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  • As Spotify turns five and the streaming debate flares up again, with David Byrne, the BBC and Thom Yorke all speaking up, The Gen asks the big questions: Who are the gatekeepers now? What role does streaming have in music discovery in comparison to radio? And can a dying corpse fart? If so, is the sound more tuneful than ‘The King Of Limbs’?
  • It seems that you can’t move an inch in the music world at the moment without rocking the casbah- The Clash are everywhere, from an inevitable new greatest hits compilation and box set to Mick Jones bizzarely comparing the band’s career to US TV drama Breaking Bad in the NME.
  • The latest ABCs are in, with the majority of rock mags continuing a downward spiral with an intensity that would put Trent Reznor to shame. The figures up to the end of the six-month period paint a bleak picture, with overall circulation declining by over 16% year-on-year to 323, 699 in comparison to 385,702 at the end of June 2012.
  • Sony has this week ended its 32-year-old sponsorship of the event formerly known as The Sony Radio Academy Awards. Unfortunately, the awards won’t be changing their name to an obscure squiggle and painting ‘slave’ all over their next ceremony. No, from now on it will just be the plain old ‘Radio Academy Awards’. Chairman of The Radio Academy Ben Cooper said: “The Radio Academy would like to thank Sony for their magnificent 32 year support of what has become the UK's gold standard radio awards”.
  • 7th Aug 2013

    Radio Rajars Round up

    It's Rajar time again and time to tune in to the weird world of radio- a land where Grimshaw still comes in second to Moyles and Chris Evans reigns supreme. The Q2 figures for this year reveal that overall, digital listening via DAB, TV and online is unsurprisingly up again- this time by 16% year-on-year with 28 million people listening on these platforms.
  • Pink Floyd (younger readers ask your parents. Actually, don’t bother) have accused US based Internet radio service Pandora of tricking artists into supporting a cut in their own royalties. This follows over 100 artists signing a petition protesting against Pandora’s decision to cut royalties paid for digital plays. Band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters reference emails from Pandora asking musicians’ to sign a 'letter of support' for Internet radio.
  • 15th May 2013

    Sony: Detuned radio

    The winners of the Sony Radio Academy Awards announced this week included Steve Lamacq, Danny Baker and Cerys Matthews. The Beeb dominated bash should have won an award itself for having the daftest award categories including ‘The Sony Golden Headphones award’, determined by public vote and going to Dan and Phil at Radio One.
  • After disappearing with a burst of birdsong a year ago, emerging music station Amazing Radioreturns to DAB today (Monday 13th May). As previously reported, the station stopped broadcasting on DAB in May 2012 following a contractual dispute with transmission network owner Digital One, becoming Internet and mobile-app only.
  • Judy Garland’s Wizard of Oz track Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead missed the Number One spot in Sunday’s chart, ending up at Number Two to ‘Need U’ by Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E. In a week that seemed to be sound-tracked by the sound of a nation arguing back and forth loudly over the response to Margaret Thatcher’s death, the BBC were heard to be umming and ahhing quite loudly in the background over whether to play the track at all.
  • NME Radio abruptly ended this week, ending its five-year run without warning on Monday (March 25) at midday. Town and Country Broadcasting, who are the programme providers for the station, is scheduled to hand back their licence to Ofcom.
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