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It’s a strong week for The New Basement Tapes, as Lost On The River picks up 25 new adds. Next the family collaboration from Thompson, fittingly entitled Family, which goes on 14 stations. Next is TV On The Radio, with 11 more adds on Seeds. Two-time Boulder performer Bahamas scores 10 adds for Bahamas Is Afie to earn its place on the list. Finally, Neil Young and The Decemberists each garner nine adds to tie for the last spot.     
            Another Boulder alum, The Airborne Toxic Event, has its first single for Epic, “Wrong,” on your desk for consideration next week. The full list of impacting records is always found on the Available For Airplay page of the Triple A format room at FMQB.com.

KBCO's Annual Charity CD
KBCO/Denver-Boulder will release its annual charity CD on Saturday, December 6 at 8 a.m. at all Colorado Whole Foods Market locations. KBCO Studio C Volume 26 features songs recorded live at KBCO's performance studio, and will be sold for $12, with a limit of two CDs per person due to its Limited Edition status.
Among the artists appearing on the KBCO Studio C Volume 26 are The Oh Hellos, Passenger, Jake Bugg, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Ziggy Marley, Paolo Nutini, The Fray, The Head and the Heart, and more. Proceeds from the sale of the CD benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies and the Boulder County AIDS Project.

2014-15 Reporting Schedule
The last week that FMQBwill accept airplay reports this year is the reporting week of December 8/9. After the calendar flips to 2015, we will begin accepting reports again for the reporting week of January 12/13.

Triple A News Bites
KPRI/San Diego PD/Afternoon Host Matt Stone exits after only five months to take the APD post at Alternative XTRA/San Diego… WXRT/Chicago taps veteran programmer Phil Manning as Account Executive… WFUV/New York will celebrate the Thanksgiving Weekend with its WFUV Annual Thanksgiving Feastival, with a twenty-four hour marathon of exclusive live performances over two days, starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 27, and continuing on Friday, November 28. The station will air twenty-four hours of FUV Live concerts recorded over the past year, from venues including Electirc Lady Studios to The Newport Folk Festival. Artists include Conor Oberst, Mavis Staples and Lake Street Dive... WDST/Woodstock announced that the owner of their transmitter in the Beacon area has removed Radio Woodstock off the 106.5 frequency. The move does not effect Radio Woodstock on 100.1. Listeners can still listen to Radio Woodstock 100.1 on computer, smart phone, and cable television... KGSR/Austin's KGSR Broadcasts Volume 22 goes on sale on Friday, November 28. The CD is a charity compilation featuring live performances from the KGSR Music Lounge, SXSW broadcasts, backstage at Austin City Limits Music Festival and other Austin venues. Among the featured artists are Jake Bugg, Charlie Mars, The Wind + The Wave, The Wild Feathers, Lissie, Jason Mraz, Tori Amos and more. Proceeds from the CD benefit the SIMS Foundation and The Seton FundPresslaff Interactive Revenue announces that it has hired Nicole Watkins as Marketing Assistant. In her role, Watkins will expand Presslaff’s presence in social media marketing, as well as assisting with the company’s industry marketing initiatives, including: email marketing, industry webinars and slideshare presentations. Prior to joining Presslaff, Watkins managed social media and newsletter efforts at Gigee, a Montana-based live online broadcasting company. She will report directly to Ruth Presslaff, Founder and President of Presslaff Interactive Revenue… Don’t forget you can save on Pre-Registration for the FMQB Triple A Conference, August 5-8, 2015, through December 31. Registration is only $225 until then at registration.fmqb.com and and you can now book your rooms at the St. Julien, with the special FMQB rates starting at only $219 per night. To book rooms either go tohttps://www.phgsecure.com/IBE/bookingRedirect.ashx?propertyCode=DENSJ&group=GRPFMQ&arrivalDate=08/05/2015&numberOfNights=3&numberOfAdults=1 or call (877) 303-0900 and mention FMQB.

