The Lost Art of Listening: Up Next [Volume 2]

In this second installment of the Lost Art of Listening series, Song Somelier Keith Joplin looks at the continued importance of human curation in an increasingly algorithm driven world. Guest. Continue reading

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Coronavirus Is Altering The Music Business Big Time, But It’s Not All Bad

With shows, festivals, and tours cancelling everywhere, the music industry is in for some big changes, as COVID-19 continues its disruptive path forward. Here we look at how some of. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Radio Faces Another Defeat In Royalties Battle, Which Could Be A Look Into Its Future

Radio has long held the upper hand over songwriters an artists when it comes to royalty payments, but it looks as though the tides could be turning, if recent verdict. Continue reading

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Study Affirms Country Radio’s Gender Bias Is Only Getting Worse

An updated study by SongData which showed that on average just 18.4% of the songs played in country radio from 2000 to 2018 were by women, shows the format’s overwhelming. Continue reading

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Justice Dept. Sides With Irving Azoff In Global Music Rights Lawsuit Against Radio

In a victory for songwriters, the U.S. Department of Justice weighed in earlier this week on behalf of Global Music Rights (GMR), the Iriving Azoff led performing rights organization, in. Continue reading

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