The Quarter In Review: Q3 2012

The Week In Review: 7/2 - 7/6

European Regulators: UMG-EMI Deal Will Hurt Competition
EU anti-trust regulators have reportedly told Universal Music it must make major concessions to receive approval of its plan to acquire EMI.  
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EU Sets Today As Deadline For UMG Concessions
Universal Music Group reportedly must let European regulators know today what changes it will make to receive approval of its EMI merger.  
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Overall Music Sales Up 4% In First Half Of 2012
Nielsen/Soundscan releases its report on sales data for the first six months of the year.   [more]

The Week In Review: 7/9 - 7/13

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This week’s eQB Cover Story features a conversation with RIAA Chairman/CEO Cary Sherman, as we discuss the industry’s rapid transition to digital, the recent royalty agreement between Clear Channel and Big Machine and the organization’s battle against music piracy. In Programming To Win, Fred Jacobs digs in to some of the data from Jacobs Media’s new Techsurvey8. Question of the Week asks: At the midway point of the year, who are your early favorites to win Single of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.  [more]

iHeartRadio Festival 2012 Lineup Announced
Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Green Day, Bon Jovi, Usher and many, many more to perform in Las Vegas on September 21 and 22.
 
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Universal To Propose "Manifesto" For Music Industry
Lucien Grainge says UMG will offer a "manifesto" for music industy growth to EU regulators, as it seeks approval of the EMI deal. 
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The Week In Review: 7/16 - 7/20

UMG Set To Offer Concessions For EMI Deal
Meanwhile, IMPALA co-President approves of UMG-EMI while his organization opposes it. 
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Merlin Media Ends FM News In New York & Chicago
Merlin has flipped WIQI/Chicago to Adult Hits, while Modern Rock returns to NYC on WEMP.    [more]

Cox Media Group To Sell Six Radio Clusters
As part of a "realignment" of its broadcast media holdings, Cox will sell off its stations in Birmingham; Greenville, SC; Hawaii; Louisville; Richmond, VA and Southern Connecticut. CMG announces executive changes as well.      [more]

The Week In Review: 7/23 - 7/27

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This week’s eQB Cover Story features Matt Pinfield’s keynote interview with Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, from last month’s Sunset Sessions Rock! event in Palm Springs, CA. This wide-ranging conversation touches on Corgan’s music, today’s industry landscape, the ever-changing model of the artist-radio relationship and much more. In Programming To Win, Robby Bridges shows the power of the analogy. Question of the Week asks: What albums lately have been stuck on repeat in your home, office or car? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.  [more]

UMG Could Sell Off Parlophone Label As Part Of EMI Concessions
BMG Rights is reportedly interested in acquiring British label Parlophone from Universal.  
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UMG-EMI Deal Faces More Roadblocks Overseas
Universal Music Group will offer more concessions as it seeks European approval of its deal for EMI Music.   [more]

The Week In Review: 7/30 - 8/3

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This week’s Cover Story takes us to Salt Lake City where after his arrival earlier this year at CHR KUDD, PD Matt Johnson has been immersed in navigating his way through a very competitive radio market and re-purposing a station to conform to his vision of today’s Top 40. In Programming To Win, taking inspiration from one of The Beatles’ classic hits, Bob Quick explains how thanks to social media, radio needs to be on-call “eight days a week.” Question of the Week asks: What was the first concert you attended and what was special about it? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.   [more]

EMI's Roger Faxon Pens Letter On UMG Deal
EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon sends an internal memo on the state of UMG-EMI, as Universal offers its updated concessions list. 
 
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Clear Channel Revenue Flat In Q2
CC Media Holdings reports its second quarter financial results.   [more]

The Week In Review: 8/6 - 8/10

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This week’s Cover Story features RCA Music Group SVP/Promotion Adrian Moreira, who recently talked to FMQB about falling into the job that has led him to so much success, as well as the changes he has witnessed while climbing the ladder, and why he still loves doing promotion. In Programming To Win, Arbitron’s Jon Miller suggests how to discuss PPM ratings results with your airstaff. Question of the Week asks: Who would be on the top of your list of artists you have yet to meet? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.  [more]

Thanks To Citadel Acquisition, Cumulus Reports 351% Increase In Revenue
Cumulus releases a complicated Q2 revenue report, with net revenue reaching $281 million.
 
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Tim Herbster Named VP Of Special Programming Projects For Clear Channel
Q102/Philly PD Tim "Romeo" Herbster is promoted to VP of Special Programming Projects for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.  
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The Week In Review: 8/13 - 8/17

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This week’s Cover Story features CO5's Todd Sievers and Tracy Brown, who founded their company almost a decade ago. CO5 co-founders Sievers and Brown discuss their promotion and marketing company's past, present and future. In Programming To Win, knowDigital President Sam Milkman teaches us what radio programmers can learn from the marketing campaign for Madonna’s latest album. Question of the Week asks: If you were running for political office what industry person would be your campaign manager and why? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.   [more]

Liberty Media Now 48% Shareholder Of SiriusXM 
John Malone's Liberty Media buys up more shares of SiriusXM as it gets closer to a majority ownership stake.
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Nielsen Study: Radio Still Tops For Music Discovery
Nielsen Music 360 Report examines all aspects of music interaction.
   
