Kevin Martin

  1. Dee Cernile, Guitarist From Canadian Rockers Sven Gali, Dies at 46

    February 27, 2012 12:28 PM EST Dee Cernile, guitarist for gold-selling 90s hard rock band Sven Gali, died Feb. 25 after battling lung cancer. He was 46. On his personal Facebook page - now filled with messages of memories and condolences from many members of the Canadian music ...

  2. VIDEO: Vocalist Kevin Martin Discusses the Gracious Few, the State of Rock and more

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Gracious Few's lead vocalist Kevin Martin discussed the quick evolution of the band, what drew him to the music and the state of rock in this video shot at the Billboard Conference and Awards. WATCH: Billboard Staff News Kevin Martin ...

  3. Ticket Discounting, Social Marketing Worth Debated As Touring Confab Kicks Off

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Discounting is hurting the touring business, said the first panel at Billboard’s 7th Annual Touring Awards and Conference, and social media can be a helpful tool – even though its actual worth may be somewhat of a mystery. In a recession-plagued m ...

  4. Kevin Martin Resigns From FCC

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST FCC chairman Kevin Martin (pictured) has resigned from his post as commissioner and chairman of the FCC effective Tuesday, Jan. 20. He made the announcement early this afternoon (Jan. 15); just days after hinting that he would stay on until his te ...

  5. FCC Approves Satellite Merger

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The FCC waited until just before 9 p.m. ET Friday evening (July 25) to announce the long-awaited merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio was approved by a 3-2 conditional vote by the Commissioners, clearing the way for one big ...

  6. Sources: Satcaster Merger Close To Being Finalized

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The FCC Enforcement Bureau's Consent Decree with Sirius and XM is circulating among the FCC's five commissioners and is expected to be accepted by a narrow majority by Friday (July 25). With that acceptance is commissioner Deborah Taylor ...

  7. Adelstein Reverses, Votes Against Satellite Merger

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein this morning (July 23) voted against the proposed Sirius-XM merger after the satcasters refused to embrace any of the conditions he proposed to win his support for the deal, R&R has confirmed. "It was c ...

  8. Martin Gives Specifics On Satellite Merger

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT FCC chairman Kevin Martin on Monday (June 16) said he will recommend to his four fellow commissioners approval of the Sirius Satellite Radio merger with XM Satellite Radio after executives at the two entities agreed to a series of conditions that ...

  9. Rep. Broun Blasts Proposed Sirius/XM Merger

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Representative Paul Broun (R-Ga.), member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Science & Technology Committee, sent a letter on Friday (Dec. 21) to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, FTC chairman Deborah Platt Majoras and ...

  10. Feds Eye Fines For Satcasters

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sirius and XM satellite radio companies are coming under the FCC spotlight for producing and distributing inferior radio receivers and for placing terrestrial repeaters in unapproved locations, and could face fines according to FCC chairman Kevin ...

  11. FCC Chairman Calls For Federal Payola Investigation

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Under pressure to act upon payola allegations uncovered in the wake of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's settlement with New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Federal Communications Commission c NEW YORK -- Under pressure to act upon pa ...

  12. FCC Chairman Calls For Federal Payola Investigation

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Evidence of violations will bring 'swift action.' Under pressure to act upon payola allegations uncovered in the wake of Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s settlement with New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Federal Communications ...

  13. FCC Chairman Calls For Federal Payola Investigation

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Evidence of violations will bring 'swift action.' Under pressure to act upon payola allegations uncovered in the wake of Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s settlement with New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Federal Communications ...

  14. FCC Eases Regulations On DSL Broadband

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Verizon Communications and other U.S. local telephone companies will be freed from numerous regulations on their high-speed Internet services, the Federal Communications Commission decided Aug. 5. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Verizon Communicatio ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. No Supreme Court Review Of Ownership Rules

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Appeals of broadcasters, newspaper owners denied. The Supreme Court today (June 13) denied the appeal of broadcasters and newspaper owners to review FCC ownership rules, keeping in place limitations on the number of radio stations, TV channels and ...

  17. Cheers, Tears For Powell As He Exits FCC

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell thought it would be easy, but in the end saying goodbye to the government agency he's served for seven years was anything but. Without much su WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  18. FCC Chairman Michael Powell To Step Down

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Michael Powell is stepping down, exiting his post in early March. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Mic ...

  19. Martin: FCC Must Face Varying Decency Standards

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told broadcasters today (Oct. 7) at the NAB convention in San Diego that there is "increasing tension" over different decency standards for broadcasters and paid subscrip FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told b ...

  20. Martin: FCC Must Face Varying Decency Standards

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told broadcasters today (Oct. 7) at the NAB convention in San Diego that there is "increasing tension" over different decency standards for broadcasters and for paid subs FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told b ...