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  1. Clear Channel CEO: TV 'Doesn't Deserve Quite as Much Money' From Advertisers

    September 25, 2013 3:45 PM EDT While TV is "wonderful," TV spots draw three times the ad rates of radio, even though "all the studies show the impact is about the same," says Bob Pittman. The radio industry still has much upside when it comes to better mon ...

  2. Clear Channel Prepping IHeartRadio Country Music Fest, TV Awards For 2014 (Exclusive)

    September 23, 2013 8:21 AM EDT In a wide-ranging video Q&A (below) at the IHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas with Billboard Saturday night, John Sykes, Clear Channel president of entertainment enterprises and Tom Poleman, Clear Channel President of national programming p ...

  3. Britney Spears' 'Work B**ch!' Aiming for High Hot 100 Debut, Pop Radio Playing Edited Version

    September 20, 2013 5:57 PM EDT One more time, Britney Spears has caused a circus-like frenzy ahead of a new album. "Work B**ch!" introduces Spears' eighth studio set, due Dec. 3. While the track is off to a fast start at radio, its title and lyrics are causing ...

  4. How Justin Timberlake Became an Unofficial Sales Exec for iHeartRadio Fest: Q&A With Clear Channel Connections' Greg Glenday (Exclusive)

    September 20, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Tickets to Clear Channel’s third annual IHeartRadio Music Festival this weekend aren’t the only part of the two-day spectacle that are sold out -- sponsor activity is at an all-time high, too. More than 14 blue-chip brands are prepping major on ...

  5. Vevo's Rio Caraeff, Chrysler/Fiat's Olivier Francois, Rita Ora Announced For 'Midem Talks'

    September 16, 2013 10:31 AM EDT Midem, the long-running international music conference and trade show based in Cannes, France, has announced the launch of Midem Talks , a new four-day series of discussions led by prominent members of the industry. Centered on the theme of sust ...

  6. Rdio Partners With Cumulus Media (Report)

    September 15, 2013 10:49 PM EDT On-demand music service Rdio and broadcast radio network Cumulus Media have entered into a partnership that will provide Rdio reach and resources and give Cumulus an additional online platform for its content.   The deal, first revealed by the ...

  7. Business Matters: Clear Channel/Warner Deal Not a Substitute for Performance Right (Updated)

    September 13, 2013 4:14 PM EDT Update : Billboard is told the Warner-Clear Channel deal will pay artists' share of royalties to SoundExchange. This process means artists' royalties for broadcast radio follow the same route as digital performance royalties and will ...

  8. Morning Fix: WMG-Clear Channel's 'Groundbreaking' Deal; Twitter Files for IPO; E. Zoo Deaths Ruled Overdoses; Ray Dolby Dies

    September 13, 2013 8:01 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WARNER MUSIC'S DEAL WITH CLEAR CHANNEL COULD BE GROUNDBREAKING FOR THE U.S. MUSIC BIZ (ANALYSIS) There's been a lot of confusion online about a groundbreaking new partnership between Cle ...

  9. Here's Why Warner Music's Deal with Clear Channel Could be Groundbreaking for the Future of the U.S. Music Biz (Analysis)

    September 12, 2013 7:32 PM EDT There's been a lot of confusion online about a groundbreaking new partnership between Clear Channel and Warner Music Group (WMG), but here's what you need to know: Clear Channel is paying artist performance royalties for terrestrial ...

  10. Clear Channel, Warner Music Announce Strategic Music Partnership

    September 12, 2013 11:14 AM EDT Clear Channel and the Warner Music Group today announced a strategic partnership intended to align the two companies’ interests in driving digital growth, increasing radio listenership, breaking new music and creating new marketing opportunities ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Ask The Pros: CAA's Cara Lewis, Clear Channel's Tom Poleman, Virgin Mobile FreeFest/9:30 Club's Seth Hurwitz on Robin Thicke’s Touring Prospects

    September 06, 2013 8:06 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s monster summer hit “Blurred Lines” may finally be  slowing down at radio , but its success has created numerous live performance opportunities that probably wouldn’t have existed if the single hadn’t dominated airwaves in recent m ...

  13. Clear Channel Taps Emeli Sande, Jake Bugg, Rita Ora For Bloomingdale's U.K. Style Campaign, NYC Concerts

    August 30, 2013 4:42 PM EDT Clear Channel has teamed with Bloomingdale’s to celebrate the fashion retailer’s celebration of Great Britain style with a multi-platform campaign that will include live shows, online radio and exclusive interviews. The custom partnership kicked ...

  14. iHeartRadio Expands Into Australia, New Zealand

    August 06, 2013 7:40 AM EDT Clear Channel's iHeartRadio has opened for business in Australia and New Zealand – its first expansion move outside the United States. The Internet radio service launched Down Under in beta this week at www.iheartradio.com.au , ahead of a ...

