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  1. Sub Pop Is the First Label to Launch on TuneIn

    July 07, 2014 4:41 PM EDT Radio streaming service TuneIn has announced Seattle institution Sub Pop as its first label station . Launched last week and already at 3,500 followers, the station features Sub Pop's extensive back catalog and current releases for shows like ...

  2. Univision Ratings Scandal: 'Someone Needs to Put These Cheaters In Check'

    June 30, 2014 10:04 AM EDT The West Coast radio world was rocked in mid-June by revelations that a Univision executive had manipulated the ratings to boost a Spanish-language talk show. The scandal, which cost the employee his job, rattled confidence in the Nielsen system. ...

  3. How, and How Much, America Listens Have Been Measured for the First Time

    June 18, 2014 3:00 PM EDT A new survey by Edison Research says Americans listen to four hours and five minutes of audio each day. Exactly how that listening breaks down might surprise you since no previous study has tracked all audio consumption.  Mainstreaming Radio: M ...

  4. Ricardo ‘El Mandril’ Sanchez Not Renewed at SBS Radio

    January 14, 2014 9:03 PM EST Ricardo "El Mandril" Sanchez, once considered the king of Spanish-language radio, is no longer employed by his longtime Los Angeles station KLAX-FM (97.9) La Raza, which is owned by the Spanish Broadcasting System.   Sanchez has been off ...

  5. Business Matters: Are Radio Royalties Fair?

    September 27, 2013 5:53 PM EDT There’s a battle going on over the notion of fairness in royalties. The word fairness is being tossed around quite a bit by stakeholders as royalties are being established for fast-growing digital music platforms. I read and hear the word all th ...

  6. Business Matters: Internet Radio Hits the Mainstream, Says Survey

    September 26, 2013 6:43 PM EDT A new study funded by three leaders in music streaming says Internet radio -- including on-demand services -- is used by 53% of online adults age 12 and over. "The New Mainstream," the study was presented Tuesday at Advertising Week by ...

  7. Radio & Records: How SoundOut, HitPredictor, RateTheMusic, Mscore Help Radio Get A Handle On the Hits

    July 23, 2013 1:55 PM EDT Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” may be exactly that at the moment, but what if top 40 had a crystal ball to predict which Dragons track was next to breathe fire at the format? For many PDs, that crystal ball already exists in the form of such res ...

  8. Spanish-Language KLAX Tops Los Angeles Morning Drive Ratings

    July 11, 2013 2:01 PM EDT For the first time in recent memory, a Spanish-language station is No. 1 for Los Angeles’ coveted morning drive. Regional Mexican station KLAX (97.9 FM, La Raza), jumped from No. 4 in May to No. 1 in Arbitron’s June PPM ratings. The station garn ...

  9. Arbitron Shareholders Approve Nielsen Acquisition

    April 16, 2013 6:31 PM EDT The proposed purchase of Arbitron by Nielsen Holdings today took a step closer to realization as the radio ratings company’s shareholders voted to approve the acquisition at its company's special meeting of stockholders. Business Matters: ...

  10. Arbitron Taps Monica Narvaez for Hispanic Broadcasting Post

    March 26, 2013 8:56 PM EDT Monica Narvaez has been named Hispanic Broadcaster Account Specialist at Arbitron.   In the newly created role, Narvaez will be responsible for strengthening the partnerships that Arbitron maintains with Hispanic broadcasting customers. Registe ...

  11. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church Cause Huge Gain in Younger Listeners For Country Radio

    March 08, 2013 8:00 AM EST Country radio is cool again for younger listeners. Attracted by an edgier, more energetic sound, listeners aged 18-34 are flocking to country stations in droves. Already radio’s dominant destination among 25-54 year-olds, country is now second ...

  12. Business Matters: The Good and Bad of Nielsen's Acquisition of Arbitron

    December 18, 2012 9:30 PM EST Nielsen, the company best known in the music industry for tracking music sales, will soon measure just about every bit of major media Americans consume. Announced Tuesday morning, the $1.26 billion acquisition of Arbitron combines the leader in U. ...

