Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:
JP Evangelista interview: Music Ally spoke with Vevo exec JP Evangelista about the music video platform’s current status and its future plans after several pivots over recent years.
The ability to make music with computers has been a contentious subject for some time. While artists have been playing with digital tools for decades, the latest tech developments mean that computers can compose and play their own original music.
Pandora introduced a new feature that allows listeners to customize the experience of listening to their lean-back stations. Pandora Modes offers more control over the algorithmic choices made in the programming of their stations.
Voicebot.ai has released a new report about the smart speaker market in Australia. The nation is now in the early majority stage of smart speaker adoption, reaching a similar point as the U.S., yet on a faster pace.
Steve Jones, Vice President at Disney and General Manager of ABC Radio, is in the news today as accepting a new role with Skyview Networks, where he will assume the double office of President and Chief Operating Officer.
In Monday’s Q4 earnings call hosted by Cumulus Media, CEO Mary Berner noted that the company podcasting effort, organized in the Westwood One Podcast Network, earned topline revenue of $12-million in 2018.