JSU’s marketing, social media teams score golden and silver honors in national contest

University Communications at Jackson State University recently netted three golden honors during the 7th Annual Education Digital Marketing...

AllTrack; the digital-era PRO for independent music creators

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Meet AllTrack, the digital-era PRO for independent music creators

AllTrack, a modernized US-based performing rights organization (PRO) built to serve independent music creators, is announcing the launch of its digital creator platform. As of today, creators and publishers can join AllTrack to represent them for the public performance of their songs in over 120 countries across the globe.

AllTrack’s all-inclusive operating model provides for an instantaneous application and approval process for artists, writers, composers, producers, and publishers. It enables creators of all types to join for free, register songs, report live performances and begin receiving their global performance royalties. Its platform was designed from the ground up to empower each creator with a uniquely simple, powerful and transparent hub for managing all aspects of their performance royalties. It provides for the payment of equitable per-play royalty rates across all creators. Creators are not required to sign up as a publisher to receive their combined writer-publisher shares of performance royalties, and they always retain 100% of their ownership in their songs. “Independent creators are the fastest growing segment in music, and the emergence of this new wave of creators is having a dramatic effect on the industry. Digital-era creators have an appetite and need for new and impactful tools and services. Various industry solutions have been developed to enable independent creators to flourish in terms of marketing, access to fans, distribution and certain forms of rights management. Now independent creators also have a forward-thinking, technology-oriented global PRO built specifically to represent their best interests,” explains founder and CEO Hayden Bower.

AllTrack is led by Hayden Bower, a long time media and entertainment investor and former SESAC board member, as well as a team of executives that have served creators for decades within organizations such as SESAC, Rumblefish, Tunecore, Songs, Bicycle, and Bug Music. “We carefully assembled a team that is uniquely qualified to understand the challenges that independent creators face today. We know how the industry works, and we are excited to make it work better for our creators. We’re committed to making sure that AllTrack serves the needs of our creators and will continue to evolve appropriately as those needs change.”  Creators are welcome to join AllTrack for free at www.alltrack.com.

Radio Facts Power Play List Magazine Names iHeartMedia’s Doc Wynter “Broadcast Executive of the...

radiofacts.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Hassahn Liggins Radio Facts Editor Email: hassahn@radiofacts.com New York, NY - (Dec. 10, 2018)  Radio Facts (radiofacts.com) announced today that industry veteran Doc Wynter, iHeartMedia's EVP – Urban/Hip-Hop Programming Strategy/Program Director Real 92.3 Los Angeles, has been chosen as the Broadcast Executive of the Year in the 2nd Annual Radio Facts "Power Play List" magazine. The annual magazine and honor recognize those who use their platform as a commitment to advancing, educating and advocating for industry diversity. "Doc is the quintessential industry leader who has not only witnessed but thrived amidst several shifts within the music and broadcast industry over the years. In addition, he provides opportunities for up and coming talent and he keeps an open mind, positive attitude and a willingness to share his expertise,"  stated Kevin Ross/CEO of Radio Facts. Doc talks about everything from podcasting to finding talent in today's challenging multifaceted broadcast industry to strategies to keep programmers educated and ahead of the curve in today's fast-paced industry. Since 2017, Power Play List Magazine has honored those who show a commitment to diversity in the expanding broadcast industry. The magazine also honors the Syndicated Show of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Broadcast Executive of the Year, Radio Host of the Year, Record Executive of the Year and many more. The new magazine will hit the industry in mid-December. ABOUT DOC WYNTER Doc Wynter started his career working as a computer programmer who was a huge fan of radio while growing up in New York. He grew up listening to industry icons like the late Frankie Crocker on WBLS. Wynters was a Quiet Storm Radio DJ during his early years in radio working at stations like KMJM in St. Louis. Today, Wynter oversees many of the country's leading stations and works closely with several of iHeartMedia's biggest syndicated shows including, Big Boy, The Breakfast Club and more. ABOUT RADIO FACTS  Radio Facts is a Broadcast, Music and Marketing company. The website (radiofacts.com) is a platform for the daily industry blog with news and information emailed to the industry as well as an archive site for the history of Black music and broadcasting. Radio Facts is also a magazine with three annual issues: Women of Color in Media (August), Power Play List (December) and our latest edition All Things Music (March). Radio Facts targets, musicians, producers, radio programmers, radio broadcasters, music consumers and more. Radio Facts CEO Kevin Ross is a broadcast industry vet, journalist, and industry entrepreneur with more than 30 years in radio, records and magazine publishing. ### Follow Radio Facts on Twitter @radiofactsblog Facebook: @radiofacts Instagram @radiofactsblog

Spotify’s Vanja Primorac Joins UTA


Vanja Primorac has been hired by United Talent Agency as an executive focused on Music Innovations.

