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The top of the Most Added list finds The Head and The Heart celebrating 17 adds on Signs of Light, followed closely by The Lumineers with 15 new adds posting on Cleopatra. Boulder headliner Amos Lee scores 13 adds on Spirit, largely driven by the single “Vaporize.” Next is Beck’s new single, “Wow,” which scores 12 new adds. Finally, on the strength of Elle King’s “Good Girls,” the soundtrack from Ghostbusters rounds out the list with 10 commitments.
            Records to consider for next week include “Float” by Switchfoot and the eponymous full-length release from Case/Lang/Veirs. As always, the full list of impacting records is always found on the Available For Airplay page of the Triple A format room at FMQB.com.

Boulder: One Day To Vote/Save
The $379 Discount Registration rate for FMQB Triple A Conference, August 10-13 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO is good only through June 15, the last date that ballots for the FMQB Triple A Conference Awards can still be submitted. You can register at registration.fmqb.com and find info on voting on the Triple A Conference page at fmqb.com.  Last week Boo Ray, Cobi, Maybird and Muddy Magnolias were added to a lineup that currently includes American Young, Amos Lee, Band of Horses, Barns Courtney, Blind Pilot, Brian Fallon, Castro, Declan McKenna, Foy Vance, Graham Nash, Hannah Gill & The Hours, Jamestown Revival, Joseph, Lake Street Dive, Moon Taxi, Norah Jones, Passenger, Paul Loren, Rachael Sage, Sara Hartman, Sara Watkins, The Record Company, The Wind + The Wave, Tom Odell and Wynonna & The Big Noise, with a few more artists left to be announced. There are just a few rooms left at the St. Julien at special FMQB rates starting at only $229/night, so reserve yours now by calling (720) 406-9696 and mentioning FMQB.

Triple A News Bites
Alicia Tyler, most recently PD/Middays at Modern Rock WZNE/Rochester, will join KFOG/San Francisco on June 22, taking on MD duties as well as an air shift. Tyler previously worked in San Francisco at both KLLC and KMVQWTTS/Indianapolis has released its The WTTS New Music Sampler, available for a limited time. The sampler includes eleven new tracks, with featured artists Mudcrutch, Lake Street Dive, Run River North, Boy & Bear and others... WFUV/New York has partnered with Caramoor’s American Roots Music Festival on Saturday, June 25. The daylong outdoor concert is on the main lawn and Sunken Garden, with the evening performances at the Venetian Theater. Daytime performers include Sara Watkins, Spuyten Duyvil, Matt Turk, Man About A Horse, Silver City Band and more. Evening performances feature Hurray For The Riff Raff and John Fulbright… On Saturday, June 25 WTMD/Towson and the International Chili Society will present the Maryland State Championship Chili Cookoff, The Rock & Roll Chili Bowl. Over 30 participants with multiple styles of chili to sample and beer brought by Shiner Rock will be served. Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, and Herd Of Main Street will perform. The event runs from 5-9 p.m.

Report: Amazon Planning Streaming Music Service
Amazon is expected to launch its own, stand-alone music streaming service in the near future, competing with Apple Music, Spotify and other services. Sources tell Reuters that the service will be available for $9.99 a month, a similar price point to the other services. The online retailer is currently finalizing licenses with record labels for the streaming service, which will reportedly launch late this summer or early in the fall. "A music service will further increase the daily interactions between Amazon and its customer base," former music executive Jay Samit told Reuters. The streaming service is expected to tie in closely with the Amazon Echo voice-controlled speaker. Reuters notes that Amazon's music streaming service could also help the company further split up its subscription options for users, rather than bundling them all into an annual fee under the Amazon Prime umbrella.

Warner/Chappell Music Chairman/CEO Jon Platt Elected to ASCAP Board of Directors
ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) President/Chairman Paul Williams announced that Warner/Chappell Music Chairman/CEO Jon Platt has been elected to the ASCAP Board of Directors.
"Jon is a tremendous talent in the publishing industry, and we are thrilled to have him join the ASCAP Board," said Williams. "Our publisher and songwriter members face complex challenges in the digital era that call for a progressive outlook, and Jon is one of the best leaders of his generation. As the only performance rights organization that is led by a board composed of publishers and songwriters, ASCAP values his understanding of the creative process and his relationships with the creative community."
Last November, Platt took the helm of Warner/Chappell, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group. In April, Warner/Chappell Music was named 2016 Music Publisher of the Year at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. WCM was also named Publisher of the Year at the 2015 ASCAP Country Music Awards (for the third year in a row) and at the 2015 ASCAP Latin Music Awards.

