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  1. Backbeat: Radio's Best Discuss The Medium's Present And Future State At Audio Industry Summit

    September 30, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Radio experts called for a greater connection with listeners, content that tells a story, and making radio hip again for youth at the Audio Industry Summit held in New York Sept. 27. The conference, presented by Syracuse University's S.I. N ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Latin Alternative Music Conference Day Two: Much Ado About the Media

    July 13, 2012 11:29 AM EDT The panel room at the Latin Alternative Music Conference. (Photo: Karlo Ramos) On day two of the 13th Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York, the conversations kept coming back to evolving media opportunities for the "Latin Alternativ ...

  7. Guest Post: NARM's Response to the Emily White Controversy, by Jim Donio

    June 26, 2012 1:48 PM EDT The blogstorm created by NPR intern Emily White's post last week, "I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With," continues to foster great commentary. In this one, Jim Donio -- president of NARM/digitalmusic.org , a trade organization who ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Backbeat: Zola Jesus Storms CMJ 2011 With Three Shows in 24 Hours

    October 20, 2011 3:45 PM EDT We're only 40% of the way through this year's CMJ Music Marathon so it's too early to be ranking the buzz bands just yet, but Zola Jesus' three shows in 24 hours definitely make her a prime contender. After catching her show at ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. NPR Challenges Webcaster Rates

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT National Public Radio is challenging the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) decision setting webcasting rates, which the group says is damaging NPR's commitment to music discovery and education. NPR filed a motion late today (March 19) with ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...