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Boulder: Limited Time To Save The Early Registration rate of only $329 for the FMQB Triple A Conference, August 10-13 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO expires in just a few days, with the price increasing to $379 after May 1. 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, and the lineup has started to be revealed with performances from 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 already on the books, with more coming soon. 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.
Karen Mateo Exits Her Post at CBS Radio Karen Mateo, Head of Communications for CBS Radio, has announced that as of May 6 she will be leaving her position with the company. FMQB learned of the news in a memo shared by CBS Radio President Andre Fernandez and Dana McClintock, EVP of Communications, CBS Corporation. The memo stated, “We are reaching out to let you know that Karen Mateo, who has played an integral role in CBS Radio’s management team for nearly 13 years, has announced she will leaving her post next month on May 6. In addition to her many contributions to Radio, Karen has been a valued member of the CBS Communications department since 1992, working at CBS TV 2 New York, and before that, CBS Sports. As the company now looks to split off its radio business, Karen felt it was a natural time to make this change, and we know she’ll be successful in whatever she chooses to do next.”
The search for a new head of Communications at CBS Radio is on, and after May 6 press releases and interview requests should be directed to Kristina Quintos, or you can reach out to either Andre Fernandez or Dana McClintock.
On an editorial note: During her tenure at CBS Radio, Karen has been nothing short of exceptionally professional in all of our dealings, and has always been very accommodating with information and communications flow. FMQB would like to wish Karen well in her pursuit of her next career challenge.
Prince Passes Away Musical icon Prince passed away last Thursday at the age of 57. The artist’s sudden death sparked tributes in all forms of media, while also raising questions about the circumstances surrounding his death.
Prince's private jet made an emergency landing last Friday when he was suffering from the flu and needed medical attention. The singer was hospitalized, but no further details were revealed at the time. Then on Thursday, Minnesota police and EMTs were called to his Paisley Park home/studio, and sheriffs confirmed that there was one fatality. So far no official cause of death has been revealed. Officials say the final autopsy results could be as far as three more weeks away.
One of the most influential and iconic musicians of the last 30+ years, Prince Rogers Nelson burst onto the music scene with 1978's For You and seemingly never stopped recording and releasing music since, putting out 39 albums in total.
Prince rocketed to superstardom with 1984's #1 album Purple Rain and the accompanying smash film, which earned multiple Grammys and an Oscar. He famously battled with Warner Bros. over his contract in the '90s, leading to his legendary name change to an unpronouncable symbol and "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince." He was inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the same year he released the acclaimed album Musicology and performed at the Grammy Awards with Beyoncé.
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