RAIN 8/17: Car-maker Scion launches 17 web radio streams
STATIONS NOT SCION’S FIRST FORAY INTO NET RADIOScion A/V — the creative division of car-maker Scion — has launched 17 Internet radio stations. The channels are non-customizable Live365 streams and include exclusive artist interviews as well as music. Each station focuses on a different music format, ranging from metal to dance to hip-hop, indie rock and reggae.
This isn’t Scion’s first foray into Internet radio. They launched Scion Radio 17 — along with an iPhone app that generated playlists based on BPM — back in 2009 (RAIN coverage here). From the look of Scion’s old websites, these earlier stations may have been around as late as November 2010.
Scion’s 2012 xB model includes dashboard support for Pandora via a connected smartphone (RAIN coverage here). No word on whether Scion plans to bring A/V Stream Radio into its dashboards.
RADIOIO PARENT COMPANY Q2 REVENUES UP 145% FROM SAME PERIOD LAST YEARRadioIO parent company IO World Media has reported Q2 revenue of $473,321, up over 145% from Q2 2010’s earnings of $191,544.
The company reported a net loss of $197,774, compared to $274,323 in Q2 2010.
IO World Media says the quarter’s results include the launch of RadioioLive and the Early Enlistment Program for the Bubba Army. Bubba the Love Sponge joined RadioIO early in 2011 (more here).
8TRACKS, TURNTABLE.FM AMONG TIME‘S BEST WEBSITES OF 2011Two streaming music sites, 8tracks and Turntable.fm, are listed among Time Magazine‘s 50 Best Websites of 2011.
The former is a mixtape service, where users upload their own music to build mini playlists. The much-publicized Turntable.fm is user-driven Internet radio with a strong emphasis on social features (more here).
Congratulations to My Damn Channel, which also made the list. The video site is run by the same folks who write the Radio and Music Pros (RAMP) newlsetter.
Find Time Magazine‘s full list here.
COMSCORE: 40% OF YOUTUBE AUDIENCE WATCHED MUSIC VIDEOS IN JULYAccording to comScore, 40% of YouTube’s audience watched music videos in July. That’s “more than any other category,” writes AdAge.
YouTube channel Vevo (a partnership between Sony Music, Universal Music Group and Abu Dhabi Media) accounted for 38% of YouTube monthly viewers and Warner Music had 20% of all viewers.
You can find AdAge‘s coverage here.
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