Quick Hits: Emmys, Jay Z, Pink Floyd, Karmin
July 18, 2013


Justin Timberlake
The 2013 Emmy nominations were announced this morning and Justin Timberlake has been nominated once again for his hosting duties on Saturday Night Live, in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. JT won in this category in 2009 and 2011. Other notable music-themed Emmy nods include the Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and The Voice for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. HBO's Phil Spector film was nominated for 11 Emmys, including Al Pacino for his portrayal of the legendary record producer. 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief was also nominated twice, while Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime performance is up for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs, the same category as the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Attention copy editors and music writers everywhere: Billboard reports that Jay Z has dropped the hyphen from his name and actually hasn't gone by "Jay-Z" for two years. The man born Shawn Carter left the hyphen out of his name for his 2011 Kanye West team-up Watch The Throne, but apparently no one realized it. According to his label, the Rap superstar would like to be properly listed as "Jay Z" from now on.

SiriusXM will be expanding its play of Classic Rock Pink Floyd. Starting this month, the SiriusXM Deep Tracks channel will simulcast its Internet-based Pink Floyd Channel Monday through Friday from midnight to 1:00am ET, and for six hours on Sunday nights, starting at 6pm ET. They will also be bringing Pink Floyd's Internet channel over to its very own satellite station on channel 311 on the Lynx and Edge radios, and in select vehicles. "SiriusXM has been the home of the Pink Floyd Channel for some time and we’ve been happy there online.  However, now the channel is being expanded, which is great news as it means we’ll all be able to get it when we’re stuck in traffic," said Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters. "Reaching out in drive time, love it! It could even conceivably have an impact on road rage. Though I find as I grow older and wiser I am tending to rage less at all the cretins on the roads." The Pink Floyd Channel is curated by SiriusXM host Jim Ladd, a legendary DJ that has been interviewing Pink Floyd since they first visited the U.S. in 1979.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Karmin confirm their long-awaited full-length debut will be titled Pulses and is due out in September. "We want to call it Pulses because it's kind of like the honeymoon is over now," Nick Noonan said. "There's good and bad. It's not necessarily everything is happy-go-lucky tracks. There's also some serious stuff. There's definitely a lot more depth in it, which is something we've always felt we wanted to do." The duo will be on the road opening for the Jonas Brothers this summer.




 
Music News
Kelly Clarkson Signs Worldwide Deal With Atlantic Records
Quick Hits: Bernie Worrell, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Kennedy Center Honors, Ralph Stanley
Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Trial
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The BET Awards
Kanye West, The Weeknd + more to play The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
Quick Hits: Music Midtown festival, Drake, Chance the Rapper. Outta This World concert, Maynard James Keenan
Nick Jonas Debuts at #2, Drake Still Tops Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Made In America festival, Drake, Rita Ora, P.M. Dawn, Grouplove, The Beatles
Quick Hits: Guns N' Roses, Christina Aguilera, Meat Loaf, Suicide Squad soundtrack
The Recording Academy Announces Amendments and Dates For Grammy Voting
Quick Hits: Phantogram and Tupac Shakur
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The Grammys, Deftones, Lollapalooza, Charlie Puth
Kanye West Announces Saint Pablo Tour
Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, Colbie Caillat, BET Awards, Breakaway Music Festival
Singer Christina Grimmie Shot and Killed After Concert
Breaking News
European Music Industry Reacts to "Brexit"
iHeartMedia-Nashville Names Morgan Huelsman Digital PD
In Brief - June 24, 2016
June 23, 2016
Republic Records Names Dan Cohen As VP/Marketing
WMMR/Philadelphia's 11th Annual I Bleed For Preston & Steve Blood Drive Hailed A Big Success
CBS Radio's Lisa Dent, Tim Roberts & Mick Anselmo Honored By Country Radio Hall Of Fame
June 22, 2016
Cumulus Media Appoints John Abbot as Chief Financial Officer
iHeartMedia Cannes Event With Ryan Seacrest And Usher
Berlin School & iHeartMedia Announce Return Of 'Leadership in Audio Innovation' Scholarship Competition
iHeartMedia/St. Louis Announces Launch Of Pride Radio St. Louis
June 21, 2016
Community Broadcasters Purchase Florida Stations From Apex Broadcasting
jâcapps to Host Webinar on Understanding the Connected Car
NAB Introduces Inaugural PILOT Innovation Challenge
Report: Syndicated Radio Morning Host Kane Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Wife
In Brief - June 21, 2016
June 20, 2016
Public Voting for National Radio Hall of Famers Starts Today
Music Artists & Industry Unite for DMCA Reform Appeal
iHeartMedia Launches First Programmatic Private Marketplace For Digital Radio
In Brief - June 20, 2016
June 17, 2016
CBS Radio Houston Names Rich Pangilinan APD/MD At KKHH (Hot 95.7)
Nielsen: The Modern Dad: An Untapped Audience For Marketers
Alpha Media Portland Names Kelsey McDaniel Director of Marketing
June 16, 2016
iHeartMedia Names Dan Mason as Senior Advisor for Broadcast Relations
Y100 Announces Mia Amini as Assistant Program Director
FMQB NOW

Brad Savage, PD
WAPS/Akron

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!