RAIN Hotspots: Jan. 27-31

The five most-read articles this week in RAIN. Thanks for reading!

  1. itunes radio canvasThe most-read piece this week noted that in Apple’s quarterly earnings call, iTunes Radio was not mentioned once. Significantly, later in the week, Goldman Sachs got bullish on Pandora and P stock vaulted upward. The “Pandora vs. iTunes Radio” competition seems increasingly irrelevant … at least, until Apple tells us something about its service metrics.
  2. soundcloud-logo canvasSoundCloud scored a $60-million investment. The lead investor called SoundCloud “The YouTube of Audio.” That makes sense, but … isn’t YouTube already that, as the leading platform for music listening? We analyzed, with historical perspective.
  3. Kurt Hanson’s latest blog post! Somehow, Art Linkletter gets into it.
  4. Guest contributor Patrick Reynolds of Triton Digital compared the competition between terrestrial and online radio to the Super Bowl. Bob Dylan sneaks in there somehow. It’s a great read.
  5. Pandora announced its sponsorship of an Imagine Dragons concert on Super Bowl weekend.

Brad Hill