Industry News

A study we’re not sure we needed.

Breaking news from Coleman Insights reveals wide gaps in musical tastes between supporters of our current president and that of his opponent. Joe Biden fans get jiggy with Pop, Hip Hop, and R&B. Presidential partisans are overwhelmingly Country listeners. Color…

Public radio the victim of the virus.

Iowa Public Radio is losing about $875,000 in funding from the state’s university system, according to the Des Moines Register. That represents about 10% of the network’s funding. Editor’s $0.02: IPR has for decades been one of the most respected…

DMCA safe harbor provision upended.

The US Copyright Office has concluded its years-long study of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and has concluded that the safe harbor provision in the law is “unbalanced” and says that Congress has to do something about it. Specifically, the…

40,000 and counting.

That’s what the National Association of Broadcasters is reporting as the number of virtual attendees to the NAB Show Express last week. The sessions are still available for viewing on-demand, and will be through the end of August. According to…

New stimulus package includes broadcast PPP—but it’s DOA.

The latest COVID-19 relief measure narrowly passed the House and faces a steep uphill battle in the Senate, where the Majority Leader has vowed to block what he calls “an 1800-page seasonal catalog of left-wing oddities.” The good news is…