Streaming Sound: TuneIn CEO Discusses the Future of Radio
In this episode of Tech Talks Daily, I am delighted to host Rich Stern, the CEO of TuneIn, a platform that has emerged as a significant player in the audio streaming market. As we navigate the intersection of technology and radio, Stern shares his perspective on the challenges, opportunities, and future of the radio industry in the digital age.
Our conversation begins with Stern highlighting the transformative impact of digital technology on radio, exploring concepts like AI DJs and the shift from hyper-local to hyper-global distribution. Throughout our discussion, he emphasizes the importance of companionship and human connection in radio listening, advocating for inclusive technology solutions that benefit broadcasters and listeners alike.
Diversity and inclusion take center stage as Stern explains TuneIn’s approach towards content and product development. Drawing from his diverse professional experiences, he discusses the strategies employed to enhance user experiences and expand TuneIn’s user base through digital transformation and ubiquity.
As we probe deeper into the competitive landscape of audio streaming, Stern discusses TuneIn’s unique positioning that pivots on live audio and curated content. As he predicts the future of the audio streaming industry, we explore the challenges and uncertainties in the profitability of the streaming music and podcasting industry.
Join us for an exciting discussion that offers a 360-degree view of the radio industry’s transformation, straight from the helm of one of its front-runners. Whether you’re an audio enthusiast or a tech aficionado, this episode promises valuable insights into the world of digital radio streaming.