In this newly created role, she will identify and execute marketing, distribution and platform partnership. Primorac previously worked at Spotify, where she was an Artist Marketing Representative. She worked with managers, independent and major labels on streaming strategies and marketing Campaigns. In addition, she helped guide artist connect to their audiences globally. Some of the artists she worked with are J. Cole, Mumford & Sons, AlunaGeorge, Mike Posner and Calvin Harris. Prior to her time at Spotify, she worked with Sean “Diddy” Combs and team to launch Revolt TV.

Annual Industry Brunch with Influencers Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee 


radiofacts.com Will Packer Photo Credit: Drexina Nelson (Washington, DC) -- Terk Entertainment Group will host the 4th annual Influencers Brunch on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 AM – 1PM. Scheduled during the Congressional Black Caucus weekend, the Influencers Brunch is being hosted by actor/producer Chris Spencer and will feature a conversation with industry executives Malcolm D. Lee and Will Packer moderated by political commentator Armstrong Williams. What began as a casual brunch years ago between friends; Anthony Anderson, Tarek “Terk” Stevens and Chris Spencer, has now become an exclusive gathering where Capitol Hill, Hollywood and Wall Street converge to celebrate igniters of the cultural power shift, recognize the impact of dynamic partnerships and empower the next generation of social change agents. Created by Terk Entertainment Group executives Tricky Montgomery, Tarek Stevens and Donald Woodard, the Influencers Brunch represents fertile ground for collaborative innovation that inspires global action. “This brunch has become a staple because it’s an opportunity for us to celebrate us,” says Tarek Stevens. “What better time than during the Congressional Black Caucus weekend; it’s black excellence unparalleled. It’s a celebration of today and an opportunity to spark innovation for the future.” The 2018 Influencers Brunch will feature an intimate conversation with two of the biggest arbiters of box office movie magic — Malcolm D. Lee and Will Packer. With the success of Girls Trip in 2017 and major buzz about their upcoming theatrical release Night School starring Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart, the informal yet provocative discussion is certain to be an engaging comprehensive scope of the new Hollywood, and how the community can continue setting trends and creating opportunities to share and produce stories celebrating black culture. Previous guests have included; Anthony Anderson, Brooklyn Mack, Jussie Smollett, Beverly Bond, Steven Hill, Shawn “Tubby” Holiday, L.A. Reid and many more. Sponsors for the 2018 Influencers Brunch include: Shea Moisture, Barclays, Night School (Universal Pictures), CVS Health, 202 Creates, Howard Stirk Holdings, Blackmaled Productions, Will Packer Media, Sunshine Matter, LLC, Titos Vodka and Jack Daniels. The 4th annual Influencers Brunch is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018. This event is invite only.


NIELSEN LAUNCHES AUDIO DIARY MONTHLY INSIGHTS REPORTS - Provides Subscribers With More Granularity and Specificity About Diary Listening  


Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) today announced the launch of Diary Monthly Insights Reports, a new set of reports to diary market subscribers of PD Advantage and Arbitrends. These reports provide audio clients with more granularity and specificity about diary listening behavior and trends and will be delivered to subscribers on a monthly basis.

“In today’s hyper-competitive environment, it’s vital for radio stations to be able to detect changes in their listening audience as early as possible,” said Brad Kelly, managing director for Nielsen Audio. “Radio stations require faster, more granular insights to understand their listeners. The Diary Monthly Insights Reports are an advanced new tool offering users the programming edge that comes with a quicker, more discrete read on the radio listening marketplace.”

With these new reports, Nielsen audio clients can now access insights with an unprecedented level of transparency into each station’s specific diary keepers, and market rankers by specific ages across each phase and sample composition during the survey. The reports will also offer users a long-awaited alternative to “extrapolations” of the monthly audience estimates, and are unique insofar as they are not impacted by weighting.

Diary Monthly Insights Reports provide both rankers and trends across a dozen discreet demos and dayparts. It also provides station diary counts for each month, granular demographic details for the station’s top 10 diary keepers, as well as listening by specific age, zip code and format.

Each client station that subscribes to PD Advantage and Arbitrends [where applicable] will be able to access these reports. Audio clients in all diary measured markets, large and small, now have a new source of rich, timely information about their listeners’ tuning habits.

Reports for station(s) will be available for their licensed stations at no cost, while reports for competing stations are available for a nominal fee.