Communication

  1. MTV's Norman: Advertisers Must 'Engage' Audience

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Teens readily accept lewd humor and are no longer easily impressed by sexual content, noted MTV president Christina Norman at the one-day What Teen’s Want conference in Marina Del Rey, Calif. Giving Teens readily accept lewd humor and are no longe ...

  2. EMI, T-Mobile Trial Ad-Supported Mobile Videos

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music and leading mobile operator T-Mobile are testing an advertising-supported mobile video service in the United Kingdom. EMI Music and leading mobile operator T-Mobile are testing an advertising-supported mobile video service in the United ...

  3. Billboard Research Services

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Research Services offers insight into a wealth of information from the industry authority. Own official Billboard chart and article copies, purchase pre-made research packages, order artist Billboard Research Services offers insight into ...

  4. AFTRA: Consolidation Doing 'Irreparable Harm'

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group president spoke at FCC Town Hall Aug. 31. Group president spoke at FCC Town Hall Aug. 31. News ...

  5. AFTRA: Consolidation Is Doing 'Irreparable Harm'

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group president spoke at FCC Town Hall Aug. 31. American Federal of Television and Radio Artists president John Connolly said Thursday (Aug. 31) that "consolidation of media ownership is doing irreparable harm to local and national news cover ...

  6. Online Ticket Exchange To Viagogo In Europe

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Web site allows fans to exchange tickets. Viagogo, a new European online ticket-exchange venture designed to bypass scalpers, officially launched today (Aug. 18) in the United Kingdom. The brainchild of CEO Eric Baker, co-founder of the U.S.-based ...

  7. FCC Opts To Re-Think Indecency Rulings

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The FCC yesterday (July 5) asked a U.S. appeals court for the chance to re-examine its own recent indecency decisions. The commission has also asked the court to suspend any judgments concerning sever The FCC yesterday (July 5) asked a U.S. appeal ...

  8. Study: Canadian Teens Tuning Out Radio

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadians aged 12 and older were tuning into radio for an average 19.1 hours each week during 2005, a drop 24 minutes from the 2004 average of 19.5 hours, according to an 135-page report on media use Canadians aged 12 and older were tuning into ra ...

  9. Forecast Grim For Radio Advertising

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal McCann senior VP/director of forecasting Bob Coen cites retail consolidation as one of the reasons local radio is suffering, pointing to a reduction in advertising prospects. The retailers t Universal McCann senior VP/director of forecas ...

  10. Senators Push For Localism Before Media Ownership

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT FCC to examine media ownership rules Wed. There's an idea floating around the hallways of the FCC that could satisfy the wishes of senators who want the agency to ensure broadcasters maintain their local public service obligations. An open me ...

  11. Bush Signs Broadcast Decency Law

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fines up to $325,000 per incident. President Bush signed legislation Thursday that will cost broadcasters dearly when raunchy programming exceeds "the bounds of decency." At a signing ceremony for the new law increasing by tenfold the ma ...

  12. Musicrypt, Billboard Radio Monitor Launch 'eNote'

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Product combines digital delivery of songs with an ad. Digital music distributor Musicrypt and Billboard Radio Monitor have unveiled a new electronic music promotional tool dubbed "eNote." The new product combines secure digital delivery ...

  13. Musicrypt, Billboard Radio Monitor Launch 'eNote'

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Product combines digital song delivery with ads.." Digital music distributor Musicrypt and Billboard Radio Monitor have unveiled a new electronic music promotional tool dubbed "eNote." The new product combines secure digital deliver ...

  14. Indecency Complaints Q1 '06 Surpass '05 Total

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,131 complaints for the three months ended March. There already have been more consumer complaints filed this year concerning obscene, indecent or profane programming on TV and radio than were filed for all of 2005. The FCC’s latest tally of su ...

  15. FCC's Fifth: Senate Okays McDowell

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Takes over the Republican seat at Commission On their way out the door for the Memorial Day holiday, the Senate confirmed Robert McDowell—by unanimous consent—to be the FCC’s fifth commissioner. He takes over the Republican seat at the Commission ...

  16. New U.K. Gov't Strategy To Rout Touts

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The British government has set out a new strategy to restrict rogue ticket sale practices. Speaking at a summit Wednesday (April 26) on the black market trade for entertainment tickets, Secretary of S The British government has set out a new strat ...

