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It’s two weeks in a row in the top spot as Spoon’s They Want My Soul scores 24 more adds to be Most Added. Next, Puss N Boots ties with Tweedy for the second slot with 15 adds each. In the midst of the never-ending tour, Phish lands in fourth place with 13 new adds on Fuego. Finally, Chris Smither and Alt-J each put 12 adds on the board to tie for the last spot.
            With the AFA list growing as we get closer to Boulder, you will want to turn your attention to “Love Someone,” by Jason Mraz, “Slow Knife” from Roadkill Ghost Choir and Trevor Hall’s “Wish Man.” The full list of impacting records is always found on the Available For Airplay page of the Triple A format room at FMQB.com.

Boulder: One More Act, Two Weeks To Save
Last week saw the addition of one more artist to the schedule for the FMQB Triple A Conference, August 6-9 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO, with Alex & Sierra joining Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Anthony D’Amato, Bear’s Den, Black Prairie, Brother’s Keeper, Charlie Mars, Citizen Cope, Falls, Father John Misty, FLINTFACE, Jake Bugg, Jeremy Messersmith, John & Jacob, Johnnyswim, Lake Street Dive, Liam Bailey, London Grammar, Lucius, Martin Harley, Nicole Atkins, Panama, Paolo Nutini, Rachael Sage & The Sequins, Ray LaMontagne, Rob Drabkin, Run River North, Ryan Adams, Ryan Corn, Scars On 45, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Both, The Revivalists, The Wind and The Wave, Train, Warpaint and Zameer.          
Things kick off at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6 with The Keynote Interview featuring Alpha Broadcasting CEO Larry Wilson being interviewed by WTTS/Indianapolis PD Brad Holtz. From there it’s a whirlwind of panels and performances, with thing wrapping up on Saturday morning, August 9 with the Triple A Awards Brunch. In the middle, KXT/Dallas PD Mark Abuzzahab will present the annual Pro.qb Music Meeting on Friday, August 8, and you can submit music to Mark at mabuzzahab@kera.org anytime up until July 25.
Registration is available at registration.fmqb.com for only $419 for two more weeks, until July 31. After that it’s walk-up only. There may still be St. Julien rooms at the special FMQB price of only $219/night by calling (877) 303-0900 and mentioning FMQB. Additional lodging is also available at The Boulderado (boulderado.com), Marriott (marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/travel/denbo-boulder-marriott), Marriott Courtyard (marriott.com/hotels/travel/denbd-courtyard-boulder) and Best Western Plus Boulder Inn (bestwestern.com). Keep checking FMQB.com for all the updated info.

WXRT's Taste of Chicago
WXRT/Chicago presented its 27th annual XRT Taste Concert at Taste of Chicago, which serves as the musical centerpiece of the city's premier summer festival. The festival took place at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park on Saturday, July 12, starting at 4 p.m., with the concert broadcast live in its entirety as an XRT Concert Exclusive on XRT, and its live audio stream at WXRT.com.
The concert was headlined by Jeff Tweedy and Lucinda Williams. Artists who previously appeared at XRT Taste of Chicago include Robert Plant, Buddy Guy, Counting Crows, Moby, Sheryl Crow, John Hiatt, John Mayer, The Indigo Girls, Old 97's, Los Lobos and many others.

Triple A News Bites
KTAO/Taos' Solar Center held its first performance at its new Listener's Lounge concert series on Saturday, July 5. The show featured Brett Dennen in an afternoon concert which was broadcast live… KXCI/Tuscon has raised over $520,000 for its Amplify! KXCI. The goal for the capital campaign is $750,000. The funds will be used to upgrade the station's signal in order to reach a wider audience... Interpol has expanded its tour behind forthcoming album El Pintor, adding a leg of North American dates in October and November. The band also will play Chicago's Lollapalooza, Los Angeles' FYF Fest, and Austin City Limits. El Pintor arrives on September 9 via Matador Records... Radiohead will begin rehearsing and recording its ninth album in the fall, according to guitarist Jonny Greenwood. "We're going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it's sounding," Greenwood said in an interview with BBC 6Music. In related news, Radiohead drummer Phil Selway plans to release his second solo album in October.

