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  1. Perez Hilton Teams With CBS Radio for Multi-Platform Content Partnership

    July 16, 2015 6:37 PM EDT CBS Radio announced Thursday a new partnership with web, TV and radio personality Perez Hilton on a variety of content initiatives, including the launch of an exclusive podcast for CBS' Play.it podcast network. As well, Hilton's Radio Pe ...

  2. The Enterprising Fans of New Music: When Listeners Become Their Own Music Supervisor

    March 12, 2015 9:05 AM EDT By themselves, any of the numbers are sobering for broadcast radio. In the 2015 version of Edison Research's "Infinite Dial" survey, respondents between ages 12-to-24  who say that it is "very important" or "somewhat ...

  3. RIP '20 on 20': A Look Back at SiriusXM's Promising Pop Show

    July 11, 2014 2:06 PM EDT I’ve long felt that “20 on 20,” SiriusXM’s new releases top 40 station, had the potential to be the most influential mainstream top 40 station in the country. Instead, “20 on 20” will sign off in a repackaging of satellite radio channels on July 1 ...

  4. How Radio and Streaming Can Be Complementary at New Music Seminar

    June 12, 2014 7:30 AM EDT Closing out Tuesday’s panels at the New Music Seminar in New York, traditional radio formats were presented as a tool just as necessary as streaming and other online platforms for music discovery and marketing strategies. Rather than pitting ter ...

  5. Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake's Duet Off To More Than 'Good' Retail, Radio Start

    May 05, 2014 4:37 PM EDT The lead track from 'Xscape,' the late King of Pop's album due May 13, is headed to this week's Hot 100 thanks to a strong first few days of sales, airplay and streaming. Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake's sleek new d ...

  6. Scott Shannon on His Move to NYC's WCBS-FM: 'It's a Great Situation'

    February 26, 2014 8:00 AM EST Legendary NYC radio jock Scott Shannon resurfaces at NYC's WCBS-FM not long after bidding farewell to his longtime home at WPLJ.   Not long after sharing an on-air goodbye with 23-year “Scott & Todd Morning Show” co-host Todd Pettingill o ...

  7. Backbeat: Radio's Best Discuss The Medium's Present And Future State At Audio Industry Summit

    September 30, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Radio experts called for a greater connection with listeners, content that tells a story, and making radio hip again for youth at the Audio Industry Summit held in New York Sept. 27. The conference, presented by Syracuse University's S.I. N ...

  8. Clear Channel Hires Greg Strassell as SVP of Programming Following CBS Radio Exit

    September 10, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Just one day after announcing his exit from CBS Radio following a 15-year stint, Greg Strassell has landed at Clear Channel. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has appointed Strassell to senior VP of programming. He reports to CCM+E president ...

  9. Morning Fix: What to Expect From Today's Apple Announcement; WME's John Marx on Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Gig; Chris Brown Signs to Resolution; More

    September 10, 2013 7:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WHAT TO EXPECT FROM APPLE'S EXPECTED ITUNES RADIO ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY Although opinions won't come until people get actual hands-on experience with the product on Tuesday, iTunes Radio ap ...

  10. CBS Radio senior VP of Programming Greg Strassell Exits Company

    September 09, 2013 8:18 PM EDT In a move that surprised many in the radio industry, CBS Radio senior VP of programming Greg Strassell exited his position on Monday after more than 15 years with the company. During his time at CBS, Strassell oversaw many format changes at CBS ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Mariah Carey, Miguel Blast Onto Radio Charts With '#Beautiful'

    May 13, 2013 5:37 PM EDT Mariah Carey soars onto a host of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay tallies with "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel. The song starts on Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic at No. 22; Adult Contemporary (No. 23); Mainstream R& ...

