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Stock chart update: SPOT, SIRI, IHRT, ETM

Here is the latest in our perio;dic update of major audio stock performance. In the chart below, we see the violent fluctuations in stock value for Spotify (SPOT), SiriusXM (SIRI), iHeartMedia (IHRT), and Entercom (ETM). These four companies embody numerous audio creation, distribution, and technology entities, including: Gimlet Media, Parcast, Anchor, Pandora, AdsWizz, Simplecast, iHeartPodcast Network, Stuff Media, Cadence13, RADIO.com, and Pineapple Street Studios. Continue Reading

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Entercom rolls out new feature for on-demand controls in RADIO.COM platform

Entercom continues to expand its RADIO.COM platform. The newest feature is RADIO.COM Rewind, which introduces on-demand controls to the broadcast radio content on the service. This tool automatically records the past 24 hours of broadcasts from enabled stations, which means users can pause or rewind to find their favorite shows, or revisit a program a second time. Continue Reading

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Entercom acquires Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Media, deepens podcast dive, becomes major U.S. podcast publisher

Entercom, the second-largest commercial radio group in the U.S., announced in an earnings call this morning two investments which dramatically deepen its commitment, inventory, and reach in podcasting. It is acquiring two podcast businesses: Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Media. Continue Reading