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The voters have spoken, with Jim JamesEternally Even landing atop the Most Added list with 12 adds. But, unlike in the election, there is a prize for coming in second, and that belongs to The Head and the Heart, which gets 11 new adds on Signs Of Light. Next is Foxygen’s Hang with 10 adds, followed by I’m Alone, No You’re Not by Joseph, which scores nine new adds. Finally, with eight adds each, we have a tie between Johnnyswim, Wilco and the tribute to Emmylou Harris
            Next week is time for a new Adele single, “Water Under The Bridge,” as well as Conor Oberst f/Shawn Colvin & Patty Griffin with “The Peal” from the Emmylou Harris tribute, plus a new track from Green Day, “Still Breathing.” As always, the full list of impacting records is always found on the Available For Airplay page of the Triple A format room at FMQB.com.

FMQB 2016-17 Reporting Schedule
The last week of Triple A reporting for 2016 will be Monday and Tuesday, December 5-6. Reporting for 2017 will begin Monday and Tuesday, January 9-10, with the tracking site opening for station reports at 8 a.m. Eastern on Friday, January 6.

WXRT's Big Holiday Concert
WXRT/Chicago is preparing for its Goose Island Big Holiday Concert to be held Wednesday, December 7, starring Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and special guest Mavis Staples. ’XRT listeners voted Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats as Rookie of the Year in the 2015 End Of Year Listener Poll. The band has played to sold-out shows in Chicago and national venues and festivals across the country, including Farm Aid, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Austin City Limits. The band has also performed on the late-night circuit shows including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Triple A News Bites
WFUV
/New York's Election Night Special is doing special coverage from 8 p.m.-midnight on Tuesday, November 8. The show will feature a music mix with Evening Host Alisa Ali, with listener's requests being played all evening. Real-time election news and political humor are part of the festivities... KGSR/Austin celebrates its 26th year with an Anniversary Party on Wednesday, December 14, live at the Moody Theater, presented by KGSR and Ziegen Bock. the party is sold out, but listeners can still win tickets until December 14. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Sims Foundation, which helps to provide counseling and mental health services for Austin Musicians... KSUT/Durango's Member Party is this weekend, Saturday, November 12, at the Ska Brewing World Headquarters. This year the station has some exciting items for auction, including music, outdoor gear and ski packages. Food will be provided by Durangourmet, beverages from Ska Brewing and Wagon Wheel Liquors.

Universal Music Publishing Group to Administer Prince's Catalog
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has announced an agreement with the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson to become, effective immediately, the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for Prince’s entire song catalog. With the agreement, UMPG is responsible for servicing and administering Prince’s expansive catalog of songs. UMPG will also work closely with Prince’s estate to develop new creative outlets for his music.
In making the announcement, Jody Gerson, Chairman/CEO of UMPG, said, "We’re humbled to be entrusted with Prince’s catalog and I’m grateful to my entire team for their work in making this agreement a reality. UMPG is a premiere destination for songwriters because of the meticulous care, focus and passion we bring to creating opportunities for our artists and their body of work. With the timelessness and genius of Prince’s music, there are no limits to what we can achieve working with his estate. Prince’s popularity will only continue to grow around the world."
Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Group, said, "We are looking forward to continuing Prince’s legacy and ensuring that generations to come will know his unique brilliance. I congratulate Jody and her team on this landmark deal. Since joining UMPG as Chairman and CEO in 2015, Jody has done a remarkable job at developing and signing some of the most important songwriters and recording artists in contemporary music highlighted by the addition of Prince’s incredible catalog of work."
            Bremer Trust, the court-appointed temporary special administrator of the Prince Rogers Nelson Estate, hired entertainment industry experts Charles Koppelman, Chairman/CEO of CAK Entertainment Inc., and L. Londell McMillan, Chairman/CEO of The NorthStar Enterprises Worldwide, to secure business agreements in the best interest of the estate. Koppelman and McMillan commented, "We are pleased that UMPG shall once again administer Prince's music publishing worldwide and assist the estate by giving Prince’s iconic music catalog the proper care and support it deserves. With this major agreement, the estate maintains ownership of Prince’s music, and now legions of fans from around the world will have even greater opportunities to continue to delight in his incomparable songwriting and musical expression."

