Music radio

  1. Survey: Indie Labels Dissatisfied With Airplay

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade coalition A2IM and the Future of Music Coalition have released a survey of 61 indie labels that points to a continuing dissatisfaction on the part of labels when it comes to getting commercial radio airplay. Over 92% of independent lab ...

  2. N.Y. AG Sues Arbitron

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York attorney general Andrew M. Cuomo today (Oct. 10) announced that his office has filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court against Arbitron. The lawsuit accuses Arbitron of deceptively claiming that its portable people meter (PPM) sy ...

  3. Arbitron Commercializes PPM In Eight Markets

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a move crafted to pre-empt any attempt to block the rollout of Arbitron's Portable People Meter (PPM), the ratings company announced on Monday (Oct. 6) that it has commercialized its electronic radio ratings services in eight new markets. ...

  4. SRA Applauds N.Y.C. Council PPM Vote; Arbitron Responds

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In response to Wednesday's (Sept. 24) unanimous vote from the New York City Council to call on the FCC to investigate Arbitron's PPM and the electronic ratings system's potential effects on the diversity of radio, the Spanish Radio ...

  5. New Licensing Fees For French Public Radio

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT French public radio broadcasters are facing a raise in the license fees they pay for performance rights to labels and artists. The fees will be increased in some cases from Jan. 1, 2009, a government-led commission has ruled. Since 1987, the rate ...

  6. Editorial: Indies Are Well-Positioned In Today's Business

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Now is the time for independent music labels and their artists. As music goes digital, economic and traditional radio and retail barriers to entry become less important due to this economy shift, and the opportunity for independent labels to thriv ...

  7. SBS Joins Mobile Marketing Network

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System's radio stations have joined mobile marketing company HipCricket's network of Hispanic broadcasters and advertising clients. The move puts the network's reach at more than seven million listeners and brin ...

  8. Four Largest Markets Scheduled For PPM Switch

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron officially resumed the roll-out of its portable people meter service Thursday (June 12). Beginning in September, eight markets will say goodbye to diaries forever, including the nation's four largest radio markets, New York, Los Ange ...

  9. Hispanic Radio Groups Unite To Address PPM Issues

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Four of the country's major Hispanic radio groups – Entravision Radio, Spanish Broadcasting System, Univision Radio and Border Media Partners – have united to form the Spanish Radio Association, an industry-focused committee that will address ...

  10. Spanish-Language Listenership Jumps

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bucking a trend of declining listenership at English-language radio, Spanish-language radio has seen its audience grow 10 percent in the last decade among listeners aged 18-34. Citing Arbitron studies, Gary Stone, Univision Radio's COO, gave ...

  11. Panel Debates PPM Effectiveness

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What's a better measurement of radio listenership: numbers that show all levels of exposure to a radio station, or numbers that show how many people are actually paying attention to what they're hearing? That question was debated between ...

  12. Report: Online Music Radio Listening Up 26% In 2007

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Time spent listening to online music radio was up 26% last year, with the segment logging 4.85 billion listening hours in 2007, according to a research report out from AccuStream iMedia Research. AccuStream's "Net Music Radio 2007-2010: ...

  13. Exec Pledges Radical Expansion Of Radio Delivery

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radio Advertising Bureau president Jeff Haley unveiled a bold industry mission to put radio receivers "on every mobile phone, PDA and MP3 player within the next five years" during his keynote speech at the RAB 2008 conference in Atlanta ...

  14. French Radio Stations Threaten Action Over Fee Rise

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The fee privately-held French radios stations pay to the recording industry will be significantly raised from Jan. 1, 2008, a government-lead commission ruled on Oct. 15. Since 1993, the rate was set at 4.25% of radio stations' broadcast inco ...

  15. Senator Seeks Reassurances From Radio Heads On Payola

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Russ Feingold is growing concerned about radio's enforcement of anti-payola policies agreed to in the FCC consent decree in April, and wants to know what the four biggest broadcast groups are doing to enforce the rules. In a particularly ...

  16. eMusic Lends Support To Web Radio Campaign

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie-focused retailer eMusic will pledge its support to SaveNetRadio.org, which was launched to protest the raise in royalty rates for Web broadcasters. The subscription service has stated it will make a "modest contribution" to SaveNet ...

