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Townsquare Media, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
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July 23, 2014

Taylor Swift, Coldplay & More To Headline 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival
Annual Vegas live music event will also feature Usher, Iggy Azalea, One Direction, Paramore and many, many more.

CC Media Holdings Reports 1% Revenue Increase In Q2

CBS LOCAL Personalizes Event Discovery, Content Delivery With Agreement To Acquire Eventful

Jacobs Media's 6th Annual Public Radio Tech Survey Released

In Brief - July 23, 2014

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
WFNX documentary now streaming online
July 22, 2014

Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Partners With AdsWizz
CCM+E enhances its streaming advertising offering using cutting edge AdsWizz technology.

Nielsen, Pointlogic Forge Strategic Alliance To Develop Next-Gen Media Planning Solutions

Pandora Hires Lars Murray As VP Of Industry Relations

In Brief - July 22, 2014
July 21, 2014

Evolve Music Group Signs Worldwide Agreement With Capitol Music Group
Label is overseen by multi-Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter and music executive Rodney Jerkins.

Second Annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute Underway

2014 Conclave Learning Conference Dates Announced

In Brief - July 21, 2014
July 18, 2014

Hubbard Radio Elevates Drew Horowitz To President/COO
Ginny Morris will remain Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

The Week In Review: 7/14-7/18

CCM+E Names Jeff Davis OM For Greenville & Asheville Markets

Tony Cortez Upped to APD At KTFM/San Antonio

In Brief - July 18, 2014
July 17, 2014

Report: Driving Radio's Value With U.S. Auto Buyers
Nielsen findings connect what consumers listen to on the radio with what they buy at the auto dealer.

In Brief - July 17, 2014
Ron Rivlin named SVP/Programming & Affiliate Relations for Sun Broadcast Group, Brenda Hetrick rises to VP/Sales and Marketing at Matrix Solutions
July 16, 2014

Study: Coleman Insights And knowDigital Find Opportunity For NextRadio
Study reveals that NextRadio has the potential to address the portability needs of radio listeners.

In Brief - July 16, 2014
Kobe exits WAPE/Jacksonville, Bryan Schock departs KPRI/San Diego, Sirius XM adds a further $2 billion to stock repurchase program
July 15, 2014

CCM+E Austin Names Jonathan "JR" Reed Program Director For KHFI & KPEZ
Reed will oversee programming for Mainsteam CHR KHFI 96.7 (KISS FM) and Rhythmic CHR KPEZ 102.3 (The Beat).

Westwood One Partners With Radio Industry To Support NextRadio Funding

Triton Digital Releases May Top 20 Rankers

Nashville's Own Meghan Trainor Hears "Bass" For The First Time On 107.5 The River

In Brief - July 15, 2014
Cumulus/Montgomery names Marvin Kopman VP/Market Manager, Five more from the House of Representatives co-sponsor Local Radio Freedom Act
July 14, 2014

Rob Morris Named VP/Programming, CBS Radio Tampa Bay
Morris joins from CBS Radio Minneapolis where he was OM/PD at KMNB-FM and KZIK-FM.

Eric Wong Promoted To EVP/GM At Island Records

Bob Pittman And Dan Mason Headline 2014 Radio Show Super Session

In Brief - July 14, 2014
Darice Lee named Assoc. Director Rock & Alternative Promo at Columbia Records, Evan Lipschutz joins Atlantic Records as VP, A&R

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Washington Post highlights Clear Channel's "On The Verge" program
July 11, 2014

eQB NOW
This week’s eQB Cover Story features Chase Murphy, PD at KXXM, KQXT, KQXT HD3/San Antonio. The Texas-native has seen his radio career take him from coast to coast, before returning home to program in San Antonio. Murphy brings his realistic and thought provoking perspective on the state of radio and where he thinks it's headed. Murphy has also recently authored his first book. In Programming To Win, Pat Welsh gives a list of potential topics and ideas that programmers can teach to their staffers. From airchecking talent to fully understanding ratings methodology, there is always something new to be learned at your station. Question of the Week asks: What is the origin/story behind your radio name, and what is your favorite radio jock name of all time? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 7/7-7/11

National Programming Platform Changes at CCM+E
Marc Chase joins as VP, Strategic Services, Marketing & Innvation; Darren Pfeffer, Marissa Morris and Adellyn Polomski are promoted.

