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The top spot is held by Boulder performer Band of Horses, which sees Why Are You OK score 20 adds. Next is a tie between Mumford & SonsJohannesburg and Ziggy Marley’s self-titled release, which each pick up 17 new adds. Michael Franti & Spearhead make the list with 13 adds posting on Soulrocker. Finally, Brett Dennen’s Por Favor gets 11 adds to round out the list.
            The records you’ll want in the next music meeting include “Casual Party” by Boulder performer Band of Horses and Coldplay’s “Up & Up.” 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 Lineup Grows; Voting Starts This Week
More artists were added to the lineup of the FMQB Triple A Conference, August 10-13 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO last week with the announcement that Passenger, Paul Loren, Sara Hartman and The Wind + The Wave will perform alongside of the already announced Amos Lee, Band of Horses, Barns Courtney, Blind Pilot, Declan McKenna, Foy Vance, Graham Nash, Jamestown Revival, Joseph, Lake Street Dive, Moon Taxi, Norah Jones, The Record Company, Tom Odell and Wynonna & The Big Noise. In addition, look for the ballots for the FMQB Triple A Conference Awards to land in your inbox this week.
The Discount Registration rate of only $379 is in effect through June 15 and you can register at registration.fmqb.com. The celebration starts with WFUV/New York PD Rita Houston interviewing Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz at the Keynote Interview to open the Conference on August 10. The St. Julien is almost sold out and you can reserve your room at special FMQB rates starting at only $229/night by calling (720) 406-9696 going to stjulien.com and using the group code GRPQB6. Recommended alternate lodging will be announced soon.

Kleiman Named Radio Milwaukee Executive Director
WYMS/Milwaukee has named Glenn Kleiman as Executive Director. A digital media and broadcast veteran, Kleiman began his career in broadcast journalism as a reporter, and later as managing editor of WTMJ-TV, winning four Emmys and a Peabody award.
Board President, Danae Davis stated that "in selecting Kleiman, the board succeeded in finding 'a special gem in a leader.'" He replaces former Executive Director Mary Louise Mussoline, who stepped down in January, leading to a national search.
Kleiman also founded Fullhouse, a Milwaukee digital marketing agency, with clients such as Miller Brewing company/MillerCoors, GE Healthcare, Kimberly-Clark and Johnson Controls. He sold the business in 2012 to Laughlin Constable. For the past eighteen months, Kleiman has worked as a digital consultant for Radio Milwaukee, helping to grow its audiences on its website and social media channels. His first day is Monday, May 2.

Triple A News Bites
KCMP/Minneapolis, The Current, will collaborate with stations nationwide on Wednesday, May 4, to honor Prince with a simulcast of his hit song "Nothing Compares 2 U." The song will be broadcast on stations from coast to coast at 5:07 p.m. CT, which marks "7 Hours and 13 Days" –a lyric from the song – since Prince's passing. Stations participating include KEXP/Seattle, WXPN/Philadelphia, WFUV/New York, KXT/Dallas, KUTX/Austin and WYMS/Milwaukee… WFUV/New York will participate in NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Concert on the road on Wednesday, May 3. 6,000 unsigned artists and bands have entered the contest, which takes place at Gibson New York Showroom. The show is free, but tickets must be reserved... WDST/Woodstock celebrated its 36th Anniversary with an Open House on Friday, April 29, from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Live music by Willie Nile and BBQ by Joe Beez was featured... Former RED Triple A promo guru Ellena Osis – who recently founded The House That Built Me – has joined Esther Creative Group as Head of Promotion. Esther manages a roster of clients that includes Brian Fallon, Violent Femmes, and Augustines. Osis’ new contact info is Ellena@ecgnyc.com and (212) 924-1266.

