Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:
Radio World tracks the digital AM push stateside: Radio World is publishing a series about the industry’s discussions around the concept of all-digital AM bands. One article offers the opinions from small-market owners, and another is the perspective from the NAB.
Take your Rolling Stone reporter to work: The venerable music magazine has been running a column where it profiles a day in the professional life of someone in the music industry. One is Mjeema Pickett, head of R&B and soul at Spotify, which shows a behind-the-scenes look at how genre playlists come together. Another interesting interview is with CMT Senior VP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram, sharing insights about the latest changes in radio.
Tencent’s not-so-Chinese roots: We usually discuss Tencent and Tencent Music as the foundations of China’s music industry. But an article by Cherie Hu reminds us that while the businesses do operate and dominate audiences in China, their finances are a lot murkier. Both companies are incorporated in the Cayman Islands, which leads to some complications in ownership and corporate structure.