Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 17.05.19

This week, commercial radio breaks listening records, as well as comes together to promote Mental Health Awareness, Spotify look at how to push podcasts, and the Government looks at plans for digital radio.

The big headline from this week’s RAJAR results is that commercial radio as a whole had its largest ever audience - a very impressive 36.1 million people. Read more here.

Real royalty and showbiz royalty teamed up last Monday to promote Mental Health Awareness Week with a simultaneous broadcast across hundreds of radio stations - because some things are more important than commercial rivalries. Click here to read more.

Spotify has been busy acquiring podcast networks recently and making its intentions clear about expanding into that space. Now they’ve set out a strategy that puts podcasts on a par with music. Click here to read about it.

Margot James, MP, Minister for Digital and Creative Industries, spoke at the Radio Academy's Radio Festival and confirmed Government support for the sector, as well as a review of digital radio as technology rapidly evolves. Click here to read more about the event.

We already mentioned the big headline from this week's RAJAR Q1 2019 results, but you can find a more in-depth analysis here.

BY: Steve Huthwaite