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SoundExchange Ups Anjula Singh To EVP

Sound-exchange-logoSoundExchange has promoted Anjula Singh to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Singh will add overall strategy and will assist in day to day management in addition to her current duties as CFO.

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Urban Alternative Music's Next Big Format?

4In this piece, Mike Henry of Paragon reveals the impressive popularity which Urban Alternative has gained as  a public radio format, providing a blend of new and old hip hop, R&B, soul, urban, rap, and local music to the listening populace.

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Global Citizen Announces Largest Live Concert Broadcast In 'Cause Event History'

image from yt3.ggpht.comGlobal Citizen, the nonprofit best known for its efforts to end extreme global poverty, has announced “Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream,” a 10-hour performance, spanning five continents to raise funds to support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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How To Create Your Own Radio Show On Spotify

2 copyIn this piece, Seth Reslar explores how the Spotify's new podcast creation feature can be taken a step further to create a Spotify-based radio show by combining the podcast and song saving feature into one.

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RIAA Investigating Payola Like Fox Guarding The Henhouse [Op-Ed]

1Paying for radio airplay, or payola as it is more commonly known, has been around since the 50s in one form or another, but has recently spiked. This has lead the FCC to request that the RIAA investigate - meaning the industry will, in effect, be policing itself.

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FCC Asks RIAA To Invesitgate Payola (Again)

image from cdn.pixabay.comFCC Commissioner Mike O'Reilly has sent a letter to the RIAA asking it to investigate recent reports of payola - the practice of paying radio stations and other music services to play music.

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KFOG Joins Rock Radio Deadpool

image from images.tritondigitalcms.comInfluential and iconic California album and alt-rock station KFOG will be signing off the air for good in September. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the radio station will transition to a simulcast of KNBR-AM sports radio on Sept. 6.

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Can't Tour? Give This A Shot Instead

2While most artists would benefit from embarking on a tour, the financial, an inability to be away from home, or any other number of factors can make touring an impossibility for some. Luckily, there are other ways to promote your act in the music business.

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iHeartRadio Adds Artist Assets From Muzooka To Charts

Muzooka rectangle Muzooka and iHeartMedia have partnered to integrate Muzooka’s artist assets including photos, videos, bios and more into the iHeartRadio Music Charts powered by Mediabase.

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Payola At Radio Never Went Away, says New Report

image from cdn.pixabay.comBroadcast radio has been rocked by at least two payola scandals in the 1960s and again in 2004.  But payola - the illegal practice of paying to be played on the radio - is still rampant in the US, according to multiple reports.

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Country Radio's Gender Gap Continues: Men Top Billboard Chart 9X More Than Women

image from listofx.files.wordpress.comFor three weeks in December of last year, not a single song on the country chart was sung by a women. A Billboard study showed a rapid decline from four songs by women in the Top 20 in December 2015, three in December 2017 and none in December 2018. Where do things stand now?

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What To Do With Morrissey, Ryan Adams, Michael Jackson

1As the ugly truth about prominent musicians and their behaviors is revealed, Mike Henry here tackles the complex issue of radio's moral obligation to refrain from giving airtime to those who have assaulted the innocent, whether as a group or on an individual basis.

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Studies Show Rapid Decline In Radio Listening Globally

OldradioBroadcast radio is still one of the most used sources of media and a top vehicle for music discovery,  but it won't maintain this top spot for long if the current trend holds, according to two major listenership studies

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IHeartMedia [IHRT] Stock Falls On Market Debut

T Iheartmediahe largest radio conglomerate in the US, iHeartMedia,  became a publicly-traded company again on Thursday, are launching its direct listing.  Shares of the company, which just recently emerged from bankruptcy, are listed under the ticker “IHRT” on the NASDAQ.

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BBC Names Lorna Clarke First Ever 'Pop Controller'

image from celebrityaccess.comLorna Clarke has been named as the first BBC controller of pop music.  She will be responsible for all pop stations including Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 6 Music, and Asian Network, in addition to other music output such as BBC Music and music television.

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If An Artist Doesn’t Get A #1 Hit, Should They Sue?  DJ Khaled Thinks So

1Recently, DJ Khaled and Billboard entered into a dispute of sorts after Billboard disqualified a number of the artist's most recent album sales owing to the fact that they were bundled with energy drinks Awake Energy and Isotonix Turn Up via a massive marketing campaign, bumping the litigious DJ from the #1 slot.

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Full List Of BET Award Winners 2019: Cardi, Childish, Beyonce, Bruno and More

image from celebrityaccess.comCardi B was the big winner at Sunday night's 2019 BET Awards. Hosted by Regina Hall, the ceremony aired live from the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

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Improve Your Chances Of Getting Radio Play In 4 Steps

1While many artists feel that playlist placement on platforms like Spotify have become the be all and end all when ti comes to exposure, terrestrial radio - from college to local indie stations - can still do a huge amount for getting your music in the spotlight. Here we look at four key steps for securing your latest single a slot on the airwaves.

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At Age 80, Sheila Nevins Tapped To Run MTV Doc Division

image from celebrityaccess.comMTV has hired legendary producer Sheila Nevins to oversee MTV Documentary Films, a new division aimed at creating content which explores social, political and cultural stories of interest to its young audiences. At age 80, Nevins, who had an award winning run 38 year run with HBO's doc division, is a bold choice for the network.

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