‘Podcasts are the audio of our time’

“Podcasts are the audio of our time. They can be beautifully produced, as good as a good book, and perhaps they will supersede radio. But there’s something about the knowledge that countless others are listening to the same thing as me, at the same time as me, that can’t be replaced. When I listen to […]

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Radio’s Answer to Spotify? Less Variety

The strategy is based on a growing amount of research that shows in increasingly granular detail what radio programmers have long believed—listeners tend to stay tuned when they hear a familiar song, and tune out when they hear music they don’t recognize. The data, coupled with the ballooning number of music sources competing for listeners’ […]

Rdio Bridges the Gap Between the Record Collection and the Cloud

It’s taken me years, but I’ve finally acknowledged that there is no longer any reason to own music. But I still want to collect it. Rdio lets me do this in a way that Spotify doesn’t while also allowing me to listen to entire albums without buying them, a feature that iTunes doesn’t offer. Agreed, […]