  13. What Does Nielsen's Purchase of Arbitron Mean for Mediabase?

    December 18, 2012 5:30 PM EST One interesting sub-plot to the announcement that Nielsen is purchasing of the radio ratings company Arbitron could involve RCS/Media Monitor's Mediabase service, which monitors the music played on radio stations in cities across the U.S. and ...

  14. Sharon Dastur

    November 29, 2012 12:04 PM EST PD, WHTZ (Z100) New York, Clear Channel Radio Hits and Breakouts WHTZ (Z100) New York PD Sharon Dastur took the path of many, arriving in the Big Apple early in her career with a dream, ambition and talent. It was 17 years ago when she took a job ...

  15. Julie Pilat

    November 28, 2012 2:12 PM EST PD, KYSR (98.7 FM) L.A; PD/Music Director, KIIS (102.7 FM) L.A; Clear Channel Radio Music and Mentoring As PD of alternative KYSR (98.7 FM) and assistant PD/music director of top 40 KIIS (102.7) Los Angeles, Julie Pilat remains a key proponent of ...

  16. Business Matters: If Big Radio Had Pandora's Royalty Rate, It Would Owe Billions

    November 20, 2012 4:26 PM EST What if terrestrial radio stations were treated like webcasters and had to pay a royalty similar to the one Pandora pays to SoundExchange for the performance of sound recordings? David Touve, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Washi ...

  17. Latin Radio Update: WQBU in New York flips to Tropical; Ferro, Gonzalez Take New Posts

    November 19, 2012 1:46 PM EST It's been a busy few days for Latin radio in the U.S., with a key station changing formats and key executives leaving and taking posts. On the station front, Univision's 92.7 FM (WQBU-FM) in New York flipped from regional Mexican La Que ...

  18. Merlin Sells WRXP/New York to CBS, Station Will Change From Alternative to News

    October 08, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Merlin Media has sold alternative WRXP (New Rock 101.9) New York to CBS Radio for $75 million. The new owners have already announced plans to launch a simulcast of sports WFAN-AM on the signal when they take over operating the station later this f ...

  19. How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 12:19 PM EDT A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Rihanna (left) and Katy Perry. (Photo: Getty Images) Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking co ...

  20. Clear Channel Rolls Out Ryan Seacrest to Announce Power 96.1, New Atlanta Top 40 Station

    August 30, 2012 12:33 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest makes a surprise appearance onstage at the Enrique Iglesias / Jennifer Lopez concert at Philips Arena Wednesday to launch Power 96.1 in Atlanta. (Photo: Cliff Robinson Photography for Clear Channel) Clear Channel Media and Entertainm ...

  21. Taylor Swift's New Single Blasts Onto Radio, Set For Record Sales Debut

    August 14, 2012 5:53 PM EDT The title of Taylor Swift's new single clearly isn't about her relationship with radio or her adoring buying public. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Swift's fourth studio album Red , due Oc ...

  22. Cox Media Selling 25 Radio Stations as Part of Strategy Overhaul

    July 20, 2012 2:31 PM EDT The Cox Media Group has announced a change in overall strategy with a new focus on larger markets and places where it can use cross-media collaboration - pairing newspaper, radio and television assets - to have a heightened impact. The new plan in ...

  23. Internet Radio: The Next Digital Underground

    July 19, 2012 6:35 PM EDT One is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Another was recently launched by the world's leading on-demand music subscription service. And yet another has quietly accumulated 30 million monthly users. These three Internet services are part ...

  24. Merlin Media Abandons News for Music in New York and Chicago

    July 17, 2012 11:12 AM EDT Approximately a year after launching twin all-news stations on FM signals in New York and Chicago, Merlin Media has abandoned the format, changing to alternative-music programming for WEMP in New York - now "New Rock 101.9" - and adult h ...

  25. New Boston Top 40 Is Fourth CBS/Clear Channel Head-to-Head Challenge

    June 27, 2012 4:41 PM EDT CBS Broadcasting has announced plans to launch a new mainstream Top 40 station at 103.3 FM in Boston, replacing the current classic hits format of WODS-FM. The station, which will be known as "103.3 AMP Radio," is scheduled to debut at n ...