In Brief - July 11, 2014
Radio 103.9/New York Announces Line-Up, CCM+E Miami/Fort Lauderdale debuts 93.5 The Bull, Cumulus names new additions in Des Moines

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Independent labels get into the streaming world

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Report: YouTube could pull indie labels' videos

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Music News

MTV Names Iggy Azalea New Host Of House Of Style
"Fancy" rapper will host eight new episodes of the classic MTV fashion show. [more]


"Weird Al" Yankovic Lands First #1 Album Of His Career
Yankovic's 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, gives the parody king the first #1 album ever. Jason Mraz and Rise Against debut in the Top 5.
Quick Hits: Hilary Duff, Pharrell & Miley Cyrus, Jack White, Ryan Adams, Mudvayne / Greg Tribbett

Godsmack Unleashes Epic "Generation Day"
The band's new six-minute song comes from the upcoming album, 1000hp, due August 5.

Quick Hits: MAGIC!, One Direction, Kimbra, Uncle Kracker, Billy Joel

Weezer Goes "Back To The Shack"
The band has released its first new song in four years. A new album is due September 30.

Quick Hits: Avicii, iTunes Festival, Adam Levine, The Script, Demi Lovato, Johnny Marr

Upcoming Maroon 5 Album Features Gwen Stefani Duet
The new Maroon 5 album, called V, will be out September 2.

The Week In Review: 7/14-7/18

Quick Hits: Beyonce, Teen Choice Awards, Aaliyah, The Roots

Beyoncé Leads 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
Bey has eight nods while Eminem and Iggy Azalea have seven nominations each.

Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Kanye West & Iggy Azalea, Busta Rhymes, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Johnny Winter

Sia's 1000 Forms Of Fear Is #1
Eclectic singer-songwriter has her first-ever #1 album on this week's sales chart.

Quick Hits: The Beatles, Tool, Jason Mraz, David Bowie

Train Announces Bulletproof Picasso
The band's seventh studio album is due on September 16 via Columbia Records.

Quick Hits: Drake, Blink-182, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale, Gerard Way, Cold War Kids, Alex & Sierra, Polaris Music Prize

Tommy Ramone Dead At Age 65
The last surviving original member of The Ramones passed away on Friday, July 11.

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Metallica, Radiohead, Halestorm, Kiss, Interpol

Dave Grohl Talks Sonic Highways At HBO Event
The Foo Fighters' main man discussed his upcoming cable mini-series on Thursday.

The Week In Review: 7/7-7/11

Quick Hits: Beyonce & Jay Z, Live Nation/Yahoo, Kesha, Gerard Way, Garth Brooks

AC/DC Completes Work On New Album
Guitarist Malcolm Young remains hospitalized, so his nephew filled in on the recording.

Quick Hits: Godsmack, Ariana Grande, Vevo LIFT Live, The Beatles

Trey Songz Lands #1 Album With Trigga
R&B singer Songz nabs his second #1 album, while Seether and Robin Thicke debut in the top ten.

Quick Hits: Global Citizens Festival, Weezer, 5 Seconds of Summer, Beck, Courtney Love, Stevie Nicks, Theory Of A Deadman/Fozzy

Taylor Swift: Music Biz Is "Just Coming Alive"
The singer/songwriter penned a piece for the Wall Street Journal that offers an optimistic view of the industry's future.

Quick Hits: Usher, Pink Floyd, The Dead Weather, Queens of the Stone Age

Pink Floyd To Drop New Album In October
The band's first album in 20 years will be called The Endless River.

Quick Hits: Aloe Blacc, Slipknot, Jessica Simpson, Meek Mill, alt-J, Andre 3000 / Jimi Hendrix

Pharrell's "Happy" To Have Biggest Digital Song
At the halfway point of 2014, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" is the biggest-selling digital song of the year... so far.

Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Madonna, Korn, Miley Cyrus & Lily Allen, Shakira

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