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The top spot goes to Of Monsters and Men, with 20 stations adding Beneath The Skin as this record continues to grow. The Decemberists’ What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World grabs the second slot with 13 new adds. Next is The Weepies, with nine new adds on Sirens. Then comes Robben Ford’s Into The Sun, scoring eight adds. Finally, Boz Scaggs, Great Lake Swimmers, Blues Traveler, The Freddy Jones Band and Josh Rouse each post seven adds to round out the list.
            Some interesting music is in next week’s stack, including A Fool To Care from Boz Scaggs, Great Lake Swimmers’ “I Must Have Someone Else’s Blues,” “Hold On” by Jared & The Mill and “Electricity” from Seth Glier. 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: First Fox Artists Revealed
Last week saw the release of the first artist info for FMQB Triple A Conference, August 5-8, 2015 in Boulder, CO, as a portion of the Fox Theatre lineup was revealed. The War On Drugs, Jackie Greene, The Lone Bellow, Lord Huron, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and GIVERS will all grace the Fox stage, with the remaining Fox artists to be announced very, very soon. Kicking off the event is The Keynote Interview, hosted by WFUV/New York PD Rita Houston, featuring author and Grateful Dead biographer Dennis McNally, who is currently editing a new book of Jerry Garcia interviews to be released in conjunction with the band’s 50th anniversary. You can register for only $329 through April 30 at registration.fmqb.com. You can also book your room at the St. Julien, which is almost sold out, with the special FMQB rates starting at only $219 per night. To book rooms call (720) 406-9696 and mention FMQB.

Panel Additions
FMQB is proud to announce that the Triple A panel will grow, beginning with the reporting week ending April 6/7. Joining the panel will be non-comm Open Air/Centennial, CO, where you can talk to Jessi Whitten (jwhitten@cprmail.org), commercial WXTG/Virginia Beach where your music contact is Logan Nardo (logan@tideradio.com), and commercial KVNA/Flagstaff, where Rich Malone (malone@myradioplace.com) is the man to talk to. Welcome to all of our new reporters!

Triple A News Bites
With KXT/Dallas PD Mark Abuzzahab headed to Denver to program VuHaus, KXT is in the hunt for his replacement. You can find all details at http://www.kera.org/about/employment/kxt-program-director/…  WXPN/Philadelphia OM/MD Dan Reed has announced the addition of Shelby Lynne, Blues Traveler, Israel Nash, Jarekus Singleton, Leon Bridges, Saun & Starr and Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear to the line up the 15th Annual NON-COMMvention in Philadelphia, May 13-15… WNKU/Cincinnati is looking for a new PD. All the info is at https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/2635... Tyler LaPorte is leaving his promo gig at Co-Sign. Reach out to him at LaporteFM@gmail.com or (443) 326-0632. WFPK/Louisville kicks off its WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays on Wednesday, April 22 with Shakey Graves, JD McPherson and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers. The series is a free monthly concert series presented on the lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park. Concerts take place on Wednesdays from April 22 through September 30. Gates open at 5 p.m. Music begins promptly at 6 p.m... WYEP/Pittsburgh is seeking a Development Director to oversee membership programs for the WYEP and WESA station group. Candidates should have experience in the nonprofit development field and love public media... WTMD/Towson will present the 1st Annual Brews & Bands event on Saturday, April 18, from 1-5 p.m. The event features local craft beers, with 14 local brewers, 28 styles and unlimited tastings, and live music by Bobby E. Lee and the Sympathizers and Rufus Roundtree and Da B'More Brass Factory.

CBS Announces New Agreement With CBS News President David Rhodes
CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves announced today a new contract agreement with CBS News President David Rhodes that extends his employment through February 2019. Rhodes has been President of CBS News since 2011.
"CBS News is experiencing division-wide growth," said Moonves. "David's exceptional news judgment and competitive acumen has had a great impact so far, and we look forward to continued growth on all our news broadcasts as we move forward."
Rhodes is responsible for CBS News broadcasts and its global newsgathering. His emphasis on hard news and original reporting is evident across all platforms, including television, CBS News Radio and CBSNews.com. He also spearheaded the launch of CBSN, a joint effort between CBS News and CBS Interactive to create the first digital streaming news network.
Rhodes was a catalyst behind the creation and launch of the CBS This Morning program, including the development of a new studio and newsroom at the legendary CBS Broadcast Center in New York. He also helped to expand Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer to a full hour as the broadcast became the #1 Sunday public affairs show.
Moonves concluded, "I'm delighted that CBS News will remain under the leadership of one of the most accomplished young executives in the television news industry for many years to come."

jâcapps V4 Platform Certified By Nielsen For Digital Audio Measurement
Jacobs Media's mobile app development division jâcapps has announced that its V4 platform for iPhone and Android has been certified by Nielsen, making it one of the first mobile developers to embed the Nielsen digital audio measurement system. This advancement will enable broadcasters to generate measurement data congruent with Nielsen's on-air ratings, thus increasing the value of mobile streaming.
"This is a great leap forward for the radio industry," jâcapps President Paul Jacobs said. "Until today, program directors have been reluctant to heavily promote their mobile app for fear of losing listening credit. Now mobile streaming data will be additive for broadcasters and will help them showcase expanded reach, and help advertisers better connect with consumers. We are proud to have worked closely with Nielsen on this process and look forward to having our clients benefit from this advancement."
"With its certification, jâcapps will now be able to help its radio broadcasting clients more effectively quantify the size and nature of their listening audience across broadcast and digital platforms," said Matt O'Grady, EVP, Managing Director, Nielsen. "That's a great benefit for their clients who will now have a fully integrated picture of the audio marketplace."
jâcapps COO Bob Kernen commented, "The Nielsen digital audio audience measurement system will be available to any Nielsen subscribers on the jâcapps' V4 platform for iPhone and Android mobile devices, the most flexible mobile platform developed for broadcasters. Designed to enable broadcasters to reclaim listening occasions, the platform enables broadcasters to customize the design of their application and customize functions and features." Interested clients should reach out to their Nielsen representative to take part in the digital audio measurement service.

Sony Music To Purchase Remaining Interest In The Orchard
Sony Music Entertainment announced that it has entered into an agreement with Dimensional Associates, LLC to acquire the remaining interest in The Orchard, the global independent music, video and film distribution company. The Orchard will continue to operate separately from Sony Music and will be led by its existing executive team.
The deal is aligned with Sony Corp.'s recently announced strategy identifying Sony Music as one of its growth businesses. Sony plans to proactively invest in and implement a variety of measures to promote growth across its entertainment businesses, including music.
The Orchard is focused on providing world-class digital distribution services for content creators including independent labels and filmmakers. It offers clients an end-to-end solution for music and video delivery to hundreds of services and digital storefronts worldwide, as well as efficient and transparent reporting of sales and revenue. The sales, digital marketing and business development offerings also included in The Orchard's suite of services have helped it outpace the industry in growing revenue for its clients.
Sony Music became the majority investor in The Orchard in March 2012 following the merger of The Orchard with IODA, a Sony Music-owned digital distribution company. At that time, The Orchard became the digital distributor for RED and select catalogues from Sony Music affiliates outside of the U.S.
This investment in The Orchard will allow Sony Music to further enhance its relationships with distribution clients all over the world. It also will allow the companies to work more closely together to drive improvements throughout the digital supply chain and quality of revenue reporting. Sony Music remains committed to operating The Orchard independently with the goal of improving the revenue and profitability of its distribution clients. The acquisition is subject to necessary regulatory approvals.


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