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

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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]




 
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