Entries by Robert Maccini

WHAT DO BROADCASTERS SEE IN iHEARTRADIO?

Is it extension of their brands? Is it increased advertising revenue?  A new distribution platform?  A number of broadcasters have agreed to have their internet streams added to Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio platform.  Even though I believe in added distribution channels, there simply is very little benefit for stations to join and distribute their programming via […]

RADIO STATION WEBSITES

For the most part there is nothing compelling on radio station websites.  The primary reason that most people visit is to start the station’s stream or find information about what a station is playing.  In a just released survey by The Media Audit, visits to station websites declined YOY from 17.7% of U.S. adults to […]

THE STAKES – INTERNET RADIO AUDIENCE MEASUREMENT

We have been watching the recent developments in Internet radio audience measurement.  Here are the stakes: – ARBITRON   is trying to develop new business and generate more revenue – PANDORA wants to have audience data to sell advertising and capture a portion of ad revenue going to radio – ANDO/TRITON wants ARBITRON to stay out of […]

RADIO – “CANNIBALIZE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE WILL”

As one of the founders of Ando Media I keenly follow developments in measuring Internet radio audience.  As can be seen in the following graph, terrestrial radio’s Internet radio audience has flatlined for some time, no pulse, no signs of life. This data is taken from Triton Digital’s monthly audience ranker (formerly Ando Media).  The […]

ANGEL STREET CAPITAL INVESTS IN GNAX

Angel Street Capital recently completed an investment in GNAX through BSCP GN Holdings, LLC.  With over 10 years as an industry leader in the southeast, Global Net Access (GNAX) operates two world-class data centers, AtlantaNAP and DallasNAP, offering mission-critical data center colocation and cloud services. GNAX provides superior technology solutions to a variety of organizations […]

ANGEL STREET CAPITAL INVESTS IN PLACESTER

Angel Street Capital, LLC recently participated in Placester, Inc’s Series Seed Preferred equity raise.  Placester, located in Cambridge, MA, participated in the TechStars Boston 2011 program.  Placester is an Ad Network for the real estate industry and it’s platform provides value to both advertisers and publishers by enabling the ordering, serving, and fulfillment of ads […]

WILL ARBITRON GET INTERNET RADIO AUDIENCE MEASUREMENT RIGHT THIS TIME?

Arbitron has recently made clear it’s intention to measure Internet radio’s audience. This will be Arbitron’s second attempt at measuring Internet radio. Arbitron purchased Measurecast at the end of 2002 and then shut it down in 2004. Measurecast utilized server side audience measurement similar to what we eventually utilized for Ando Media’s Webcast Metrics (we […]

ANGEL STREET CAPITAL INVESTS IN LIVIO RADIO

  Angel Street Capital recently completed an investment in Livio Radio. Livio Radio, a Detroit-based team of auto infotainment and digital audio veterans, has established relationships with key content providers, automotive companies and retail players and has a validated, scalable business model that addresses a large, global market.
Specifically, with the car being the final frontier of […]

ANGEL STREET CAPITAL INVESTS IN iWEB

Angel Street Capital recently completed an investment in iWeb as part of a going private transaction.  iWeb had previously been traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange  (TSX-V: IWB).  iWeb has been providing hosting infrastructure with is shared web hosting, dedicated servers, managed hosting and colocation services for over a decade. Founded by Martin Leclair and Eric […]