1. WHTZ New York's Mark Medina Leads The Field of 2017's Top Pop Programmers

    June 26, 2017 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's top pop radio programmers. “Personalities make it personal,” says radio advocate Mark Medina of WHTZ New York, who leads the field of the nation’s 11 most influential top 40 gatekeepers. 1. Mark Medina, 42 Program Director, WHTZ-FM ...

  2. Michael Martin, CBS Radio's Top 40 Svengali, Renews Contract While Planning a Hollywood Bowl Blowout

    October 20, 2016 1:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week is a big one for CBS Radio senior vice president of programming, Michael Martin . The San Francisco-based executive, who programs the company’s national concerts, has arguably his biggest show of the year, We Can Survive, with Bruno Mars , ...

  3. Billboard's 2016 Nashville Power Players List Revealed: Who Rules Music City?

    July 28, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR MIKE DUNGAN , 62 Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group Nashville "He's the Don!" says Luke Bryan , sidling up to Universal Music Group Nashville chairman/CEO Mike Dungan at  Billboard 's photo shoot. It's ...

  4. Pop Radio's Most Powerful: Booking Jingle Ball, Schmoozing With U2 and Breaking One Direction

    May 01, 2015 1:01 PM EDT The 10 top 40 programmers with the instincts and clout to make songs into hits, and make millions for their companies. 1. JOHN IVEY, 56 SENIOR VP, iHEARTMEDIA; PROGRAM DIRECTOR, KIIS LOS ANGELES Ivey wields significant clout over America’s pop mus ...

  5. 'The Ellis Island of Music Row': ASCAP Nashville's Michael Martin and LeAnn Phelan on 100 Years (Q&A)

    February 11, 2014 4:28 PM EST Brad Paisley owes a big piece of his bank account to the vision of Victor Herbert. Herbert was a symphony conductor who lobbied Congress to have the copyright laws strengthened in 1909, only to wander into a restaurant and hear one of his songs be ...

  6. Brad Paisley, Ben Hayslip Win Big at ASCAP Country Awards

    October 30, 2012 3:21 PM EDT From left; ASCAP's Randy Grimmett, Cal IV's Daniel Hill, songwriter Terry Sawchuk, songwriter Eric Paslay, Cal IV's Natalie Harker and Billy Lynn, ASCAP's Michael Martin. Songwriter/artist of the year Brad Paisley and songwrite ...

  7. Nicki Minaj's 'Super Bass': The Biggest Single by Female Rapper in Nearly a Decade

    August 10, 2011 11:28 AM EDT Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" is boomin'. With its No. 3 ranking on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the Young Money/Cash Money single is the highest-charting Hot 100 rap hit by a solo female (without the aid of a featured artist) sin ...

  8. Lady Gaga: Billboard Chart 'Monster'

    November 03, 2009 1:02 PM EST 0 0 0 As previously reported , Lady Gaga becomes the first artist in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to notch four No. 1s from a debut album, as "Paparazzi" rises 3-1. The singer - recently honored as Billboard's Ris ...

  9. Lady Gaga Sets Latest Billboard Chart Record

    November 02, 2009 5:46 PM EST 0 0 0 L ady Gaga becomes the first artist in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to notch four No. 1s from a debut album, as "Paparazzi" rises 3-1. The singer - recently honored as Billboard's Rising Star - previously le ...