In Brief - January 14, 2014
January 14, 2014

Communion, the artist-led organization co-founded by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett, announces a U.S. distribution deal for its label, Communion Records, with RED Distribution, an independent division of Sony Music Entertainment. Communion Records has partnered with RED to provide physical, mobile, and digital distribution of all forthcoming releases. RED will also deliver radio promotions and marketing for the label's artists, beginning with Willy Mason, Bear’s Den, Rubblebucket and Tennis.

Effective this month, SoundExchange will be providing monthly royalties to artists, labels and rights owners signed up to receive electronic payments. Previously, SoundExchange sent royalty payments quarterly to its registrants, and with this new initaitive the company is now the first sound recording performance rights organization in the world to offer monthly distributions. Most sound recording performance organizations in other countries pay only annually.

Jeff Parker joins CHR WKHQ/Traverse City for morning co-host duties. Parker, who arrives from the PD/afternoon post at CHR KQHN/Shreveport, will team with current co-host Heather Leigh.

Broadway Media is acquiring the following stations from Simmons Media for $11 million: Adult Hits KYMV-FM, Rhythmic CHR KUUU-FM, Country KEGA-FM, Alternative KXRK-FM and CHR KUDD-FM/Salt Lake City and Oldies KMER-AM and AC KAOX-FM Kemmerer, WY.




 
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Chase Murphy, PD
KXXM, KQXT/San Antonio

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