Neil Young’s patented Pono music player reportedly offers unsurpassed fidelity, but who knows when it’ll reach the market. In the meantime, check out some of Young’s less successful patents.
Toronto based creators Design Different have come up with a handy guide to help people identify superheroes, both good and bad, by their underwear. Because this stuff is so important to know. You’ll see.
No matter where you are in America, the radio is always on. The original mass medium, radio today reaches more than 90 percent of everyone in the U.S. on a weekly basis. This enormous reach stretches across demographics, ethnicities and geographies as listeners engage every day with stations in their local markets on matters important to them.
Audio is available on multiple platforms, in real time, wherever consumers want to listen on more than 16,000 stations across the country covering 50 different formats. Radio is also a hyper-local medium serving every unique community from one coast to the other.
Audio consumers are listening for more than 2.5 hours every day, and one of radio’s best-kept secrets is its ability to reach a highly qualified audience right before they arrive to shop. And audio consumers have money to spend because more than two-thirds of the weekly audience works full-time, tuning in during the working day, away from home.
The Radicati Group estimates that there are currently 3.9 billion email accounts worldwide with around 183 billion messages sent and received each day. 82.4 billion of these are over private accounts. Analysts are predicting that the volume of private emails will drop by 10 percent by 2017. One of the primary reasons for this decline is the rise of social networks and instant messaging services for communication. In contrast, the volume of business emails sent during the same period is expected to rise from 100.5 to 132 billion emails each day. This represents an increase of 31 percent.
Even though Midem’s attendance is down 4%, the conference is still a must-do for any artist interested in working internationally. One of the takeaways so far from attendees is that the music industry may be on a projectory towards future growth, and the Midem team has created this info graphic to state their case.