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Rejuvenating the Music Meeting: Coakley Weighs In

Sean Coakley, Master of Ceremonies of many radio conference music meetings, responds to my earlier column suggesting those sessions need a kick in the pants…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 8-20-15

Strong debut from Grace Potter (pictured), and continued strong sales for Tame Impala, Frank Turner, Jason Isbell, Leon Bridges, and Alabama Shakes. See what the cool kids are buying…

The Whole Streaming Music Thing is Going Great: Three Articles that Prove It

Three good reads on streaming: Payola is back and better than ever, money is disappearing, and the way services calculate royalty payouts is flawed. Who’da thunk it?

Linkage: NYTimes “The New Making It” (UPDATE: Salon’s Takedown)

Making it as a creative has never been easy. But as the current “creative industries” shrink if not collapse, the Times finds another bunch of anecdotes to suggest that everything is gonna be okay…

The Top 22 Triple A Radio Songs: 8-23-15

X Ambassadors (pictured) take over at #1, Florence up to #3, Hozier up to #6. Jason Isbell gains a week-best 68 spins to debut in The Top 22 at #21 in spin count, but a much better #14 in audience rank…

Worth Watching: Voices In Our Heads – The Future of Radio

One of public media’s biggest innovators in recent years is Jake Shapiro of the Public Radio Exchange. Hear him ruminate on the future of radio/audio in this very cool motion graphic…