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Infinite Dial date is announced: March 9

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Edison Research and Triton Digital, co-producers of The Infinite Dial, have announced the date of this year's webinar release: It is March 9 at 2:00pm EST. The broad and detailed survey of American listening behavior has been conducted annually since 1998, producing long-running trend indicators, and is widely considered to be an authoritative snapshot of how and where Americans listen to audio.

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Norway turns off FM, kind of. An #FMexit special. Plus, Nigel Farage.

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James Cridland's Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: A thorough backgrounder and analysis about Norway's recent transition to digital radio, plus the usual updates in radio and audio from around the globe.

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NAB’s post-Norway promise to FM in the U.S.: “A thousand times No”

As we reported, Norway has started turning off its nationally operated FM transmitters and switching radio stations across the country over to DAB digital. In an era when first-movers signal future mainstream, it's natural for U.S. broadcasters to get the shivers. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) addressed the matter head on.

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France’s Sacem partners with IBM for online royalty system

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Sacem, France’s collection society for songwriters and composers, announced a collaboration with IBM to create a new online royalty system. The project is called URights and will be built on the IBM Cloud. It could improve the ability to track online music usage and rights payments, as well as offering data analytics and local customizations.

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