Author: Jay Mitchell

FCC nomination results next week.

The Senate Commerce Committee is planning to vote on the nominations or re-nominations of Ajit Pai, Jessica Rosenworcel, and Brendan Carr on Wednesday. At this point all the nominees are considered to be shoo-ins, barring last-minute tweets to the contrary.

Get smarter about smart speakers.

This coming Wednesday, Borrell Associates’ Gordon Borrell, Amplifi Media’s Steve Goldstein, and Jacobs Media’s Fred Jacobs will present a free webinar “to offer a unique look at how new in-home technologies such as Amazon Echo and Google Home are affecting…

ASCAP and BMI: all together now.

The two major broadcast music-rights licensors have married their respective databases of musical works into one mega-database to provide more clarity about ownership shares in music compositions. ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews calls this “a step forward to more accurate, reliable…

Commissioners back on the barbie.

The three FCC Commissioners climbed Capitol Hill once again last week for an oversight and reauthorization hearing before the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee. Ajit Pai, Mignon Clyburn, and Michael O’Rielly were raked over the coals about a number of…

Industry rights group fights back.

The Radio Music License Committee filed a motion last week against Global Music Rights which, they say, is “to protect commercial radio stations across the nation potentially, and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania specifically, against action by Global Music Rights.”…