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  1. Primary Wave Buys Tennessee Ernie Ford Catalog

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave has purchased the publishing interest in the Tennessee Ernie Ford catalog that has reverted to the late singer's estate, Tennessee Ernie Ford Enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In total, the Primary Wave deal take ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. White Departs Balboa Records

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Frank White, Balboa Records' longtime national director of promotions, has left the company. White, who had been with Balboa over ten years, is now running the U.S. offices of pop/ranchera star Pepe Aguilar. Aguilar recently won a Grammy for ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Blues Singer Etta James Hospitalized In LA

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Blues singer Etta James is in stable condition in a Los Angeles hospital, suffering from complications following abdominal surgery, her manager said on Wednesday. The 69-year-old rock 'n' roll pioneer was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Survey: Internet Expanding Musical Tastes, Boosting Industry

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Digital Media Assn. released a new survey today (Jan. 3) showing that digital music consumers listen to more music, purchase and listen to more new music, talk more about music and attend more concerts since they first began listening to, or p ...

  12. European Festivals Forum Embraces Talent Exchange

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (EFWMF), the trade organization for a network of European music festivals, is planning to utilize a talent exchange program to support non-rock and pop The European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals ...

  13. Study: Limbaugh, Stern Dominate Talk Radio

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern continue to be talk radio's predominant brand names, according to a study by the Benchmark Co. But there was a general decline in the ability of regular talk radio liste Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern continue t ...

  14. Sirius Canada, Astral Mdia Radio Form Pact

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal will produce two stations on satcaster's service. Sirius Canada and Montreal-based Astral Média Radio have inked a deal to provide two French-language Canadian-based music stations for Sirius Canada's satellite radio service. The tw ...

  15. On The Road

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Who says it is too early to start talking about the holidays? Contemporary Christian acts Steven Curtis Chapman and MercyMe will play 20 markets beginning the day after Thanksgiving in Greenville, S.C Who says it is too early to start talking abou ...

  16. Latin Notas

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fueled by reggaetón and a broadening mix of Latin hip-hop, dance and urban music, Spanish-language stations across the United States have embraced a youth-driven Latin sound that a year ago was mostl Fueled by reggaetón and a broadening mix of Lat ...

  17. Global Pulse

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The figures are adding up for London-based pop quartet the Magic Numbers and their combination of country, soul and West Coast harmony. Read Tom Ferguson's column. The figures are adding up for London-based pop quartet the Magic Numbers and t ...

  18. Radio Format Flip Provokes Protests In NYC

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT -year-old station switched to 'Jack' June 3. The collective mourning for oldies WCBS-FM New York came to a head June 20 when 100 protesters rallied peacefully in front of owner Infinity’s Manhattan headquarters. The 33-year-old station ...

  19. Infinity Picks VP For Jack Format

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dallas programmer gets national role. Infinity continues to step up its commitment to the Jack format. On June 3, it flipped longtime oldies signals WCBS New York and WJMK Chicago. Today it named Kurt Johnson VP of programming for its Jack station ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Latin Notas

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Known for his pop and ranchera blend, singer Pepe Aguilar begins to record a mariachi and an all-Italian album. Read Leila Cobo's column. Known for his pop and ranchera blend, singer Pepe Aguilar begins to record a mariachi and an all-Italian ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Supremes Say Amen To FCC Regs

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 29 turned back a religious broadcaster's attempt to undo federal regulations that govern the distribution of broadcast licenses intended for public TV and radio stations WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Jansky Tops Christian Country Noms

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Show set for Nov. 4 in Nashville. With nods in five categories, Clifton Jansky is the top nominee for the10th annual Christian Country Music Assn. Awards. Josh Turner and Lisa Ryan will host the awards show, set for Nov. 4 at Nashville's Ryma ...

  26. 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. ...

  27. 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. ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Uni France Nixes Controversial Advertising Practice

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music France CEO Pascal Nègre has put an end to his company's involvement in the controversial local practice of linking artists with radio stations. Universal Music France CEO Pascal Nègre has put an end to his company ...

  30. Live365 Partners With Radio & Records

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Internet radio network Live365 has entered a strategic partnership with Radio & Records, an information provider for the radio and music industries. The latter has launched the Live365-powered "Go Internet radio network Live365 has en ...

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