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Country Artist Buys Ad in Trade to Thank Radio for Support

rfocus.orgThe Recording Academy President Neil Portnow stated in an op ed a couple of weeks ago that artists are no longer showing appreciation for radio play has gotten some artists to respond on the pop and country side. Country artist Blake Shelton recently took an ad out thanking local broadcasters for making his new single the #1 most added song to country radio. The ad is another example of performing artists recognizing the mutually beneficial relationship of broadcast radio, the record industry, and trade magazines.
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ATLANTA: The Nation’s Urban Radio Capital

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By LaMonte Hayes and Kevin RossEveryone knows that Atlanta has been making great strides over the last few decades as the black music mecca. It’s not surprising that TV and film production followed. Now the city reigns among broadcast markets with the most Black radio stations in the nation.To say the market is interesting is an understatement.

BMI to Mark 75th Anniversary of Its Founding

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Broadcast Music, Inc., the global leader in music rights management, will celebrate the 75th year of its founding in 2014. To mark this milestone, the Company has announced a year-long program of commemorative projects and events celebrating its history and contributions to the growth of American music.

DJ Charged With DUI After 3-Car Accident

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State police arrest a popular Baltimore radio DJ for driving under the influence after a car crash in Bel Air over the...

Nielsen Reveals the Modernization of AC Radio

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If you've noticed some changes on your favorite "lite rock" station over the past few years, your ears have not deceived you. A...
10 Things Black People CAN NOT Keep Ignoring!

10 Things Black People CAN NOT Keep Ignoring!

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Digital and Radio Facts: In the black community, we are reactive. We do not often respond to a situation until it's too late. In addition we don't often use that opportunity to enforce a change, we let it die off and move on until the next problem occurs.

WHAT? You KNOW Something's Wrong When Industry VETS Admit There are TOO many Old...

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You know, when I come across a great story in another trade, and the only ones I really read are Radio Business Report, Radio...

OH NO: FCC Payola Probe Targets Spanish-language stations

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The Federal Communications Commission has launched an investigation into payola allegations at some of the Rio Grand e Valley's most popular Spanish-language radio stations.But the commission's enforcement bureau remains tight-lipped about the extent and exact nature of the probe.The FCC recently sent out letters of inquiry questioning whether disc Radio DJeys accepted cash payments or other gifts in exchange for guaranteeing radio airplay to certain band s or record labels, a company spokesman for one radio conglomerate said.