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Terrestrial radio actually growing in America

Posted by on January 15, 2014

Terrestrial radio, a vast wasteland of bland pop and Nirvana songs that’s been forgotten about as newer ways to listen to music have replaced it, right? NOPE. Last week, the FCC released a report on the number of legal broadcast stations. Hypebot reports that compared to a year ago, there are actually more radio stations […]

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FM Radio In Cell Phones To Become Mandatory?

Posted by on August 18, 2010

ArsTechnica.com is reporting that music labels and radio broadcasters are in hopes to convince Congress to mandate that FM radio receivers be built into cell phones and other portable devices. While it would provide consumers more music choices, the push is more of a bargaining tool between broadcasters and label, who have been battling over […]

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No Label Needed: Radio Marketing

Posted by on July 29, 2010

Regardless of genre, radio airplay is still one of the key steps of marketing a band. It creates awareness and drives sales, and hopefully finds fans.  Of course, being a metal band creates interesting waters to navigate through. Iron Thrones received a radio promotion campaign as part of winning the No Label Needed contest and […]

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Radio Royalties Backed By Commerce Department

Posted by on April 2, 2010

We spoke earlier this year about the Performance Rights Act. In a nutshell, it’s legislation working its way through the House and Senate that, if passed, would pay artists and musicians when their songs get played on AM and FM radio. Right now, only the songwriters and publishers get paid, and the United States is […]

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Citadel To File For Bankruptcy

Posted by on December 15, 2009

In another blow to terrestrial radio, Citadel Broadcasting, the third largest radio company in the U.S., is set to file for bankruptcy before the end of the year. As a result of the Chapter 11 proceeding, all shareholders would lose their stock in the company. Citadel owns 165 stations in over 50 markets, including some rock stations […]

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R&R Closes Up Shop

Posted by on June 3, 2009

In another sad reminder of both print media and radio’s troubling times, after 35 years, music industry trade magazine R&R (which stood for Radio & Records) has ceased publication, effective immediately. The magazine’s radio airplay charts were the bread and butter of the operation, and in better times, labels would think nothing of spending several […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/29 – Italy, Cleveland Debut High

Posted by on April 29, 2009

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top sellers of the week as well as what’s getting played at Metal radio courtesy of radio trade magazine FMQB, whose metal panel consists of about 80 college and commercial stations that have metal shows, as well as SiriusXM, Music Choice, and […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/8 – Queensryche Is An (Top 25) American Band

Posted by on April 8, 2009

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top sellers of the week as well as what’s getting played at Metal radio courtesy of radio trade magazine FMQB, whose metal panel consists of about 80 college and commercial stations that have metal shows, as well as SiriusXM, Music Choice, and […]

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