1. KCRW Unveils New Live Studio With Performance From James Blake

    May 22, 2019 5:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday  James Blake christened NPR-affiliate KCRW’s brand-new Annenberg Performance Studio in Santa Monica, California, serving as the first musical guest to perform at the space with a seven-song set and a conversation with station music direct ...

  2. Canadian Radio Host and Indie Music Advocate Dave 'Bookie' Bookman Dies

    May 21, 2019 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Radio host/interviewer and club booker Dave Bookman , simply known as Bookie , a Canadian music industry legend who championed music on air for decades at Toronto's Indie88 and 102.1 The Edge, and gave countless bands a shot at his weekly Nu Mu ...

  3. Country Radio Broadcasters to Launch Monthly Webinar Series 'CRS360'

    May 16, 2019 11:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Inaugural webinar will examine country music’s gender imbalance in two-part series. Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. has launched "CRS360," a new webinar series that addresses current issues and trends in the country music community. The m ...

  4. iHeartMedia Taps Rahul Sabnis as Chief Creative Officer & Executive VP for 'TheStudio at iHeartMedia'

    May 10, 2019 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday (May 10), iHeartMedia announced that Rahul Sabnis has been promoted to chief creative officer and executive vp of the company's just-launched in-house creative group, TheStudio at iHeartMedia. He will report to Darren Davis , presiden ...

  5. Michael McCarty, Steve Herman & Robbie Robertson Honored at Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards

    May 10, 2019 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards (MBIA) celebrated legends, inspirations, trailblazers and the best of the year on Thursday night (May 9) in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week from May 6-12. Held at Rebel Entertainment C ...

  6. Brian Philips Joins Cumulus Media as Executive VP Content & Audience

    May 06, 2019 7:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 He previously served as president of Viacom/MTV's CMT network for 16 years. Brian Philips has been appointed executive vice president content and audience, at broadcasting giant Cumulus Media, the company announced Monday (May 6). Philips succe ...

  7. Nielsen Expands Partnership With SOCAN, Adding 200 Radio Stations in Canada

    May 02, 2019 9:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Analytics firm Nielsen has added some 200 new Canadian radio stations in 137 new markets to its monitored by BDSradio product. The expansion of coverage coincides with an extension of their deal with Canadian performing rights organization SOCAN to ...

  8. SiriusXM Implements Layoffs, Realigns Staff After Pandora Acquisition

    May 01, 2019 11:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 With its Feb 1 completion of its acquisition of Pandora Media, Sirius XM rationalized its workforce today, letting go nearly 60 staffer, according to a memo that was sent to staffers from Sirius XM CEO Jim Meyer. With a combined workforce of 4,600 e ...

  9. iHeartMedia Completes Restructure Process, Reducing Debt to $5.75B

    May 01, 2019 2:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 iHeartMedia has completed a previously set restructuring process that has slashed its debt and separated the company's vast radio network from its outdoor advertising business. As a result of the balance sheet overhaul, iHeart's debt has b ...

  10. Cali Roots Radio, Hosted by Rebelution's Eric Rachmany, Premiering on SiriusXM's The Joint May 3: Exclusive

    May 01, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The California Roots and Arts Festival has teamed up with Ineffable Music Group and SiriusXM Radio to create a new program on the satellite radio giant’s reggae channel, The Joint. Like its festival namesake, Cali Roots Radio will highlight the musi ...

  11. Consolidation Is Harming Diversity and Localism in Terrestrial Radio, According to New Report

    April 30, 2019 11:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Consolidation is having a significant negative effect on the diversity of viewpoints and voices heard on AM/FM radio, according to a report submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that argues against further deregulation of radio st ...

  12. Taylor Swift Joins iHeartRadio Wango Tango Lineup

    April 30, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Swift will join previously announced headliners Jonas Brothers and Halsey in Southern California. iHeartMedia has announced that Taylor Swift will join the 2019 iHeartRadio Wango Tango lineup. Presented by Juvederm Collection of Dermal Fillers, Wang ...

  13. Study Finds 'Alarming' Gender Representation on Country Radio

    April 26, 2019 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A new study confirms what even the casual listener already knows: that country radio is heavily male-dominated -- and provides "alarming" evidence that the gender imbalance is only getting worse.  Released today (April 26), "Gender Re ...

  14. SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer's 2018 Pay Rises to $17.6 Million

    April 23, 2019 8:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 SiriusXM CEO James Meyer (known as Jim) earned $17.6 million in 2018, up from $9.7 million the year prior, the company said in a regulatory filing Monday. Scott Greenstein , the firm's chief content officer, was compensated with $19 million in ...

  15. SiriusXM Launches $8 Streaming-Only Plan For Listeners Without Cars

    April 22, 2019 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Essential plan is geared toward younger consumers, and capitalizes on the rise of smart speakers. SiriusXM has long dominated in-car subscription radio. But now, the radio giant that merged with Pandora in February is targeting listeners outside ...

  16. More Younger Consumers Abandoning Radio for Digital-Only Listening On Their Devices: Study

    April 18, 2019 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Listeners are moving away from AM/FM radio towards digital-only listening via their mobile devices at an increasingly faster rate, according to data from Edison Research's Share of Ear  study, gathered between 2014-2019. Released on April 10, t ...

