Big Machine and Cox Media Group Seal Direct Licensing Deal
June 12, 2014
Untitled Document
Big Machine Label Group and Cox Media Group (CMG) today announced an agreement to work together to bring the best in music and entertainment through radio and new digital technologies to their music fans and radio listeners. With this partnership, which includes revenue sharing for both broadcast and digital play, Big Machine and its artists will become the first record company to ink a direct licensing deal with CMG.

“This agreement represents an exciting opportunity for Cox Media Group to work together with Big Machine and their artists,” said CMG President Bill Hoffman.  “We believe that partnering directly with a label across our broadcast and digital platforms is mutually beneficial. We will ultimately enhance the opportunities for our fans, listeners, and our respective companies.”

Under Big Machine Label Group’s wholly-owned imprints Big Machine Records and The Valory Music Co., artists such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert and Thomas Rhett will benefit from this agreement.

"Bill Hoffman and Kim Guthrie have done an incredible job with the Cox Media Group by simultaneously building and preserving their great radio station brands while also reimagining what the future of broadcasting is going to be. Their station apps are among the very best,” said Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta. "Big Machine understands that a forward move in the digital broadcasting space is a must to get ahead of the many opportunities that a digital dashboard and other digital initiatives are going to bring.  We are thrilled to continue to elevate our partnership with this incredible company as the broadcasting sea change continues.”

CMG’s Executive VP of Radio Kim Guthrie added, “Among the many choices in the audio entertainment landscape, radio is now available to consumers through CMG’s exclusive radio apps, smartphones, NextRadio, HD Radio, radio streaming on offerings like iHeart Radio and Tune-In, and more. This deal and partnership will keep us in step with the listening habits and lifestyles of our listeners.”

Breaking News
CBS Radio Signs Michael Martin To Multi-Year Contract Renewal
SportsRadio 94WIP/Philly Adds Joe Decamra & Jon Ritchie To Middays
October 19, 2016
Frankie C Extends Agreement With KZHT/Salt Lake City
Voncile Anderson Named Beasley Director/NTR Sales In Tampa Bay
In Brief - October 19, 2016
October 18, 2016
Rob Stringer Promoted To CEO Of Sony Music Entertainment
iHeartMedia St. Louis Announces The Debut Of The New Alt 104.9
Entercom Agrees To Acquire Four Radio Stations In Charlotte From Beasley Broadcast Group
Ebro Returns To Portland
Townsquare Media Names John Roberts OM For Tyler-Longview, Texas
Jacobs Media & PRPD’s 8th Annual Public Radio Tech Survey Released
In Brief - October 18, 2016
October 17, 2016
WFLZ/Tampa Names Kruz Program Director
Republic Records Promotes Wendy Goldstein To Executive Vice President
Alpha Media Mankato Names Bob Rose Market Manager
Corey B. Joins WBBM-FM (B96)/Chicago As New Night Host
October 14, 2016
Race Taylor Re-Ups With WPLJ/New York
Andrew Berger Named Imaging Director For KPWR/Los Angeles
October 13, 2016
iHeartMedia Chicago Names New Night Show Hosts
Emmis Announces Agreement to Sell Texas Monthly
Alpha Media Supports Hurricane Matthew Recovery Relief
KFM-BFM Adds Robin Roth To Roster
October 12, 2016
iHeartMedia Connecticut Names Jagger PD of WKSS & WKCI
Emmis Reaches Agreement To Sell Terre Haute Radio Stations
Music News
Kings of Leon Earn First #1 Album
Quick Hits: Radiohead, Frank Ocean, A$AP Ferg
"Crash" Into Against Me!
Maroon 5 Closes The Top 40 and Hot AC Radio Panels Upon Impact
Jordan Fisher Will Make His Broadway Debut In Hamilton On November 22
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Gwen Stefani
Pearl Jam, 2Pac & Depeche Mode Lead 2017 Rock Hall Nominees
Green Day Tops Billboard 200 For Their Third Time
Quick Hits: Liam Payne, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Mother Love Bone
Quick Hits: Kings Of Leon, Elton John, Roger Waters
Maroon 5 Debuts New Single Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Louise Goffin To Perform Surprise Concert
Quick Hits: Drake, Depeche Mode
Drake Earns Record-Setting 13 American Music Award Nominations
Solange's A Seat at the Table Is Her First #1 Album

Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

          Question Of
           The Week

FMQB Member Login

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