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Webcast listening in June; +10% year-over-year (Webcast Metrics)

Positioning of the leaders remained the same in June stream listening, according to the just-released report from Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics Ranker, a comparison of stream listening volume among Triton’s top 20 clients. The group as a whole lost 4% in overall listening compared to May. Continue Reading

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iHeartRadio teams with HowStuffWorks and Tenderfoot TV for next season of Atlanta Monster

Atlanta Monster is getting an extra boost behind the scenes. iHeartRadio is teaming up with the original creators — HowStuffWorks and Tenderfoot TV — to launch the second season of the true crime show. As a result of this partnership, the show will join the iHeartRadio Podcast Network and iHeartRadio will be the exclusive distribution partner for all future seasons and episodes of the program. Continue Reading

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Webcast listening up in May; +13% year-over-year

Spotify held its slight lead over Pandora in March stream listening, an advantage established in January after three years of chasing. Aside from that metrics rivalry, the Top 20 group in Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics report gained one percent in overall listening compared to February. PLUS — a little bit of smart speaker reporting. Continue Reading

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iHeartRadio’s Canadian podcasts to air on Spotify thanks to Bell Media deal

Bell Media, which operates the iHeartRadio product in Canada, has reached a deal with Spotify which extends distribution of Bell’s podcast catalog to that global giant. The arrangement includes The Jay and Dan Podcast, TSN Overdrive, and Mike On Much — all part of the iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network Continue Reading

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iHeartRadio partners with AI to offer digital listeners gapless playback and improved song transitions

iHeartRadio has collaborated with artificial intelligence platform Super Hi-Fi to improve the digital listening experience by imitating some of the nuances of a live radio broadcast. Super Hi-Fi will provide smoother song transitions such as precise crossfades, volume leveling, and gapless playback to digital listeners. Continue Reading

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iHeartMedia introduces podcasts to its Top 40 broadcast stations with Anna Faris

iHeartMedia announced a new development in its “Podcast, Meet Broadcast” strategy. The company has landed an agreement to air Anna Faris is Unqualified on its Top 40 broadcast radio stations and on the iHeartRadio Podcast Network. The iHeartMedia strategy aims to use its broadcast radio reach to assist podcast creators in finding new audiences and growing their base. Continue Reading