Ex-SiriusXM Program Director Defines A Hit In 2020 plus The Future Of Satellite Radio

Following eight years working in Satellite radio, industry veteran Jackson Bull weighs in on the challenge of defining a “hit” and how his former company was able to carve out. Continue reading

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SoundExchange says UK, France, Japan, Canada, AU, NL Underpay US Artists $170M Annually

SoundExchange toady filed comments asking the U.S. Trade Representative to take action against six countries that discriminate against American music creators. The six countries – UK, France, Australia, Japan, the. Continue reading

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Music Trade FMQB ‘Retired’

Kal Rudman, the founder of radio trade Friday Morning Quarterback (FMQB), has announced that the publication will be ‘retired.’ Founded in 1968, FMBQ started as a mimeographed-and-stapled journal catering to. Continue reading

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Is AI Better Than A DJ?

As artificial intelligence continues encroach on the creative sector, more traditionally ‘human’ spaces are being taken over, including music curation. But are these robotic DJs better than their organic counterparts?. Continue reading

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2020 Vision, Sound: Defining A New Decade In Music

In this piece, Steve Morse peers through the lens of music history, predicting that the transition into a new decade will likely bring about a major shift in the creative. Continue reading

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FCC Demands Demands Payola Answers From UMG, Sony, BMG

Republican FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly has demanded that Sony, UMG and WMG answer new “pay to play” allegations that surfaced in an August 2019 Radio Ink report. O’Reilly wrote to Sony Music. Continue reading

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CMT Pledges Equal Music Video Airtime For Female Artists

Music videos played on the CMT and CMT Music will now be 50% female, the cable channels announced on Tuesday. “Effective immediately all music video hours CMT and CMT Music. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Shares Year-End Top Tracks, Breakout Artists

SoundExchange has released its 2019 year-end streaming charts based on data from 3200 webcasting services, satellite radio, cable, and satellite TV music services including SiriusXM and Pandora. 2019 Top Tracks. Continue reading

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Radio Still Generates More Revenue Than Spotify and Twitter Combined

It was an interesting stat to come across on the same day that iHeartMedia laid off hundreds of DJs and other staffers. Broadcast radio still generates more revenue than many. Continue reading

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iHeartMedia Layoffs Could Top 1000

iHeartMedia, America’s largest commercial radio conglomerate, is undergoing a major restructuring alongside widespread layoffs that may include as many as 850 jobs. “Any smaller to medium market in the country. Continue reading

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