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Congress introduces legislation for pre-1972 royalties; music industry parties react

Congress is preparing to address the topic of royalties for pre-1972 recordings, a move that sparked positive response from several music industry players. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) introduced the CLASSICS Act to establish royalty payments for the creators of music recorded prior to the advent of federal copyright laws in 1972. Representatives from SoundExchange, the RIAA, and Pandora have all reacted favorably toward this proposal. Continue Reading

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PodcastOne launches new mobile app, adds video partnership

PodcastOne has launched a new mobile app that includes interactive features in social and video alongside its audio programming. Listeners can tune into their shows and engage with them in new ways, such as viewing behind-the-scenes photos, taking polls, and messaging other fans. The app also introduces a virtual currency for its loyalty program. Continue Reading

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Edison Research: All eyes on Australia in new Podcast Consumer report

Edison Research has posted a new report titled The Podcast Consumer Australia 2017. The new geographic focus of the survey offers analysis not just of that market, but also provides comparisons with the U.S. podcast audience data from the Podcast Consumer report released earlier this year. The research was sponsored by Triton Digital, Commercial Radio Australia, and Southern Cross Austereo. Continue Reading

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Amazon orders TV show based on Gimlet Media’s Homecoming podcast

Amazon has ordered two seasons of a television adaptation of the podcast Homecoming. The Gimlet Media show is an audio drama, and is the second program from that podcast network to receive television treatment (a version of Start Up was picked up by ABC this spring). Hollywood’s recent forays into podcasting are further evidence that the audio format has entered mainstream awareness. Continue Reading

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Download on Podcasting report: Measurement and podcasting’s long tail

A new report has been issued by The Download on Podcasting, the ongoing collaborative study of on-demand audio from DMR Interactive and the Digital Media Research and Development Lab at Texas A&M University. In discussing audience measurement the paper spotlights Nielsen’s technology and compares podcasting to craft beer. Continue Reading