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…

It’s a Zero-Sum Game After All

According to a new study from the NPD Group, increased use of Internet radio and on-demand music services comes at the expense of CD and local radio listening. Internet radio grew 27 percent from last year to this, and on-demand…

Harker Blogs About iHeartRadio Threat

A recent blog at www.RadioInSites.com, written by Richard Harker and Glenda Shrader Bos of Harker Research, poses the question, “Will iHeartRadio Kill Radio?” Harker and Bos write, “Is iHeartRadio a gateway to radio’s salvation, radio’s best chance to remain relevant…

Iowa Pirate Draws Proposed $10k Fine

That’s the ticket for an illegal broadcaster in Iowa City, who alleges that he sublet the room in which the broadcast equipment was found and was not responsible; the Commission was not amused. Pirates in Newark and Passaic, New Jersey,…

San Francisco Has One Less Homeless Person

Michael Savage, who recently won a contract dispute with his former syndicator, Talk Radio Networks, has found a new home with Cumulus Media Networks. Cumulus will syndicate the Savage show beginning this week. Savage, in his typical understated way, said…

Radio Giants of Broadcasting

George Beasley of Beasley broadcasting and Erica Farber of the RAB represented our medium as honorees in the Library of American Broadcasting’s 10th Annual Giants of Broadcasting Awards, announced during the Al Smith Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New…