AudioHQ signs exclusive ad deal with Digitally Imported

AudioHQ has entered a deal to be the exclusive seller of audio advertising inventory for electronic music specialist Digitally Imported. The exclusive partnership is for the United States and will begin in 2017. Digitally Imported joins an AudioHQ client roster that also includes SoundCloud, Slacker, 8tracks, and Triton Digital. Continue Reading

Forget the Whole Pie: Why Small Music Services Should Cultivate Core Audiences

by Mike Spinelli

Is streaming a winner-take-all market? Bob Lefsetz recently implied that, and guest columnist Mike Spinelli offers strategic thoughts targeted to specialized streaming services. Rather than attract every listener in the world, optimize the service around core specialty audiences. Continue Reading

T-Mobile adds 14 more services to Music Freedom

T-Mobile announced the addition of several services to its Music Freedom plan, which lets listeners stream songs without counting the activity against their data plans. Google Play Music was the most-requested addition according to T-Mobile’s crowdsourcing efforts earlier this summer, and it is now included under the plan. Xbox Music and SoundCloud are the other better known names added to the list. Continue Reading

Digitally Imported announces content partnerships for comprehensive new interactive service

Digitally Imported ( announced details and partnerships related to its upcoming platform overhaul, which RAIN News previewed two weeks ago. The ambitious plan to build interactive features on top of a renowned electronic-music pureplay radio site is now fleshed out with key content partnerships. Continue Reading

Leading EDM pureplay Digitally Imported plans ambitious new service

In a wide-ranging conversation with Digitally Imported executives,, RAIN learned that the leading Electronic Music online radio outlet is planning an ambitious evolution of the service. The new Digitally Imported, details of which will be divulged later this month, will position itself as a complete music consumption platform for EDM and other sub-genres of electronic music, combining music discovery and buying functions in a way that founder Ari Shohat describes as “integrated in unique, special ways.” Continue Reading