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Europe’s digital chief joins the YouTube debate

Another voice joined the debate over YouTube, this time from the EU government. Andrus Ansip, former prime minister of Estonia and current vice president for the digital single market on the European Commission, said YouTube’s lower payments made to the music industry give it an unfair advantage over services that focus on subscriptions. Continue Reading

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Newly formed European Digital Radio Alliance will promote DAB across EU

Broadcasting leaders at the Radiodays Europe conference have announced the creation of the European Digital Radio Alliance. This organization will promote DAB and digital radio across the bloc. It was established in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union, which recently released a study into the adoption of digital radio technology in the EU. Continue Reading

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Nordic streaming swells, radio (sometimes) leads discovery

Streaming is a popular music choice in the Nordic region and continues to grow in popularity. A survey commissioned by three European collecting societies found that 9.4 million consumers in the region streamed music in 2015. The survey also inquired about discovery outlets. Radio was the top choice on average, but preferences shifted drastically for the youngest respondents. Continue Reading

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Digital Radio Austria pushing civic uses of DAB+

Wolfgang Struber, vice chairman of Digital Radio Austria, made statements supporting the adoption of DAB+ technology in the European nation. “Radio is the last broadcasting format in Austria to convert to digital, and Digital Radio Austria wants to follow the trend set by some other European countries to make the switch to DAB+,” he said. Continue Reading

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Survey shares insights on European digital music use and cross-border copyrights

Subscription access to entertainment is becoming more prevalent, but different international markets face different challenges in executing that vision. For instance, people in the EU bloc may have difficulties accessing their digital services when traveling across country borders. A study by the European Commission found that cross-border access to entertainment subscriptions is important for nearly one in three Europeans. The research also had some data points specifically about music listening habits in the EU. Continue Reading