Shannon Is the New Kay

The Conclave has announced that longtime broadcast executive Bob Shannon is its new executive director, succeeding the retiring Tom Kay. According to Conclave Board of Directors Mark Bolke, “There is obviously no replacement for Tom Kay. . .[but] Bob Shannon…

The New Way to Market Music

The latest in the burgeoning trend to partner with another business–Target, Wal-Mart, Starbucks–is the new Christmas album from veteran fiddler Charlie Daniels, which will be made available exclusively at Buffet restaurants (Ryan’s, Home Town Buffet and Old Country Buffet). Proceeds…

Conclave 38 Finalized

The Conclave will be holding its Summer Learning Conference from Wednesday, July 17-Friday, July 19 at the Minneapolis DoubleTree Hotel Park Place. An early-bird rate of $199 is available until the last day of this year. For more information, visit…

IRFA under Fire

The nation’s largest minority organization, NAACP, sent a letter to members of the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet last week, siding against the Internet Radio Fairness Act, contending that it would “unfairly deprive artists and performers…