Broadcasting

  1. BBC 6 Radio Has Highest Numbers Two Years After Nearly Getting Axed; Digital Radio Up 5%

    May 18, 2012 8:24 AM EDT Listeners to the BBC's digital alternative station BBC 6 Music grew to a record high in the last quarter, attracting an average weekly audience of 1.45 million in the first three months of 2012, according to the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audi ...

  2. Perez Hilton, Billy Bush, Mario Lopez Lock Horns With Competing Nighttime Radio Shows

    May 14, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Depending on what city they live in, fans of nighttime radio and entertainment news could soon be able to choose between three shows featuring hosts from the world of syndicated television and celebrity gossip. Joining Dial Global's syndicate ...

  3. Liberty to Boost Stake in Sirius XM

    May 09, 2012 7:44 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Billionaire John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. said Tuesday that it will spend $650 million to increase its effective control of satellite radio company Sirius XM Radio Inc. to 45.2 percent. FCC Rejects Liberty Media's ...

  4. FCC Rejects Liberty Media's Request to Control Sirius XM Radio

    May 04, 2012 8:50 PM EDT The FCC has dismissed a request made March 20 by Liberty Media to temporarily control Sirius XM Radio. Liberty, controlled by John Malone, had sought jurisdiction over the satellite radio company despite owning only enough convertible stock to tra ...

  5. Business Matters: Sirius XM to Offer Personalized Radio

    May 01, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Sirius XM To Dive Into Personalized Radio Internet radio is going to become even more competitive. Sirius XM is following Clear Channel and Pandora into the personalized radio business, the company announced Tuesday. CEO Mel Karmazin mentioned the ...

  6. Sirius XM Posts Record 22.3 Million Subscribers, 38 Percent Earnings Boost

    May 01, 2012 12:32 PM EDT Satellite radio company Sirius XM Radio on Tuesday reported improved first-quarter financials and continued subscriber growth. The company added 405,000 subscribers to end March with a user base of 22.3 million. SiriusXM Files Lawsuit Against Soun ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Howard Stern's $300 Million Suit Against Sirius XM Dismissed by Judge

    April 17, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Howard Stern's hopes for a $300 million payday from Sirius XM Radio Inc. have been dashed by a judge. His show's Twitter feed said the shock jock was "really bummed" by the decision and plans to appeal. Stern sued last March, a ...

  9. CBC's Digital Music Service Attacked by Canadian Media Companies

    April 13, 2012 1:41 PM EDT Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) recent launch of a free digital music service ( music.cbc.ca ) has come under fire from some of the country's biggest private media companies who claim it infringes on their ability to make money ...

  10. Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin Paid $10.7 Million in 2011

    April 11, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Mel Karmazin, who thinks he's vastly underpaid, earned $10.7 million in 2011 for his services as CEO of Sirius XM Radio, nearly $1 million more than he was paid the prior year but down significantly from the $43.5 million he was paid in 2009, ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Announces Cutbacks, Layoffs, Adding Commercials To Music Stations

    April 06, 2012 12:33 PM EDT The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has responded to the Conservative Government's $115 million reduction in funding to the national public broadcaster over the next three years by announcing plans to cut 650 full-time jobs and adjust ...

  13. Sirius XM Still Facing Legal Challenges Over Five-Year-Old Merger

    April 04, 2012 6:28 PM EDT More than five years after Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio announced a merger that would create the mega-satellite radio network Sirius XM, the company is still in court defending the marriage. On Monday, Sirius XM filed a brief to t ...

  14. Exclusive: Merlin Settles With Sirius for $1.6 Million

    April 04, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Independent rights group Merlin has settled its copyright-infringement lawsuit against Sirius Satellite Radio for $1.6 million. The class action lawsuit stemmed from Stiletto, a hand-held receiver that allowed Sirius subscribers to record audio br ...

  15. Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert Reaches 70 Countries, Goes Double Platinum in Austria

    February 24, 2012 8:00 AM EST In Vienna from left: Oliver Wazola (Senior Product Manager Classics & Jazz Sony Music Entertainment Austria), Prof. Dieter Flury (flutist Vienna Philharmonic), Dr. Alexander Wrabetz (theater director ORF), Barbara Rett (ORF, presenter of the c ...

  16. John Peel's Extensive Record Collection Goes Online

    February 23, 2012 5:02 PM EST Part of the late venerable radio DJ John Peel's extensive record collection will be available online via a British Arts Council project called The Space, according to the BBC . The John Peel Centre, located in Stowmarket, England, has set out ...

