11.03-04 Great Escape The Great Escape (Independent) Imagine Dragons "Bet My Life" (Interscope) Memphis Dawls Rooted In The Bone (Independent) Morgan Treni The Dreamer (Independent) Seven Handle Circus Shadows On The Wall (Independent) Sharp Things "Love Me Indigo" (Independent) Steve Krase Buckle Up (Independent) Sufjan Stevens "A Little Lost" (Yep Roc)
KGSR's 24th Anniversary Soiree KGSR/Austin celebrates its 24th Anniversary with a live concert featuring Spoon and St. Paul and the Broken Bones. The show takes place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater on Friday, December 5.
Listeners can win tickets this week on KGSR at 7 a.m., Noon, and 5 p.m., or a Bud Light's #UpForWhatever VIP package that include VIP tickets, a tour of the ACL Live at the Moody Theater, and a meet and greet with the artists. A portion of the proceeds benefits the SIMS Foundation, which provides healthcare to Austin musicians.
2014-15 Reporting Schedule The end of the year is closer than you think, so it’s time to mark your calendars with the all-important dates for 2014 reporting to end and 2015 reporting to begin. The last week that FMQB will accept airplay reports this year is the reporting week of December 8/9. After the calendar flips to 2015, we will begin accepting reports again for the reporting week of January 12/13.
Boulder 2015: Pre-Registration Open Last week saw the announcement of dates and the opening of pre-registration for the next FMQB Triple A Conference, August 5-8. the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO. Pre-registration is only $225 through the end of the year at registration.fmqb.com and you can now book your rooms at the St. Julien, with the special FMQB rates starting at only $219 per night. To book rooms either click here or call (877) 303-0900 and mention FMQB.
iHeartMedia, Inc. Reports Results For 2014 Third Quarter iHeartMedia, Inc. has reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.
“This quarter we became ‘iHeartMedia’ to better reflect who we are today – the leading media and entertainment company in the digital age,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Pittman said. “We are a one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company that delivers unparalleled reach, scale and impact while continuing to provide the most live entertainment – with more content and more events in more places on more devices – to the industry’s most engaged audiences, wherever they are. And last month, our fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival generated more buzz than ever with five billion social media impressions, more than double last year’s total, and on par with the Academy Awards. Our constantly expanding platform of assets enables advertisers and partners to engage seamlessly across all of our diverse media platforms – broadcast, digital, outdoor, mobile, social and events.”
“We were pleased to continue to grow overall revenues while tightly managing our expenses through operating efficiencies to generate a 9 percent growth in OIBDAN this quarter,” said Rich Bressler, President and Chief Financial Officer. “We delivered year-over-year increases in revenues and OIBDAN at iHeartMedia and our International Outdoor business. Our Americas Outdoor segment continues to improve after coming off of a challenging first half of the year. We also continued to build our financial flexibility with three successful debt refinancing activities during the third quarter, as well as $57.1 million in discounted repurchases of our 2016 and 2018 debt that we have completed in October, further extending our runway and enabling us to keep focusing on our operations and growth.”
Eric Clapton Offers Tribute to Jack Bruce Over the weekend, the news broke that former Cream bassist Jack Bruce passed away at the age of 71. Countless musicians and fans offered online tributes and remembrances, with Eric Clapton writing on Facebook, "It is with great sadness that we learned that Jack Bruce had passed away [Saturday] morning at his home in England. He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me." Now, Clapton has posted a piece of instrumental music that he titled "For Jack." Along with posting a picture of Bruce, Clapton also posted a link where fans can check out the somber, acoustic tribute song.
A few of the other artists who offered kind words about Bruce include his contemporaries Ginger Baker, Ringo Starr and Geezer Butler. "I am very sad to learn of the loss of a fine man, Jack Bruce," Baker said in a statement. "My thoughts & wishes are with his family at this difficult time." Bruce also occasionally served as a member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band, and the Beatles drummer wrote on Twitter, "We lost Jack Bruce today, an incredible musician writer and a good friend peace and love to all his family." Black Sabbath bassist Butler tweeted: "So sad to hear of Jack Bruce passing. My biggest influence and favorite bass player. Thank you, Jack. RIP."
Bruce's family first confirmed the musician's passing on his Facebook page, although no specific cause of death was revealed. "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend," the page reads. "The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."
Lone Bellow Single Only-Lone Bellow
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Ani DiFranco Allergic to Water
Righteous Babe/Music Allies
You + Me Rose Ave.
Lucinda Williams Down Where The Spirit...
Ryan Adams Ryan Adams
Pax Am/Blue Note/Capitol
Spoon They Want My Soul
Robert Plant Lullaby and The Ceaseless...
Mike Doughty Stellar Motel
Alt-J This is All Yours
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Hypnotic Eye