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
Coleman Insights Launches FACT360
James Steele Joins Alpha Media's WXYK/Biloxi-Gulfport
iHeartRadio Becomes Microsoft Groove¹s Exclusive Digital Radio Provider
Digity Media & WMBF-TV News Sponsor South Carolina Flood Relief Day
October 12, 2015
Cumulus Media Names Sid Kelly Program Director At WABD/Mobile
In Brief - October 12, 2015
October 9, 2015
Report: Most See P1 Station Like A Friend
Greater Media Collects 200,000 Bottles of Water For South Carolina Flood Victims
October 8, 2015
Emmis Announces Second Quarter Earnings
WiLD 94.9 Names Julian On The Radio Afternoon Drive Host
Entercom Atlanta Promotes Michael Chase to Director of Marketing & Promotions At Star 94
KNEV/Reno Turns On Classic Hip Hop
Benztown Partners With Dash Radio
October 7, 2015
Ellen K To Launch A New Morning Show On KOST/Los Angeles
Pandora To Acquire Ticketfly
Slow Jams Launches New Throwback Edition
Steven Meyers Promoted To Director/Digital Operations At Greater Media
October 6, 2015
Bubba The Love Sponge Apologizes For Ratings Tampering
Cumulus Launches Classic Hip Hop 98.3 The Vibe
Jon Platt Named CEO At Warner/Chappell
CBS Radio Names Sam Rogers VP, National Sales & Corporate Partnerships
In Brief - October 6, 2015
October 5, 2015
Beasley Media Group Announces Actions Against Todd Clem AKA, ‘Bubba The Love Sponge’
iHeartMedia Presents "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 Concert Tour"
Music News
Taylor Swift Leads 2015 AMA Nods
Quick Hits: The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Rihanna / Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, U2, Sia
Janet Jackson's Unbreakable Bows at #1
Quick Hits: Fall Out Boy & Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Foo Fighters, Gorillaz
Taylor Swift Talks Grammys, Life After 1989
Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Green Day, Radiohead, Mariah Carey, Three 6 Mafia
Janet Jackson, N.W.A. and More Up For Rock Hall
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Ciara, Deadmau5
Selena Gomez Maps Out Revival Tour
Quick Hits: RIAA Gold & Platinum, Cage The Elephant, Kurt Cobain, American Music Awards / Jennifer Lopez
Quick Hits: Kendrick Lamar, Brian Fallon, Ten Commandos, The Cure, Lollapalooza South America, JoJo, Courtney Barnett
Fetty Wap Debuts Atop Billboard 200 Chart
Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus & Flaming Lips, Will Smith, Maynard James Keenan, Ben Folds
Deluxe Edition of Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour Announced
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Megadeth, Beastie Boys

Mark Adams
San Francisco

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