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The top of the Most Added list finds The PretendersAlone on top, with 32 adds. Next is Walls from Kings of Leon, scoring 23 adds. Sting makes the list with 15 adds posting on 57th & 9th, followed by 12 commitments for John Prine’s For Better, Or Worse. Finally, The Avett Brothers makes the list with True Sadness scoring 11 adds.
            Looking at next week, a good place to start is “Glitter & Gold” from Barns Courtney, along with “Driveway” by Dan Layus and Dwight Yoakam with “These Arms.” 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.
           
World Café Names Schlanger Contributing Host
WXPN/Philadelphia has announced that Canadian broadcaster Talia Schlanger will join World Cafe as Contributing Host and Radio Producer beginning October 3. Schlanger is known in Canada for her work as a host/interviewer/writer for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) TV and radio programs, including CBC Radio 2’s Weekend Morning, and interim host of the weekly national music program Canada Live, as well as a frequent guest host for Weekday Mornings with Tom Power, in addition to CBC Radio 1 programs, As It Happens and Because News. For CBC TV, Schlanger is host and co-writer of CBC Music’s weekly Backstage Pass show, and has worked on several national network television specials, including CBC Music Festival. She won a 2014 Canadian Screen Award for producing CBC Music’s The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions.
            “World Cafe listeners are going to love Talia,” said World Cafe Host and Producer David Dye. “She’s a true music lover who’s also interviewed a large number of artists in multiple genres, which is a required skill for World Cafe’s format and eclectic music mix.”
            Before joining the CBC, Schlanger, a Toronto native, worked as an actress and singer in Rock musicals, and spent a year performing across the US in the first national tour of Green Day’s American Idiot. In Toronto, she spent a year performing in Mamma Mia at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, and understudied the two leads, Scaramouche and Oz, in the original Canadian company of Queen’s We Will Rock You at the Canon Theatre. She has also done TV work and voiceovers for commercials. She is a 2013 graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program.
            "It's an honor and a thrill to be joining World Cafe,” said Schlanger. “I've long admired the incredible work being produced by the WXPN team. I'm so grateful to the CBC for the experience and opportunity it has given me, and am eager to start on this new adventure in Philadelphia!"

Triple A News Bites
WXRT/Chicago will go teal this month in honor of deejay Leslie Witt, who recently lost her battle with ovarian cancer. The station is partnering with the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance to support its 30 Days of Teal. The station has produced a commemorative teal-colored throwback XRT shirt with 100 percent of the proceeds go to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance... WDST/Woodstock's Pink October Benefit will feature a performance by Michael Franti and Jay Bowman (Spearhead guitarist) at The Chance in Poughkeepsie on Sunday, October 8. Showtime is 8 p.m. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Radio Woodstock Cares Foundation with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit breast cancer research locally at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care in Poughkeepsie… KSUT/Durango's Fall Membership Drive is underway aiming to reduce fundraising pitches that interrupt programs. The station will give away festival ticket packages as well as prizes from Four Corners businesses. A traditional on-air drive is scheduled for the week of September 12... Mike Sosin has left his promotion position at Bloodshot Records. Joe Swank‘s Swank Promotions will continue to represent the Bloodshot roster.

Pandora Inks Direct Licensing Agreements With Merlin, Sony and Universal
Pandora has announced the signing of direct licensing agreements for recorded music with Merlin Network, Sony Music and Universal Music Group, along with The Orchard and over 30 other independent labels and distributors. In the announcement, Pandora says "these landmark agreements create a win-win partnership between Pandora and the music industry, opening up new revenue streams for artists and labels, while paving the way for Pandora to bring new products to market that enable enhanced subscription services, fuel new advertising opportunities and deliver unprecedented flexibility and ease of use to listeners." The agreements apply to Pandora’s business in the United States. 
"This was a truly collaborative attempt to find a solution that would support artists while profitably growing our respective businesses," said Tim Westergren, founder/CEO of Pandora. "And that is exactly what we achieved. Working together, we can reshape the digital music market and grow a great business that provides tremendous value to the music industry for decades to come.” The newly-signed music companies join ASCAP, BMI and more than 2,700 publishers who also recently partnered with Pandora to license their full catalogs for use on the company’s upcoming products.
Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin Network, commented, "We are very pleased to broaden our relationship with Pandora, and to see additional revenue opportunities being created for our members. Independent music has always been at the heart of Pandora’s experience, and we are confident that Pandora’s users will appreciate and enjoy the music from Merlin’s market-leading member labels and artists as a vital element of the newly enhanced experience."
Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music, added, "This partnership should be a very encouraging sign for the entire industry. Pandora is a company founded and run by a musician. We are naturally aligned and look forward to growing the music business together and collaborating to support our artists in the digital era."
Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Group, said, "We are pleased to work with Pandora to enable compelling new products and services for one of the largest music streaming audiences in the world. Working collaboratively, we have created a thoughtful partnership that enables innovation and has the potential to delight music fans and benefit the entire music ecosystem of recording artists, songwriters, labels and publishers."

Third Annual Music Industry Reunion In NYC
A third Music Industry Reunion has been set by its organizers to take place in New York
Tuesday October 4, 2016 at Hudson Terrace 621 W. 46th St., NY, NY -7-11:30 pm. Discreetly tucked at the edge of Midtown West, Hudson Terrace is a premier entertainment and event venue boasting spectacular panoramic views of the Hudson River. Upscale lounge meets modern nightclub in The Rooftop Lounge, where the fully retractable roof transforms the space between indoor and outdoor with the change of the seasons.
The reunion is again being organized by veteran record executives Jon Scott, Greg Lee and a committee of music industry professionals, past and present. These events have become tremendously successful, with each of the first five drawing a larger crowd of colorful legends on both coasts than its organizers originally anticipated. And now, according to Scott, “The demand for a third event in NYC necessitates that we do it again. Not only do past attendees want to come back, but we are hearing from great folks around the country who upon learning about our other events want to participate and reconnect with fellow industry peers.”
Scott explains, “I really thought the first Los Angeles Music Industry Reunion would just be a one-time event, but it was a smash and the follow-ups in Los Angeles and the two previous in New York were successively bigger. Now even more people keep asking, ‘When is the next one?’ I am thrilled that old music friends attend these events and have a wonderful, rare opportunity to connect with colleagues they haven’t seen in years.”
For more information about the forthcoming third Music Industry Reunion coming to New York, call Jon Scott at 818-981-9876 or via email at jon@jonpaulscott.com. 

Westwood One #1 Radio Network for 12th Consecutive Quarter
Nielsen
’s RADAR 130, released today, shows that Westwood One continues to be the leader in audience and outpace the network radio marketplace in growth. Nielsen’s quarterly RADAR report provides the standard measurement currency for selling and buying network radio. RADAR 130 data show:

• Westwood One holds the number one share in network radio audience, leading the industry in Adult 25-54 gross impressions for the 12th consecutive quarter.

• Westwood One’s average network audience is up 3% overall, representing the fourth consecutive RADAR survey that Westwood One’s 25-54 audience grew while outperforming the marketplace.
“We are thrilled that Westwood One has grown for four consecutive quarters and remains the number one radio network in America,” said Suzanne Grimes, Westwood One’s President and EVP, Corporate Marketing for Cumulus Media. “AM/FM radio is on fire. Total audience is up across the industry, according to Nielsen. Combined with the excitement over new digital platforms, this is truly the new golden age of audio.”



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