National Public Radio

  1. NPR, Pandora, SiriusXM, Deezer, Spotify Execs Discuss Alternative Wavelengths At Latin Music Conference

    April 23, 2013 12:29 PM EDT Panel: Alternative Wave Lengths: Digital, Satellite And Beyond Panel Speakers:  Bahigh Acuna, New Markets Lead, Spotify Latin America Trinity Colón Vice President of Programming, SiriusXM Anya Grundmann Director/Executive Producer, NPR Music Ma ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business Matters: Google To Help Fight Piracy?

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Google To Help Fight Piracy? -- Google has told two music industry trade groups it would have to charge a small fee to to help them track down pirated material more efficiently, reports CNET’s Gre ...

  6. Chart Moves: Eminem, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and more

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem: You may have read somewhere that Eminem's "Recovery" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with an eye-popping 741,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. While clearly, Eminem's arrival was ...

  7. Chart Moves: Rolling Stones, Chris Tomlin, Disturbed, The xx and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- Drake: While Drake was the biggest news on the Billboard 200 this week as his "Thank Me Later" entered the chart with a whopping 447,000 ...

  8. Jazz Pianist, Composer Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones, whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said M ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News Groups Urge Court Webcast In Music Case

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fourteen news organizations, including the Associated Press and The New York Times Co., are urging a federal appeals court to allow online streaming of a hearing in a music downloading lawsuit the recording industry filed against a Boston Universi ...

  11. Senate Passes Webcaster Settlement Act

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Senate passed the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008, sending it to President Bush's desk for signature two days after the U.S. House of Representatives okayed the bill. The bill allows for SoundExchange, on behalf of copyright owners ...

  12. Webcasters Welcome House Vote On Royalties Negotiation

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio stations can extend their negotiations with labels and artists over performance royalties following a key vote in the House Of Representatives. The legislation, H.R. 7084, was passed on Saturday night (Sept. 27) and now moves to the ...

  13. George Strait Goes Straight in at No. 1

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country icon George Strait claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and whopping 22nd chart-topper on Top Country Albums as "Troubadour" bows in the penthouse on both lists ... R.E.M. earns its best debut -- and highest chartin ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Judges Reject Webcasters' Requests

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio broadcasters were dealt a setback Monday (April 16) when a panel of copyright judges threw out requests to reconsider a ruling that hiked the royalties they must pay to record companies and artists. A broad group of public and priva ...

  16. CRB To Reconsider Webcaster Rates

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Copyright Royalty Board will be reviewing objections to its recent decision over webcasting rates. "The Copyright Royalty Judges desire to hear the positions of each party on each of the issues raised in these motions," the judges wr ...

  17. Copyright Board To Rehear Positions On Webcaster Fees

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Webcasters are getting a second chance to make their case against the decision to raise royalty fees of Internet radio services. Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Scott Sledge issued a one-paragraph order Tuesday (March 20), granting a rehearing ...

  18. DiMA Joins Webcaster Rate Challenge

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Add the Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) to the parties challenging the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) decision setting webcaster rates for streaming sound recordings. The trade group today (March 19) filed a motion for a re-hearing with the CRB. ...

  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. 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. R&B Singer Ruth Brown Dies

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic signed star charted 24 singles. Ruth Brown, the vivacious R&B singer whose early hits established Atlantic Records, has died of complications following a stroke and a heart attack in Henderson, Nev. She was 78. Brown, who died Friday ...

  22. R&B Singer Ruth Brown Dies

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ruth Brown, the vivacious R&B singer whose early hits established Atlantic Records, has died of complications following a stroke and a heart attack in Henderson, Nev. She was 78. Ruth Brown, the vivacious R&B singer whose early hits es ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Cable Royalty Distribution Affirmed

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed on May 31 the Librarian of Congress' royalty distribution to cable television system operators. NEW YORK -- The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed on May 31 the Librarian of Congr ...