Imagine, if you will, a strange new world in which the only way to hear the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra is to buy their recordings and listen to them in the privacy of your own iPod. Right now, the big boys of radio (and streaming) are grappling with the possibility of just such a future. But one radio broadcaster doesn’t share this vision, and and has revived an…uh…interesting legal theory. When put forth in 2009, the theory was dismissed in a heartbeat. But the modern approach has some legal heft behind it, including accidental support from the record industry. This time, the argument just might work.
You don’t see this every day. A podcaster, who is also a lawyer, poised to break the law. You might be poised to do the same. And while...
According to media analyst Fred Jacobs, “…as much as consumers enjoy creating and sharing playlists, discovering new bands on Facebook, or reading polling stats on Politico, there’s no substitute for the local personal connection that only radio can provide.” That’s radio and podcasting, Fred. Radio and podcasting.
Something happened on BBC Radio Solent last week that’s a great example of what radio is all about—and what podcasting can grow to become.
After his wife went into a nursing home, 95-year-old Bill Palmer called the Alex Dyke show on BBC Radio Solent to talk about his loneliness. Dyke ordered a cab to take Palmer from his home to the studio, where Palmer was Dyke’s guest for the rest of the show.
In a previous post I described how corporate radio is throwing its undesirable audiences overboard, and how podcasting was perfectly situated to