Author: Jay Mitchell

CRS 2017 announces special unemployed rate.

Again this year, those who are between gigs can attend the Country Radio Seminar for $99. That’s an all-access registration, including panels, roundtables, and CRS-sanctioned after-hours events—but not a ticket to the already-sold-out New Faces Show. To apply for that…

Photo-infringement tide turns.

Two of the umpteen copyright infringement cases filed by photographers against radio companies have been dismissed. The suit brought by Christopher Sadowski against Cumulus for using a photo of a NYPD police patch, and one brought by Joshua Withers against…

Salesmanship

From our friend Jay Douglas: “We can always learn something from our ancestors. This is a tutorial on selling I found in “The Gillette Blade,” an internal publication of the Gillette Safety Razor Co. from, yes, 1918. “If you ignore…

Facing the Music

These are big times for Irving Azoff, the veteran talent agent and all-around Hollywood mogul. In 2012 he topped Billboard Magazine’s “Power 100.” He’s in business with Madison Square Garden, owns TicketMaster, and sits on the boards of Starz, IMG…

The Audacity of Hope

As I write this, it is January 21, 2017, our nation has inaugurated the 45th president of the United States, and it is safe to say that we are about to experience a presidency unlike anything we have seen in…