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Spotify launches Sound Up Australia

Tuesday 09 October, 2018

Spotify has launched Sound Up Bootcamp Australia, an initiative that gives aspiring Australian based First Nations podcasters the opportunity to undergo an intensive learning program, facilitated by podcasting and radio greats, and delve into podcast creation, story development and understanding their audience.

10 participants will be invited to take part in the four-day workshop, 26-29 November 2018, at Spotify Australia’s Sydney HQ and will receive mentoring, practical experience, and networking opportunities with facilitators.

You still need an idea for your audio ads... sorry: Eardrum's Tristan Viney

Thursday 22 February, 2018

As part of today’s Interactive Advertising Bureau presentation of the latest research in interactive audio, Omny Studio’s CEO Sharon Taylor and Eardrum’s Creative Director Tristan Viney discussed creative formats for audio platforms.

Election advertising inequity: Spotify exempt but Radio ads breach guidelines

Saturday 11 November, 2017

Last week 7HO was found to have breached the rules of the Broadcasting Services Act by not properly tagging a political ad with the required 'particulars' at the end of the ad.

This week in Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk is airing ads on Spotify that do not contain the required 'particulars' for political advertising, but she will not have any problems.


Spotify records continued losses, surging revenues in first half of 2017

Monday 16 October, 2017

Leaked financial results for Spotify reveal revenue growth of about 40%.  

Spotify scam: users targeted

Thursday 14 September, 2017

The communications and media watchdog has issued an alert about fake emails targeting Spotify Premium account users.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority says the emails carry the subject line: 'Your Spotify Premium payment isn't working'.

ACMA says the email will ask recipients to 'update your billing', with a link taking you to a fake sign-in page almost identical to the real Spotify website.

Pandora fails to keep in step with streaming services

Tuesday 27 June, 2017

It's understood Pandora is to close its Australia and New Zealand operations reportedly struggling to compete with Spotify and Apple Music for subscribers.

It was in March Pandora's inaugural Managing Director for the ANZ region, Jane Huxley, left Pandora to pursue other opportunities.

Taly Yaniv, Director of Revenue Operations for ANZ, was appointed Interim Head with a permanent replacement never made

Spotify UK's 'best year ever'

Thursday 20 October, 2016

Spotify UK has filed its annual company return, revealing some of its European revenue sources.

Company Director Barry McCarthy said: "2015 was a big year for Spotify... in many ways it was our best year ever."

He said the company has become the "number one pure play music service."

Total revenue increased from £ 159 million to £ 187 million, due mainly to increasing subscriptions.

He notes that the majority of new users of the service are now signing up on mobules not desktops.

Radio - the audio source we listen to most

Thursday 13 October, 2016

James Cridland

Radio is the most popular thing to listen to, according to figures in the UK, the US, and now Australia, where the industry body Commercial Radio Australia has released new figures.

In each country, radio accounts for over 50% of all audio consumed, according to research released this year.


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