  17. CNN Led Cable Channels in Whitney Houston Funeral Ratings

    February 22, 2012 12:00 PM EST CNN prevailed over cable news competitors in the ratings for Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday afternoon. The channel attracted an average audience of five million viewers over the course of its coverage of the singer's Baptist memor ...

  18. Jazz FM Apologizes and Launches Internal Investigation Following Gay Porn Blunder

    February 22, 2012 10:25 AM EST U.K. digital radio station Jazz FM has issued an unreserved apology and promised to launch an internal investigation after accidently broadcasting explicit audio exerts from what appeared to be a gay porn film during one of its shows. The incident ...

  19. NPR Music Launches New iPad App, Exclusive Concert By The Shins

    February 16, 2012 3:12 PM EST NPR Music is launching a new iPad app that promises an "immersive audio and visual experience." The free app, available today, will feature live performances, interviews, signature programs, original reporting and commentary, advance alb ...

  20. Canadian Broadcasting Corp Launches CBC Digital Music Streaming Service

    February 14, 2012 11:58 AM EST Weeks after the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) reached the country's first negotiated collective license deal with Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA ), the country's oldest public broadcasting network yesterday (Feb. 13) officiall ...

  21. BBC 6 Music Records Highest Ever Listening Figures, Digital Listening Increases

    February 02, 2012 3:53 PM EST The BBC's digital alternative station BBC 6 Music has recorded its highest ever listening figures in the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research) figures, published today (Feb. 2). The music-dedicated station, which the BBC toyed with axi ...

  22. Billboard Power 100: Bob Pittman

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 23 Bob Pittman CEO Clear Channel Media Twitter: @PittmanRadio TV On The Radio... When it was announced last year that Clear Channel investor/chairman of media and entertainment platforms Bob Pittman was being promoted to CEO of the global comp ...

  23. 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, ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. iHeartRadio Adds College Radio Stations -- Is Seeking to Add 'A Lot More'

    January 23, 2012 7:32 PM EST Bob Pittman And, Er, Andy Dick Rock CES iHeartRadio Party http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  27. Unsigned Artist Context Joins MTV UK's 'Brand New For 2012' List After Musicmetric Partnership

    January 19, 2012 5:05 PM EST The symbiotic relationship between artists and increasingly ubiquitous social media was confirmed last week in the U.K. following a deal between MTV U.K. and Musicmetric, the rapidly growing London-based social media measurement company, which thi ...

  28. John Sykes Named President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises

    January 17, 2012 2:41 PM EST NEW YORK - Radio giant Clear Channel has named music and entertainment industry veteran John Sykes, a former president of VH-1, to the newly created role of president, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, in which he will help build new busine ...

  29. Clear Channel Rebrands With New Name

    January 13, 2012 7:39 PM EST Radio giant Clear Channel Communications has changed its name to Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, Radio Info reported . The company says the new name will better reflect the different ways the company delivers content to its listeners in t ...

  30. Backbeat: Will.I.Am, Jimmy Iovine, Bob Pittman And, Er, Andy Dick Rock CES iHeartRadio Party

    January 12, 2012 5:32 PM EST Online radio service iHeartRadio hosted a party at Haze nightclub in the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas Wednesday night that drew some of the most storied stars and celebrities attending the CES conference this year. CES 2012: On the Floor, On the Wires, ...

  31. En Vivo Launches on SiriusXM Radio by National Latino Broadcasting

    January 12, 2012 12:29 PM EST National Latino Broadcasting has launched En Vivo, a new music channel aimed at U.S. Latinos on SiriusXM, according to a spokesperson for the media company. Officially on the air today (Jan. 12), the channel (147) will include popular music, live ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Sirius XM Radio Adds 1.7 Million Subscribers in 2011; CEO Mocks Competition

    January 04, 2012 9:59 PM EST Sirius XM Radio said Wednesday it added 1.7 million subscribers in 2011, then CEO Mel Karmazin gave a backhand compliment to one competitor, online music service Pandora, and insinuated another, Clear Channel Communications, was a bit stodgy. Spea ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Clear Channel, Cumulus Announce Streaming and Promotional Deal

    December 05, 2011 3:45 PM EST A surprising new alliance in the world of streaming radio was announced today as Clear Channel Radio and Cumulus Media Inc. revealed plans for the iHeartRadio.com digital platform to become the online home of audio streams from the 570 terrestrial ...

