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Rumor Fact(ory): TuneIn reportedly sued in UK for copyright breach

Music Business Worldwide is reporting that two of the major labels have started legal proceedings against TuneIn UK around possible breach of copyright. Sources told the publication that the suit alleges the UK branch of the online audio company had at least 800 unlicensed music streams in that market. Continue Reading

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Audio.ad inks deal to rep TuneIn for Latin America market

Audio.ad has secured an exclusive contract as the commercial representative for TuneIn in Latin America and Puerto Rico. It will offer its digital audio ad solutions and its expertise in Latin American audiences to advertisers on TuneIn. Audio.ad can provide targeting by location, device type, audience profile, and other demographic data. Continue Reading

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Podcast windowing comes to TuneIn with new First Play section

TuneIn is sending around a launch note for its First Play section, which contains exclusive early releases of episodes in new and established podcasts. First Play is an unadorned section within the TuneIn app, in which we found 11 participating podcasts. Networks that are in this plan include WNYC Studios, Gimlet Media, HowStuffWorks, Wondery, and Feral Audio. Continue Reading

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Live podcasting takes off at SXSW, with iHeartRadio, PRX, TuneIn

For the first year, SXSW has opened a Podcast Stage for live podcast production, turning what is historically a recorded medium into performance art. It’s not a first-time breakthrough for podcasting generally, but it does start to put podcasting on an even footing with live music as a festival attraction — especially since the interactive and music agendas overlap this year. Continue Reading