Hello to all and welcome to January’s third Week in Review. Announcements and controversies have filled this week up; with both Edison Research and Deezer announcing some pretty cool things. Deezer are hoping to get new artists under the spotlight. In addition, Edison Research have released the date of their Infinite Dial! Furthermore, Norway’s controversial switch from AM/FM to DAB has already faced some difficulties, plus Podtrac have released December 2016’s most listened to podcasts.
Edison Research and Triton Digital have announced the release date if the 25th edition of The Infinite Dial; 9th March 2017 (7pm in Great Britain time zone). The Infinite Dial is the longest-running survey of consumer habits and behaviours associated with digital and offline media in the U.S. You can register for the webinar here.
Deezer, one of the world’s leading global music streaming services, has announced the launch of Deezer Next. The company created this programme with the goal to identify and champion emerging talent. Furthermore, it will hopefully create an avenue for exposure to new audiences. Deezer will work directly with their hand-picked artists to develop their profile through various methods, including playlisting and marketing support.
Podtrac have released the United States’ top 20 podcasts of December 2016. This American Life was December’s top podcast. Then followed RadioLab, TED Radio Hour and Freakonomics. The entire top seven slots did not change from Podtrac’s November accounting.
It had just been a week since Norway started shutting down its FM network on 11th January 2017 when they suffered their first disruption. Some parts of the country were left without DAB on 18th January, when two separate and simultaneous cable breaks caused by human error. However, the connection was re-established after about three hours.