  13. CBS Radio, Astralwerks Team Up For Talent Search Program 'She Can DJ'

    April 30, 2013 11:00 AM EDT CBS Radio is throwing its hat in the EDM ring, teaming with Astralwerks -- home to Swedish House Mafia, Empire of the Sun, and sister duo NERVO -- to launch a national talent search for the next great female DJ/producer, Billboard has learned. T ...

  14. Boston Radio Again Transforms From Playing Music To Covering Tragic News

    April 19, 2013 3:07 PM EDT As on Monday, when bomb explosions killed three and injured more than 180, further violence spurs more continuous news coverage today. For the second time this week, tragically, Boston's FM radio dial has transformed essentially from an ou ...

  15. Boston Radio Provides Information, Comfort Following Marathon Tragedy

    April 16, 2013 5:43 PM EDT Sadly, it's in times of tragedy that live and local radio most often reinforces its value as a provider of information and comfort. Following yesterday's (April 15) tragic explosions during the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, w ...

  16. Business Matters: Who Might Pandora's Next CEO Be?

    March 08, 2013 3:54 PM EST In the flurry of words written about Pandora over the past months and years, people tend to forget what it actually is. Pandora is not a social media company, although you might think otherwise reading some financial magazines. It’s not an Inte ...

  17. Ross on Radio: It’s the Beginning Of ‘Nash’-ional Radio, And The Industry Feels Fine?

    February 27, 2013 10:52 AM EST For nearly two decades, the prospect of nationally programmed radio has been one of the most charged issues in our business. And yet, it has arrived in many ways during the last year -- to little controversy. In the late ’90s and early ’00s, Clea ...

  18. Backbeat: Lisa Worden On KROQ's 'Almost Acoustic Xmas' 'We Spend The Entire Year Curating the Lineup'

    December 11, 2012 2:57 PM EST From left: Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale and Ryan Ries of The Whosoevers (Photo courtesy of Ryan Ries) The moment when Gwen Stefani joined her husband Gavin Rossdale onstage for a moving rendition of Bush's staple "Glyercine" served ...

  19. 2012 Billboard Women In Music Index

    November 30, 2012 7:39 AM EST . Julie Greenwald Atlantic Records 2. Jody Gerson Sony/ATV Music Publishing 3. Kathy Willard Live Nation Entertainment 4. Julie Swidler Sony Music Entertainment 5. Debra Rathwell AEG Live 6. Lia Vollack Sony Pictures Entertainment 7. Melissa Lonn ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Sky(fall)'s The Limit

    October 15, 2012 9:37 AM EDT Adele's interpretation of the classic James Bond theme makes waves It seems inevitable that any release from Adele will immediately result in heavy radio play and high sales numbers, and that's already happened with her latest effort, ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 40 Under 40: Carson Daly

    August 02, 2012 2:58 PM EDT Carson Daly Host, NBC's 'Last Call With Carson Daly' and 'The Voice'; Morning Man, KAMP (97.1 AMP Radio) Los Angeles Website: NBC.com/Last-Call-With-Carson-Daly/ , NBC.Com/The-Voice Twitter: @CarsonDaly Maestro of the Airw ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Backbeat: Metric Celebrates Fifth Studio Album 'Synthetica' With Private KROQ Gig in Los Angeles

    June 26, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Metric guitarist James Shaw and vocalist Emily Haines hit the stage at KROQ's Red Bull Sound Space in L.A. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Metric made the rounds while in LA. First it was a sold out show at the El Rey where the crowd included A-lister ...

  29. Radio Remembers Donna Summer: Songs Get Huge Airplay After News of Singer's Death

    May 18, 2012 4:38 PM EDT Following her death yesterday (May 17) at 63, radio is remembering legendary disco diva Donna Summer. Donna Summer - In Memoriam: There Will Always Be a You Detections of Summer's songs on all monitored U.S. terrestrial radio stations monitor ...

  30. Breaking: Clear Channel Buys WFNX/Boston

    May 16, 2012 12:57 PM EDT One of the last independently owned and operated major market radio frequencies, 101.7 FM in Boston, currently known as WFNX (Alternative Boston), has been sold by the Phoenix Media-Communications Group to Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Th ...

