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.
Although it may be doing so at a loss, it seems Pandora is finally selling their South Dakota radio station KXMZ, soemthing which they had initially purchased in an attempt to format their identity as that of a broadcaster, and consequently pay songwriters broadcaster rates.
The annual Princeton Review “Best College Radio Stations” survey has been released based on 137,000 surveys conducted from 382 colleges. For the 2018 list, results reflect responses from the 2016-17, 2015-16 and 2014-15 academic years.
A new antitrust battle is set to take place between the Radio Music License Committee, representing 10k or so radio stations and Irving Azoff's Global Music Rights, LLC. The case could have lasting repercussions for the future of music licensing negotiations.
SESAC has signed a new deal with U.S. radio broadcasters. The performing rights organization claims that its new deal, the result of arbitration, are at rates 50% per higher than published reports of those paid to members of competitor ASCAP.
Sirius XM exceeded investor expectations with a strong Q2 report. News that revenue was up 9% for the quarter to $1.3 billion and subscriptions grew 466,000 to 32 million sent the stock up 8% by mid-afternoon on Thursday.
MTV has announced the nominees nominations for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Kendrick Lamar scored eight nominations for his video “HUMBLE.” Katy Perry and The Weeknd are tied for five nominations each.
While many are unhappy with the repetitive, commercial heavy nature of radio today, it's important to keep in mind that radio was not always this way. In this article we explore how the introduction of better data to radio programmers served to shape the nature of modern radio.
As a consumer of radio, it's easy to assume that Pop is the most popular genre in the US, but a new report from BuzzAngle offers up some contrary data, revealing that Hip-Hop is in fact winner, with Pop coming up in second place.
Spotify is testing "Sponsored Songs" which gives labels the ability to pay to have songs featured on the music streamer's free tier. While "pay to play" or payola is illegal on terrestrial radio, there are no regulations that prohibit it on internet streamers like Spotify.
RCA Records has promoted Sam Selolwane to the post of Senior Vice President Urban Promotion. Now one of the all too rare women of color in a senior executive role at a major label, Selolwane will be based in the RCA's New York offices and report to report to Geo Bivins, RCA's Executive Vice President.
A company which has been facing series of woes, Pandora recently rejected a full buyout from Sirius XM, instead opting for a large cash injection, as well as giving up almost a fifth of its stock and three seats on the its board, although Sirius XM's ownership of the floundering company seems inevitable.
[UPDATE 2] A $480 million investment in Pandora by SiriusXM along with a $200 million sale of Ticketfly were not enough for Wall Street to regain confidence in the music streamer. Pandora stock closed down 7.63% Monday at a one year low of $7.87, and analysts were predicting more trouble ahead.