1.12-13 Ryan Bingham "Radio" (Independent/Thirty Tigers) Vance Joy "Mess Is Mine" (Atlantic)
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2014-15 Reporting Schedule The end of the year is closer than you think, so itís time to mark your calendars with the all-important dates for 2014 reporting to end and 2015 reporting to begin. The last week that FMQB will accept airplay reports this year is the reporting week of December 8/9. After the calendar flips to 2015, we will begin accepting reports again for the reporting week of January 12/13.
Sirius XM Settles Over Anti-Consumer Practices Attorney Generals from 46 states have entered into a $3.8 million settlement with Sirius XM Radio Inc., resolving allegations that the company engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices. Sirius XM will pay restitution to resolve complaints from eligible consumers who had problems canceling their services or obtaining refunds during the period of July 28, 2008 to December 4, 2014.
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said, "Consumers shouldn't have to read the super-fine print or jump through hoops to understand and cancel their service contracts. Requiring Sirius to change its business practices means customers will be better informed about their rights and the terms of their agreement."
Sirius XM, under the terms of the settlement, will make significant changes to its business practices by agreeing to clearly and conspicuously disclose all terms and conditions to consumers at the point of sale, including billing frequency, term length, any automatic renewal date, and its cancellation policy; make no misrepresentations about the available plans in advertisements; provide advance notice via mail or email about upcoming automatic renewals for plans lasting longer than six months; revise the cancellation procedures to make it easier for consumers to cancel; prohibit incentive compensation for customer service representatives based solely on "saves," or retaining current customers who attempt to cancel.
New Dylan Album Revealed Bob Dylan has revealed the details of his upcoming album, Shadows in the Night, due on Febrary 3. The album will include 10 songs popularized by Frank Sinatra, such as "Autumn Leaves," "Some Enchanted Evening," "The Night We Called It a Day" and "I'm a Fool to Want You." "It was a real privilege to make this album," Dylan said in a statement. "I've wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a five-piece band. That's the key to all these performances. We knew these songs extremely well. It was all done live. Maybe one or two takes. No overdubbing. No vocal booths. No headphones. No separate tracking, and, for the most part, mixed as it was recorded. I don't see myself as covering these songs in any way. They've been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them. Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day."
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