In Brief - April 10, 2013
April 10, 2013

Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment and chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, renews his contract with Sony.

Longtime morning co-host Kristi Leigh exits Hot AC WMMX/Dayton after more than 20 years with the station.

Darin "CEO" Gloe joins Rhythmic KOSP/Springfield as Mix Show Director.

Modern Rock XTRA (91X)/San Diego adds hometown heroes Blink-182 to the station's "91X X-Fest." The concert date has been moved to Friday, September 20 to accommodate the addition, and will remain at Sleep Train Amphitheater.  "This will be the only live concert by Blink-182 in California this year.  “We thought that if we were gonna do something, let’s do it as close to my house as possible," said Blink-182's Tom DeLonge. "We’re very excited to announce that Blink-182 will be there with you." 91X will also host a "91X-clusive" concert on Friday, May 17, the original X-Fest date, headlined by Jimmy Eat World with IAMDYNAMITE as special guests at the House of Blues.

Boston market vet Joanne Aducci has taken the newly created role of Sr. Marketing Consultant for Triple A WXRV/Boston, developing interactive campaigns with the market’s advertising agencies and media buying services. Aducci starts work on April 15. 

Software development company Clip Interactive has added Bill Freund to the executive team as EVP and Chief Revenue Officer. Freund comes on board after most recently serving as EVP and co-founder at Triton Media Group where he built and maintained an online and mobile ad network of more than 3,000 affiliates. As CRO, Freund will help drive new station partnerships, while working with the product and marketing teams to both explore the technology’s use on other broadcast channels and to leverage user data in new and innovative ways.

The NAB has announced preliminary figures for this week's 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas. "Once again, NAB Show serves as the premiere event for content and communications professionals from around the globe," said NAB EVP Dennis Wharton. "We're thrilled by the continued support from our exhibitors and attendees, and delighted that NAB Show's brand remains a powerful enabling force for technological advancement in media and entertainment." NAB reported exhibit space grew nearly 10 percent over 2012. The event comprised 1,600 exhibitors spanning 900,000 net square feet of exhibit space, up from 815,000 net square feet in 2012.
     The NAB Show had a total of 92,414 registered attendees, up from 91,565 in 2012. There were 24,461 international attendees, representing 155 countries. There were 1,703 news media attendees.

Google Music expands to seven more countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Portugal.

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