RAIN (Radio And Internet Newsletter)

Tencent Music Entertainment is facing yet another hurdle as its planned IPO date approaches. Investor Hanwei Guo is suing Guomin Xie, the company's co-president, claiming that the exec allegedly coerced...
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Australian radio leaders predict for 2019
RAIN News Opinion & Features 12-10-2018 19:50
Diversification and digitization were the twin keynotes for Australian radio in 2018, according to Josh McDonnell writing in AdNews. There, he presents predictions from leaders in Australia's biggest radio groups...
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The Wall Street Journal is the latest news outlet to join the ranks of daily podcasters. The publication has chosen Gimlet Media as its producing partner for the upcoming daily...
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Sony Music Entertainment and Rhapsody International have partnered to launch a streaming service in Japan. The platform, called mora qualitas, will offer high-resolution lossless FLAC audio at CD quality. It...
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by James Cridland James Cridland's Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Next year will see the inaugural Radiodays Asia, scheduled for Malaysia in...
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GeekWire has partnered with Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and founder of USAFacts, for a new branded podcast. Numbers Geek will cover interesting statistics from government, business, sports, and entertainment....
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Spotify has entered a unique cross-promotion deal with comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres. The streaming service will have a new content hub on its site with playlists, podcasts, and...
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The Worldwide Independent Network has released its third annual report on the role of indies in the global music market. The top-line takeaway is that independents are now responsible for...
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Apple reportedly acquires UK-based artist services company
RAIN News Acquisitions & Partnerships 12-07-2018 17:55
Apple looks to be closing 2018 with another music business acquisition. Platoon is an A&R and creative services company founded in 2016. The London-based company has helped early-stage artists in...
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Google is reinventing a standard feature in smart speakers: the news update. Made famous by Amazon Echo's "Flash Briefing," Google's version is invoked by "Play the news." The initiative would...
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