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Australian radio leaders predict for 2019

Diversification and digitization were the twin keynotes for Australian radio in 2018, according to Josh McDonnell writing in AdNews. There, he presents predictions from leaders in Australia’s biggest radio groups Nova Entertainment, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), Macquarie Media, iHeartRadio  Australia & Asia, and trade group for the Aussie radio industry Commercial Radio Australia (CRA). Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Radiodays Asia – a new radio conference, coming next year

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Next year will see the inaugural Radiodays Asia, scheduled for Malaysia in August. James has the announcement, and other audio industry news. Continue Reading

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David Oxenford: Podcaster Sued for Copyright Infringement for Using Music without Permission

by David Oxenford

Major labels and publishers are quick to call in the copyright lawyers, and this time their target was a podcast that they claimed was illegally using music in episodes. David Oxenford explains the distinctions between different performance licenses and what podcasters should do to stay on the right side of copyright law. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Smart speakers that aren’t, and Radio Live to close

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Smart speakers that aren’t and local radio that isn’t. New Zealand’s Radio Live newstalk station to close. Much more from around the audio world. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Radio in the car needs to get better – and here’s how

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: James suggests improvements for car radio in his column. Other news includes items about community radio and some astonishing audio unearthed from World War I. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Is new technology a bad thing for radio?

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: James muses over the pros and cons of adapting new technologies in radio, and shares updates from around the world of audio and broadcasting. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Good news in South Africa; Ofcom’s localness changes

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: A Cape Town radio station that’s thinking positively. How Ofcom’s new localness rules will impact radio in the UK. Continue Reading