  26. Rusty Walker, Country Radio Hall of Famer, Dead at 59

    May 22, 2012 8:32 AM EDT While the average country music fan might not have been familiar with the name Rusty Walker, there were few figures more beloved in the industry than the veteran programmer and consultant. Walker, who died Monday in Tupelo, MS following a heart at ...

  27. Business Matters: Triton Media Helping Pandora Seem More Like a Radio Company

    May 21, 2012 5:48 PM EDT By Acting More Like Radio, Pandora Can Sell Advertising Pandora Media will become a successful Internet radio service by acting more and more like a radio company. In order to be a radio company, you need to use metrics common in the radio busines ...

  28. Cumulus and Townsquare Swap 65 Radio Stations

    April 30, 2012 12:17 PM EDT Cumulus Media announced today that it plans to sell 55 stations in 11 different markets to Townsquare Media. In return the company is receiving 10 stations in two markets and $166 million in cash. The biggest market Cumulus is exiting is Killeen-T ...

  29. KISS-FM/WBLS Merger Makes Way For FM Sports In New York

    April 27, 2012 9:10 AM EDT The urban radio landscape in New York had a major shakeup Thursday (April 26) when Emmis Communications announced that Urban AC WRKS (98.7 Kiss FM) was going to become the FM home for ESPN all-sports WEPN-AM (ESPN New York) as part of a long-term ...

  30. Business Matters: Why Sirius XM and Pandora Don't Account For 90% of Soundexchange's Collections

    April 17, 2012 9:18 PM EDT Soundexchange Refutes Earlier Suggestions of Pandora and Sirius' Collections Percentages Pandora and Sirius XM accounted for a large share of SoundExchange's 2011 collections of digital broadcast royalties. Some people say 90%. SoundExch ...

  31. CBS Sells Five Stations in West Palm Beach

    April 10, 2012 1:32 PM EDT CBS Radio has announced plans to sell its five station West Palm Beach cluster to Palm Beach Broadcasting for $50 million. The deal gives Palm Beach control of the three highest-rated stations in the market according to the most recent Arbitron ra ...

  32. Pandora Streamed More Than 1 Billion Listener Hours in March

    April 05, 2012 12:33 PM EDT Pandora Media's figures for the month of March show the Internet radio service's growth rate has remained strong since it went public in June. Pandora now streams over one billion listener hours per month, up 88% from 567 million listene ...

  33. Country Radio 'Has to Change': The Takeaway From CRS 2012

    February 28, 2012 6:30 AM EST Historically, new technologies have frequently been used to replace people in the workplace. But if country radio wants to successfully weather a difficult transitional decade, the medium will need to come to grips with new tech while maintaining ...

  34. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Gary Overton, More at Country Radio Seminar's Day Two

    February 24, 2012 1:24 PM EST (L-R): Kellie Pickler, Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton, Sara Evans and Headline Country's Storme Warren take in the Sony/BMG Cruise at CRS day two. (Photo: Alan Poizner) Country Radio Seminar attendees had a lot of choices for ...

  35. Billboard Power 100: John Hogan

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 12 John Hogan President CEO Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Twitter: @ClearChannel Curator Of Far More Than Radio Stations... In a move that couldn't more clearly reflect the expanded influence of the company's radio division, ...

  36. Billboard Power 100: Dan Mason

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 22 Dan Mason President/CEO CBS Radio Twitter: @CBSRadio Focusing The Eye... Mason, who returned to CBS Radio's top office in 2007 after serving in that role from 1995 to 2002, oversees all aspects of the company's 130 stations. Upon ...

  37. Billboard Power 100: Raul Alarcon, Jr

    January 26, 2012 8:43 PM EST No. 74 Raul Alarcon Jr. Chairman/president/CEO Spanish Broadcasting System Risk-taker Who Makes No. 1 Hits ... if you want a top five hit on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, you almost invariably need the support of Raúl Alarcón Jr.'s ...

  38. BIllboard Power 100: Tom Poleman

    January 26, 2012 7:20 PM EST No. 42 Tom Poleman President of National Programming Platforms Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Twitter: @TomPoleman Radio Activator... Tom Poleman oversees Clear Channel's music and event marketing, label and artist relations, on-air ta ...