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

    November 03, 2011 8:23 AM EDT Crate Diggers at the WFMU Record Fair in NYC. (Photo: Maria Sherman) This past weekend, independent non-commercial radio station WFMU hosted their annual record fair. Eighteen years running, the fair consisted of more than 200 dealers, an audience ...

  37. Clear Channel Announces New National Programming Platform Team

    October 27, 2011 10:41 AM EDT The day after implementing widespread cutbacks in the programming departments of its small and medium market radio stations, Clear Channel announced the first insight into the company's plan for the future with the unveiling of a new National ...

  38. Updated: Layoffs at Clear Channel

    October 26, 2011 3:00 PM EDT A new wave of personnel reductions has hit Clear Channel radio stations in small and medium sized markets. As of Wednesday afternoon (October 26) it was unclear just how many people are being cut as part of the reduction, but indications are the n ...

  39. CMJ 2011 'Blogfamous' Panel: 'You're a Brand, You Have to Act Like One'

    October 21, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Blog buzz is a credible and seemingly essential way of building a fan base these days. But at the Thursday CMJ discussion titled "Beyond Blogfamous," panelists focused on how to turn that initial wave of interest into a successful career ...

  40. Backbeat: Zola Jesus Storms CMJ 2011 With Three Shows in 24 Hours

    October 20, 2011 3:45 PM EDT We're only 40% of the way through this year's CMJ Music Marathon so it's too early to be ranking the buzz bands just yet, but Zola Jesus' three shows in 24 hours definitely make her a prime contender. After catching her show at ...

  41. Sirius XM Radio Expands Latino Channels, Introduces New Technology

    October 17, 2011 9:33 PM EDT Sirius XM Radio, which broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels, is expanding its lineup with a new suite of commercial-free Latino channels, the company has announced. The new features includes the expansion of music, sports, news, talk ...

  42. MTV Launches Iggy, Giving World's Bands a Platform in America

    October 13, 2011 6:22 AM EDT The music world got a little smaller Thursday when MTV World announced the launch of MTV Iggy, a multi-platform global music brand that brings artists and pop culture from around the world to America. MTV Iggy content will be available across mult ...

  43. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Shannon Connolly

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 31 Shannon Connolly VP of digital music strategy, MTV Networks Website: Mtv.com Twitter: @swedishoxers When MTV executives needed an individual dedicated to improving the company's relevance in music, Shannon Connolly was tapped to build ...

  44. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Julie Pilat

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 20 Julie Pilat PD, KYSR Los Angeles; assistant PD/music director, KIIS Los Angeles, Clear Channel Radio Website: 987FM.com , kiisfm.com Twitter: @987LA , @KIISFM As PD of alternative KYSR (98.7 FM) and assistant PD/music director of top 40 KII ...

  45. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Sharon Dastur

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 9 Sharon Dastur PD, WHTZ New York, Clear Channel Radio Website: Z100.com Twitter: @Z100NewYork Fifteen years ago, aspiring to the role of PD at a major top 40 radio station, Sharon Dastur relocated from KRBE Houston to become the program coord ...

  46. Backbeat: Backstage @ IHeartRadio With Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Nicole Scherzinger

    September 26, 2011 12:02 PM EDT California Love in Las Vegas: Dr. Dre (left) and Chairman of Interscope/Geffen/A&M Jimmy Iovine (Photo: Getty Images) No matter which backstage hallway anyone wandered down during Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival , there was bou ...

  47. Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas Play Clear Channel's IHeartRadio Star-Studded Launch Concert (Video)

    September 26, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jay-Z rapped about his beef with corporate radio in the monster jam "99 Problems," noting that stations won't play his hits if he doesn't do their shows. But on Friday, he played savior to radio station giant ...

  48. New eMusic Study Touts Ownership Over Streaming

    September 15, 2011 12:34 PM EDT With all the talk today about streaming music, free streaming, streaming on Facebook and more, it's important to remember that the majority of digital music users still prefer owning their own downloads. That's what music retailer eMusic ...

  49. Business Matters: Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group

    August 17, 2011 6:29 PM EDT Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group -- Warner Music Group is a holdout in the Rhapsody-MetroPCS bundle r eported Wednesday at Billboard.biz , according a report by CNET. That means subscribers who get the free subscription t ...

  50. Sirius XM Brings BBC Radio 1 Back to U.S. with Internet Station after Last Week's Cancellation

    August 16, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Sirius XM announced today that it will be bringing the U.K.'s BBC Radio 1 broadcast, along with exclusive concert performances, to its Internet Radio starting Friday, Aug 19 as a part of a multi-platform agreement. This follows the Aug 10 can ...

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