The Week In Review: 2/25 - 3/1

This week's Cover Story spotlight shines on KLUC/Las Vegas PD Cat Thomas. When you think of radio in Sin City you can't help but think of Cat who’s been a fixture in the market for 20+ years at the same station! In Programming to Win, Paragon Media’s Sean Demery explains his “QuickHitz” CHR concept. Question of the Week asks: With the buzz surrounding the release of the Clive Davis book, whose autobiography would you be most interested in reading and why? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  [more]

IFPI: Global Music Industry Revenue Increased In 2012 
According to the IFPI, last year the global recorded music biz saw its first revenue growth since 1999, to $16.5 billion.   [more]

RAB: Radio Has Turned A Corner In Digital Sales
The RAB & Borrell Associates have teamed up for a new report on the growth of digital revenue at radio.   [more]

Bertlesmann Acquires 100% Of BMG  
Bertlesmann acquires full control of BMG from partner KKR.     [more]

Universal Music Group Revenue Up 8.3% In 2012   [more]

NPD Group: Illegal File Sharing Down In 2012 Due To Streaming Services  
A new study from The NPD Group finds that illegal music sharing fell "significantly" last year.    [more]

Dennis Reese Named Head Of Promotion For Captiol Music Group  
Industry veteran Reese upped to Head of Promotion, overseeing all promotion efforts for Capitol and Virgin.    [more]

Capitol Names Piero Giramoni GM Of Relaunched Harvest Records    [more]

Arbitron Revenue Up In Q4, Full-Year 2012    [more]

Jelli Inks Group-Wide Deal With Entercom    [more]

CCM+E Names Tony Coles SVP Of Programming For The West Region   [more]

Pandora Limiting Its Free Mobile Listening   [more]

Epic Hires Charlie Foster As VP Of Adult Top 40; Promotes Scott Dimig  [more]

UMG Sells Off More Former EMI Assets   [more]

More Details Revealed On Sprint-Emmis Plan For FM On Smartphones   [more]

Tom Calococci Named PD Of WFLC (97.3 The Coast)/Miami   [more]

Baltazar Named Pebbles' Morning Co-Host At Hot 96.9 FM/Boston   [more]

FCC Chairman Genachowski Delays Media Ownership Vote   [more]

Liberty Media Still Seeking New SiriusXM CEO     [more]

Katz Study Looks At Power Of Audio Messages In Advertising   [more]

Clear Channel-Memphis Names Devin Steel As OM    [more]

WSJ: Google Considering Spotify-Style Music Service   [more]

Live Nation's Annual Loss Increased In 2012    [more]

In Brief - February 25, 2013
Fitch Ratings assigns a 'CCC/RR4' rating to Clear Channel, Jacobs Media announces "Smart Launch" service for radio's social media   [more]

In Brief - February 26, 2013
Davey Morris named Cumulus Corporate PD & PD of WPRO/Providence  [more]

In Brief - February 27, 2013
The Conclave to honor Jaye Albright and Tom Kay with the Rockwell Award, Promotions at CCM+E-Cleveland, Classic Rock WCSX/Detroit names Keith Hastings as PD   [more]

In Brief - February 28, 2013
Entravision reports revenue increase in 2012   [more]

In Brief - March 1, 2013
Fisher radio revenue flat in Q4 and down 2% in 2012  [more]

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

Breaking News
CMG Tampa Appoints John E. Kage Dir. of Branding & Programming at Hot 101.5 FM
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
Amanda "AJ" Malone Joins iHeartMedia/Indianapolis
Jacobs Media Blogs Radio’s Days as a Primary Traffic Source May Be Numbered
November 16, 2015
Pandora to Acquire Key Assets from Rdio
Apple To Close Beats Music
Entercom Adds Ashley O. To Mornings On WSFS/Miami
Music News
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
Zayn Malik Opens Up About One Direction Exit
Quick Hits: Firefly Music Festival, Eagles of Death Metal, Grammy Hall of Fame

Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

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