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Edison Research: YouTube is radio’s “quiet competitor”

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YouTube's influence and audience clout are widely recognized in a general way, but the video platform's competitive stature is quantified explicitly in new data from Edison Research. In a 44-page slide presentation, one crucial fact is that radio's most ardent listeners are sharing time with YouTube, especially in the CHR, Urban, and Rock categories.

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Twitter’s next music play: a new type of Billboard chart

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With the demise of the unique but little-used Twitter Music app, the micro-blogging service lost no time announcing its next foray into music. Twitter and Billboard announced a partnership to create the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts. The alliance is a "big data" play, but there's a big question about how different it will be.

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