RAIN (Radio And Internet Newsletter)

The passage of the Music Modernization Act marked the end of a years-long effort to enact changes to federal laws governing music licensing. But turning that page also marked the...
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SoundCloud announced multiple deals this week, all centered on further raising the platform's profile with DJs. First, the company announced integrations with several DJ applications. Second, it has secured a...
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Sirius XM has entered a marketing partnership with Amazon to offer two potential deals in the crossover between satellite radio and smart speakers. The bundles are part of a major...
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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...
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Spotify announced some minor updates to its Premium experience on mobile. Navigation is simplified, and finding content is more personalized. The updates begin rolling out globally across iOS and Android...
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Merlin announced that it has hired three people for its member services and legal teams. It has been an active year for the independent label group and global digital rights...
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SESAC has promoted Kelli Turner to the role of president and chief operating officer. Her previous post at the music rights organization was executive vice president of operations, corporate development,...
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Amazon announced that it has launched Prime Music in Australia. This music streaming service will be available for all new and ongoing Prime memberships in the market. Prime Music includes...
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SoundCloud announced that its paid tier will have the option to access better audio quality streaming. Subscribers to the SoundCloud Go+ tier can opt to listen to music in a...
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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation released results from its third annual podcast survey during the OzPod event this week. The survey found that women are driving growth for listener engagement overall...
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