The Week In Review: 1/14 - 1/18

In this week's Cover Story we speak with WSPK/Hudson Valley APD Skywalker. The busy 12 year station vet has consistently achieved #1 status in afternoons, while developing his programming skills. He can also be heard voicetracking on 3 other stations, teaching at a local college and writing a newspaper column. In Programming To Win, Pat Welsh asks if the Alternative format is poised for a big comeback in 2013? Following crossover hits from fun., Gotye, Mumford & Sons and more over the past year, what is next for the format? Question of the Week asks: What new artists, single or album releases are you most excited about for 2013? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  [more]

Liberty Media Officially Becomes Majority Owner Of SiriusXM
Liberty crosses the 50% threshold after purchasing another 50 million shares of SiriusXM.  

Mel Karmazin Gives Post-SiriusXM Interview 
Former SiriusXM CEO would like to head up another media company again.  [more]

SoundExchange Ends 2012 With $462 Million In Royalty Distributions    [more]

Report: Pandora To Increase Royalty Payments To Sony/ATV
According to the NY Post, Pandora will up its royalty payments to publisher Sony/ATV by 25 percent.  [more]

Cox Settles With Todd "MJ" Schnitt; Trial With Bubba The Love Sponge Moves Forward    [more] 

Clear Channel Inks Contract Extension With Steve Harvey 
Morning host/author/TV personality Steve Harvey inks five-year extension with Clear Channel.  

YouTube Reportedly Increasing Investment In VEVO    [more]

Univision Launches Univision Agency To Manage Media Inventory
The new division of Univision will oversee more than $500 million in media inventory across the Spanish-language broadcaster's properties.  

Amazon MP3 Store Now Optimized For Apple Devices    [more]

In Brief - January 14, 2013
Cumulus stunting WFME/New York as WPLJ simulcast, Nikki Sixx comes to Kerrang! Radio in the UK   [more]

In Brief - January 15, 2013
Sony Music Entertainment appoints two digital execs  [more]

In Brief - January 16, 2013
Radio vet Kevin Metheny named PD of Talk WJR-AM/Detroit     [more]

In Brief - January 17, 2013
CBS Corp. to spin off outdoor division  [more]

In Brief - January 18, 2013
Sony sells NYC HQ for $1.1 billion   [more]

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About   [more]

Breaking News
Jeff Shultz Named SVP/Business Development, CBS Radio
Cumulus Promotes Lee Hammer To OM For KGO & KSFO/San Francisco
Nielsen and Sun Broadcast Group Sign Multi-Year Agreement for RADAR Network Ratings
Jacobs Media Announces "Tech Trends For Radio" Webinar
November 25, 2015
CMG Tampa Appoints John E. Kage Dir. of Branding & Programming at Hot 101.5 FM
November 25, 2015
In Brief - November 25, 2015
November 24, 2015
FCC Fines Drawing Scrutiny In Congress
In Brief - November 24, 2015
November 23, 2015
Bill Hess Named OM At Cumulus-Washington, D.C.
In Brief - November 23, 2015
November 20, 2015
Adams Radio Group Of Delmarva Names Jay Gleason Operations Manager
iHeartRadio Presents Adele¹s Album Premiere Live from Joe¹s Pub 
Radio Mercury Awards Announces Advisory Council
November 19, 2015
Westwood One: The State of American Podcasting
Nielsen: Connecting With Political Millennials Through Music
Jacobs Media Webinar: 10 Mega Trends That Impact Radio
November 18, 2015
Republic Records Promotes Ben Adelson To SVP/A&R
Y100’s TC Wins Dancing with the Savannah Stars
Greater Media's Magic 106.7 To Become Boston's Christmas Station
November 17, 2015
Alissa Pollack To Be Honored At T.J. Martell Foundation’s 16th Annual New York Family Day
Cash Money Records Announces Annual Turkey Giveaways in Miami & New Orleans
Music News
Adele Sells 3.38 Million Albums in the U.S., Debuts at #1
Quick Hits: Soul Train Awards, Foy Vance & Ed Sheeran, Jack's Mannequin, Breaking Benjamin
Adele Announces European Tour Dates
Quick Hits: Adele, Eagles of Death Metal, Charli XCX, Joe Jonas
Adele's 25 Smashes Sales Record
Quick Hits: Charlie Puth, Coldplay, Jack Ü
Bieber, One Direction Lead Billboard 200 Shakeup
One Direction, The Weeknd Win Multiple AMAs
Rihanna Announces Anti World Tour, Teases New Album
Foo Fighters Release Free EP
Quick Hits: Coldplay, U2, The Cure, Wilco
Chris Martin Talks Influences On New Coldplay Record
Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Justin Bieber & One Direction, American Music Awards, Paris attacks, Tori Kelly
Adele's 25 Won't Be On Streaming Services
Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Jimmy Eat World, Freddie Mercury, Bonnaroo

Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

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