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Spotify has been valued by the Wall Street Journal at a whopping $4 billion (£2.5 billion) after the music streaming company raised funds to support a proposed launch into the Japanese market.
Spotify may well be the UK's most popular online audio service but the market is increasingly fragmented. Blinkbox Music, owned by Tesco, is in beta status at present but it certainly has the potential to challenge.
Joining that strong lineup includes French based Deezer and DJ community Mixcloud. This all without considering the imminant UK launch of Apple's iTunes Radio next year.
RadioWorks and Maple Street Studios are founding members of the IAB Audio Council and feature in the recently released 'The Big Audio Handbook'. We're proud to work with these brands, so if you're interested in utilising these platforms, speak to us.
The Competition Appeal Tribunal has rejected Global Radio's appeal against the Competition Commission's ruling over the acquisition of GMG Radio.
Music is the lifeblood of the vast majority of radio stations, and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone that doesn't like music! You can also argue that there is no better way to experience your favourite band or artist than by hearing them live.
As we come towards the end of the year, we approach the date of digital destiny! On December 16th, the government will make a decision on whether radio stations will turn off analogue signals and go completely digital. And if so, a decision will also be made on the year the transition would take place.
Commercial radio’s 40th birthday was celebrated last week at the House of Commons and was attended by esteemed guests from the world of radio and beyond. Included on the guest list was our own RadioWorks Chairman Stan Park, who is also a member of the RadioCentre’s Roll of Honour that compiles 40 names that have made a significant contribution to radio during the last four decades.
By Simon Pearce – Director, Client Insight & Auction Media (Bid4Spots).
On the 8th October 1973, LBC became the country’s very first (legal) commercial radio station. Now, 40 years later, the industry has grown to 300 stations providing; news, weather, traffic, sport and of course entertainment, to 34 million people every week.
RadioWorks, the UK’s leading radio specialist agency, has restructured its operational teams to create four new Group Heads who together will be responsible for all media owner and client relationships, reporting directly to CEO, Michael Charnley-Heaton.