The Commission cuts back.

The FCC, which previously announced a force reduction, has now released the field offices the agency intends to shutter. The order, titled “Reorganization of the Enforcement Bureau’s Field Operations,” says, “Through this Order, we act to improve the Commission’s efficiency,…

Schmidt is the new Potter.

The title might be the same—RAB Senior Vice President/Professional Development—but the position includes some expanded duties, as Jeff Schmidt signs on, reporting to RAB President/CEO Erica Farber. According to the RAB, “Schmidt will oversee the professional development group across all…

EAS changes take effect EOM.

Now that the FCC’s revisions to the Emergency Alert Systems rules have been published in the Federal Register, the countdown clock has started, with Zero Day set as July 30. The Report and Order sets up the national location code…

SESAC doubles down.

The music licensing company has acquired the Harry Fox Agency, allowing them to control mechanical licenses for music sales as well as broadcast, digital and public-performance royalty collections. SESAC can do this because, unlike ASCAP and BMI, it is not…