IP Radio - A vision of radio in the Internet age
By Pierre Bellanger
Radio, like the written press, the music industry and television, is changing. The changes to their respective environments are so significant that they entail more than just an adjustment: they require a comprehensive reappraisal.
The common characteristic of these threatened industries is the confusion which has grown up over time between their mission and its execution.
Essentially, it is a crisis of distribution, i.e. progressing from the model of traditional channels (radio and television frequencies, DVDs, CDs, newspapers, etc.) to the network model (the Internet). This crisis challenges these industries’ economic model but not the needs they have to meet. We have never read more, listened to more music or watched more videos.