The Week In Review: 2/4 - 2/8

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In this week's Cover Story we talk to one of CHR's most passionate programmers, KHTT & KBEZ/Tulsa PD Jet Black. Under new ownership, Journal Broadcast Media, Jet's mission remains unchanged, oversee and deliver radio brands that are both entertaining and compelling while maximizing ratings and revenues. In Programming to Win, Rich Van Slyke weighs in on the concept of “sonic branding.” Van Slyke defines sonic branding as “the audio equivalent of a logo” and discusses five ways to create such a brand for your station. Question of the Week asks: What are your guilty pleasures: music, TV show, food? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  [more]

UMG Signs Contract Extensions With Monte & Avery Lipman
Republic Records founders Monte and Avery Lipman receive new titles, while signing long term deals to continue with Universal Music Group. [more]

Warner Music Group Purchases Parlophone
WMG has won the bidding to acquire the Parlophone Label Group in Europe from UMG/EMI. [more]

David Massey Named President Of Island Records
Mercury Records President David Massey is promoted to President of Island Records.  [more]

Michelle Jubelirer Named EVP At Capitol Music Group
Entertainment industry lawyer Jubelirer joins Steve Barnett's senior management team at Capitol. [more]

Beasley & Big Machine Ink Revenue Sharing Agreement   [more]

Kevin Weatherly Re-Ups With CBS Radio  [more]

John Peake Named VP Of Programming For Clear Channel-San Diego
Veteran programmer will also serve as PD of Hot AC KMYI (Star 94.1). [more]

Four More Arbitron PPM Markets Given MRC Accreditation
Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego and Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill are all accredited markets for PPM ratings.
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Lew Dickey Talks Nash FM, Streaming & More On Bloomberg TV [more]

SiriusXM Revenue Up 13% To $3.4 Billion In 2012   [more]

Sony Music Reports Positive Fiscal Q3   [more]

Spotify Expects To Pay Out $500 Million In 2013  [more]

Entercom Net Revenue Up In Q4, Full Year 2012     [more]

Beasley Broadcast Group Revenue Up In 2012     [more]

Syndicated Bobby Bones Trades CHR For Country   [more]

Details On Sprint's FM Chip Activation Agreement Revealed   [more]

CCM+E Connections Sales Group Announces New Regional Structure  [more]

CCM+E-L.A. Launches EDM "Evolultion On KIIS HD2"    [more]

Sylvia Rhone's Vested In Culture Makes Staff Appointments    [more]

Abacast Announces Song Skipping Technology For Live Radio Streams     [more]

Joe McCollum Named Director of Media Integration For CCM+E-Philly     [more]

Following Arbitron Lawsuit, Pandora To End Ad Reseller Program   [more]

Kassof: Listeners More Likely To Enter Contests Online Than Via Phone     [more]

In Brief - February 4, 2013
Cumulus flips 98.9/Atlanta to Christian Country "The Walk," Disney & VEVO announce partnership   [more]

In Brief - February 5, 2013
Marc Rivieccio named Director of Marketing for Clear Channel-New York, Arbitron & Nielsen give FTC more time to review deal    [more]

In Brief - February 6, 2013
Erica Farber previews positive RAB 2012 report, iTunes Store sells 25 billionth song, details announced for 7th Annual Taste Of Hope event, FCC Commissioner Pai & Chris Daughtry added to NAB Show   [more]

In Brief - February 7, 2013
CBS Radio announces "Radio.com-A-Thon" celebrating Grammy weekend    [more]

In Brief - February 8, 2013
Mark O'Brien named Market Manger for Cumulus-Washington, D.C.  [more]

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




 
Breaking News
Cumulus Names New Programming Leadership In L.A. And Minneapolis
Republic Records And IM Global Announce Multi-Picture Co-Production Pact
2015 NAB Show To Feature FCC Commissioners
Warner Music Group Names James Steven EVP/Communications & Marketing
Entravision Appoints Maria Lopez-Knowles Chief Marketing Officer
Kane Show, Maroon 5 Show Support For Fan
Rick Krim Tapped As Sony/ATV Co-President, U.S.
Courtney Lowery Upped To VP/Publicity At Epic Records
In Brief - March 3, 2015
March 2, 2015
Ipsos Research Study Highlights Continued Strength Of AM/FM Radio In Cars
Cumulus Reports Operating Results For Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014
KYSR Names Andrew Harms APD/MD/Afternoon Host
Chad Lopez Appointed VP/Market Manager For Cumulus New York
iHeartMedia Names Colleen Valkoun Market President For Madison And Milwaukee
Cumulus Ups Donna Baker To Midwest RVP, Peter Bowen Named Chicago VP/MM
Triton Digital Partners With Edison Research To Deliver Podcast Measurement Technology
Cumulus Taps Jon Lurie As PD At KMGA
In Brief - March 2, 2015
February 27, 2015
Epic Records Names Breyon Prescott Head Of Urban A&R
The Week In Review: 2/23-2/27
Westwood One Rolls Out National Expansion Of The Jonathon Brandmeier Show
In Brief - February 27, 2015
February 26, 2015
Mel Karmazin To Be Honored By The Broadcasters Foundation Of America
Cox Media Group Names Rachel Williamson Director/Digital Revenue Development
New Generation Radio Launches Virtual Jock
Benztown Teams With Vipology To Bring Cost-Effective Websites To Radio
In Brief - February 26, 2015
Music News
Rapper Big Sean Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200
Kelly Clarkson Takes Piece By Piece On the Road
Quick Hits: Metallica, My Morning Jacket, Flo Rida, Modest Mouse, Led Zeppelin
Madonna Unveils Rebel Heart Tour
Mumford & Sons Get Wilder On Third LP
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Stone Sour, Radio Disney Music Awards, Lollapalooza Berlin, Bestival
All Apologies From Kanye West
The Week In Review: 2/23-2/27
FMQB Retro-Active: Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Talks Donington DVD, The Beatles, and Rockin and Roastin Coffee
Quick Hits: Mumford & Sons, Madonna, Beale Street Music Festival, Tool
Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Rule BRIT Awards
Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Airborne Toxic Event, Echosmith, Finding Neverland Album with John Legend & Rita Ora
Imagine Dragons Roar To Top Debut
Quick Hits: U2, Firefly Festival, Nico & Vinz, Lady Gaga, Three Days Grace, Free Press Summer Festival
Sam Smith Set For Another U.S. Road Trip
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Rob Roberts
OM/Cumulus Atlanta

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