BMG Acquires Vagrant Records
BMG Chrysalis US has announced that it has acquired leading LA-based Indie Rock label Vagrant Records as part of a strategy to further build its North American new recordings business. Vagrant co-founder Jon Cohen will become EVP Recorded Music at BMG Chrysalis US responsible both for Vagrant and for records released in the US through BMG’s ground-breaking Artist Services model.
Since its founding in 1996, Vagrant Records has signed a string of influential artists including The 1975, Eels, Bad Suns, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, PJ Harvey, School of Seven Bells, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Joe Lewis, Blitzen Trapper and Bombay Bicycle Club. As part of the deal, BMG is acquiring the entire Vagrant catalogue, as well as its rights to future recordings.
Laurent Hubert, President of Marketing & Creative at BMG Chrysalis North America said, “The acquisition of Vagrant Records is another milestone for BMG in the US as we build scale and capabilities in the recordings business just as we have in music publishing. Jon Cohen has built an impressive team at Vagrant, and with the support of BMG and its international infrastructure, we believe they will offer an unbeatable service both to Vagrant artists and to BMG’s Artist Services signings.”
Jon Cohen said, “It is impossible not to be impressed by what BMG has achieved in the US since it opened in the US just five short years ago. By putting service to artists at the center of its offering, BMG is committed to offering a genuine alternative to traditional label deals. Together with the rest of the Vagrant team, I look forward to further growing BMG’s presence in the recordings business.”
The acquisition of Vagrant mirrors the acquisition by BMG Chrysalis UK in September of another renowned independent record label, Infectious Music, home to alt-J.
Current Vagrant releases include the 1975’s self-titled debut album which is on course for sales of 250,000 in the US, James Vincent McMorrow who releases a deluxe version of his second album Post Tropical on November 11 and Brooke Fraser, whose fourth album Brutal Romantic is out on November 18.
Current BMG Artist Services projects include Bryan Ferry’s new album Avonmore, released in the US on November 18 and Monuments to an Elegy, Smashing Pumpkins first album through BMG, released December 9. BMG is currently working OK Go’s new video for ‘I Won’t Let You Down’, the second single from their acclaimed fourth album Hungry Ghosts. The video achieved over 10m views on You Tube in just six days.
BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said, “We are delighted to welcome Vagrant’s artists and staff to BMG. While new technologies and ways of working continue to prove challenging to established players, BMG will continue to invest in the future of the music business, one which puts the interests of artists and songwriters at the very forefront.”

Vevo Announces Leadership Transition
Vevo announced today that President and CEO Rio Caraeff will leave the company at the end of 2014 to pursue other opportunities. The Vevo board of directors has retained an executive search firm to conduct a search for Caraeff’s successor, effective immediately. Vevo’s Chief Financial Officer Alan Price will be acting as interim CEO effective as of January 1st, 2015.
In a joint statement, the Vevo ownership group, which includes Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Abu Dhabi Media Company and Google, said, “We thank Rio for his innumerable contributions to the company since its launch in 2009 and we wish him all the best in the future. As CEO, Rio has played a central role in building Vevo into the most visited destination for premium music video and entertainment, and in growing the Vevo brand around the world. As a result, we are both encouraged by Vevo’s current performance and excited about its potential to become a massive platform for music entertainment.”
“I am tremendously proud of the team that we have assembled and what we have accomplished in our never ending mission to thrill and delight everyone on the planet who loves music video. We have built an amazing company, so it is with no small amount of regret that this chapter comes to an end, but after nearly six years, the timing is right for our board to identify my successor,” said Vevo President and CEO Rio Caraeff. “I want to sincerely thank our board of directors for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity. There remains much growth in front of Vevo and I know in my heart that the company is in great hands with a deep leadership bench and a steadfast team.”
Earlier this year, the Vevo ownership group underscored its commitment to the joint venture by pledging continued support for Vevo and its growth initiatives, citing the company’s strategic importance. Delivering nearly 100 billion streams across its distribution platform annually, Vevo has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, growing its business at a rate of over 50% year-over-year since 2010. It also has invested more than half a billion dollars in music video programming through royalties paid to rights owners, artists and songwriters. Over the last five years, 365 music videos from more the 125 artists have generated over 100 million views each. In addition, Vevo has built strong relationships with sponsors and brand marketers, working closely with over 1,100 global advertisers representing 50% of the world’s top 100 marketers who spend across Vevo to reach the largest audience of passionate music fans.


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