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Nielsen Mid-Year Report: Overall U.S. Music Consumption Up 14%
Taylor Swift dominated the first six months of 2015, according to Nielsen Music. [more]

July 2, 2015

Report: Facebook In Talks With Major Labels
According to The Verge, the social media giant is looking at "getting into music."

In Brief - July 2, 2015
Univision files for IPO
July 1, 2015

American General Media Names Picazzo Stevens PD At KAGM & KDLW/Albuquerque
Stevens returns to Albuquerque to oversee programming at Rhythmic KAGM (Power 106.7) and Top 40 KDLW (Z 106.3).

Brandi Young Named SVP Of Sales For iHeartMedia Phoenix

Cumulus Media & Audioboom Announce Strategic Partnership

In Brief - July 1, 2015
June 30, 2015

iHeartRadio Takes Flight With Virgin America
Collaboration Brings iHeartRadio-Curated Music Stations to Virgin America Flyers via the Airline's Red In-Flight Entertainment System.

Meredith Gardner & Josh Kahn Promoted To VPs of Digital Marketing & Product

In Brief - June 30, 2015
June 29, 2015

Alpha Media Louisville Names Otis Program Director/Afternoon Host At WDJX
Otis heads to Louisville to take on his first programming gig at Top 40 99.7 DJX.

Broadcasters Foundation Of America Names Dan Mason Co-Vice Chairman/Treasurer

JJ Kincaid Set To Wake Up Denver

BMG Acquires Verse Music Group

In Brief - June 29, 2015
June 26, 2015

eQB NOW
Brian Mack’s star has been on the rise inside the iHeartMedia programming structure as his career continues to accelerate with premium PD ops. From The River in Nashville to WXXL in Orlando where he currently resides as PD, B Mack has shown his acuity in several areas of programming. He’s our Cover Story subject this week and shares his thoughts on a variety of topics. In Programming To Win, Lori Lewis and Mike Stern try out the hot new apps, Periscope and Meerkat, and run down a number of ways they can be incorporated into radio. Question of the Week asks: If you could see any artist or band (from any era) perform at your venue of choice, who would you see and where would it be? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

Sirius XM Agrees To Pay For Recordings Released Before 1972
Satellite radio broadcaster agrees to compensate record companies for use of classic recordings.

Cumulus Names Troy Hanson PD At WKQX/Chicago

Brandon "Buster" Satterfield Joins Atlantic Records
June 25, 2015

Taylor Swift To Put 1989 On Apple Music
The multi-platinum hit album debuts on Apple's streaming platform on June 30.

WLTW/New York To Celebrate 15 Years Of Broadway In Bryant Park

Report: Six Main Causes of Lost Quarter Hours
June 24, 2015

iHeartMedia Austin Names Zach Dillon Program Director For KHFI
Dillion returns to Texas to program the legendary Top 40 96.7 KISS FM.

jâcapps Introduces "App Everywhere"

Pierre Bouvard On "New Data on TV Viewing Levels and Demographics"

In Brief - June 24, 2015
June 23, 2015

Nielsen’s Q1 2015 Total Audience Report
All Things Considered: Comparable Metrics Offer a Solid Line of Sight for the Industry.

Cox Media Group & Experience Technology Offer VIP Upgrades for BLI Summer Jam 2015

In Brief - June 23, 2015
June 22, 2015

Apple Music Changes Its Tune
Apple will now pay labels for the rights to stream their music during free trial period following an open letter from Taylor Swift.

Alpha Media Adds "Energy" To Bakersfield

In Brief - June 22, 2015
June 19, 2015

Conclave Agenda Spotlight: What Your Audience is Doing When They're Not Listening To You
Fred Jacobs will present highlights from Jacobs Media's "Techsurvey 11" including "What 41,694 radio listeners make perfectly clear about radio.

The Week In Review: 6/15-6/19

In Brief - June 19, 2015
June 18, 2015

iHeartMedia Denver Names Jim Lawson SVP of Programming
Lawson to hold leadership role for programming for Denver's multi-platform assets.

Cumulus Media’s NASH Enters Steaming Partnership With Qello Concerts

George Beasley To Receive National Radio Award

The Week In Review: 6/8-6/12

The Week In Review: 6/1-6/5

The Week In Review: 5/25-5/29

The Year In Review - 2013
Music News

Demi Lovato Is Feeling "Cool for the Summer"
Lovato drops the first single from her forthcoming fifth studio album on her recently formed Safehouse Records. [more]


Quick Hits: Rihanna, Taylor Swift / album sales, Prince

Rockers Breaking Benjamin Land Their First #1 Album
The reformed band returns to the Billboard 200 at #1, with a number of new releases debuting in the top ten.

Quick Hits: Rihanna, Robin Thicke, Apple Music, Prince

Chris Brown, Beyoncé Top BET Award Winners
Both singers went home with three trophies on Sunday night.

Quick Hits: Shinedown, Rob Thomas, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Kings of Leon

Yes Bassist Chris Squire Passes Away
Founding member of the prog rock band was the only person to appear in every incarnation of the group.

FMQB Photo Pass: Rush

Quick Hits: Demi Lovato, Jessie J, Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival

Beyonce & The Weeknd Headlining Made In America Festival
The lineup for the 2015 edition of the annual Philadelphia music fest has been announced.

Quick Hits: Pharrell & Adele, Eminem / Southpaw soundtrack, Legacy of Hope concert

Quick Hits: Apple Music, Chris Brown

Quick Hits: Billboard 200, BET Awards, Smashing Pumpkins, Tyga, Riot Fest, The Neighbourhood, Marina and the Diamonds, Roger Waters

Disturbed Ends Four-Year Hiatus with Immortalized
The hard rockers will drop a new album on August 21.

Quick Hits: Janet Jackson, Nickelback, Tove Lo, Rod Stewart, Grateful Dead, James Horner, Hollywood Walk of Fame

Nate Ruess Announces Fall Headlining Tour
The solo trek will begin in September.

Quick Hits: David Guetta, New Order, Simple Plan, OMI, Patty Griffin

Taylor Swift Criticizes Apple Music Free Trial
The music superstar writes an open letter to Apple, asking the company why it isn't paying artists during the 3 month trial period for its new streaming service.

Ozzy, Florence + The Machine Headlining 2015 Voodoo Festival
The lineup has been announced for this year's Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in New Orleans.

The Week In Review: 6/15-6/18

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden

Quick Hits: Madonna, Lil Wayne, Cee Lo Green, Rob Zombie

Muse Hit #1 For The First Time On Billboard 200
The Brit-rock trio debut at #1 with Drones, while Of Monsters and Men and The Rolling Stones also arrive in the top ten.

Quick Hits: Madonna, Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, Beastie Boys, Adam Lambert, Louder Than Life Festival, Neil Young, Nile Rodgers, Smokey Robinson

Foo Fighters Cancel More Shows, Grohl Blogs About Injuries
Dave Grohl says he had six metal screws put in his leg after his fall over the weekend.

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Brian Mack, PD
WXXL/Orlando

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