hosting a podcast about her presidential campaign. The With Her show will include conversations not just with the candidate, but with other key members of her team, from running mate Tim Kaine to supporters and staffers. the show seeks to present a different side of Clinton, in a way that podcasting is perfectly suited to do. Continue Reading