Leading online radio service AccuRadio to debut AI-driven channels designed for every human activity; April 1 launch

AccuRadio is leveraging its newly created AccuGPT AI tool to create a dazzling array of micro-topical, hyper-targeted music channels. Pre-populated channels include, “Waiting in Line at the DMV” and “I Can’t Find My Glasses,” assisted by AI-enabled video monitoring of AccuRadio users. “It’s more than on-demand, it’s a music experience that AccuGPT creates instantly upon observation,” said CEO and Founder Kurt Hanson. The AccuGPT plan will be put in place April 1, and a large tranch of 47,000 new AI-programmed music channels will debut on Monday, April 3rd. Continue Reading

AccuRadio intros “World’s largest playlist of holiday songs.” It is big.

Venerable streaming music service AccuRadio sent around a notice that it has curated what the company describes as the world’s largest playlist of holiday songs. We won’t argue — this juggernaut of holiday cheer contains 17,000 tracks, and would require over five weeks of uninterrupted streaming to hear them all. Click through for details and links. Continue Reading

AccuRadio launches One Song Radio, making a Dallas bar happy

In response to the viral news story of a Dallas bar’s note on its jukebox that Mariah Carey’s hit song “All I Want for Christmas is You” is not to be played until December 1st — and then only once per evening — AccuRadio, as a public service, has launched a new channel called “One Song Radio: All I Want for Christmas is You,” featuring only the popular Carey/Afanasleff composition as performed by dozens of artists. Click for info. Continue Reading

In startling reversal, AccuRadio moves to radio, citing high music royalty costs

AccuRadio, one of the two leading brands of pureplay online radio in the U.S., has stunned the online audio business community by announcing that it is switching to broadcast radio distribution. The change will occur on April 5. In an aggrieved press release the company cites high royalty costs, and says it can find greater profitability in AM radio “playing up to 22 minutes of commercials per hour.” Continue Reading

This Sunday in Vegas: Join RAIN for cocktails and networking

Join us for a Cocktails and Networking event in Las Vegas, Sunday April 23, from 4:30 to 8:00pm. This opportunity to meet radio and internet colleagues takes place the day before Monday’s start of the NAB Show. Although RAIN is not producing the RAIN Summit West online audio conference in 2017, as in previous years, we don’t want you to miss the valuable and fun networking that RAIN Summits are famous for. Continue Reading

Pandora, TuneIn, and AccuRadio launch Harmonic Audio Network for advertisers

In an alliance with TuneIn and AccuRadio, Pandora is announcing this morning the launch of the Harmonic Audio Network, an ad network for advertisers in streaming audio. The Harmonic Audio Network will be exclusively represented by Pandora’s sales force. The new network widens the audio inventory available to Pandora’s sales staff, and creates what the company is marketing as a trusted, high-quality marketing opportunity across three recognized brands. Continue Reading