  15. Clear Channel's Tom Poleman On Z100's 30th Anniversary, iHeartRadio Festival as 'Turbo-charged' Jingle Ball, and Indie Label Rights Partnerships

    August 02, 2013 4:25 PM EDT Broadcasting from high atop the Empire State Building, WHTZ New York – better-known as Z100 – has set the bar for top 40 radio for the better part of three decades. As it marks its 30th anniversary on Aug. 2, it stands tall as a multimedia pop c ...

  16. Richard Bressler Named President, CFO of CC Media Holdings and Clear Channel Communications

    July 30, 2013 1:16 PM EDT CC Media Holdings, Inc. announced that Richard J. Bressler will become President and Chief Financial Officer of CC Media Holdings, Inc. and Clear Channel Communications Inc. and CFO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. Bressler is a member of ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Exclusive: Clear Channel Announces iHeartRadio Festival Sponsors; Preps First Fan Village

    July 15, 2013 8:57 AM EDT In just its third year, Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Music Festival has quickly carved out its own niche in the ever-crowding festival market by booking a lineup made up entirely of marquee, A-plus plus talent that grace its 850 stations’ airwav ...

  19. Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys & John Mayer To Headline Global Citizen Fest

    July 11, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival will be held Sept. 28 ...

  20. DJ Skee to Host Weekly AXS TV Show in July

    July 01, 2013 8:00 AM EDT DJ, composer and Internet sensation Skee will host a live, weekly show on AXS TV beginning July 30. Its initial run is for 12 weeks.   “SKEE Live” will feature Skee interacting with the musicians he works with -- Snoop Dogg, T.I., Lil Wayne and ...

  21. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line Leads Hot Country Songs Again; Phillip Phillips Nets 'Idol' Honor; John Mayer Returns

    June 28, 2013 11:10 AM EDT As previously reported , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. + Pharrell, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars land in the top 10. Who else makes notable moves on the Ho ...

  22. Clear Channel, Fleetwood Mac Sign Groundbreaking Performance Royalties Deal

    June 12, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Media & Entertainment has cut a deal to pay performance royalties to Fleetwood Mac for songs from its recently released “Extend Play” EP that are broadcast on its 850 terrestrial radio stations. According to Clear Channel, it’s ...

  23. Pandora, Spotify, Clear Channel Execs Welcome iTunes Radio, Strategize For the Future at New Music Seminar

    June 10, 2013 5:47 PM EDT With the official announcement that Apple is joining the digital radio space, a New Music Seminar panel of digital radio experts welcomed that news saying it validates their operations and services. While label executives are high on the propo ...

  24. New Music Seminar 2013: Frank Cooper, John Sykes, Rio Caraeff Talk Brand Partnerships, Mobile at ‘State of The Industry’

    June 10, 2013 5:21 PM EDT You can’t accuse the 2013 New Music Seminar of thinking small. The conference kicked off Monday morning with a wide-ranging “State of the Industry” panel featuring Frank Cooper , the chief marketing officer of PepsiCo; John Sykes , the president ...

  25. Clear Channel and iHeartRadio Announce 'Show Your Stripes' Veteran Employment Campaign

    June 06, 2013 12:54 PM EDT “Hire Smart – Hire Vets” is the tagline for Clear Channel and its iHeartRadio subsidiary's "Show Your Stripes" initiative , which the media company announced today. "Show Your Stripes" is meant to help U.S. military vete ...

  26. Clear Channel, Dualtone Strike Revenue Agreement

    June 06, 2013 10:52 AM EDT Clear Channel Media has announced its latest direct licensing deal, this time with Dualtone Music Group, an independent rock label based in Nashville, Tenn. The agreement allows Dualtone artists to share revenue from Clear Channel’s broadcast an ...

  27. 7digital to Power Internet Radio Services

    June 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Internet radio market is about to get more crowded. 7digital announced Thursday a new streaming radio solution that will help smaller services better compete with names like Pandora, Clear Channel and Apple. The service provides an enhanced ...

  28. Clear Channel and Fearless Records Strike Broadcast and Digital Performance Royalty Deal

    June 03, 2013 9:00 AM EDT With a pact now with Fearless Records, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment continues its slow but steady signing of independent label deals in which the broadcaster agrees to pay artist performance royalties from terrestrial radio in exchange ...

  29. Business Matters: What if Pandora Did Direct Licenses?

    May 16, 2013 4:32 PM EDT What would happen if Pandora did direct deals with major labels? Less than you might think. As long as Pandora continues to operate as a statutory service, artists would receive 50% of performance royalties -- the same share they currently get f ...

  30. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 'Hold' Atop Hot 100, Selena Gomez 'Get's First Top 10

    May 15, 2013 1:39 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis'  "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Selena Gomez scores her first top 10 with "Come & Get It" and Mariah Carey debuts at No. ...

  31. 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& ...

