While methods of music discovery vary drastically from person to person, we here look at few avenues which avid music consumers commonly turn to in their search for fresh tunes, depending on the demographic in question.
Sirius XM has pulled The Loft, an important outlet for independent music, from its satellite. The channel's longtime programming chief Mike Marrone has also exited and an all-Eagles channel is streaming in its place.
In the wake the recent Grammy Awards, Fred Jacobs bemoans the decline of rock music as a genre, something which has been on a steady downhill slide for years, but also carries with it the potential for a resurgence.
For artists, a great way to reach a new pool of fans and build relationships with tastemakers, independent radio can be an excellent promotional avenue to pursue. Here we look at how musicians can go about contacting independent radio stations for promotion.
[UPDATED] Big Machine Label Group boss Scott Borchetta is hoping to breath new life into the television talent show genre with a brand new show “The Launch” that he’s developed with Bell Media, Eureka, and Insight Productions. The show, which premiered on Canada's CTV on Jan 10th, will feature a new format where a group of unsigned and aspiring musicians attempt to create a new original song mentored by a panel of internationally renowned artists.
iHeartRadio has surpassed 110 million registered users. That's up 10 million from March of last year and on top of the 250 million that tune in to their 850 broadcast stations in 150 markets across the country.
As audiences have grown increasingly fragmented with the rise of streaming and expansion of viewing options, gathering accurate consumer data has become more difficult. Here we examine how MIDiA's TV Brand Tracker is utilizing new methods for improved audience research.
Good news for the pocketbooks of artists, a recent ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board will be boost the rates for what the satellite service SiriusXM doles out to artists by a not insignificant forty-one percent.
Responding to a request from SoundExchange and other artist advocates, the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) yesterday issued rate changes for for Sirius XM’s satellite radio service, as well as for cable and satellite television music services provided by Music Choice and Muzak, from 2018 through 2022.
The struggles and bankruptcy of iHeart radio have been a known issue for some time now, but apparently the number one station group isn't alone, with the second largest station owner, Cumulous Media also having recently filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy.
Cumulus Media, the third biggest owner of U.S. broadcast radio stations,as well as Westwood One, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. Top broadcast radio owner iHeartMedia has also been on the brink of insolvency for more than year.
In what is expected to be the first of several new rate determinations, the United States Copyright Royalty Board has issued a cost of living adjustment for the rates paid to copyright holders by online webcasters.
In the case of artist Bob Seger, retail and plays on AM/FM radio are not sufficient for fans, and streaming provides a better way to match fans with the music they might enjoy. Here we look at some of Seger's numbers to see how streaming has allowed him to access a broader scope of listeners.
For years the FCC instituted a rule that any radio station needed to have a main studio accompanied by a full-time staff member during business hours. Formerly beneficial, this regulation has become an unnecessary burden in many respects, causing the FCC to vote for its elimination.
Pandora is struggling on almost every level, from monthly average users to revenue. This week Wall Street punished the streamer's performance, more than halving its stock price in a single day. But Pandora's loss appears poised to become Sirius XM's gain, says MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan. The successful satellite broadcaster invested $480 million in Pandora earlier this year.streamer.
iHeartMedia Stock Tanks After $248M Quarterly Loss and 'Substantial Doubts' About Survival [UPDATED]
While streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music are growing exponentially, the 2017 edition of Nielsen's Music 360 report found that 49% of people still discover new music on AM and FM broadcast radio.
While the FCC's Ajit Pai has been working hard to ignore the public outcry against the death of net neutrality, he's also been busy actively gutting media consolidation and ownership regulations solely, says Karl Bode of Techdirt, for the benefit of Sinclair broadcasting.
While radio was instrumental for artists working to break a new record, the recent tendency of artists like Pink to eschew terrestrial radio in favor of the offices of Spotify and Apple music shows a new trend in how musicians are choosing to promote their work.
There is some confusing data out there right now when it comes to the health of terrestrial radio, and although it remains popular in certain settings, such as in the car and at work, radio needs to take certain steps to guarantee it remains a viable media source.
Mixcloud, which has served as a platform for DJ sets, music podcasts and other long form audio since 2009, has finalized a deal with Warner Music Group. Negotiations with UMG and Sony are in the advanced stages, according to sources.
We're just back from a wonderfully productive Americanafest conference filled with incredible music. Despite the fact that they must be more tired than I'll ever be, the folks at Americana Music Association Association have compiled this week's Americana chart.
In a blistering op-ed that would have been almost unthinkable even a few years ago, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow took aim at radio broadcaster and the fact that they do not pay performance royalties for on-air play.
Growth Available For Streaming Services In Broadcast Radio's 176 Billion Listening Hours [Glenn Peoples]
Here we dive back in to look further at 'neighboring rights', a form of rights holding which entitles allows monies to be distributed to artists and sound recording holders when one of their works is either broadcast publicly or streamed.
It's National Radio week and this great piece from Berklee's Music Business Journal delves into music's lengthy and ongoing relationship with public sector radio both in the US and elsewhere, and how music on public sector radio is used to influence society.
[UPDATED] Music Biz Weekly podcast co-hosts and music marketers Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert discuss the importance of the college market including college radio, live performances, college media and more. Learn why you should not ignore the college and how you can use them to build your story.
It's National Radio Week and to celebrate, each day we're visiting one of the most interesting college radio stations in the country, thanks Jennifer Waits, who has has toured more college stations than the FCC to chronicle this essential outlet for indie music and broadcast creativity. First up: Minneapolis's KRLX 92 FM.