Report: Live radio tops Australia’s Share of Audio, but streaming is posting growth

Commercial Radio Australia and GfK have released their Share of Audio 2018 report, covering insights into different types of audio consumption. The report shares data from audio diaries of Australian listeners, with statistics for radio, podcasts, and streaming audio. The streaming figures include the free and paid tiers for Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, Deezer, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Soundcloud, and more. Continue Reading


Australian radio industry launches new podcast working group

Commercial Radio Australia has announced plans to form a podcast working group intended to help grow podcasting in the region. The group will help lead development of podcasting, as well as providing related advice to the radio industry about consumer promotion, audience measurement and reporting, market research, and education. Continue Reading

Australian music bodies mobilize in support of local content quotas for radio and streaming

Australia’s government is considering new rules that would set quotas for supporting domestic artists on both broadcast radio and streaming music platforms. The Australiasian Performing Right Association (APRA AMCOS) and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) appeared before a Senate inquiry in support of setting a 25% quota of Australian content. Continue Reading