NAB 2013—There’s an App for That

The NAB is offering the “myNAB Show” app for Apple and Android devices that the organization says “is a free personal planning tool that offers easy-to-use searching, visualization and a mobile app to make the most of your time at…

Apple Playing Defense?

The new Microsoft “Surface” tablet carries up to 128GB of storage on board, and so does the new iPad, for about $800 with WiFi—almost $200 less than the Windows 8 device. Let the games begin.

RIAA Names Top 2012 Artists

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released its year-end Gold & Platinum Program awards, with the most digital song download honors ever awarded—a 25% increase year-over-year, and a record breaking 139 digital songs certified Platinum in 2012. In…

Johnny Cash’s Stamp of Approval

No need for the late Country legend to walk the line, or stand in one, to become one of the faces of the Music Icons series of the U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamps. According to the USPO’s announcement in its…

Record Gracie Nominations Mulled

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation says it has received a record number of entries for the 2013 Gracie Awards, recognizing exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as…

Seacrest Racks up Another Honor

The multimedia maven has been named the Honorary Chair of the Grammy Foundation Board. The Foundation, one of two charities affiliated with the Recording Academy, provides music education programs for high school students and schools, as well as archiving, preservation,…

Minority Broadcasters Want to Halt Consolidation

The National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) has asked the FCC to put a stop to any further relaxation of its ownership rules, including those involving broadcast-newspaper cross-ownership. In the midst of the Commission’s quadrennial review of its ownership rules,…

Mayor/Talker Ed Koch, 88

The former mayor of New York, who was known for his trademark question to his constituents, “How’m I doin’?,” died last week of congestive heart failure at his Manhattan home. After his three terms in City Hall, Koch did radio…