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Hillary Clinton is launching her own podcast

The show doesn’t have a launch date yet — more information is expected in the coming weeks — but podcast veterans Kathleen Russo (creator of Alec Baldwin’s Here’s the Thing) and Julie Subrin are said to be producing it. – Mariella Moon, Engadget » https://engt.co/32BAzuD

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iHeartMedia Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Among the music companies listed as creditors on the iHeart docket are Nielsen (owed $20 million); SoundExchange ($6.4 million); Warner Music Group ($3.9 million); Universal Music Group ($1.3 million); and Spotify ($2.1 million). Performance rights organizations ASCAP and BMI are each owed slightly over $1.4 million while Global Music Rights is looking at a $2 million debt. – Gene Maddaus, Variety http://ift.tt/2ph2iNN

New Report Looks at U.S. Streaming, Finds Pandora the Clear Leader

The U.S. music streaming market can be broken down into three segments: the leader, the followers and the laggards. (Neither Edison Research nor Triton Digital named those segments, by the way.) Pandora is the clear leader. It has the highest brand awareness (75 percent) and the highest monthly usage (45 percent). […] Three services qualify as followers: iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio and Spotify. iHeartRadio ranks third in brand awareness (59%) and second in usage (17%). iTunes Radio climbed to second in brand awareness (72%) in fewer than two years and ranks third in brand usage (16%). Spotify brand awareness ranks behind two laggards (41%) — one an e-commerce giant — but ranks fourth in brand usage (13%) and has by far the best numbers of an on-demand subscription service. – Glenn Peoples, Billboard
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iHeartRadio Hits 60 Million Registered Users

iHeartMedia has today announced that its iHeartRadio streaming music service has surpassed 60 million registered users. […] These numbers are tough to compare since iHeartRadio treats users a bit differently than most streaming services. Users can listen to iHeartRadio on their smartphone or on the web for free without ever registering. The app/website essentially connect users to an am/fm radio. – Jordan Crook, TechCrunch
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T-Mobile Doubles The Number Of Music Streaming Services That Don’t Count Towards Data Caps

T-Mobile has today doubled the number of streaming music services supported with its recently launched “Music Freedom” program which allows the company’s customers to stream music from a variety of apps without counting towards their data caps. T-Mobile announced this feature in June with a limited number of services, including then only “top” industry players like Pandora, iTunes Radio, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Slacker, Rhapsody and others. Now the company says it has added 14 others, which doubles the number of providers in the program. The new services include Google Play Music, Xbox Music, SoundCloud, RadioTunes, Live365, Mad Genius Radio, RadioPup, radio.com, as well as smaller, specialty services focused on music genres like FIT Radio (for the gym), Fresca Radio (Latin, Hispanic and Caribbean music), JAZZRADIO.com, ROCKRADIO.com, and Saavn (Bollywood and Indian music). – Sarah Perez,TechCrunch
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Buffalo Wild Wings launches streaming B-Dubs Radio

Buffalo Wild Wings has its own branded radio station, B-Dubs Radio, now on a mobile device near you. The streaming radio station features a mix of sports commentary from sportscaster and radio personality Dan Patrick and pop hits from artists like British boy band One Direction and hip hop star Kendrick Lamar. […] The station is a collaborative effort between the Golden Valley-based restaurant chain and iHeartRadio, a multi-platform digital radio company and subsidiary of San Antonio-based iHeartMedia Inc. The media company has 245 million U.S. listeners who tune in through the AM/FM dial, satellite radio, the Internet or smartphones every month. – Clare Kennedy,Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal  

Bob Pittman doesn’t believe streaming will kill radio. But he’s built a massive streaming…

[Bob Pittman,Clear Channel Communications, Inc.] doesn’t believe streaming hours will overtake traditional radio in his lifetime. “Music collections always replace each other and radio always tends to be yet another choice,” he says. “Satellite didn’t kill FM. AM didn’t kill FM. (Streaming music) one more choice and one more device you can listen to the radio on.” With that perspective, why […] waste resources getting 50 million people to use a streaming service like iHeartRadio to begin with? The product draws resources from a number of Clear Channel’s businesses, including live shows, tech, operations and advertising. […] The short answer, Pittman says, is growth. He maintains that digital is an important growth area for the business, even if the $17 billion or so that advertisers spend on radio each year is slow to move over to the Web. – Erin Griffith, Fortune Magazine http://ift.tt/1oBfaeg