  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. Erica Farber Named President and CEO of Radio Advertising Bureau

    April 03, 2012 12:51 PM EDT Erica Farber, former publisher-CEO of Radio & Records, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Radio Advertising Bureau, effective April 16. Farber, who most recently served as the RAB's executive vice president, will ...

  33. Jonathan Azu Joins Red Light Management

    March 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Bonaroo music sponsorship sales executive Jonathan Azu has moved from Superfly Presents to Red Light Management where he will be General Manager and Executive Vice President and oversee organizational planning and development for Red Light's ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. CES 2012: Here's What The Music Biz Will Be Watching For

    January 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, long the go-to event for the tech and mobile industries, is increasingly becoming a magnet for music-based services and media companies. With many of this year's announcements expected ...

  38. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  39. Urban Power List: Reggie Rouse

    January 04, 2012 6:08 PM EST Reggie Rouse VP of Urban Programming, CBS Radio PD, WVEE Atlanta Website: CBSRadio.com Twitter: @CBSRadio Tuned In Reggie Rouse's small-market days are a thing of the past. A native of Hopkinsville, Ky., Rouse paid his dues at a series of sta ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Hub

    December 02, 2011 12:45 PM EST BILLBOARD'S WOMEN IN MUSIC HONOREES INDEX: Our 2011 Top 40 Women in Music list reads like a roster of the top people in the music business who happen to be women. The range of their achievements-at labels or publishing companies, in touring o ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Backbeat: Lady Antebellum Celebrates 'Own the Night' LP Release with Fan Club Show in NYC

    September 14, 2011 5:37 PM EDT Grammy-winning trio Lady Antebellum celebrated Tuesday's release of their third studio album, "Own the Night," with an intimate performance that night for fan club members, EMI execs and industry VIPs at New York's Irving Plaza ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Nicki Minaj's 'Super Bass': The Biggest Single by Female Rapper in Nearly a Decade

    August 10, 2011 11:28 AM EDT Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" is boomin'. With its No. 3 ranking on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the Young Money/Cash Money single is the highest-charting Hot 100 rap hit by a solo female (without the aid of a featured artist) sin ...

  46. Business Matters: New Netflix Strategy Shows Demand for Physical Formats Still Alive

    July 13, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Let's Get Physical, Physical, Says Netflix -- For insight into the state of the CD, look to a recent decision by Netflix to unbundle its streaming and DVD rental plans . The 1% gain in U.S. album sales in the first half of 2011 has brought up ...

  47. Slacker VP Jonathan Sasse Says AOL Music Deal Will More Than Double Audience

    June 29, 2011 3:16 PM EDT Digital music is a numbers game: add listeners, attract advertisers for free listeners, lure paying customers and build enough scale to make the equation work. Slacker's new partnership with AOL Music to power its radio service is all about t ...

  48. AOL, Slacker Team up for Radio & On-Demand Music

    June 28, 2011 11:35 AM EDT AOL Music is relaunching its AOL Radio feature with partner Slacker . Previously powered by CBS Radio, AOL Radio will now be fully powered by the Slacker personalized radio service. AOL will offer all three tiers of Slacker's service-the free ...

  49. Five Questions We Have About Pandora's IPO Tomorrow

    June 14, 2011 5:03 PM EDT By all accounts, tomorrow is the day Pandora puts 14.7 million shares of stock on sale to the public , equal to about 20% of its total equity. At an offering price of between $10 - $12 a share, that would raise around $146 million and value the co ...

  50. Memo: CBS Radio Increases Song Info to Help Sell Music

    May 24, 2011 5:09 PM EDT For decades, one of the biggest frustrations for radio listeners and label reps alike has been the sparse information given about the songs that are played (anyone remember the "When You Play It, Say It!" stickers that used to be on prom ...

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