iHeartMedia Revenue Down 47%, Stock Tumbles

iHeartMedia revenue fell 47% in Q2 compared to the prior year. The broadcast radio giant’s second quarter was impacted by the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. iHeart stock. Continue reading

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Majority Of U.S. House Says Musicians Should Not Be Paid When Their Song Is On The Radio

Twelve more members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to The Local Radio Freedom Act, which continues the practice of not paying performers when their song is. Continue reading

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Out, Damned Spot(ify)! [FRED JACOBS]

Both broadcast and satellite radio have been staring down declining listenership, a situation made worse by Spotify’s increased efforts in at-home listening as a result of COVID-19. Guest post by. Continue reading

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Music Advocacy Groups Call For Antitrust Investigation Of Live Nation, Liberty Media

 The Artist Rights Alliance, Center for Digital Democracy, and Future of Music Coalition have joined forces to call on the House Judiciary Committee to investigate what they claim are Live. Continue reading

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Can A Song Ever “Grow On Us” Again In The Age Of Spotify?

The streaming era has reshaped the way consumers listen to music in a number of ways, some more obvious than others. In this piece, Fred Jacobs laments the potential loss. Continue reading

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How Cox Communications’ ‘Customer Safety Team’ Will Cost It $100K Per Song

Cox Communications has been in the hot seat for a while now, and the company’s failure to terminate its customers’ accounts (in violation of the DMCA) will likely end up. Continue reading

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SoundExchange: ‘Congress Should Eliminate Market Distortion Of AM/FM Radio’s Free Ride Backs Of Artists’

In this statement, Chief Legal Officer of SoundExchange, Colin Rushing makes a case for why congress do away with the special treatment broadcast radio receives, at the expense of artists.. Continue reading

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Radiant: Personalized Radio Hosted By Your Own AI-Powered DJ

Patrick Quinn the founder of Radiant, the AI hosted digital radio app joins Music Biz Weekly podcast co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert to discuss what the smart radio app. Continue reading

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Radio Is Switched On Again

In this piece Keith Jopling explore how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused traditional broadcast music radio to make and impressive comeback, with both commercial and public radio networks the. Continue reading

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The Question Consumers Are Asking About Radio: Can I Trust You?

Here Fred Jacobs looks at the disruptive effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the radio and podcast industry, and the incredibly high value listeners place on trust when it. Continue reading

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