  32. iHeartRadio Surpasses 30 Million Registered Users, Still Well Behind Pandora

    May 13, 2013 12:13 PM EDT Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio has surpassed 30 million registered users less than two years after the launch of its current version. The milestone puts iHeartRadio at roughly 15% of Pandora’s 200 million registered users in the United States, Aust ...

  33. Exclusive: Clear Channel Working on Song-Swapping Technology

    May 09, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Clear Channel is working on a technology that would replace songs in streamed content with a different song while accounting for the different in song lengths, according to a patent application recently filed with the U.S. Patent Office. Clear C ...

  34. Mariah Carey's '#Beautiful' Featuring Miguel Off To Strong Radio, Sales Start

    May 07, 2013 3:20 PM EDT Mariah Carey's new single, "#Beautiful," is logging an impressive beginning, thanks to hefty first-day airplay across an array of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment-owned radio stations and a solid initial sales forecast.   The ...

  35. Backbeat: Kenny Chesney Previews New Album 'Life on a Rock' in New York City for His Biggest Fans

    April 30, 2013 10:45 AM EDT In a production orchestrated much like a major live television show, a studio audience of about 90 fans sat within feet of country superstar Kenny Chesney to hear songs from his new album, ( Life On A Rock , out Tuesday, April 30th) and the stor ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival Announces Return to Vegas

    March 28, 2013 11:22 AM EDT Clear Channel is bringing its successful iHeartRadio Music Festival back to the MGM Grand in Vegas for its third year, it was announced today. The festival will again include a "star search," dubbed the Macy's iHeart Radio Rising ...

  39. Backbeat: Steve Bartels, L.A. Reid, Tom Poleman, Alissa Pollack More at Taste of Hope Auction

    March 26, 2013 5:05 PM EDT Old friends, old rivals, and new music: the buzz at the 7th annual Taste of Hope entertainment industry dinner held last Thursday at New York City’s Three Sixty was decidedly upbeat as major music executives united in the name of charity – and b ...

  40. Five Questions at Ultra: Pete Tong on the Evolving 'EDM' Scene

    March 24, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Billboard caught up with BBC host and international dance music icon Pete Tong at his annual pool party at the Surfcomber during Miami Music Week. The always astute veteran offered a peek into the strategy behind Evolution, his new terrestrial ...

  41. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' First-Week Sales Getting Even Bigger: 850-900,000 Debut Projected

    March 22, 2013 4:37 PM EDT  "20/20 Experience?" More like "850/900 Experience." Industry sources now forecast that Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" could sell between 850,000 and 900,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunda ...

  42. 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 o ...

  43. Cumulus' Lew Dickey Explains Why NYC's New NASH-FM 'Is Good for Nashville' at CRS

    February 28, 2013 3:08 PM EST New York’s new Cumulus-owned station, Nash FM, is far more than a local radio signal now capitalizing on the popularity of hot, youth-leaning country music. Radio stations across the U.S. will have opportunities to affiliate with Nash as Cumulus b ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Video: CES 2013 -- In-Car Innovation, Audio Advertising Are Trends Again, But No Big Changes This Year

    January 11, 2013 6:45 PM EST Billboard tech reporter Alex Pham has tirelessly covered this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, hitting innumerable press events, product launches, keynotes, panels and parties (as well as a litany of celebrity headphone endorsem ...

  46. Irving Azoff's Exit: The Invisible Hand of John Malone

    December 31, 2012 9:57 PM EST The exit of veteran music manager Irving Azoff as executive chairman at Live Nation comes two months after another media veteran, Mel Karmazin, stepped down as chairman and CEO of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The person they have in common? Veteran m ...

  47. Irving Azoff on Leaving Live Nation, What's Next, and Why He Regrets Ticketmaster Merger

    December 31, 2012 8:15 PM EST Just hours after Irving Azoff's departure from Live Nation was confirmed, Billboard's Ray Waddell caught up with him over the phone from Mexico, where Azoff's family is vacationing with Don Henley's family. In this conversation ...

  48. Morning Fix: Gee Roberson's New Label; BMG Gets Rosetta Catalog; Wiesenthal to WMG

    December 21, 2012 8:54 AM EST Subscribe to Billboard's FREE Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters HERE EXCLUSIVE: GEE ROBERSON FORMS NEW LABEL, BLUEPRINT, THROUGH INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M: Geffen Records chairman Gee Roberson will transition to ...

  49. EDM Gets a Terrestrial-Radio Home on WHBA/Boston

    December 20, 2012 8:42 PM EST Clear Channel Media and Entertainment launched its first Electronic Dance Music (EDM) broadcast station today replacing the adult hits format on WHBA-FM with a new station called Evolution 101.7. Clear Channel purchased the signal, which had been ...

  50. Why Isn't Kanye West on the '12-12-12' Concert Album?

    December 20, 2012 6:57 PM EST Kanye West performs at the "12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief" at Madison Square Garden (Photo: Getty Images) Kanye West may have been the only male performer who was wearing a skirt at the "12-12-12" Concert for Hurricane Sand ...

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