Capitol Records To Celebrate 75th Anniversary
Capitol Records will launch its 75th Anniversary Celebration in November with an extensive slate of music, film and literary projects that will pay tribute to Capitol artists spanning the past eight decades and shine a spotlight on their historic contributions to music and popular culture.  Capitol Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett announced three of the company's planned endeavors: A year-long major vinyl reissue campaign - The Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Collection, 75 albums that illustrate the unparalleled artistry of Capitol Records throughout its history - launched in partnership with leading home furnishings destination Crate and Barrel; the publication of a deluxe photograph and essay book from TASCHEN, 75 Years Of Capitol Records, on December 15, and the development of a Capitol Records docuseries being produced by Nigel Sinclair/Whitehorse Pictures, with individual episodes to be directed by music luminaries and Capitol artists, past and present.
            The year-long celebration will commence on Tuesday, November 15 when Capitol becomes the first record company to receive a star of recognition from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which will be installed in front of the landmark Capitol Tower and adjacent to the internationally-renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the star's unveiling, the State the Los Angeles City Council will present Capitol with a resolution declaring November 15 Capitol Records Day in the city. Beginning that evening, the spire on top of the Capitol Tower that has always emitted "Hollywood" in Morse code will change to "Capitol 75," and will continue to flash in that manner for the next 12 months.
            The Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Collection - Vinyl Reissue Program will select 75 albums that represent the best of Capitol Records from among literally thousands of works the company has released over the past 75 years, the label convened an advisory board of noted music journalists, authors and renowned creative figures to decide on the final list of albums that comprise The Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Collection. The result spans myriad Capitol eras and musical genres, and includes best sellers, influential works and lesser-known gems (see below). The reissue program begins this month, and titles will be available through music retailers throughout 2017.
            Leading home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel has partnered with Capitol for its 75th Anniversary celebration to feature The Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Collection in stores nationwide. The collection can be found within The Listening Room, where consumers can find an exclusive collection of furniture, accessories and cutting edge audio equipment. American Airlines continues its partnership with Capitol Records and Universal Music Group to celebrate a Hollywood Icon and its contribution to music around the world. In 2017, American Airlines will continue their commitment to the industry by launching, Fly to the Beat, a global music platform, connecting consumers to their favorite musicians – including Capitol artists – and moments across five continents.
            To commemorate Capitol's extraordinary history of recorded music, TASCHEN is publishing the official account of Capitol Records from its founding year of 1942 through to today. To be released December 15, 75 Years of Capitol Records follows the label's evolution and the making of some of the greatest music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The book includes hundreds of images from Capitol's extensive archives, as well as a foreword by Beck and essays by cultural historians and music and architecture critics. This photographic and musical history includes the label's most commercially successful, creative and important artists whose work has defined Capitol Records, music and popular culture for the past eight decades. 75 Years of Capitol Records is also available at Capitol's online store.
            The Capitol Records Docuseries - produced by Nigel Sinclair/Whitehorse Pictures
and planned for release in the autumn of 2017 - will tap into the creative passions of Capitol's artists, the hidden glories of the company's extensive archives and the many stories that have taken place within the Capitol Tower throughout its 75-year as one of the world's premiere music companies. But it will be more than just the illustrious history of such a storied label; it will also tell the story of America's love  affair with popular music and an exploration of how Capitol's artists and their music have helped shaped social movements, transform our popular culture and helped define our lives. This docuseries will be produced by Nigel Sinclair's Whitehorse Pictures, the creative team involved in numerous music-centered documentaries, including the award-winning No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and the just-released The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years. Each episode in this docuseries will be directed by a past or present-day Capitol artist or other cultural luminary who will bring a unique and knowledgeable perspective to the stories being conveyed.



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Ross Mahoney, PD
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