Emmis Announces First Quarter Earnings
Emmis’ radio net revenues for the first fiscal quarter were up 22 percent, from $36.9 million to $45.0 million. This includes reported revenue from New York’s Urban AC WBLS (107.5 FM) and Gospel WLIB-AM (1190 AM), which Emmis began operating pursuant to a Local Marketing
Agreement on March 1, 2014. On a pro forma basis, assuming results for WBLS and WLIB were included in the same quarter of the prior year, radio revenues would have been flat. Per Miller Kaplan reporting, which excludes barter revenues and syndication revenues, Emmis’ stations were up 1.6 percent compared to local radio market revenues down 5.5 percent during the fiscal quarter.
Publishing net revenues were up 7 Percent in the first fiscal quarter, driven by higher advertising rates and an increase in custom publishing business.
For the first fiscal quarter, operating income was $6.6 million, compared to $7.0 million for the same quarter of the prior year. Emmis’ station operating income for the first fiscal quarter was $13.4 million, compared to $13.1 million for the same quarter of the prior year.
“While our markets continue to be tested, our stations and employees have risen to the challenge and continue to outperform our markets,” Jeff Smulyan, President & CEO of Emmis said. “We continue to believe NextRadio, the Emmis-led industry initiative to make FM broadcast radio available on smartphones and tablets, is a game-changer for the radio industry and will reignite growth. We have spent the last year building out the NextRadio ecosystem, and now we are entering a critical phase to build consumer awareness. I’m proud of our team for its continuing focus on innovation and operational excellence.”

Eric Wong Promoted To EVP/GM At Island Records
David Massey, President, Island Records has promoted Eric Wong to Executive Vice President/General Manager. Wong, who is based in New York, will oversee all operations of Island Records, and will report directly to Massey.
"Eric's well-grounded successes in marketing and artist management made him the perfect choice for this position at the new Island Records," said Massey. "Having worked closely with him for the past 4 years, Eric's imagination, creativity and passion, as well as his warmth inspires our artists and staff. I look forward to the strength and resolve that we know Eric will bring to his important new post."
"This is one of the most exciting times in the great history of Island Records," said Wong. "I could not be more proud of the confidence that David Massey has in me. With an artist roster that is second to none in the record industry, we are standing on the threshold of a new era, as Island enters this next amazing chapter of its existence."
Wong served as Executive Vice President, Marketing, at the former Island Def Jam Music Group since 2011. In that position, he played an integral role in the creation, development, and execution of marketing strategies for artists including Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Avicii, Iggy Azalea, and more. IDJ's marketing, digital, creative, artist development, video promotion, and video production departments all reported to Wong.
Wong, an IDJ veteran, first joined the company in 1999. During his early years at IDJ, Wong developed marketing campaigns for, and built strong relationships with a roster of multi-platinum artists that included The Killers, Fall Out Boy, and many others.
Starting in 2006, simultaneously serving as Chief Marketing Officer of Bad Boy Entertainment, and SVP, Marketing, Atlantic Records, Wong oversaw the careers of Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jay Z, Janelle Monae, Toni Braxton, Danity Kane, and more. Before returning to IDJ in 2011, Wong successfully founded Wong Management in 2009, serving as part of Mariah Carey's management team along with a management roster that included Ryan Star.

Dave Grohl Talks Sonic Highways At HBO Event
Dave Grohl made an appearance Thursday at an HBO promotional event to discuss his upcoming series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. As previously reported, the eight-part mini-series chronicles the Foos recording their new album around the country, while also learning about different cities' rich musical histories.
According to Rolling Stone, the series will feature Grohl interviewing a wide variety of musicians, as well as President Obama. At the HBO event yesterday, Grohl said that he also sat down with Country icons Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton for the episode about Nashville.
Grohl spoke extensively about what he learned while making Sonic Highways. He said, "Music can seem a little one dimensional…but when you get a little deeper into the artist or the song, it creates this emotional connection,” according to Deadline. He added, "These studios, they are churches, monuments, history has been made in these s***holes all over the country."
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways will air in October, and the band's new album is slated for release at some point this fall.


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