Cox Media Group: Orlando Terror Attack- Our City Reacts - Live Round Table Discussion
Cox Media Group Orlando will host a live panel discussion about the recent Orlando Pulse nightclub terror attack. It will feature hosts from each of the Cox Media Group Orlando radio stations as well as live calls from listeners. The discussion was heard live Monday June 13th at NOON on News 96.5FM, K92.3, Star 94.5, Power 95.3, 98.9 WMMO, ESPN580 Orlando or watch live web stream at www.news965.com, www.star945.com, www.wmmo.com, www.k923orlando.com, www.espn580orlando.com, www.power953.com.
The panel will consist of the following: Host and moderator-  Joe Kelley, News 96.5 WDBO. AJ and Ashley from K92.3 WWKA. The Obie and Lil Shawn Morning Show from Power 95.3 WPYO. Monica May - Star 94.5 WCFB. Denise Ryan98.9 WMMO. Also joining the panel will be Brian Kilmeade, host of Fox & Friends on Fox
News Channel and Host of Kilmeade & Friends on Fox News Radio.

Warner Music Group Promotes Aton Ben-Horin to Global VP of A&R
Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced the promotion of Aton Ben-Horin to Global VP of A&R. In this newly created position, Ben-Horin will continue to provide A&R resources and creative support across WMG’s labels, including Atlantic and Warner Bros. Records, as well as its international affiliates. He will also assist in the development of new talent and existing signings by helping to identify songs, songwriters and producers, in collaboration with WMG’s A&R executives around the world. Ben-Horin was previously Senior Director of Global A&R for WMG. He will continue to report to WMG Creative Officer Mike Caren.
"Through his hands-on experience as a producer, DJ, studio owner, and A&R exec, Aton has a rare depth of experience," said Caren. "He has an acute understanding of what it takes to make a hit record and is a trusted advisor to WMG’s artists and global teams. This is a richly deserved promotion, and I look forward to our continued collaborations."
"Warner Music Group is home to some of the most talented people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with," said Ben-Horin. "Mike Caren has been an extraordinary mentor, and it's a blessing to work with such an amazing team. Every day I feel challenged, excited and energized by the work we’re doing, and I can’t wait for the world to hear all of the incredible music we have in the pipeline."
Ben-Horin has contributed his A&R or music production expertise to a number of chart-topping WMG hits, including Flo Rida’s "My House" and "G.D.F.R.," Jason Derulo’s "Talk Dirty" and "Wiggle," and David Guetta’s "Hey Mama" and "Bad," among many others.
Ben-Horin is also Owner/CEO of Plush Management LLC and Plush Recording Studios. Before WMG, he held roles with The Agency’s production team, where he collaborated with John Legend, Rick Ross and Ciara, among others, and as a DJ has played gigs around the world, including at Ultra Music Festival

Hubbard Radio Talent Institute Underway At Central Washington University
Dan Vallie, Founder and President of the National Radio Talent System, stated, “We are thrilled and flattered to have Hubbard partner with us to continue growing the talent farm system for radio, discovering, coaching, and incubating young talent who have a desire and passion to be in radio broadcasting. As critical as embracing technology is to our industry, eventually everyone has access to the same technology… what makes the difference, always has and always will, is people. This young talent is our future.”
To date, the majority of students completing an Institute began their career in radio or a related field and have gone on to work for Alpha Media, Entercom, CBS, iHeartMedia, Beasley Media Group, Cumulus, Commonwealth Communications, Greater Media, Curtis Media, Forever Communications, CNN, and others.
Individual broadcasters, groups or organizations who would like to join the National Radio Talent System in establishing and sponsoring a Radio Talent Institute on a campus in their state and region should contact DanVallie@NationalRadioTalentSystem.com or call (828) 262-1502 or go to www.NationalRadioTalentSystem.com.


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Brad Savage, PD
WAPS/Akron

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