  17. New U.K. Gov't Strategy To Rout Touts

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The British government has set out a new strategy to restrict rogue ticket sale practices. Speaking at a summit Wednesday (April 26) on the black market trade for entertainment tickets, Secretary of S The British government has set out a new strat ...

  18. Vivendi Drops 'Universal'

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French media, telecom giant voted to change name. French media, telecom giant voted to change name. News ...

  19. A2IM To FCC: Amen, Brother

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade body met Commissioner Adelstein. The American Assn. of Independent Music (A2IM), a new trade association less than a year old, is happy with its meeting yesterday with FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein and their discussion of a set o ...

  20. CBS Radio Creates Strategic Partnerships VP Position

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Director of marketing Jonathan Azu promoted to role. CBS Radio has elevated director of marketing Jonathan Azu to the newly-created position of VP of strategic music partnerships. Continuing to report to marketing president David Goodman, Azu will ...

  21. Top Advertiser Says Radio Needs To Act Quickly

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Media buyer urges to embrace culture change. “Radio is at a critical moment in its history, on the verge of tremendous growth and poised for transformation.” Sound like feel-good hype from a radio CEO? It’s not, it’s a media buyer’s perspective, a ...

  22. FCC On Payola: 'No Wrist Slaps'

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Adelstein weighs in on lawsuit against Entercom. FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein weighed in with a warning that the Commission is serious about prosecuting broadcasters who violate payola regulations. “We can’t let any violators get away with ...

  23. U.K.'s MPA Strikes License Pact With Ad Biz

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's Music Publishers’ Assn. has forged an agreement with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising on a synchronization license for music. Britain's Music Publishers’ Assn. has forged an agreement with the Institute of Practiti ...

  24. O2 Gears Up Mobile Music Activities

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deals with Universal, Sony BMG. U.K.-based wireless operator O2 is enhancing its music offering through a host of content partnerships. In what it boasts as one of the "most significant music licensing deals to date," O2 today (Feb. 13) ...

  25. O2 Gears Up Mobile Music Activities

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based wireless operator O2 is enhancing its music offering through a host of content partnerships. U.K.-based wireless operator O2 is enhancing its music offering through a host of content partnerships. In what it boasts as one of the "m ...

  26. 100s Of Radio Stations Marked In Payola Probe

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hundreds of radio stations are under intense scrutiny by the FCC for their alleged involvement in payola scams in an investigation that commissioner Jonathan Adelstein calls "potentially the most wide Hundreds of radio stations are under inte ...

  27. Cable, Satcasters In Senate's Crosshairs

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawmakers began decency forum Nov. 29. It was television, rather than radio, that was singled out in early remarks made by three senators and the FCC chairman during opening presentations at Tuesday's (Nov. 29) Senate Commerce Committee forum ...

  28. Abernathy To Depart FCC

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Kathleen Abernathy has told the White House that she will leave the post on Dec. 9. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Federal Communications Commission chairman Kathleen Abernathy has told the ...

  29. FCC Looks At Cable Franchises

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission has kicked off a proceeding that could make it easier for cable's competitors to move into operators' exclusive territories. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal Communications Co ...

  30. Adelstein Dubs WMG Payola Pact 'Breakthrough'

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Calls for FCC to act on the evidence. FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein quickly reacted to the news today of a settlement by the New York Attorney General’s office and Warner Music Group on issues of payola. In a prepared statement, Adelstein sa ...

  31. Bush Chooses FCC Commissioners

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST President Bush announced Nov. 9 his intention to nominate Republican Tennessee regulator Deborah Tate as an FCC commissioner and renominate Democratic regulator Michael Copps to a new term at the agen WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Bush announced N ...

  32. The Next Monster Single Could Be A Jingle

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST It is just a matter of time. It could be months, maybe a year, but eventually an original tune, recorded and created specifically for an ad, will be the best-selling song in the United States. Josh Rabinowitz is senior VP/director of music at ad a ...

  33. Bush Chooses FCC Commissioners

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST President Bush tonight (Nov. 9) announced his intention to nominate Republican Tennessee regulator Deborah Tate as an FCC commissioner and renominate Democratic regulator Michael Copps to a new term a President Bush tonight (Nov. 9) announced his ...

