The best word to describe the Internet radio and streaming advertising landscape in Q3 2015 is dynamic. As Q3 progressed almost all eyes were on Apple Music’s 11-15 million trial users and the “will they” or “won’t they” subscribe question. Advertisers seemed to be the one group not to care.
Adotas reached out to XAPPmedia after the publication of the Apple Music Ad Load Report last month. The following article from Adotas is an interview with XAPPmedia CEO Pat Higbie and focuses on the findings from the report.
Today, MediaPost published a featured editorial from XAPPmedia CEO Pat Higbie for its Mobile Marketing Daily section. In the article, Pat discusses Apple Music's future now that the trial period is over for some 15 million people.
Every few months a naïve journalist gets misled by a false narrative pushed by someone in the recording industry. Last winter it was the New York Times. More recently, Business Insider fell into a similar trap with its headline: “The music industry has made more money in 2015 from a century old technology than ad-supported streaming.”
If you attended Advertising Week this year you couldn’t avoid sessions devoted to millennials, mobile and … audio. Yes, it’s true. Audio is back and hip enough to get attention at the advertising industry’s largest gathering.
Inside Radio ran an article today on the Advertising Week panel organized by XAPPmedia. The article concludes that while Internet radio has expanded quickly there is still more room for growth and that presents big opportunities for advertisers. Quotes from iHeartMedia, Triton Digital and XAPPmedia.
VP of Monetization for Slacker, Robert Wilde, is a panelist on next week’s Advertising Week session, "Internet Radio is Bigger than Facebook!? What it Means for Marketers." Below, Robert discusses how his career has taken him full circle from Musicmatch in 2000 to Slacker today and how he sees today’s large audiences on Internet radio as part of a long arc toward more personalization in audio delivery.