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The Music of Money

Somehow along the way I missed that “iHeartMedia, Inc., the parent company of iHeartCommunications, Inc., . . . one of the leading global media, entertainment and data companies,” “filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division” … Continue reading The Music of Money

Yes, People Still Listen to the Radio

While I anxiously await Nielsen’s year-end music sales report, I thought I’d share a few highlights of their recent recap of the state of the radio industry at the end of 2016: • “radio’s reach is larger than any other format [TV, PC, devices] and only continues to grow year-over-year” • “radio reaches 93% of … Continue reading Yes, People Still Listen to the Radio

2008 Year End Radio Charts

The following charts from R&R (Radio & Records, Inc.) are based on radio airplay… Top Alternative Songs: 1 LET IT DIE Foo Fighters (Roswell/RCA/RMG) 41,414 plays 2 THE PRETENDER Foo Fighters (Roswell/RCA/RMG) 40,248 3 PORK AND BEANS Weezer (DGC/Geffen/Interscope) 39,873 4 PSYCHO Puddle Of Mudd (Flawless/Geffen/Interscope) 37,309 5 FAKE IT Seether (Wind-up) 36,969 6 RISE … Continue reading 2008 Year End Radio Charts

Steve Dahl vs. CBS Radio

Over on his blog, WTFF=What the !#@% factor, GLONO friend and contributor DJ Murphy eulogizes Chicago disc-jockey Steve Dahl, who was just fired by CBS Radio. I really enjoyed his show; I had been a big fan since discovering that he had Buzz Killman and Wendy Snyder as his co-hosts. Both Buzz and Wendy were … Continue reading Steve Dahl vs. CBS Radio

Some People Still Listen to Radio

Who knew? According to the New York Times, people are listening to a lot less radio than they were ten years ago. It surprises me that they’re still listening at all. But apparently, radio has slipped a lot more when it comes to college graduates: Over the last decade, college graduates ages 25-54, who make … Continue reading Some People Still Listen to Radio

Justice Department OKs XM-Sirius merger

Looks like you satellite radio owners are one step closer to expanding your channel selection. The Justice Department today approved the merger of XM and Sirius more than a year after the two companies announced their plans to join forces. According to the CNN report, the Department of Justice determined that an XM-Sirius merger was … Continue reading Justice Department OKs XM-Sirius merger

Year End Radio Charts

Top Alternative Songs 1 WHAT I’VE DONE Linkin Park (Warner Bros.) 52,172 plays 2 PARALYZER Finger Eleven (Wind-up) 50,803 3 FOREVER Papa Roach (El Tonal/Geffen) 46,853 4 BREATH Breaking Benjamin (Hollywood) 44,255 5 ICKY THUMP The White Stripes (Third Man/Warner Bros.) 42,899 6 FACE DOWN The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (Virgin) 41,823 7 FROM YESTERDAY 30 … Continue reading Year End Radio Charts

FCC: More Indie on the Radio

FCC proposal could end payola probe: “Sources said that radio station groups would be required to set aside a certain amount of airtime for music produced independently. […] It was unclear how the airtime deal would work and what would qualify as ‘independently produced’ music, but the sources said that some of the commissioners are … Continue reading FCC: More Indie on the Radio

Clear Channel Bought Out for $19 Billion

Not sure exactly what this will mean for the future of radio, but Clear Channel was bought out for $19 billion from private equity firms. Tidbits from Bloomberg: • “The company also plans to sell 448 of its 1,150 radio stations and all of its 42 television stations.” • “The company lost more than 60 … Continue reading Clear Channel Bought Out for $19 Billion