Radio Mercury entry window opens.

The Call for Entries opened earlier this week at www.radiomercuryawards.com. This year, the 29th year of the Awards, the judges introduce a new prize category, Multicultural Radio Spot Campaign, and additional prizes in the Radio Commercial, Radio Campaign, and Station-Produced…

Newberry’s new role.

Steve Newberry, who operates a group of radio stations in Glasgow, KY and is currently the EVP for industry affairs and strategic planning at the NAB, has been named the CEO of QUU, a Seattle-based company that has developed new…

Industry praises Pirate Act action.

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith issued a statement regarding the passage of the Pirate Act in the Senate: “This legislation provides stronger resources to help the FCC combat illegal pirate radio operations, which not only interfere with licensed radio stations but…

Spotify to politicos: “No ads for you.”

Spotify has established a policy of no political advertising through the 2020 general elections, except for those running in podcasts distributed by the service. Spotify, which is following the lead of Twitter, had this statement: “At this point in time,…

Music group files massive infringement suits.

A group known as Pro Music Rights, which represents a number of songwriters, composers, and music publishers, has lodged 10 complaints against online streaming services for copyright infringement. The action tags some of the biggest players, including Apple, Google, YouTube,…