  17. Italian Indies Call For Radio Boycott

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Audiocoop, one of several bodies representing Italy's indies, has called on radio listeners to stage a one-day boycott of major stations that do not give "enough space to indie and new music." Giordano Sangiorgi, Audiocoop's pr ...

  18. Impala: Indies Need Better Access To Euro Radio

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Impala has called for European measures to promote independent airplay in the wake of the $12.5 million U.S. payola radio settlement earlier this month. A side deal to the Federal Communications Commission settlement over paid airtime claims gives ...

  19. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST PLUGGED: Videogame publishers like Electronic Arts and 2K Sports are becoming the music industry's best friends. They are coming up with more innovative ways to promote artists and their music than more traditional outlets like radio or MTV. ...

  20. CRB Sets Webcaster Rates

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) released its 115-page decision earlier this week (March 6) setting performance royalty rates for streaming sound recordings over the Internet. The rates apply to non-interactive webcasts and simulcasts by services ...

  21. Country Music Looks To Hispanic Market For Growth

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hispanic listeners don't tune in all that much to country music stations, but they tune in enough to be considered an audience with significant growth potential. According to a survey released by the Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) and Ediso ...

  22. A2IM Discloses Radio Rules Of Engagement

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), the trade group that, as previously reported, secured commitments from Clear Channel, CBS Radio, Citadel and Entercom to adhere to a set of radio Rules of Engagement, as well as blocks of progr ...

  23. Stations To Pay $12.5M In FCC Settlement

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Exasperated listeners weary of hearing the same songs over and over on the radio may have something to cheer about: a pair of innovative deals that could shake up the music playlists of some of the nation's largest radio-station chains. Four ...

  24. Radio Study Quantifies New Music's Audience Impact

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The first major research study presented at Country Radio Seminar, which runs Feb. 28 through March 2 in Nashville, offered insight into the kind of behavioral research programmers will be tapping with the advent of electronic audience measurement ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. House Bill Aims To Harmonize Digital Rates

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Reps. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Mary Bono (R-Calif.) introduced last night (May 11) a bill to harmonize rate-setting standards for licensing digital rights in sound recordings. It would requir U.S. Reps. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Mary B ...

  27. Study: Web Radio Listening Up 50%

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Critical mass approaching among 18-34 year-olds. The percentage of Americans that regularly listens to Internet radio rose sharply this year to 12% (approximately 30 million listeners) up from 8% last year, according to a new study by Edison Media ...

  28. Satellite Radio Awareness Climbs To 61%

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recognition grown consistently over past two years. XM and Sirius have 61% awareness levels among American consumers, according to a new study by Edison Media Research and Arbitron. Public recognition of satellite radio has grown consistently over ...

  29. Study: 28% Of Stern Fans Move To Sirius

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Survey included 25,000 respondents. It looks like Stern’s move to Sirius was a success for him and the satcaster, at least according to Billboard Radio Monitor’s read on the results of a Jacobs Media survey of 25,000 respondents from over 75 rock- ...

  30. Clear Channel Joins Media Audit/IsposTests

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Becomes fourth radio group to do so. Clear Channel, the nation’s largest radio group which is leading an industry committee to evaluate electronic radio ratings systems, has joined three other radio groups in agreeing to encode their Houston radio ...

  31. ASCAP Launches New Online Resource

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Goal is to introduce listeners to emerging ASCAP talent. ASCAP today launched a new online music resource intended to introduce listeners to emerging ASCAP talent. ASCAP Network, which is available through the performing rights organization's ...

  32. Senator Introduces Payola Bill

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Labels, indie promoters not focus.' A leading lawmaker long critical of the negative fallout of radio consolidation introduced legislation today (Nov. 18) that seeks to close the loopholes on payola-like practices and stop alleged " ...

  33. CHEVY&CMA (HEARTS) NYC

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country music and New York. It seems like an unlikely marriage. The New York metropolitan area has been without a terrestrial country radio station since 2002 when WYNY changed formats. And major tour Country music and New York. It seems like an u ...

