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Report: DMCA could be allowing up to $1 billion in royalty underpayments

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act has been a lightning rod for criticism from the music industry. There have been many calls to update the act, which took effect in 1999, to reflect the changes that have happened in the music industry over the past two decades. The most recent ammunition in the arsenal for those activists is an academic report from the Phoenix Center. Continue Reading

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Verto Industries releases a music streaming ranker based on user panel methodology

The latest outfit to take a data dive into the numbers behind streaming services is Verto Industries. Its streaming music index showed some unusual numbers, pointing toward a shocking takeaway with Apple Music beating out veterans Pandora and Spotify. However, there are a few important caveats to these results. Continue Reading

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Infinite Dial: AM/FM radio holds steady in the car, digital sources gain

Car listening continues to be a topic of interest for the audio industry. The Infinite Dial from Edison Research and Triton Digital charted the latest trends for what people hear behind the wheel. AM/FM radio still holds court as the top audio source used in the primary car for 82% of respondents. 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