CBS Radio Names Kenetta Bailey SVP/Marketing
Kenetta Bailey has been named Senior Vice President, Marketing, CBS Radio, it was announced by Andre Fernandez, President, CBS Radio.  Bailey will begin her new role on Monday, May 16, and report to Fernandez.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Kenetta to our leadership team, and look forward to introducing her creative energy and brand expertise into everything we do,” said Fernandez.  “We have a tremendous opportunity to expand the strength of our brands locally and nationwide, as well as define our long range position in the marketplace.  I know Kenetta will play an instrumental role in the telling of our story to the industry.”
In this position, Bailey will be responsible for the marketing and brand positioning of CBS Radio and its portfolio of 117 over-the-air stations and suite of digital products.  Additionally, she will provide B2B marketing support, and work with the division’s Market Managers and station management to develop and coordinate strategy for their local marketing efforts.
Bailey most recently led her own consulting firm, KB Consulting where she worked with a variety of start-up businesses on subscriber growth, social media and branding from 2015-16.  She also serves as an adjunct instructor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Previously, Bailey was Managing Partner and Chief Brand Strategist for GroupM’s Maxus agency (2014-15).  She led the agency’s Total Market Approach to media planning and buying, analysis and evolution of social currencies for their largest accounts, and built expertise in luxury female categories to pitch new business. During her tenure, she worked with such clients as L’Oreal, SC Johnson, Welch’s, and Arm & Hammer.
Bailey was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Comcast & Radio One’s TV One Network from 2011-13 where she strategically transitioned the marketing department into a fully integrated function, combining creative services, content development, digital media, strategic marketing and branding, as well as integrated and partnership marketing.  She also was instrumental in developing a clear and flexile brand redesign and channel packaging that told the network’s story, increasing consumer loyalty, affinity and awareness.
Prior to TV One, Bailey held senior level marketing positions with AMC Networks from 2006-11, and NBC Universal (Telemundo) from 2004-06.  She has been honored as one of Cablefax’s Most Influential Women in Cable, and Most Influential Minorities in Cable.

Pandora Revenue, Listenership Rises In Q1
Pandora has reported its fiscal results for the first quarter of 2016, with a 29 percent increase in revenue, from $230.8 million to $297.3 million. This beat the forecast of analysts, causing a jump in stock prices and trading.
The service's active listenership grew from 79.2 million a year ago to 79.4 million. Total listening hours were up by four percent to 5.52 billion. The company's consolidated adjusted EBITDA was a $57.4 million loss, compared to a $20.9 million loss a year earlier.
"This was a really strong start to the year, and I see clear signs of momentum across our business," said Tim Westergren, Pandora Founder/CEO. "Our team is rapidly bringing Pandora's audacious strategy to life, fundamentally changing how listeners discover and enjoy music while helping artists build sustainable careers."

ASCAP Revenue Tops $1 Billion For Second Straight Year
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has announced record-breaking financial results for 2015. Domestic revenue reached an all-time high of $716.8 million, up $61 million over 2014, driving record high domestic distributions of $573.5 million, up 6.2 percent over 2014. ASCAP delivered $867.4 million in total royalty distributions to its 560,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members in 2015. For the second year in a row, ASCAP's combined domestic and foreign revenue topped $1 billion with total 2015 revenue of $1.014 billion.
ASCAP President Paul Williams said, "ASCAP is a tireless advocate for the rights of music creators who depend on ASCAP to earn a living, whether it's on Capitol Hill or at the negotiating table, and we are truly invested in their success. ASCAP's superlative results mean we are doing the best job possible for our songwriter and composer members even as we advocate for changes to the outdated music licensing laws that disadvantage songwriters in the today's digital world. These results are a testament to why the world's most talented songwriters choose to call ASCAP home."
ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews commented, "2015 was a winning year for ASCAP members, who are the heart and soul of our organization. While the music industry is in the midst of tremendous change, ASCAP has stayed ahead of the curve with a strategic focus on revenue growth, operational efficiencies, technology and service innovations demonstrating that the collective licensing model delivers the best value proposition in the performing rights world. We are happy that we could deliver a 6.2 percent increase in domestic royalties to our members in 2015, and we remain committed to transforming into the most progressive operation ensuring that songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers can enjoy a sustainable living in today's music marketplace."


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