Digital Audio story of the week
Streaming was almost two-thirds of domestic UK music consumption in 2018
The year had 91 billion audio streams, up 33.5% from the prior year and up 2,350% from 2012. Audio streaming represented 63.6% of all UK domestic music consumption in 2018. Trade body BPI anticipates that 2019 will surpass the milestone of 100 billion audio streams.
Hits Radio to launch own UK Chart Show
Bauer is to broadcast its own chart show each Sunday afternoon following its decision to drop the Official Big Top 40 from Global.
The UK Chart Show will broadcast every Sunday 4pm till 7pm with Sarah Jane Crawford across the Hits Radio Network from this Sunday, 6th January 2019.
New radio shows starting this month
There are lots of major changes to schedules and breakfast shows this year.
New Radiocentre campaign highlights radio’s role maximising tight budgets in uncertain times
With Brexit on the horizon and a growing sense of uncertainty about how it will impact on the UK economy, it’s likely that marketing budgets will be under pressure over the coming months.