Corporation for Public Broadcasting

  1. Amy Schriefer

    November 28, 2012 6:45 PM EST Senior product manager, NPR Music Luring Listeners The first place to hear new albums from Fiona Apple, Passion Pit and Miguel this year wasn't Pitchfork, Rolling Stone or MTV. Instead, it was NPR Music's "First Listen," a prog ...

  2. How NPR Breaks New Music; Five Member Stations That Break Big Artists

    October 05, 2012 2:10 PM EDT It's a Tuesday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and a packed crowd is about to hear the latest track from Django Django. But the British psych-pop quartet is nowhere to be found -- instead, the room-full of music fans has gathered to rate ...

  3. NPR's Amy Schriefer Talks 'First Listen' Exclusives

    September 20, 2012 9:30 AM EDT NPR Music senior producer Amy Schriefer (photo: Mito Habe-Evans/NPR, Courtesy of NPR) NPR has a well-deserved reputation for airing thoughtful programming and the occasional quirky personality, but it's also the place where a wide array of al ...

  4. Don't Touch That Dial!

    August 30, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Whether on the air, on the road or online, NPR has become the newest center of gravity for breaking music. It's a Tuesday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and a packed crowd is about to hear the latest track from Django Django. But the Br ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. House Votes to Cut Funding to Public Radio

    March 18, 2011 7:40 AM EDT The House of Representatives voted Thursday to end federal funding for National Public Radio, following recent controversies that entangled some of the organization's senior executives. Republicans said the move, which passed by a vote of 228 ...

  7. House to Vote on Cutting off Funds for NPR

    March 17, 2011 7:30 AM EDT House Republicans are preparing another strike against public broadcasting with legislation to bar federal funding of National Public Radio and prohibit local public stations from using federal money to pay NPR dues. The House last month voted to ...

  8. The Power of NPR

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST With so many music options available to listeners at any given moment, breaking a new act is more challenging than ever. Even the perfect alignment of mainstream press and promo - say, a Rolling Stone feature, a performance on Conan or a video in ...

  9. SoundExchange, Public Broadcasting Reach Deal

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have announced an agreement to govern royalty rates for webcasting through 2015. Under the agreement, CPB will pay SoundExchange a total of $2.4 million for the term 2011-2015, based upon a ...

  10. Digital Briefs: NPR, Jonas Brothers

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- National Public Radio 's public interactive unit will collect and report online streaming music activity to SoundExchange, as directed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Public interactive will serve as the central reporting vehic ...

  11. PBS To Produce Music Documentary Miniseries

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST PBS and Wildheart Entertainment are producing "On Record: The Soundtrack of Our Lives," an eight-hour miniseries that documents the history of recorded music and popular culture. "On Record" is scheduled to air in Fall 2010 on ...

  12. Burnside To Distribute Highbridge

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Burnside Distribution, an independent distributor based in Portland, Oregon, has signed a deal to begin distributing the catalog of the Highbridge Company. Highbridge is the label of many NPR programs and personalities, including "A Prairie H ...

  13. NPR, WGBH Acquire NPB

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT National Public Radio and WGBH/Boston are acquiring National Public Broadcasting, LLC (NPB). The groups made an offer which was accepted in principle by Williams Communications, Inc., majority owner of NPB. The transaction is expected to be comple ...

  14. New Spanish Network Launches

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish language TV viewers will get a radically different alternative beginning today (March 5) with the launch of V-Me, a national Spanish-language network formed in partnership with public television. V-me (a play on words that translates to &q ...

  15. NPR Music Service Expected In December

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pricing details were not disclosed. National Public Radio (NPR) is developing a digital music portal set to launch in the first half of 2007. The service will feature current programming and archival material amassed from the 815 public radio stat ...

  16. Mobile Podcasting Gains Momentum

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST NPR now delivering 45 podcasts to mobiles. NPR now delivering 45 podcasts to mobiles. News ...

  17. Mobile Podcasting Gains Momentum

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST NPR delivers 45 podcast programs to mobiles. Mobile podcasting is beginning to gain some traction as a number of podcasting companies and content providers are turning to mobile phones to distribute the popular format. National Public Radio has be ...

  18. Embattled Ex-Chairman Resigns From CPB Board

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, under fire for promoting conservative programming, resigned Nov. 3 from the corporation's board after the panel reviewed an investigativ WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- The former chair ...

  19. Lawmakers Restore CPB Funds

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The full Senate Appropriations Committee voted July 14 to restore funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, agreeing to give $400 million to the service in fiscal 2008. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The full Senate Appropr ...

  20. CPB Fight For Funding Hits Floor

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The selection of Patricia Harrison as the new president/CEO of the Corporation of Public Broadcasting on June 23 comes as the fight over CPB's funding hit the House floor. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The selection of Patricia ...

  21. CPB Selects New Chief

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The governing board for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting selected a former Republican Party co-chairman June 23 as its president/CEO. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The governing board for the Corporation for Public Broadcasti ...

  22. House Panel Proposes Cuts In Public Broadcasting

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT PBS, NPR run advocacy spots in response. PBS, NPR run advocacy spots in response. News ...

  23. House Panel Proposes Cuts In Public Broadcasting

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT PBS, NPR run advocacy spots in response. Hundreds of Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and National Public Radio stations have begun airing first-ever advocacy spots asking listeners to contact their legislators in Congress if they oppose cuts prop ...

  24. House Panel Cuts Funding For CPB

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill June 16 that would cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by $100 million, or 25%, starting in October. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- The House Appropriations Committee approved a ...

  25. Democratic Lawmakers Urge Inquiry Into CPB Brass

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A pair of senior Democratic lawmakers called for a probe into allegations that the top management at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is pressuring PBS to take a conservative slant. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A pair of sen ...

  26. Tuned In: The Tube

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST This summer’s “Celtic Woman” tour marks the first venture under a Clear Channel Entertainment/PBS partnership that will put PBS’ fund-raising shows on the road. Read Carla Hay's column. This summer¿s ¿Celtic Woman¿ tour marks the first ventur ...

  27. CCE, PBS Team For Live Shows

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live events co. will get first right of refusal. Clear Channel Entertainment has teamed with PBS for potential live show productions, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal will offer CCE first right of refusal to mount live tours based on shows prod ...

  28. Paramount To Distribute PBS Vids

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paramount Home Entertainment has picked up distribution of PBS Home Video in the U.S. and Canada. The five-year partnership--which ends PBS' 10-year distribution deal with Warner Home Video--kicks off Paramount Home Entertainment has picked u ...