|Chapter title||Online Radio: A Social Media Business?|
|Editors||Friedrichsen, M. and Mühl-Benninghaus, W.|
Digitisation and the internet have enabled the emergence of free digital music streaming services, like Last.fm, Spotify and We-7, and online-only radio services like Mixcloud, which disintermediate the traditional broadcast radio station’s role as a gatekeeper between the music industry and the listener (Weichmann, 2009). UK radio broadcasters have responded to these challengers with their own webcasting and with a platform – Radioplayer – created by a unique collaboration between BBC and commercial radio stations. Although online listening is still small compared to broadcast audiences, the potential exists for social media to transform the way audiences listen to music online and on mobile devices (Ofcom, 2011).
|Keywords||digital radio ; social media ; playlist ; curation ; discovery ; Spotify|
|Book title||Handbook of social media management: value chain and business models in changing media markets|
|Place of publication||Heidelberg ; New York ; Dordrecht ; London|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1007/978-3-642-28897-5|
|Web address (URL)||http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-28897-5|