Maria Sherman

NARM's Digitalmusic.org Names First Affiliate Partners

NARM's Digitalmusic.org Names First Affiliate Partners

Digitalmusic.org, NARM’s hub for digital music commerce, announced their first affiliate partners earlier today. These include, the American Association of Independemnt Music (A2IM), Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), the Harry Fox Agency,, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), SESAC and SoundExchange.
Backbeat: Phish's Trey Anastasio, Jason Aldean, Neal Schon & Michaele Salahi Rock Billboard's 2011 Touring Awards

Backbeat: Phish's Trey Anastasio, Jason Aldean, Neal Schon & Michaele Salahi Rock Billboard's 2011 Touring Awards

After two days of heady panel discussions, the Billboard Touring Awards on Thursday night presented an opportunity for the industry to celebrate and unwind. Indeed, as U2, Jason Aldean and Journey were celebrated; Red Light's Coran Capshaw was honored by Phish’s Trey Anastasio; Perry Farrell and businesses such as Live Nation, the 930 Club and C3 Presents were recognized, the honorees kicked back and rocked – as this photo gallery clearly shows...
Backbeat: 'This American Life's Ira Glass On Radio's Survival @ WFMU Record Fair: 'Who Cares?'

Backbeat: 'This American Life's Ira Glass On Radio's Survival @ WFMU Record Fair: 'Who Cares?'

This past weekend, independent non-commercial radio station WFMU hosted their 18th annual record fair with more than 200 dealers, 4,000 collectors, a performance by Prince Rama, live broadcasts by DJs like Gaylord Fields and a tribute to John Fahey. Perhaps the weekend's biggest surprise, was the radio panel in which "This American Life" (NPR) host said about radio's survival, "Who cares?"

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