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Edison Research: AM/FM still leads Share of Music, but streaming and mobile are catching up

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Edison Research has presented the latest installment of its Share of Ear series. The new report is titled Share of Music and it focuses on American adults’ music listening habits. This analysis reveals ongoing changes to where and when AM/FM radio still holds the largest share, as well as who is most frequently tuning in. Continue Reading

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Europe seeing progress toward DAB standard in cars

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DAB and DAB+ receivers are making further inroads into car manufacturers. The majority of new cars sold in the UK, Norway, and Switzerland are now equipped with the digital radio receivers. Patrick Hannon, president of WorldDAB, said 82% of new cars in the UK have DAB as standard, followed by 73% in Norway and 65% in Switzerland. Continue Reading

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jacapps upgrades its radio mobile apps to work on leading connected car systems

Jacobs Media-owned jacapps, a mobile app developer with a concentration in radio, announced in a webinar yesterday that its apps have been made compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Ford’s SmartDeviceLink system. The upgrade will be available to radio stations next month. Continue Reading

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RAIN Summit Snippets: Ginny Morris and Paul Jacobs on radio in the car

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“I sleep pretty well at night,” Ginny Morris said to Paul Jacobs at RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas. Ginny Morris (CEO and Chair of Hubbard Radio) delivered a keynote presentation that included a chat with the Jacobs Media VP. But one thing does give pause to Morris’ optimism, and that is self-driving cars. Listen to her discuss the future. Continue Reading

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Triton partners with Panasonic for in-car audio advertising

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Panasonic’s Aupeo division announced a partnership with Triton Digital for use of the Tap OnDemand ad platform. Through this deal, Triton’s technology will be used for targeted ad insertion into the personalized audio messages played by the company’s personal radio service in cars. The arrangement will give both car manufacturers and brand partners the opportunity to deliver personalized audio messages to drivers through the OneConnect system. Continue Reading

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Canadian podcast listenership among drivers growing gradually

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A new survey reveals that Canadian podcast listening in cars has continued to rise. The results showed notably more podcast consumption among the 18-34 age group at 17%, compared with 8% for ages 35-54 and just 2% for the over 55 group. It was also most popular among university graduates compared with other education levels. Continue Reading