  39. Urban Power List: Doc Wynter

    January 10, 2012 6:41 PM EST Doc Wynter Brand Manager for Urban/Urban AC, Clear Channel Website: ClearChannel.com Twitter: @ClearChannel The Professional With 24 years at Clear Channel under his belt, including 13 years in his current post, Doc Wynter is an urban radio vet. A ...

  40. Felix Perez Appointed GM of Univision Radio New York

    January 04, 2012 1:21 PM EST Felix Perez, the former CEO and president of Davidson Media Group (DMG), has been named general manager of Univision Radio New York, effective immediately. Pérez will now supervise operations of Univision's three New York stations: Spanish co ...

  41. How An All-Christmas-Music Format Doubles Radio Ratings

    December 06, 2011 9:05 AM EST More and more radio channels have been switching their formats to all Christmas, all the time -- a consistent winner for radio even during a brutal 2008-2009 revenue downturn, which ended last year when the U.S. radio industry took in $20.1 billio ...

  42. Radio Remains Strong Among Hispanic Listeners Even as Habits Change, Study Says

    November 16, 2011 2:45 PM EST Radio's reach among U.S. Hispanics remains unequivocally strong, according to the 2011 edition of Arbitron's "Hispanic Radio Today" study, released this week, with Hispanic listeners tuning into both Spanish and English languag ...

  43. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Lisa Worden

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 23 Lisa Worden Music Director, KROQ Los Angeles, CBS Radio Website: KROQ.com Twitter: @KROQ In a year in which alternative radio lost WKQX Chicago and WRXP New York, KROQ Los Angeles has managed to thrive, thanks in part to the guidance of mus ...

  44. CHARTS LEGEND

    September 19, 2011 7:07 AM EDT GENERAL INFORMATION SALES Data for Billboard's sales charts, which include all album charts, are compiled by Nielsen SoundScan from a universe of retailers that represents more than 90% of the U.S. music retail market. The sample includes not ...

  45. How Adele's 'Someone Like You' Became First Ballad in More Than Three Years to Top Billboard Hot 100

    September 12, 2011 4:53 PM EDT Get More: 2011 VMA , Music , Adele As Adele's "Someone Like You" perches atop the Billboard Hot 100, a ballad leads the list after a lengthy three-year, three-month and three-week drought. The song is the first unquestionably slow c ...

  46. Fresh Faces Lend Newfound Vitality to Regional Mexican

    September 01, 2011 7:50 AM EDT While mostly familiar faces continue to dominate Latin pop, tropical and urban music, regional Mexican has been a dynamic genre buoyed by new acts. Consider the finalists for Billboard's inaugural Regional Mexican Music Awards, who are led ...

  47. Fernando Perez Named Program Director At CBS Radio's Latin Pop Station KLOL-FM in Houston

    August 25, 2011 9:45 AM EDT Fernando Perez, program director at KLOL-FM in Houston. Fernando Perez has been named program director for Latin pop station KLOL-FM (Mega 101) in Houston, effective Sept. 6. KLOL , which belongs to CBS Radio, plays mostly contemporary pop and urb ...

  48. Latin Power Players: Jose Valle

    August 02, 2011 1:22 AM EDT Jose Valle President, Univision Radio Since his appointment in March, Univision's Jose Valle has taken on responsibility for the largest Spanish-language radio network in the country, with 70 owned and operated stations in 17 markets. Accordi ...

  49. Despite Taylor, Shania, Reba, Carrie, Country Radio Is Where the Girls Aren't

    July 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT To paraphrase George Strait's No. 5-peaking Hot Country Songs hit from 1992, when it comes to the current state of country radio, female artists are about as gone as a girl can get. For a second consecutive week, no songs by women billed as l ...

  50. Nielsen Paper Says Audio Streaming Lacks Growth in U.S., Europe

    July 22, 2011 3:40 PM EDT A new Nielsen white paper shows that audio streaming services in the U.S. -- and four European countries - have potential but lack growth. However, the scope of the company's survey may have led to results that are at odds with generally acce ...

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