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Russell Brand is best known for, well, a variety of things.

 He was Katy Perry’s husband for two years, which must have been nice. He was sacked from MTV for bringing his drug dealer into the studios; was criticised while hosting the VMAs for describing President George...

06 April 2015

Think positive, US radio industry

I’ve just spent a hugely enjoyable few days in Milan at Radiodays Europe, the world’s largest radio conference.

 As Radiodays Europe continues to grow, it’s interesting to see more international visitors going to the event - by “international”, of course, I...

06 April 2015

Why pop-up radio stations make good sense

So, the number one format for radio in the US, according to Nielsen, is country.

In the UK, we've not had very many country radio stations. In fact, it's a bit worse than "not very many". I only know of one: Chris Country, an online-only radio station, which supplies programmes to stations up and down the country.
 
Recently,...

06 April 2015

We Have to Make Tech Things Simpler

The future of radio is a multi-platform one. Audiences expect us in more places and on more devices than ever before.

Yet, radio comes with no visuals, no instructions, no way to go back. So if we're going to ask our audience to do something, let's make it really, really...

02 March 2015

Three lessons from the UK's radio figures

Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "The UK? What has that got to do with my market? 

These British, don't they know they don't run an Empire any more?"

Listen, I get it. But genuinely, I think that the new set of radio figures for the UK are worthwhile having a quick look at,...

22 February 2015

FM radio on mobile phones: a time to work together


I’ve been to Mumbai in India a few times now, seeing Radio Mirchi, one of the most successful radio operators there. India’s had an explosion of new FM radio stations, and is about to have plenty more added to the market.
 
Let me tell you something about Indian radio that might hurt your head. According...

08 February 2015

Radio is where we discover new music. So what?


It’s true. Radio is where people discover new music. All the research points to it, from Edison Research’s annual figures to excited YouTube comments: for the majority of us, we discover new music on the radio. After all, you can’t search Spotify for an artist that you don’t know.

What’s interesting is how few radio stations own “music discovery” for themselves. Is...

22 January 2015

James Cridland looks to the future: Introduction

 

James Cridland joins radioinfo and AsiaRadioToday to present a new regular feature called Radio Tomorrow (TM).  

 

Hello. You don’t know me, and I probably don’t know you - but it’s great to meet.

I’m a Brit. I know, like you need more of those in Australian...

19 January 2015

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