James Cridland, the radio futurologist, is a conference speaker, writer and consultant. He runs the media information website media.info and helps organise the yearly Next Radio conference. He also publishes podnews.net, a daily briefing on podcasting and on-demand, and writes a weekly international radio trends newsletter, at james.crid.land.
James Cridland’s articles
- Digital radio brings tight targeting and happy listeners – niche radio stations can win on digital, I write. (Also here).
- Interesting piece on the decline of advertising and the rise of subscriptions. Radio (AM/FM) possibly the only mass media that can’t benefit from this.
- Pandora has data on what happens if you give people too many ads. Astonishingly, they switch off. Who knew? /via Matt Deegan
- Pandora: Q1 revenue 12% up year-on-year. Still loses $131m in Q1 18, almost identical to Q1 17. Um.
- RAJAR’s new Midas survey (Spring 2018). Some interesting data on who you listen to radio and podcasts with – radio is less solitary for younger audiences; podcasts are almost never listened-to with anyone else.
- The BBC is monetising their non-UK podcast downloads. Big news. Congratulations to Acast. Interesting fact nugget: the BBC was actively investigating this when I was there in 2007!
- The full results of the Australian Infinite Dial 2018 from Edison Research – deliberately built to be comparable to the US, which gives interesting contrasts.
- Where is all the radio talent hiding? asks Hit 105’s Mathew Eggleston
- Data around sales executives in Southern Cross Austereo, Australia’s largest radio broadcaster
- New to the world of podcasting: The Prodcast (a podcast all about radio production).
- Ireland: Lazy Buggles tweet (and a lazy newspaper article) debunked. (thanks to John Myers for this, and congrats on your health news)
- New Zealand: Radio Week – Is radio the immortal medium? – good interview, but I would say that.
- New Zealand: Radio’s health in New Zealand compared to a cockroach. Bonus lazy Buggles intro.
- Germany: I’m speaking at Lokalrundfunktage Nürnberg: about whether live radio is lazy radio. Looking forward to speaking! Please don’t bring rotten tomatoes.