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Cridland: Google Play Music Radio: what does it mean for the rest of us?
So, Pandora offers free 'radio' stations,  and Apple kind of does too, and now we've just seen the launch of Google Play Music Radio. Watch this YouTube video…
 
The Google offer is relatively similar to the others.  Limited skips (six an hour)  but music based on artists and genre. And you get to also get Google's...
23 September 2015

How one brand doubled its TSL: and how you can too

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

Whenever I’ve made it to Oslo, Norway, I’ve been there in winter - snow on the ground and it appears to always be twilight. But last week, an extraordinary thing happened: the sun shone.
 
The sun shone because there were radio people in town, of course: a conference...

23 September 2015

What people are saying about Apple Music and Beats 1

The hot topic around music and radio circles over the past week or so has been the anticipated launch of Apple Music and Beats 1 at the end of this month.

Radioinfo's Radio Tomorow contributor, ...

23 September 2015

Apple’s new Beat 1 - who are the DJs?

In Monday’s WWDC announcements, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Apple have invented internet radio. The press release guffs on about how every listener will “hear the...

23 September 2015

Radio in Asia - what we can learn from it: Cridland

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

Last week, I was in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, for the Asian Media Summit. The conference was themed around social media - but I was able to speak about radio, surely the world’s oldest form of social media, alongside Commercial Radio Australia’s Joan Warner. Earlier, Asia Radio Today’s Steve Ahern...

23 September 2015

Four things to learn from the UK’s radio audience figures

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland.

The latest UK RAJAR figures are out, and they really underline the way radio consumption is changing.

Now, it’s easy to look at overseas radio figures, like the ones here in the UK, and say that they’re irrelevant. You’d be right, to an extent. The UK is its own distinct marketplace, with a very strong public service broadcaster as...

23 September 2015

Lazy Buggles Headlines

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland.

“I heard you on the wireless back in ‘52; lying awake intent on tuning in on you”
 
I have a newsletter every week, which is full of links to interesting radio articles. (You could subscribe if you want - next week will contain a...

21 May 2015

Want the best content for your station? Tried Podcasts?

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.
 
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06 April 2015

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