  34. Artist Groups, Unions Grateful To Spitzer

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Years of petitions validated. Recording artist groups and unions are unanimously grateful that New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has acted on "pay for play" practices after several years of petitions to Congress and the FCC to no a ...

  35. Big Radio Tunes In To Net's Frequency

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At a time when major entertainment conglomerates have focused on optimizing their Internet businesses, major radio station groups have been unleashing initiatives to push into the Web space with a new (The Hollywood Reporter) -- At a time when maj ...

  36. The DJ Connection: Personality Radio Is Missing Link In Marketing Chain

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST After several years of free fall, the music industry has begun to regroup but still has not returned to significant growth. The industry is trying to make up lost ground through marketing initiatives Harold Childs (harold@entertainment.net) is a m ...

  37. CC Reminds Of Zero Tolerance Payola Policy

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Employees updated in wake of subpoena. After acknowledging that it has been subpoenaed by the New York State Attorney General as part of an investigation into allegations of payola in the radio industry, Clear Channel emailed employees Friday morn ...

  38. Infinity To Sever Ties With Indie Promoters

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Infinity Broadcasting GMs and PDs in all formats were told in a series of regional conference calls that they are to cease communicating with independent promoters. Some have also been instructed to r Infinity Broadcasting GMs and PDs in all forma ...

  39. Time Running Out For Artists' Digital Royalties

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The clock is ticking for musicians to register to claim their share of the initial batch of royalties collected from U.S. digital airplay via satellite radio, Internet radio and cable/direct TV radio. The clock is ticking for musicians to register ...

  40. NY State Attorney General Targets Radio Promotion

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI has confirmed that it has received a request "for information regarding practices in connection with the promotion of records on New York state radio stations." The announcement followed an Oct. 2 EMI has confirmed that it has receiv ...

  41. Behind the Deal: Calculating Radio Fees To ASCAP

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee, which represents most of the 12,000 U.S. commercial radio stations, announced Oct. 18 a set-fee agreement for over-the-air performances and simultaneous st ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee, w ...

  42. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced Oct. 18 a $1.7 billion agreement covering commercial radio s NEW YORK -- In what is being touted as the lar ...

  43. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Agreement covers licenses for broadcasts, simulcasts. In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced today (Oct. 18) a $1.7 billion agreement covering com ...

  44. Clear Channel Radio Leaning Latin

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a response to the rapid growth of the U.S. Hispanic population and the limited radio choices within that market, Clear Channel Radio has announced an aggressive initiative to flip 20-25 stations to In a response to the rapid growth of the U.S. ...

  45. Clear Channel Radio Leaning Latin

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a response to the rapid growth of the U.S. Hispanic population and the limited radio choices within that market, Clear Channel Radio has announced an aggressive initiative to flip 20-25 stations to In a response to the rapid growth of the U.S. ...

  46. Infinity Inks Deal With Arbitron

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ratings stalemate between Infinity and Arbitron is over. Infinity signed a new deal with the radio ratings provider on Aug. 17, after operating its 185 radio stations without industry standard rat NEW YORK -- The ratings stalemate between Infi ...

  47. Source: Infinity Inks Deal With Arbitron

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ratings stalemate between Infinity and Arbitron is over. According to a source close to Infinity, the company today (Aug. 17) signed a new deal with the radio ratings provider, after operating its The ratings stalemate between Infinity and Arb ...

  48. Clear Channel Cutting Commercial Minutes

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Change effective in new year. The nation's largest radio station chain announced Monday that it will reduce the number of air minutes devoted to commercials. In a statement, San Antonio-based Clear Channel Communications said it intends the m ...

  49. Arbitron Pledges To Fast-Track PPM

    June 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ratings service by April 2006 a possibility. Pressured by Clear Channel's request for proposals for an alternative ratings system to Arbitron's current diary-based service, Arbitron said Monday it would offer a proposal next month that c ...

  50. Pop Star Becomes Classic FM's Composer

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Classic FM, the U.K.'s leading national classical-music radio station, has appointed a pop artist to be its first composer-in-residence. The move is part of a new campaign to promote contemporary clas Classic FM, the U.K.'s leading natio ...

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