  34. Canada Moves Forward With Radio Reg Review

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian federal government is going ahead with a planned review of its commercial radio regulations, despite an earlier call by domestic broadcasters for a delay amid the pending arrival of U.S. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadia ...

  35. Sheppard Mullin Taps FCC/DPB Vet Ferree

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sheppard Mullin has hired Ken Ferree, formerly one of the highest-ranking officials in the Federal Communications Commission and at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to lead the firm's new comm (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Sheppard Mull ...

  36. Viacom, UCC Dispute FCC Kid Regs

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Viacom and the United Church of Christ are both pushing to have the federal courts decide if the Federal Communications Commission's regulations regarding children's programming rules on digital TV ar WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Repo ...

  37. CAB Requests Radio Review Delay

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission cites sector's vast changes. The Canadian Assn. of Broadcasters (CAB) has asked the Canadian Radio/Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to postpone a planned five-year review of radio scheduled for early 2006. Repres ...

  38. More FCC Indecency Rulings Coming

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission will rule on 40-50 radio indecency complaints within the next 2-4 weeks, an agency member close to the situation revealed. Rulings on an equal number of TV compla NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Commiss ...

  39. FCC To Rule On Radio Indecency

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 50 complaints filed. The Federal Communications Commission will rule on 40-50 radio indecency complaints within the next 2-4 weeks, revealed an agency member close to the situation. Rulings on an equal number of TV complaints are also expec ...

  40. Broadcasters Testify At FCC Atlanta Meet

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The FCC's four commissioners met for nearly three hours Sept. 15 in Atlanta to hear testimony from four broadcasters and various representatives of other parts of the country's communications industry NEW YORK -- The FCC's four comm ...

  41. Broadcasters Testify at FCC Atlanta Meet

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radio, TV signals vital to country's safety. The FCC's four commissioners met for nearly three hours today (Sept. 15) in Atlanta to hear testimony from four broadcasters and various representatives of other parts of the country's co ...

  42. Adelstein Adamant Over FCC Payola Issue

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Plans to put 'fear of God' into broadcasters. Democratic Federal Communications Commission activist Jonathan Adelstein said he plans to "put the fear of God" into broadcasters about obeying the FCC's payola rules. He spoke ...

  43. Oz Gov't Outlines Media Reform Plan

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian government on Aug. 31 outlined major potential changes to media ownership rules that would unbuckle many restrictions that broadcasters and publishers currently face for cross-media exp SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Austral ...

  44. Making The Brand

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Antigone Rising, the fierce female rock band signed to Lava Records, is the centerpiece of an upcoming TV and print advertising campaign for Seven7 Jeans. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Antigone Rising, the fierce female rock band signed to ...

  45. Sirius Eyes "Humongous" Growth in 2006

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karmazin expects dramatic jumps in ad revenue. Sirius Satellite CEO Mel Karmazin chided analysts this morning (Aug. 2) for underestimating the advertising growth his company will achieve in 2006, as he dubbed the growth "humongous." The ...

  46. FCC Pulls Media Ownership Discussion

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission was forced to postpone its vote July 14 to begin crafting new regulations governing who can own which media properties and where they can own them after the commi WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  47. FCC Ownership Proposal Pulled from Agenda

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The arduous task of rewriting the nation's media ownership rules has been put on hold, again. A proceeding that would restart the process was pulled from the FCC’s Open Meeting agenda at the last mi The arduous task of rewriting the nation� ...

  48. FCC To Revisit Media Ownership

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Committee restarts the media-ownership ball rolling the week of July 11, when it has scheduled a vote on a "notice of proposed rulemaking" on broadcast ownership rules. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Communica ...

  49. Report: FCC Indecency Fines Drop Off

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity says there have been no indecency fines issued by the Federal Communications Commission during the first half of 2005. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrit ...

  50. Wireless Firm O2 Strikes Landmark Recording Deal

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based wireless carrier O2 is using the mobile-phone platform to challenge the traditional music business model. The cellular-phone operator has formed a groundbreaking partnership with Andy Cato, U.K.-based wireless carrier O2 is using the mo ...

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