  17. SiriusXM Turns Its Talk Shows Into Pandora Podcasts

    April 16, 2019 11:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Starting today (April 16), nearly two dozen SiriusXM programs will be available to Pandora listeners as podcasts. The repurposed shows, located within the new Podcasts on Pandora platform, span entertainment, talk, comedy, music and sports programmi ...

  18. Canadian Radio Veteran Bobby Gale Dies in Road Accident

    April 15, 2019 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Canadian music industry veteran Bobby Gale , radio host, promoter and devoted Roxy Music fan, died in the wee hours Saturday (April 13) after attending a concert in Montreal by New Zealand's Aldous Harding. He was 62. Ontario Provincial Police ...

  19. Battle Over Radio Royalties Goes West: What's at Stake as RMLC & GMR Head to Court

    April 12, 2019 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 An important legal battle over songwriter royalties is going back to Cali, in a win for Irving Azoff and his boutique performing rights organization (PRO) in its ongoing fight with radio. On March 29, a federal court in Pennsylvania ruled that it di ...

  20. iHeartMedia's IPO Plans: Music Industry Skeptics, Optimists Weigh In

    April 11, 2019 4:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Pittman , the chairman/CEO of iHeartMedia, likes to compare his broadcast-radio empire -- which reaches 275 million listeners each month and is saddled with nearly $6 billion in debt -- to a house. "It's still worth a million dollars, ...

  21. Netflix Launches Comedy Channel on SiriusXM

    April 10, 2019 5:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the video streaming service’s comedy programming on SiriusXM. The companies on Wednesday (April 10) announced Netflix Is A Joke Radio, which will feature highlights from such comedians a ...

  22. Country or Not? Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Raises Big Questions About Genre in the Streaming Age

    April 09, 2019 1:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Nas X has ridden his horse straight to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with viral country trap hit “Old Town Road,” and galloped onto the Country Airplay chart as well. And his genre-blending tune, which includes a sample of Nine Inch Nails � ...

  23. Billboard Partners With SiriusXM for '80s & '90s Pop-Up Channel Countdowns

    April 04, 2019 10:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 The counting down begins Friday, April 5, on SiriusXM channel 30. Beginning Friday (April 5), Billboard and SiriusXM team up for the launch of a pop-up channel playing Billboard 's Top Songs of the '80s and '90s. For each decade, the ...

  24. SiriusXM and Pandora Unveil Inaugural Cross-Platform Experience: Pandora NOW

    April 04, 2019 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pandora and SiriusXM announced on Thursday their first cross-platform "experience" for users since the satellite radio giant acquired the digital streamer earlier this year. Launching immediately on both platforms is Pandora NOW, a curated ...

  25. iHeartMedia Files for IPO

    April 03, 2019 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March 2018 will use net proceeds from the offering to pay off its debt. iHeartMedia filed for an initial public offering on Wednesday (April 3), just months after its Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan was appr ...

  26. Red Bull Music Academy, Red Bull Radio to Shut Down

    April 03, 2019 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Energy drink maker Red Bull is ending its partnership with consultancy company Yadastar, which oversaw the Red Bull Music Academy and its associated entities, including a radio station, event and festival series and online publication. As a result, ...

  27. Irving Azoff's Global Music Rights & RMLC Antitrust Lawsuit Moved to California Court

    April 01, 2019 9:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 GMR had previously accused the radio trade group of filing in Pennsylvania to gain a "tactical advantage." Irving Azoff 's performing-rights company Global Music Rights (GMR), which sought to upend the way radio stations license music ...

  28. Jason Derulo Talks K-Pop Collaboration 'Let's Shut Up & Dance' & Its Michael Jackson Inspiration

    March 21, 2019 5:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Derulo is simultaneously looking ahead, looking back and looking across the ocean for his new project. In “Let’s Shut Up & Dance,” the pop singer collaborates with Asian K-pop acts Lay Zhang and NCT 127 in a trans-Pacific partnership he th ...

  29. Yungblud, DJ Mustard, Backstreet Boys & More Remember the First Time They Heard Their Music On the Radio

    March 15, 2019 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I was like 'Mom, my song’s playing on the radio in America,' Yungblud recalled. 'And she was like, 'That’s mental.'" The iHeartRadio Music Awards took over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (Mar. 14 ...

  30. Billie Eilish Doesn't Fit Any Genre, But May End Up Dominating Radio Anyway

    March 12, 2019 4:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billie Eilish has said she wears different scents around different people so that everybody has their own idea of what she smells like. She does the same with her music: Each song pivots from the previous release, no two sounding too similar. Her br ...

  31. As Streaming Hits New High, Podcasting Goes Mainstream, Smart Speakers Take Hold & Pandora Dominates: Study

    March 08, 2019 2:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Streaming reached a new peak this year, potentially driven by smart speakers and a surge in podcasting, new data from Edison Research and Triton Digital shows. According to the 2019 Infinite Dial study, Americans are spending more time listening to ...

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