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The Week In Review: 8/20 - 8/24

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This week’s Cover Story goes one on one with Keith Allen who programs three of Clear Channel’s seven stations in the Birmingham market. WQEN/107.3 The Q (CHR), 104.1 The Beat (Urban), and 103.1 The Vulcan (Active Rock), more than keep Keith busy as he navigates through a very competitive and challenging marketplace. In Programming To Win, as programmers are inundated with data nowadays Pat Welsh examines a few of the different types of data and suggests what is and isn’t important. Question of the Week asks: What's been the most memorable promo item or listener prize that you've ever given out? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.   [more]

Rep. Nadler Releases Draft Of New Royalty Rate Legislation
The proposed Interim Fairness in Radio Starts Today (FIRST) Act would be considered a stopgap until a performance royalty is eventually determined.   
 
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Pandora's Westergren Speaks Out Against New Royalty Legislation     [more]

The Week In Review: 8/27 - 8/31

Matt Scarano Named President/Market Manager For CCME-Atlanta 
Scarano joins Clear Channel-Atlanta as President/Market Manager of the five station cluster.
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Rick Vaughn Named PD Of Power 96.1 & WiLD 105.7 & 96.7/Atlanta
Vaughn is named Program Director for Clear Channel's brand new CHR WKLS (Power 96.1)/Atlanta, as well as sister Rhythmic CHR WiLD 105.7 & 96.7.
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Liberty Media Adds 40 Million More Shares Of SiriusXM
Liberty now controls 48.8 percent of SiriusXM stock.
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The Week In Review: 9/3 - 9/7

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This week’s Cover Story examines the possibilities of crowd-sourcing in the music industry, as we talk to musicians Ben Folds & Amanda Palmer, Jelli CEO Michael Dougherty and author/DJ James VanOsdol about the increasingly popular applications of fan involvement. In Programming To Win, Richard Harker examines the importance of listening “occasions” in PPM data. Question of the Week asks: What were your most memorable events of the summer? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.  [more] 

Report: If UMG-EMI Deal Closes, Citigroup Is The Big Winner 
Universal's purchase of EMI could find European approval by month's end, but Citigroup will likely emerge as the true winner.  
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Liberty Media Now Owns 49.2% Of SiriusXM  [more]

The Week In Review: 9/10 - 9/14

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In this week’s Cover Story we catch up with Zac Davis who talks about overseeing programming at heritage Top 40 WDCG & WKSL/Raleigh. Davis hasn't missed a beat in keeping G105 at the top of its game and now he's creating some new market excitement with 93.9 KISS. In Programming To Win, How many people does it take to make a difference? Lori Lewis & Fred Jacobs argue that sometimes it just takes one person. Question of the Week asks: Which artists’ or bands’ success were you proud to be an early believer on? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.
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Apple Unveils The iPhone 5, Plus Upgraded iTunes & iPods
In addition to the much-hyped iPhone 5, Apple announced changes to the iTunes software and upgraded iPods. [more]

CCM+E-Philly Names Stan Priest Q102 PD & Digital PD
Priest segues from Clear Channel-Hartford to Philadelphia as PD for WIOQ (Q102) & Digital PD for the cluster. [more]

The Week In Review: 9/17 - 9/21

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In this week’s Cover Story we talk with legendary New York City Rock radio personality Carol Miller, who has just penned her memoirs from her four decades in radio. In Up All Night: My Life And Times In Rock Radio, Miller takes us through her storied radio career, rock star relationships and her battle with cancer. In Programming To Win, Paragon’s Larry Johnson looks at the state of AM radio and Talk shows. Question of the Week asks: What one item do you value the most from your years in the business? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History. [more] 

UMG-EMI Approved By Federal Trade Commission
Following the European Commission allowing the UMG-EMI merger to go through, the U.S. goverment gives its approval.    [more]

EU Approves UMG-EMI Deal With Concessions   [more]

The Week In Review: 9/24 - 9/28

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This week’s eQB Cover places WDJQ/Canton Director of Programming John Stewart front and center. Despite in-market penetration from the Cleveland and Akron markets, Stewart has managed to take this single owner operation along with his unique and adventurous brand of Top 40 radio up against the big boys, and wins where it counts. In Programming To Win, our imaging expert Rich Van Slyke chats with Cumulus-Colorado Springs OM Bobby Irwin who oversees the imaging for six different stations in his cluster. Question of the Week asks: What favorite quote or movie line do you use to inspire your staff? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.   [more]

Lyor Cohen Stepping Down As Warner Music Chairman/CEO
Longtime WMG executive to exit, effective September 30.    [more]

Clear Channel Announces Radio Royalty Deal With Glassnote
Glassnote becomes the second label to sign a direct agreement with Clear Channel for revenue sharing.      [more]




 
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