Digital radio

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Universal Music chief predicts billions of dollars of growth from digital listening
Record firm’s €40bn flotation is just beginning of new wave of music consumption, says Sir Lucian Grainge

Mark Sweney

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers sell rights to catalogue of hits to Hipgnosis
Trend of artists selling rights continues, as Kid Creole and the Coconuts also sign deal

Mark Sweney

04, May, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Musician, heal thyself: how ambient music brought solace in 2020
With no clubs or gigs to go to and pandemic anxiety to quell, ambient music chimed more strongly in a year when artists reconsidered their sense of purpose

Kate Hutchinson

29, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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It's what people turn to': Lauren Laverne, Iain Dale and others on why radio is thriving in lockdown
Audience numbers for live radio have soared. Presenters from the national to the local talk about the medium’s unique way of connecting

Miranda Sawyer Interviews: Jude Rogers and Killian Fox

31, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Here's my mum with the news! Radio DJs on the switch to home-broadcasting
What can we expect as the coronavirus forces presenters to broadcast from their living rooms? Sirens, pancakes, family interruptions – and big happy bangers

Kieran Yates

30, Mar, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Home listening: Savall’s Mozart, Bavouzet’s Haydn – and more Mozart
Jordi Savall misses a golden opportunity, and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet reaches Volume 8 of his Haydn cycle

Nicholas Kenyon

28, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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'We push each other forwards': tuning into the north's independent radio scene
Stations such as KMAH, Melodic Distraction and Sable Radio are propping up local music scenes – but can they survive when all the funding goes to hip Londoners?

Jemima Skala

03, Jul, 2019 @3:33 PM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Scala Radio; Don’t Log Off; Moving Pictures – review
If you find Classic FM too cheesy and Radio 3 too highbrow, Simon Mayo’s bright and breezy Scala Radio could be just the thing

Miranda Sawyer

10, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Porridge and politics: how the breakfast broadcasting war got brutal
Early morning programming on TV and radio is in the grip of a brutal ratings war. So what’s the perfect recipe for a hit show in these fractured times – and can we learn anything from the last 35 years?

Simon Usborne

20, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Amazon Echo helps push digital radio audience past FM
Smart speakers influence debate about switching off analogue signal in UK

Mark Sweney

16, May, 2018 @11:01 PM

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What have the royals ever done for the arts?
From the RSC to the ROH, Britain’s most prestigious arts institutions are all by royal appointment. But as Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle, is it goodbye Royal Variety Show and hello Royal Reprezent FM?

Claire Armitstead

15, May, 2018 @1:41 PM

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Community radio stations fear they could be priced out of digital future | Anna Bawden
The government’s plan to roll out small-scale digital licences could price out vital volunteer-run stations from reaching a wider audience

Anna Bawden

21, Feb, 2018 @7:30 AM

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