Nielsen’s New Way to Prevent Cutbacks & Cancellations

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            Streaming is Now 75% of All Music Revenue

            Cumulus Expands Cuts

            Voice Activated Listening & Peak Screen

            SiriusXM’s Pandora Strategy

            Entercom Without Marci

            How Dickey Will Spend His $300 Million “Blank Check”

            The Uncertain Future of Cumulus

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Streaming is 75% of All Music Revenue

  • Troubling new numbers that indicate a consumer preference for streaming music and a decline in radio as a source of music.
  • Metric based conclusions that radio is morphing into a new role in exposing music to audiences.
  • How record labels now fear losing control of how their music gets played on voice activated smart speakers.
  • Where does all of this leave SiriusXM that has just tendered a $3.5 billion offer to buy all of pioneer streaming site Pandora.
  • Streaming nightmare for record labels:  How Spotify threatens to disrupt music distribution.

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Cumulus Expands Cuts

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  • The bad news half way through the year that is accelerating Cumulus cutbacks.
  • What’s eating at market managers being squeezed harder.
  • Cumulus revenue trends at the halfway point analyzed from their own Forcebook figures.
  • Mary Berner’s plan to keep market managers from knowing how other markets are performing.

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Voice Activated Listening & Peak Screen

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  • Details on the two opportunities for radio to reignite its reason for existing.
  • The truth about radio listening via Amazon Echo and other smart speakers.
  • Millennials have peaked on staring at their screens – the findings.
  • How radio is missing out on content creation for voice activated listening.
  • Crisis ahead:  who controls the algorithm to decide what music is played when consumers ask Alexa.

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SiriusXM’s Pandora Strategy

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  • Why every radio company wants to be SiriusXM – unthinkable just a few years ago.
  • The thinking behind buying the rest of Pandora outright.
  • The potential sales opportunities SiriusXM can build to drain more revenue from terrestrial radio.
  • The chances SiriusXM’s owner, Liberty, will still buy iHeart.
  • Why the cost of buying a radio station or group just went down with Liberty’s purchase of Pandora.
  • Has the future of satellite radio now changed among younger demos.

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