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The Evolving Economics of Online Radio – a talk with Triton’s Mike Agovino

Does radio have a future in the world of online radio?

Or is this a future that belongs to the pure-plays – the Pandoras and the Slackers?

I sat down with Triton Media COO Mike Agovino to discuss the transforming economics of online radio.  Triton, whose clients include both radio and pure-plays, is in a unique position to see the online radio landscape in its entirety, and what Mike sees is good news for broadcasters.

In this conversation, Mike covers both the cost and the revenue side of the online radio equation.  He talks about the “oppressive” licensing fees now forced on any player in the online radio space and how we must work to change them in a meaningful way.  He also talks about the keys to unlocking the full revenue potential of online radio and how it has nothing whatsoever to do with simulcasting over-the-air ads.

This is as cogent and clear-eyed a view of the economics of online radio as you will ever find, and it comes from a leader in the space.

The radio industry would do well to follow Mike’s advice.

Watch our short conversation here:

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